Best Places to Visit In Vietnam | Traveler by Unique


Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is a beautiful, multicultural city that is also the main hub for business. There is a mix of Vietnamese, French and Chinese culture throughout the city due to its deep history.

You will find a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, and bars, as well as great options for nightlife. Saigon is known for its rooftop patios that overlook the light of the city at night. Here are some of the top things to visit in Ho Chi Minh City:


  • Notre Dame Cathedral

The French colonists built the well-known, Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral in Vietnam. It was constructed in the later years of the 1880s. There are a few beautiful statue’s surrounding the cathedral as well.

  • War Museum

The War Remnants Museum showcases the effects of the war. There are many exhibits, documents, and photographs that show the reality of the war. The museum is open every day for tours in the morning and in the afternoon.

  • Binh Tay Market

This market has been around since the 1880s and it is the main market that the locals shop at for groceries such as fresh vegetables, fruits, fresh seafood, meats and other locally sourced items.

  • Bitexco Tower

One of the most modern buildings in Vietnam is the Bitexco Tower. The building stands tall at 262 meters and it is the tallest building in all of Vietnam. Travel to the top to experience the 360-degree views from the sky deck. Enjoy a drink at the bar, or meal from the restaurant and watch the sunset for an unforgettable evening.

  • Reunification Palace

The palace is a landmark in Vietnam as it represents winning the war. Take a tour to discover hidden rooms, see the command bunker and view the stunning interior of the reception halls. They are open every day for tours in the morning and afternoon.

  • Mariamman Hindu Temple

Ho Chi Minh’s only active Hindu temple is the Mariamman Hindu Temple. The design of the temple is beautiful and it is open daily.




The historic city of Hanoi has many fascinating attractions. The city itself is beautiful, and you will find many authentic markets, restaurants and hotels, along with huge malls that carry international designers and well known fine dining restaurants. Here are the top places to visit in Hanoi:


  • Imperial Citadel

A great way to see real Vietnamese history is to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long. Once used as a political center, the citadel stands at 40 meters and is commonly captured in photographs for magazine articles about Hanoi.

  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh’s preserved body is held inside the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. He is known as the greatest leader Vietnam has had, and this site is now a popular attraction. It is open only in the mornings on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

  • Turtle Lake

Turtle Lake is popular, both for locals and travelers. At the middle of the lake is an island, and there is the Ngoc Son Temple on the island. The lake and its surroundings are some of the most photographed spots in Vietnam. You will see people going for a run by the lake in the morning and families and groups of people hanging out at the beach during the day.

  • The Perfume Pagoda

Temples are a big part of the culture in Vietnam. The Perfume Pagoda is a mountain range that holds several temples. There are walkways through the incredible nature in the area to get from one temple to the next. Travel time each way is about 2 hours, so plan on spending the day on the gorgeous mountainside.


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