Asia offers many beautiful tourist spots, perfect for planning a vacation to some of its most emblematic cities. The city of Saigon "Ho Chi Minh" is a good example of all this; located in the south of Vietnam, next to the Saigon river and very close to the Mekong delta, it is a bustling city where the French colonial past is mixed with the newer, more modern constructions, and where it is possible to find a great number of buildings and monuments of great tourist interest distributed along this great Asian location.
Famous for being key in the not so distant Vietnamese war of the sixties, it has a wide range of interesting sites to see, of great history and relevance. A complete heritage offer, to which we can also add a large number of leisure activities and a more than important gastronomy, with dishes such as the traditional sandwich "Bánh mì", the typical breakfast or "Ốp la" based on eggs, ham and onions, or the "Bún" soup or the noodle and rice soup from "Phở", which can be tried in the infinite number of restaurants and small food stands distributed throughout the city.
Those who wish to get close to the most important points of the city and see the essential places to see, have in the free walking tour in Ho Chi Minh, an excellent opportunity to discover from professionals the charms of this Asian jewel. Places as recommended as its Opera, the busy Ben Thanh Market, where it is possible to find all kinds of products, the Tan Dinh Church, curious Notre-Dame Basilica, the iconic Reunification Palace, or the interesting Saigon Central Post Office.
One of the essential places to see is undoubtedly the Museum of the Vestiges of the Vietnam War, with material and images of this hard moment in the country's history. The nightlife is at its best on Pham Ngu Lao Street, one of the busiest and liveliest areas in the city, as well as Dong Khoi Street, perfect for shopping and enjoying the main brands and fashion brands. A cosmopolitan city, which every year attracts more and more tourists.
This city may overwhelm first-time visitors. Therefore, it is advisable to visit it on a free Ho Chi Minh City tour, a good alternative to traditional tours. These tours cover the most interesting points in the city, the essential places to see and the most interesting monuments and buildings in this great Asian city.