(VTR) - Beside the glitter of the most developed and advance city of Viet Nam, Ho Chi Minh City is also a friendly, safe and fascinating destination.
Its cultural and historical traditions are one of the key selling points to allure tourists to Ho Chi Minh City. Cu Chi tunnel, a revolutionary relic in Phu My Hung Commune, Cu Chi District is a big tourist magnet. The Unification Hall is the landmark of various solemn historical events of the city. Besides, there are lots of landmarks such as the Palace of Independence, a network of 11 war museums or Nha Rong harbor… are all must-visit destinations for visitors to take a deeper insight into the city’s history. A major cultural hub, Ho Chi Minh City boasts a variety of unique architectural expressions. The Notre Dame is known to be the finest cathedral out of all Christian institutions across former French colonies. The City Opera House is old and imposing, and a major venue of professional theatrical performances of both domestic and international art groups.
Visitors can somehow resonate with the hectic vibes of Ho Chi Minh City upon arrival at Ben Thanh market, the Greater Market or Chinatown… Pedestrians’ streets such as Nguyen Hue and Bui Vien are ideal stops to explore the city by night. Cruises along Saigon river are a big delight for visitors. The most vibrant area along Saigon river is Ton Duc Thang street, where hi-end hotels and restaurants spring up to offer a panorama of Saigon river.
Given its geographical and climate advantages, Ho Chi Minh City is poised to developing its ecotourism in combination with visits and MICE tourism. Can Gio mangrove is characterized by both forest, sea and undeniable abundance of fresh seafood. Suoi Tien is a major tourist attraction of entertainment for visitors, which is located at the Northeastern gateway to Saigon and 19km away from the city center. Furthermore, there are also lots of other attractive destinations such as Vam Sac mangrove, the Monkey Island, April 30 beach and tourist site…
Ho Chi Minh City is a venue for various major tourist events at global scale. The Ho Chi Minh City International Travel Exhibition – ITE is one of the largest tourist fairs in Viet Nam, which is hosted on an annual basis in September. This tourist event in Ho Chi Minh City is hosted annually to comprise many attractive festivities such as music performances and bonus programs for potential tourists…
The friendliness and sincerity of the locals are also pluses to attract visitors to Saigon. In recent years, the authorities of the city have relentlessly strived to build up and stabilize its socioeconomic status, improved and upgraded the infrastructure and diversified tourist products… to allure more inbound travel to the city.