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[ Attraction ] 5 Spots in Ho Chi Minh.

Amazing Ho Chi Minh.

Vietnam’s bustling largest city sets the cultural and economic pace for the country.

The former Saigon boasts charming French colonial architecture and wide boulevards, usually thronged and choked with traffic. Taxis are an option for seeing the sprawling city. The War Remnants Museum shows the Vietnam War through Vietnamese eyes.

越南繁華的最大城市為該國的文化和經濟發展奠定了基礎。 前西貢擁有迷人的法國殖民時期建築和寬闊的林蔭大道,通常擁擠不堪,交通擁擠。 出租車是遊覽廣闊城市的一種選擇。 戰爭遺跡博物館通過越南人的眼睛展現越南戰爭。

1. Central Post Office

The Saigon Central Post Office is one of the most iconic tourist destinations in Ho Chi Minh City, with charming colonial architecture and ornate decorations forming the backdrop for newlywed photo-shoots, school trips, and city tours. Moreover, it is a beautiful remnant of Vietnam’s complicated past, which you will simply admire the architecture of a bygone era.

When you walking inside the Saigon Central Post Office you will feel as though they’ve been temporarily whisked out of Asia and transported to a 20th century European train station. However, If you’re looking to mail a postcard home, this is definitely the place to do it.

西貢中央郵局是胡志明市最具標誌性的旅遊目的地之一,迷人的殖民時期建築和華麗的裝飾構成了新婚拍照,學校旅行和城市遊覽的背景。 此外,它是越南錯綜複雜的過去的美麗遺跡,您可以簡單地欣賞過去時代的建築。

當您走進西貢中央郵局時,您會感覺好像它們被暫時趕出了亞洲並被運送到20世紀的歐洲火車站。 但是,如果您希望將明信片郵寄回去,那麼絕對是一個地方。

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*Telephone :  +84 28 3822 1677

*Address : 125 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000 VietnamMap

*Hours : Monday – Sunday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

2.Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon

Built between 1863 and 1880 by French colonists, the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon is the most impressive cathedral in Vietnam. Modeled on Notre Dame de Paris and built with materials shipped over from France, the cathedral is the religious center for Vietnam’s 6.2 million Catholics.

Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon has gone by various names over the years. It began life in 1863 as Saigon Church, built by French colonists shortly after France conquered and began to colonize Saigon. Saigon Church was a simple wooden construction with a bad case of termites, which caused so much damage it had to be rebuilt.

Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon is located in the heart of Saigon’s chaotic District 1, not far from Saigon Post Office and Reunification Palace. It’s currently undergoing a massive renovation project that began in August 2017 and is expected to last until June 2020.

紅教堂由法國殖民者於1863年至1880年建造,是越南最令人印象深刻的大教堂。 他是以巴黎聖母院為模型,並用從法國運來的材料建造,是越南620萬天主教徒的宗教中心。

多年來,西貢的聖母院大教堂以各種名稱出現。 它始於1863年的西貢教堂,由法國殖民者在法國征服並開始殖民西貢後不久建立。 西貢教堂是一個簡單的木製建築,裡面有很多白蟻,造成了很大的損失,必須重建。

紅教堂位於西貢混亂的1區中心,距離西貢郵局和統一宮不遠。 它目前正在進行一項大規模的改建項目,始於2017年8月,預計持續到2020年6月。

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*Address : 01 Công xã Paris, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Quận 1 Hồ Chí Minh

*Hours : Monday – Sunday 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. / 15 p.m. – 16 p.m.

3. War Remnants Museum

On streets lined with restaurants, banks and government buildings, in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, you don’t expect to come across an American Huey helicopter parked next to an M48 Patton tank. They look like things you’ve seen in documentaries, more suited to an army base than a busy urban neighborhood.

在胡志明市中心地帶的餐館,銀行和政府大樓林立的街道上,您不會指望遇到停在M48 Patton坦克旁邊的American Huey直升機。它們看起來就像您在紀錄片中看到的一樣,比繁忙的市區更適合軍隊基地使用。

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*Telephone :  +84 28 3930 5587 

*Address : War Remnants Museum, 28 Võ Văn Tần, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City

*Hours : Monday – Sunday 7 : 30 a.m. – 18 p.m.

