If people think of Hanoi, people immediately think of a capital of thousands of years of civilization with ancient beauty, a little dreamy and strange peace, then when it comes to Saigon, everyone is excited about the splendor. crowded on every street corner. Let’s take a look at the tourist spots in Saigon not to be missed!
Discover Saigon Highlights
You can feel that this city never ceases to be bustling even though the night has fallen. During the day, the life cycle swept the people living here with a lot of hustle and bustle, when the city lights up, it is also the time when people can discharge all their fatigue into fun and entertainment games. That’s what Saigon is, always brilliant, always full of life, making every visitor stop here curious: So in the end, what makes this city so vibrant? Let’s try to list outstanding places to understand more about Saigon’s culture and people.
1. Ben Thanh market
It is impossible not to mention this place first when it has been considered a symbol of Saigon for decades. This market is located right in District 1, the center of the city, next to Quach Thi Trang square and 23/9 park. Such a prime location is the reason why this market is so bustling and bustling. Ben Thanh Market was started construction, completed in the early years of the 20th century and has operated continuously since then.
With more than 3,000 stalls trading here, including all kinds of wholesale and retail goods from popular to luxury products, it can be said that the items here are extremely diverse. From 8 to 9 am is the time when the stalls and counters are open to welcome customers, so from this time onwards, the market is always in a state of bustling buyers and sellers, the space is really bustling.
2. Notre Dame Cathedral
If you are a fan of the classic French literary work The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Victor Hugo), you must have imagined the context of the story – where the passionate but cruel love scene takes place. is a majestic church space, standing in the heart of magnificent and ancient Paris. And right in Saigon, there is such a house, although it is not the context of the love story in the other work, it seems to be a copy with the name Notre Dame Cathedral Saigon or the full name is Vuong. Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and impressive classical architecture of France and Catholic culture. Every weekend, the church is the place to hold Masses.
3. Sai Gon center Post Office
Is a place for young people who love to take pictures and check in. City Post Office is a typical architectural work designed by a French engineer according to the combination of two luxurious European and classical Asian styles.
Bên ngoài tòa nhà được trang trí theo từng ô hình chữ nhật, trên các ô có đắp hình nam nữ đội vòng nguyệt quế. Tại chính giữa, nơi có hình vòng cung ngôi nhà có một chiếc đồng hồ lớn. Vào buổi tối, cả bưu điện rực sáng lấp lánh ánh đèn càng toát lên vẻ bề thế, sừng sững giữa trung tâm.
4. Opera House
Inaugurated in 1900, Saigon Opera House is one of the oldest theaters with Western European architecture, considered a counterweight to Hanoi Opera House. After more than 100 years, it can be said that this is a witness of a historical period of the glorious resistance war of the whole nation until the liberation of the South and reunification of the country. Similar to Saigon Central Post Office, this work is also influenced by French art of the late 19th century, from the facade reliefs to the interior decoration.
5. Saigon Square
If you are a lover of light and romance, don’t miss it without saving a moment at this special bridge. The Starlight Bridge is located across, connecting the banks of the romantic Crescent Lake. At first glance, this bridge is no different from other popular bridges, but the magic only really comes when the darkness falls. Now we can see all the beauty as its name implies. On the floor and the bottom of the bridge are designed countless light bulbs that sparkle like the night sky. The sprinkler system installed on the two sides of the bridge combined with the rainbow light effect that changes continuously is very magical and eye-catching. After walking around and taking pictures as much as you like, visitors can stop at a certain snack shop and admire the splendid beauty of this bridge.
7. Independence Palace
Also known as the Reunification Palace, is an architectural work going into the nation’s history, used to be the workplace of the government apparatus of the Republic of Vietnam during the resistance war against the US to save the country. After liberation, the Independence Palace was classified as a special national relic. Today, on every important anniversary of the Vietnamese nation such as April 30, September 2, thousands of people flock here to visit as well as to review the nation’s history as well as remember the fallen heroes. for independence.
8. Dam Sen water park
As part of the entertainment service complex, Dam Sen water park is definitely a destination not to be missed by young people. A large wave pool with 26 floors of water play equipment should be enough for you to struggle and play to your heart’s content. The games are also gradually increased for adventure and thrill-seeking tourists such as the high-speed slide with high whirling slopes or the rope swing to overcome the waterfall… However, you don’t need to worry too much about it. safety because there is always a team of rescuers closely monitoring and ready to provide timely assistance.
9. Suoi Tien cultural tourist area
As an entertainment complex Suoi Tien has a spacious and very fresh space in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City but is deeply exploited in cultural and historical aspects. This really means a lot in history education, preserving the quintessence of culture without being dry for visitors. Visiting this resort, children and adults can play many fun and useful games, watch music, circus and magic performances.
In addition, here will occasionally take place very unique festivals. In particular, some festivals are held seasonally such as: Summer festival with works made from fruits, winter festival with angel night…
Although some of the above places are still not all, they are one of the clear highlights not only about entertainment and entertainment but also culture and history of one of the busiest cities in Vietnam. .