Free Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City

Top Free Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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  • Megan J
    4 contributions
    Museum post office that's great for historical learning, great area for photos too! Not much attraction to see but it's also a functioning post office that we can send postcards out.
    Written August 7, 2022
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  • elizabethm532022
    Bendigo, Australia9 contributions
    My favourite book shop is located there. I visit it every time I am in HCMC. Many of the shops are being updated.
    Written June 3, 2022
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  • Ngoc
    2 contributions
    great palace for everyone
    the street is full of bars and people it's super loud
    Couple or friends
    Funny
    Written July 31, 2022
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  • Bhavesh P
    Mumbai, India36 contributions
    it is such a market where you get everything you wish to buy for the use of your daily life. clothes shoes, purses,belts,combs,dresses,souvenirs etc... being an Indian i enjoyed my expertise at bargaining with the locals. thump rule for shopping is whatever price they quote, try to get between 35-40%. first they will say no but as you start walking they will give it to you at your price. the market is shoppers paradise and gives you thailand market feeling. all the branded stuff you will get here as copy.
    Written July 29, 2022
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  • mark peng
    3 contributions
    A few months a ago I went to this place, very nice and beauty place for you who want to find a place to see vietnamese activities
    Written April 5, 2022
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  • LewisH
    Zimbabwe452 contributions
    Being in such a manic city, this was really calming and literally just off of a side road. Allot of nice incents and statues to look at. Worth visiting.
    Written September 2, 2020
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  • Pietro M
    Phnom Penh, Cambodia110 contributions
    Very central location as it's across from the Post Office and Cathedral. Being a pedestrian only street makes it a pleasant walk through the book shops and coffee cafes.

    I got two Japanese media books for a little under 8 dollars. A relaxing break from the bustling streets if Saigon.
    Written July 13, 2022
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  • Noah
    Hanoi, Vietnam4 contributions
    We made it for mass on a Sunday morning. Good experience. The facade is still under construction as of August 2022. Definitely worth a stop in Saigon.
    Written August 14, 2022
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  • LoveCat668
    Hong Kong, China39 contributions
    We passed by the church, my local friend told me this is the second large church in HCMC. Beautiful pink color! But in the beginning, the neighborhood objected to make this church pink because the usual color is orange brick color. Who would of thought it became the Instagram sensation after it change the color, local come here for wedding photos too.
    Written August 13, 2022
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  • Linda B
    Raleigh, NC2,210 contributions
    Paying homage to this brave monk who made the ultimate sacrifice by setting himself afire to protest the persecution of Buddhists in Vietnam. I remember reading about this when it happened those many years ago.
    Written April 26, 2020
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  • EstherYeo
    Singapore, Singapore63 contributions
    The mall where you can findTakashimaya.
    There are also a variety of local and fusion food choices on the basement and higher floors of the mall. A small supermarket is at the basement as well.
    Nothing too spectacular but a good place to find food and do regular mall stuff.
    Written June 22, 2022
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  • Nitin Tulsian
    Noida, India115 contributions
    We went to this park after our visit to War Remnants Museum. It's less than a km from the museum so you can consider walking to the park if suitable.

    Nicely maintained park with exercising equipment in the open. Good to see people walking, jogging and exercising there. You can rest and get some fresh air in the middle of the city after a tiring tour.
    Written June 3, 2022
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  • elizabethm532022
    Bendigo, Australia9 contributions
    Definitely my favourite street. Drinks in the rooftop bar at The Majestic Hotel. Coffee in the square near the cathedral. Some beautiful shops.
    Written June 3, 2022
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  • Chuang L
    Singapore, Singapore370 contributions
    Very nice colonial building located in a central area surrounded by shops and eating places. Combine the visit with Ho Chi Minh Squares and the Opera House. Best visited in the evening and at night when the weather is more agreeable.
    Written October 15, 2020
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  • amanda5805
    Duncan, Canada4,109 contributions
    Before we left on our trip we were looking for things to see while in Saigon. It looks very small but contains so much incredible stuff.

    We took a Grab (app) Ride to get there how it was about 15min drive away North of our hotel. Plus we were on a tight schedule this day. It is a beautiful red Pagoda. It was free to enter and was full of locals with a few tourists. The locals were very welcoming and happy to share this wonderful place with tourists. 


    It was built 1909 in honour of the Jade Emperor (King of Heaven). This is one of the most incredible temples we saw in Saigon and very unique. It is stuffed with tons of statues and an intense smell of incense. Its roof has amazing tile work done on it, beautiful paintings & carvings through out. There are even a lot of tortoises. It was very clean & well maintained. There was even a maintenance man there feeding the tortoises and cleaning the area they were in.

    Inside the main building there are two Taoist Statues. On one side there is a statue of the general who defeated the Green dragon. On the other side is the general who defeated the White Tiger.

    Personally, I felt like this was a must and it did not let me down. If you have the time you should stop by. We spend about 45mins to one hour here!
    Written May 26, 2020
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