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Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica (Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception) on blue sky background in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh is a popular tourist destination of Asia
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Woman with a bike in Saigon, Vietnam
A girl taking a picture of old buildings in Ho chi Minh City, Vietnam

Discover Saigon and its Colonial and local heritage


A melting pot of cultures, Saigon—also known as Ho Chi Minh City—has a variety of buildings that represent its local and colonial heritage. As you stroll through the city, discover a fascinating mix of genres, which are the result of a nuanced history.

The French Colonists left their mark in Saigon. Spot Colonial architecture by visiting the buildings of the French Indochina period, such as the Central Post Office (whose steel structure was designed by Gustave Eiffel), the Museum of Vietnamese History and the former Rue Catinat.

Saigon is a city of coexisting cultures and religions. As you walk its streets, admire the Cathedral of Our Lady of Saigon and the impressive Giac Lam and Vinh Nghiem pagodas, which are magnificent Buddhist temples.

Stroll along Hai Thuong Lan Ông Street in the Cho Lon district, a street brimming with medicinal herbs, or visit the Binh Tay market. Discover Chinese traditions and architecture, which are an integral part of Saigon.

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