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Map of Ho Chi Minh City for tourists: 10 places that you should not miss

28/01/2024 14.227

Map of Ho Chi Minh City is a tourist’s guide to the best places to visit, complete with highlighted landmarks, hidden gems, and practical information.

Ho Chi Minh City is a fascinating blend of old and new, with something to offer every traveler. This map of Ho Chi Minh City will help you shortlist top places to visit, navigate like a local, and make the most of your trip to Vietnam's vibrant cultural and economic hub.

1. Explore the tourist map of Ho Chi Minh City in the inner area

1.1. Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

  • Address: No. 1, Cong xa Paris Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Opening hours: 8:00 am - 11:00 am and 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm daily
  • Entrance fee: Free
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The first recommended place to add to your map of Ho Chi Minh City is Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady. This Catholic cathedral was built in the late 19th century by French colonists.

It features beautiful Gothic architecture, with two 58-meter tall towers that dominate the skyline. The cathedral is also known for its beautiful stained-glass windows and the statue of the Lady of Peace that sits in the front.

Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral is often featured in postcards and travel brochures as one of the most iconic and historic landmarks in the city. 

1.2. Independence Palace

  • Address: No. 135, Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Opening hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm daily
  • Entrance fee: 40,000 VND/adult, 20,000 VND/student, and 10,000 VND/child
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The Independence Palace was built in the 1960s and served as the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Second Indochina War.

Today, the palace is open to the public as a museum, as long as official receptions or meetings are not taking place. It is a must-see attraction for history buffs and anyone who appreciates art and architecture. There are English-and-French-speaking guides on duty during opening hours.

1.3. Ben Thanh Market

  • Address: Le Loi Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Opening hours: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm daily
  • Entrance fee: Free
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Ben Thanh Market has a rich history and has been a trading hub in the city since the 17th century. This bustling marketplace offers a wide range of goods. You can find almost everything here, from traditional Vietnamese clothing, souvenirs, local street food to fresh seafood and spices.

1.4. Saigon Central Post Office

  • Address: No. 2, Cong xa Paris Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Opening hours: 
    • Monday - Saturday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
    • Sunday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Entrance fee: Free
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Saigon Central Post Office is just a two-minute walk away from Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. Designed by Gustave Eiffel, the architect behind the Eiffel Tower in Paris, this stunning building dates back to the late 19th century and features a beautiful blend of Gothic, Renaissance, and French architectural styles.

1.5. Nguyen Hue Street

  • Address: Nguyen Hue Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Opening hours: 24/7
  • Entrance fee: Free
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After a long day wandering around different places in District 1, tourists can stroll along Nguyen Hue street to experience the city’s vibrant nightlife. Not only is it a lovely place to unwind, this walking street is also lined with many coffee shops, restaurants, and apparel stores. At night, the street comes alive with colorful lights and live music performances, making it a paradise for nightlife enthusiasts. 

1.6. Landmark 81 Vietnam

  • Address: No. 720A, Dien Bien Phu Street, Ward 22, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Opening hours: 8:30 am - 11:00 pm daily
  • Entrance fee: Varies depending on the facilities you use
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Whether you are interested in shopping, dining, or just taking in the view, Landmark 81 Vietnam is definitely a top attraction in every Ho Chi Minh City tourist map. Towering 461 meters high, it is the tallest building in Vietnam and the 11th tallest building in the world. The skyscraper boasts an observation deck on the 79th floor with panoramic views of the city.

1.7. War Remnants Museum

  • Address: No. 28, Vo Van Tan Street, Vo Thi Sau Ward, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Opening hours: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm daily
  • Entrance fee: 40,000 VND/adult, free for children under 6
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Saigon War Remnants Museum is around 3 kilometers away from the Backpackers Area in District 1. This museum mainly deals with the Second Indochina War, but the French colonial period and the conflicts with China are also documented. Visitors can see an extensive collection of military equipment and weapons, as well as exhibits that highlight the effects of chemical warfare and the suffering of civilians during the war.

2. Ho Chi Minh City map of the suburb: TOP 3 must-visit destinations

2.1. Cu Chi Tunnels

  • Address: Phu Hiep Hamlet, Phu My Hung Commune, Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Opening hours: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm daily
  • Entrance fee: 
    • At Ben Duoc Tunnels: 110,000 VND
    • At Ben Dinh Tunnels: 90,000 VND
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Escaping the hustle and bustle of the city center, tourists can visit Cu Chi Tunnels for a one-of-a-kind adventurous experience. This is a gigantic underground network of tunnels built during the Second Indochina War. The tunnels were used as hiding spots, communication and supply routes, field hospitals, and living quarters by Vietnamese guerrilla soldiers.

2.2. Monkey Island Can Gio

  • Address: Can Gio District, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Opening hours: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm daily
  • Entrance fee: 70,000 VND/foreigner, 35,000 VND/local
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As its name suggests, the island is home to more than 2,000 monkeys, including rare species. Visitors can take a boat ride through a lush mangrove forest to reach the island and see the playful monkeys in their natural habitat. Besides the monkeys, the island also offers stunning views of the surrounding nature and a culinary adventure with cheap, fresh seafood.

2.3. Buu Long Pagoda

  • Address: No. 81, Nguyen Xien Street, District 9, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Opening hours: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm daily
  • Entrance fee: Free
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The last destination to complete your travel street map of Ho Chi Minh City is Buu Long Pagoda. Its traditional Vietnamese architecture is a sight to behold, with intricate details and ornate decorations adorning every corner. Visitors can explore the pagoda's grounds and see the various statues and sculptures here.

Whether you are interested in learning about Vietnam's history, experiencing its unique culture, or simply exploring its bustling streets, Ho Chi Minh City has it all. With this shortlisted map of Ho Chi Minh City, you will be sure to have an unforgettable trip and memories that will last a lifetime.

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Map of Ho Chi Minh City

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