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Travel Tips to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)
Ho Chi Minh City: Sightseeing and landmarks
A flight to Ho Chi Minh City lands you in the economic centre of Vietnam. This metropolis on the Mekong Delta is home to roughly 7.1 million inhabitants and is a melting pot of culture and industry. Many people still refer to Ho Chi Minh by its old name - Saigon. While maintaining its modernized structure, the city still has historical evidence of past battles including the Vietnam War. It is easy to immerse yourself in the bustling life of the city and all its attractions. This is especially true for shopping enthusiasts, who quickly grasp the opportunity to fly to Ho Chi Minh for this reason.
Cu Chi’s secret tunnel
The legendary tunnel system of Củ Chi lies about 70 km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, in the district of Cu Chi. The underground tunnels were built in 1948 by Vietnamese guerrillas to protect themselves in the war against the French colonial empire and later against American troops. The tunnel system originally extended to more than 200 km. Here, subterranean cities were built with their own supplies and utilities. In memory of the resistance fighters, a section of the tunnel approximately 90 m long has been preserved as a museum. Its ceiling was extended to 1.20 m high and 80 cm wide, especially for Western tourists.
The Water Puppet Theatre in Ho Chi Minh City
An exciting performance is put on by the Saigon Tourist Company in the Binh Quoi Tourist Village, which consists of traditional dances, folk music and the legendary water puppet theatre. The latter is a unique feature of Vietnam. The theatre stage represents a water surface, where hand-painted figures are moved above and below the surface on rods. Music is provided courtesy of an orchestra. The show mostly depicts scenes of rural life in Vietnam. You can find this Water Puppet Theatre on 55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in the popular District 1.
The metropolitan landmark of Ben Thanh Market
Another monument dating back to ancient Saigon is the Ben Thanh Market, built in 1914. This old market hall at the Phan Boi Chau has everything you could need. Find clothing and souvenirs, electronic products and foodstuffs as well as many local specialties. These culinary features are primarily not available in Europe. The market occupies more than 13,000 m² with approximately 1,500 stalls. The main entrance is easily recognized, with two towers that are reminiscent of a church. In Ho Chi Minh City you will find other large markets, such as the Binh Tay Market on Thap Muoi Street or the Cau Ong Market on Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, which are open 24 hours a day. Book your flights to Ho Chi Minh City with FlyDoha and experience shopping - Vietnamese style.