Saigon or officially known as Ho Chi Minh City is an active Vietnam city. It is a place with a lot of history, culture, and adventure to explore. Here are the top 8 unusual things that you should do when you are in Ho Chi Minh City.
1. The War Remnants Museum
If you are someone who is interested in the history of places then the War Remnants Museum will provide a lot of details about America and Vietnam. You will a lot of war machines present there such as tanks and planes. You will also find a lot of photographs and documentaries about the war that occurred. There is an entrance price for the visitors and remember to find out the opening hours before going.
2. Bo Cap Lua Restaurant
Vietnamese food is always said to be delicious and exotic. If you come from a culture where your food is much different from that of Vietnam then just trying the food itself will be one of the most unusual things to do. At your own risk eat scorpions, lizards and all kinds of worms which are said to be actually very delicious.
3. Cu Chi Tunnels
There were tunnels made in the time of the American and Vietnam War, which still exist. A movie is shown of the old times and how the soldiers lived. Tours are also given of the place and the tunnels have been widened enough for those who want to live in the thrill of adventure and exploration. You should try crawling through the tunnels and living in the moment.
4. Ho Chi Minh Central Post Office
The first time this opened was in 1891 and is a great preservation of French colonial architecture. Living in a world of Smartphones and video calls, nobody sends letters anymore. Despite that this building is still in function and you should at least send one post home as the way to connect to the old times.
5. Opera House
The opera house was built in 1897 in the French colonial time period and has since been preserved with its entire splendor. The building is indeed beautiful and if you are interested in live performances then you should go. It usually hosts traditional Vietnamese dances.
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6. Ho Chi Minh City Zoo and Botanical Gardens
This is the 8th oldest zoo and the largest zoo in Vietnam. The zoo has a lot of animals like tigers and elephants. When you are done watching the animals, you can easily visit the Botanical Gardens and relax with your friends in the beautiful greenery.
7. San Art Laboratory – Gallery
We find a lot of museums around the world but not a lot of art galleries for the art lovers. This is the best platform to find an artistic space to explore and there is a lot to learn too. There is also a library present with art books and an area for the artists to meet and inspire each other.
8. The Café Apartment
How about a whole 9-storey building of coffee shops, snacks, restaurants, and other cool shops? That’s the Café Apartment for you.
It was actually built for military servants, but now it’s a great place to go and indulge in your drinking and eating habits. By the way, there are also hair salons, co-working spaces and a bookstore too.
For spending really satisfying evenings, The Café Apartment is a must-visit.More things to do? You should also check out some tailored Vietnamese clothing and also do visit the local flea market “Lê Công Kiêu Antique Street”.
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