4 Things to do in Ho Chi Minh – Useful tips for your Ho Chi Minh tour
If you are coming to Vietnam, I hope you will be visiting Saigon. If you are looking for a simple itinerary of things to do in Ho Chi Minh see below for some pointers
The 1st Things to do in Ho Chi Minh: Breakfast in Tao Dan Park
A good day of things to do in ho chi minh should start, of course, with breakfast. If you don’t have breakfast at your hotel, why not take a walk to Tao Dan park?
You can buy banh mi op la (omelette banh mi) from a street food vendor on the way, along with a delicious cup of café da (Vietnamese iced coffee). It’s not in the guide books but one of the best things to do in Ho Chi Minh is to enjoy coffee in the park. Set off early enough to avoid the heat and it will be a pleasant stroll.
Tao Dan Park address: Between Cach Mang Thang Tam Street and Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The 2nd Things to do in Ho Chi Minh: Go to see the Re-unification Palace
Just a short 10-minute walk from Tao Dan Park, one of the most interesting things to do in Ho Chi Minh is visit the Re-unification palace, it’s well worth a visit. Inside the place has hardly changed since the end of the war in 1975.
You will probably recognize the palace from the photos of the North Vietnamese tanks as they crashed through the gates to bring about and end to the war. Spend an hour or two here and we should be getting on for lunch.
The Re-unification Palace address: 135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
The 3rd Things to do in Ho Chi Minh: Try a delicious bowl of Pho, Pho Le
Hopefully you will be a little peckish by now, and a ‘must’ on the list of things to do in ho chi minh is try the de facto Vietnamese national dish, Pho.
Steaming fragrant stock, cuts of beef brisket or tenderloin with rice noodles, pile in some beansprouts, mint, fresh leaves add a little chilli oil or lime and you are good to go. A good sized bowl will cost around $2.50 (55000 vnd).
Pho Le address: 413-414 Nguyen Trai Street P.7,Q5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Have a walk back to your hotel and rest up a while for ….
The 4th Things to do in Ho Chi Minh: A Saigon Buddy Tours street food tour
In my personal and in no way biased opinion this is the best of things to do in Ho Chi Minh. Your guides will pick you up and ride you around on the back of their bikes, all the while sampling the most authentic street food there is and having a great time with your tour buddy.
So there we have a fun day of things to do in Ho Chi Minh, any comments gladly received in the box below!
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