Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City

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  • NnOnline
    Mumbai9 contributions
    Must visit.. the place and the history is breathtaking. Very interesting to go through the tunnels and see how the VIetnamese people used their skills and protect themselves
    Written July 17, 2022
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  • Johannes S
    Pattaya, Thailand74 contributions
    I big display of US and VN weapons as well as pics that may stay in your mind. Information about the result of agent orange not for the soft hearted.
    Written July 18, 2022
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  • Davethepubsinger
    Tenerife, Spain249 contributions
    My wife and I were staying in a hotel near by in Feb2020 and obtained our tickets by going to the box office the day before the performance. We paid £10 for our tickets. We were allocated seats in the third row. On arrival we were greeted by ushers dressed in traditional silk tunics who escorted us to our seats. The theatre quickly filled up, but it was annoying that they let people in after the performance had started. The shows are performed entirely in Vietnamese but the plots are easy to understand. There was a programme given out with printed explanatory notes in English. An orchestra was positioned either side of the stage and played traditional instruments to accompany the puppets dancing across the water stage. The shows recount Vietnamese folk tales, legends, and significant seasonal events, like the celebration of the rice harvest, which were depicted in a humorous fashion.
    The Puppets are an amazing variety of weird and wonderful creatures, animals and even insects which dance in the water. We found the theatre to be clean and cool. The show was excellently choreographed and lasted about an hour. It was well worth the money and I would recommend it for all ages.
    Written June 21, 2021
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  • penny n
    2 contributions
    nothing exciting here. i can not enter the opera because it was closed . I will back to hcmc soon . but the architecture of this buiding is nice
    Written April 11, 2022
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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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  • CKF
    CT2,196 contributions
    The enormous Reunification Palace is worth a visit. The grounds are extensive and you can see many interesting rooms, quite a few containing original furniture. I found the lacquer room beautiful!

    Stop by if you are in the area and enjoy!
    Written June 12, 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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  • streetMartin
    237 contributions
    You don't need to know anything about traditional medicine to appreciate the rare collections of pictures and artefacts stored in this old town house as an impromptu private museum. Yes, it is owed by a herb company but they are very cool and unobtrusive about it, a real must when in HCMC, loved it !
    Written December 31, 2020
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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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  • J R
    El Paso, TX19 contributions
    Fun place to spend a couple of hours. Lots of fun and laughs to be had at each stop along the way. Pay attention to the directions for each stop on the floor for the best results.
    Written June 13, 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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