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Ho Chi Minh


Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

August 10, 2023

Ho Chi Minh (formerly known as Saigon) is the largest city in Vietnam and the cultural, economic, and political center of the country. It is located in southern Vietnam on the banks of the Saigon River. The city was renamed after North Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh in 1975. It is one of the most populous cities in Southeast Asia with 8.4 million people living within its metropolitan area. Ho Chi Minh City is a major cultural hub, with several museums, galleries, and landmarks to explore. It is also home to some of Vietnam’s best food

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Vittorio Italian Restaurant

240 Đ. Khánh Hội, Street Ward 6, Quận 4, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam


Hieu Huynh Trung

a week ago

As authentic as the food can be, though pricey, but if you can afford it, it's a nice place to enjoy good food, good company. Despite "ok" decoration, The Italy mural is amazing and informative.

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Pickles Eatery

83 Nguyễn Công Trứ, Phường 19, Bình Thạnh, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam


Martin Treiber

a week ago

Great place with great tapas and decent price. Highly recommend if you like to eat on several plate, try different things and the sharing platter idea. We finished full Lucas the owner and his team areal also very friendly if you have the chance to see/meet him.

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Esta Saigon

27 Trần Quý Khoách, Phường Tân Định, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 70000, Vietnam



3 weeks ago

Very very nice foods here. Staffs are friendly and can speak English well. We got interesting communication during our dinner. We need to make reservation in advance. It’s crowded in a silent road. Cozy atmosphere. Can chill with foods and sparkling wine.

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Hoa Túc Saigon

74/7 Hai Bà Trưng, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam


inhwa park

2 months ago

The atmosphere of the restaurant is good and the servers are friendly. It's like a resting place in the city. It was nice to be able to taste a variety of foods as I ordered several dishes and shared them with my friends. However, the amount may be less in adult males. We ordered one menu and one drink per person and spent around VND300,000 per person.

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Secret Garden, 131 Calmette Branch.

131 Đ. Calmette, Phường Nguyễn Thái Bình, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam



in the last week

Super cute and secret restaurant!! Have to walk pass a dark hallway then the restaurant will show up! The vibe was so cute I love it! Very chill! There has no AC so a little bit hot, still worth to try it! The food was pretty nice, I won’t recommend the mango salad, I felt it tasted like dishwasher detergent lol Others like the pork sausage, rice beef roll, shrimp were all very nice :)

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La Villa French Restaurant

14 Ngô Quang Huy, Thảo Điền, Thành Phố Thủ Đức, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam



3 months ago

We spend about 500 USD for 2 people. Spending 500 USD, we could have 2 sets of dinner and 1 set of wine pairing in the restaurant which owned 2 stars of Michelin in TAIWAN. In our opinion, the experience we have doesn’t meet the price it’s. Besides, is a cup of champagne for about 30 USD reasonable? - If you don’t want to receive the emails from the restaurant after you leave a review, you ‘d better rate them 5 stars.

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The Deck Saigon

38 Nguyễn Ư Dĩ, Thảo Điền, Quận 2, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 10000, Vietnam


Adelson Munn

in the last week

Nice place to be in. During our visit, the Saigon river was at its high tides. the river flows really fast.. Weather was slightly warmer.. ordered ice cream sorbet and chocolate cake..melted faster then usual…

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Saigon Grill Restaurant

Pasteur/91 Ward, St, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam



4 months ago

Food with the view. Great selection of food and local beer. The view is stunning. Plenty of space. You can park a car in underground parking. Quick service and plenty of options in menu. Highly recommended. Not sure what is better - food or views :)

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NOIR. Ăn trong bóng tối | Dining in the Dark Saigon

180D Hai Bà Trưng, Đa Kao, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam


Gordon Raddy

in the last week

Wonderful experience, to be honest! However, food is just mediocre and ...pretentious. But it is worth trying it coz it is going to be...pitch black. Menu per person starts around 800.000 VND... Service and Staff is just wonderful 😊

