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.
*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.
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。
*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。
*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.
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。
*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.
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。
*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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