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Ho Chi Minh City is a mega city in southern Vietnam that beams vibrancy with its dazzling skyscraper buildings, traditional markets, fascinating cultures and amazing food scene. This Southeast Asian metropolis offers an enticing mix of past and present, with ancient landmarks and French Colonial buildings set alongside luxurious contemporary hotels, trendy cafes and chic rooftop bars. There is so much to explore here; you can catch a puppet show at the Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre, head to the city’s street food stalls to sample authentic Vietnamese snacks and stroll around the famed Ben Thanh market to browse everything from traditional lanterns to souvenirs and bags. Brightsun Travel offers luxury holidays to Ho Chi Minh City from India, taking you to the heart of this immersive city.
Ho Chi Minh City boasts a range of stunning religious and historical architectural wonders. You can start by visiting the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris Square to admire its Romanesque revival architecture, stained glass windows and bell towers. The Saigon Opera House, constructed in 1897 is another beautiful monument in Ho Chi Minh City which features stunning sculptures and an impressive facade. Another must-visit attraction is the Jade Emperor Pagoda, which has ornate carved panels and colourful paintings. Then there’s the stunning Mariamman Temple which was built in the 19th century and dedicated to Hindu goddess Mariamman. Other notable attractions in Ho Chi Minh City include the Thien Hau Pagoda, Cao Dai Temple and the Gothic-style Central Post Office.
Ho Chi Minh City is home to some of Vietnam’s top museums and art galleries. The main must-visit venue here is the War Remnants Museum where you can discover photographs, documents, uniforms, weapons and military equipment from the Vietnam War. Step inside the city’s History Museum to explore 4000 years of rich Vietnamese history and admire a range of artifacts, including Buddha statues and mummies. Another superb cultural venue worth visiting here is the Fine Arts Museum, one of Vietnam’s largest fine arts centres with thousands of sculptures and paintings created by some of the country’s leading artists. Contact Brightsun Travel to book cheap Ho Chi Minh City holidays and discover the unique cultural heritage of this fantastic city.