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Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam

Why Ho Chi Minh City?

A bustling city with a fascinating history

This vibrant city where recent development blends past and present, still maintains its colonial charm. Discover cultural sights, designer boutiques, vibrant markets, world-class cuisine, and delicious street food. Popular day excursions include the famous Cu Chi Tunnels and the picturesque Mekong Delta. The Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum offer insights into Vietnam’s turbulent history.

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Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Here we have selected a few of the sights and experiences that you really should see on a visit to Ho Chi Minh City.

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Motorbike Tour of the City

Enjoy a tour of Ho Chi Minh City as the locals do, on the back of a moped. An English-speaking driver will guide you to some of the more interesting spots that you might not otherwise see.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The War Remnants Museum

Few museums anywhere in the world show the brutal effects of war on its civilian victims so powerfully as the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City. Many of the atrocities documented here were well publicised, but you rarely get the chance to hear victims tell their own stories. While some displays are one-sided, many of the most disturbing photographs illustrating US atrocities are from US sources, including those of the infamous My Lai Massacre.

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The Reunification Palace

The Reunification Palace made its name in global history in 1975 when a tank belonging to the North Vietnamese Army crashed through its main gate, ending the Vietnam War. Today, it's a must-visit for visitors to Ho Chi Minh City. It is like a time capsule frozen in 1975. You can even see two of the original tanks used in the capture of the palace parked in the grounds.

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Notre Dame Cathedral

Built between 1877 and 1883, Notre Dame Cathedral is a brick, neo-Romanesque church with square towers tipped by iron spires. The interior walls are inlaid with devotional tablets and some stained glass survives.

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Tour the Cu Chi Tunnels

Built by the Viet Cong in the 1940s as protection from French air raids during the Indochina conflict, the Cu Chi Tunnels extend underground for more than 155 miles around Ho Chi Minh City alone. This underground network later provided vital access to and strategic control over the rural areas surrounding the city during the Vietnam War, when the tunnels housed living quarters, hospitals, booby traps, and storage facilities for the Viet Cong.

A selection of tours to Ho Chi Minh City

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    Essential Vietnam and Cambodia

    16 day tour from £3,298

    Visit the UNESCO sites and vibrant cities of Vietnam and Cambodia

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    Classic Vietnam

    12 day tour from £2,448

    A 12-day tour exploring the best of Classic Vietnam.

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    Vietnam Explorer

    12 day tour from £1,699

    Explore Vietnam at your own pace, with transport and accommodation included

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    Vietnam Highlights

    14 day tour from £2,999

    Combine tour and beach on the ideal Romantic Escape

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    A Taste of Vietnam

    12 day tour from £2,199

    A combination of Vietnams main sights, with a relaxing beach stay

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    Vietnam Family Tour

    13 day tour from £2,395

    The fascinating country of Vietnam has much to offer as a destination for families

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    18 day tour from £4,565

    Explore two unique countries, staying in luxury 5* accommodation

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    17 day tour from £3,599

    A fascinating 17-day itinerary of Vietnam and Thailand

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