*Ticket : 15,000 VND per foreigner , 2,000 VND for Vietnamese

*Website : http://www.baotangchungtichchientranh.vn/ 

4. Ben Thanh Market

As you may know, I really love to visit traditional market when I go abroad, wherever I go. However, Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 is a great place to buy local handicrafts, branded goods, Vietnamese art and other souvenirs. Here, you’ll find eating stalls inside the market where you can get a taste of hawker-style Vietnamese cuisine or simply cool off with a cold drink when the bargaining becomes too much.

The market is big, difficult to navigate at times and certainly best avoided during the hottest part of the day but all the same its well worth a look. When night falls, restaurants around the perimeter of the market open their doors creating a vibrant street side scene filling the air with the scents of wok-fried noodles, barbecued fish and meats. One of Saigon’s oldest landmarks, Ben Thanh offers a great atmosphere that is absolutely authentically Vietnamese.

[ Local Market ]Pike place market in Seattle

[ Local Market ]Several local markets that I have been to in London

[ Local Market ] Marché Bastille in Paris.

 

你如果有看過我之前的文章可能會知道,出國時,真的很喜歡去參觀各地的傳統市場。 然而,胡志明市1區的Ben Thanh市場是購買當地手工藝品,品牌商品,越南藝術品和其他紀念品的好地方。 在這裡,你可以找到市場內的小食攤,在那裡你可以品嚐到小販風味的越南美食,或者在討價還價的時候買些冷飲放鬆一下。

市場很大,有時很難駕馭,當然最好在一天中最熱的時候避免,但同樣值得一看。 夜幕降臨時,市場周邊的餐館開門營業,在街邊營造出生機勃勃的景象,其中充滿了炒麵,燒烤魚和肉類的香氣。

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*Address : Le Loi, Ben Thanh, Quan 1, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

*Hours : Monday – Sunday 6 a.m. – 0 a.m.

5. The Cafe Apartment

The one-of-a-kind building in downtown Saigon.

You can easily spend the whole day here soaking in the history and enjoying the atmosphere. The Café Apartment has brought back the vibrant flavor of old Saigon to Ho Chi Minh City: fresh, contemporary, bustling, here is a truly hip spot where travelers from far-off lands checking into the scene can mix with a new generation of Vietnamese.

History of The cafe apartment.

From a 60-year-old building to the coolest address on Nguyen Hue Walking Street

Building No. 42 charms visitors at the first look with its glorious history. Back in the Vietnam War when Saigon was the capital of Southern Vietnam, the nine-storey building at no. 42 Nguyen Hue Street housed many top-ranking government officers, including Truong Buu Khanh – the first secretary of the Vietnamese Embassy in Washington, as well as countless American military advisors, thanks to the central location.

When the Fall of Saigon in 1975 came, the building’s honored days slowly faded away. As Vietnam thrives in the world’s economy, skyscrapers rise higher and higher to take over the sky of Ho Chi Minh City, which turns the old apartment building into a dwarf among giants. After decades, time stained every corner of Building No. 42, from the dimly lit entrance with interlacing electrical wires to yellow brick walls with peeling paint and the twisting French-style staircase. Every breath inside the building gives you such a strong nostalgic feeling from a chaotic era.

你可以在這個「咖啡公寓」輕鬆地度過一整天,沉浸在歷史中,享受氛圍。咖啡廳公寓將老西貢的活力氣息帶回到胡志明市:清新,現代,熙熙,,這是一個真正的時尚之地,來自遙遠土地的遊客可以與新一代越南人混在一起。

咖啡公寓歷史

咖啡公寓擁有60年歷史,42號樓的輝煌歷史乍一看吸引著遊客。早在越南戰爭中,西貢是越南南部的首都,這座9層高的建築就位於越南南部。阮順街42號容納了許多高級政府官員,包括越南駐華盛頓大使館的第一書記Truong Buu Khanh以及無數的美國軍事顧問。

1975年西貢淪陷時,這座建築物的光輝歲月逐漸消失。隨著越南在世界經濟中蓬勃發展,摩天大樓越來越高,接管了胡志明市的天空,這使這棟舊公寓樓變成了巨人之間的小矮人。幾十年後,時間在42號樓的每個角落弄髒,從昏暗的入口處交錯的電線到黃色的磚牆上剝落的油漆和扭曲的法式樓梯。建築物內部的每一次呼吸都給您一種混亂時代的強烈懷舊感。

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*Address : 42 Nguyễn Huệ, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

*Hours : Monday – Sunday 8 a.m. – 21:30 p.m.

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