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Quince Saigon

37bis Đ. Ký Con, Phường Nguyễn Thái Bình, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam


A G (Kawa Ninja)

a week ago

My dining experience at Quince Saigon was nothing short of spectacular and this is my second time here. The restaurant's commitment to quality service, excellent food, and an inviting atmosphere is evidently clear from the moment you step through the door. The staff at Quince Saigon genuinely exemplify the term 'friendly service'. From the minute you walk in, you're greeted with warm smiles and an eagerness to ensure your dining experience is nothing short of perfect. They are attentive without being intrusive, providing recommendations when asked and always ensuring glasses were filled and needs met promptly. Stepping into the world of Quince Saigon's menu is like embarking on a culinary adventure. Every dish is beautifully presented, and the flavors are outstanding. However, the star of the show has to be their steak. The quality of the meat is top-notch, cooked to perfection, and so tender that it nearly melts in your mouth. The steak's rich, full-bodied flavor profile is a testament to the chef's expertise and the restaurant's dedication to sourcing the best ingredients. Just as impressive as the food and service is Quince Saigon's interior design. The restaurant seamlessly blends the charm of Saigon with a touch of modern elegance. The decor is tastefully done, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere that complements the dining experience. It is an environment that invites conversation and lingering over your meal, making the experience feel luxuriously leisurely. Quince Saigon is a fine dining gem that successfully marries friendly service, exceptional food, particularly the steak, and a delightful interior design to create an unforgettable dining experience. Whether you are a Saigon local or a tourist exploring the city, a meal at Quince Saigon is a culinary journey you won't want to miss.

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Viet Kitchen

15 Đ. Tôn Đức Thắng, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam



7 months ago

Located inside the Renaissance Riverside hotel, this restaurant is conveniently located for those looking for a quick bite after a long day out, or catching a meal before they depart for their flight. They offer a mix of traditional Vietnamese food and western food, and also a variety of delightful desserts. The staff were friendly and attentive, highly recommend.

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31-33 Đặng Dung, Phường Tân Định, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 70000, Vietnam



a month ago

Great experience in Vietnam!20 dishes menu is fantastic. French style but Vietnamese cuisine. Each one of those dishes are creative, exquisite and most importantly—delicious. The waiters here are friendly and helpful. They will introduce every dishes, inculding the Ingredients and cooking method. Highly recommend if you want to have a fine dining in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Blanc. Restaurant Saigon

180D Hai Bà Trưng, Street, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam


L Ro

a year ago

We had an amazing experience. It was fun to learn the sign language and if we thought it was a little bit difficult, our friendly waiter helped us. He was kind and patience. The food was really good. We definitely recommend this restaurant!

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Den Long - Home Cooked Vietnamese Restaurant

1st Floor, 130 Đ. Nguyễn Trãi, Phường Bến Thành, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam


Aravind Ramachandran

in the last week

Quiet and cozy Vietnamese restaurant serving the authentic cuisines in Ho Chi Minh City. It is recommended to book a table and come mainly during dinner. The restaurant is quite centrally located. They have a wide spread of choices of fish, meat and vegetarian and easy for different tastes. Definitely recommend to visit this restaurant if you want try the local Vietnamese cuisine. Very affordable prices for the quality of food.

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Mandarine Restaurant

11a Ngô Văn Năm, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam



2 months ago

This is an excellent Vietnamese fine dining restaurant. Where the presentation is exquisite and the taste is amazing. Don't come here in any rush as there will be a wait for the desired selection as it is genuinely cooked from scratch - a good thing. There is music, good quality piano and violin when we were there. The song selection went with the restaurant quality and theme. It is very good. The location is easy to find with two or three other good restaurants nearby also. I would recommend this for business or a special occass6ion.. in fact, for just about any meal! It is great.

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Vo Roof

113 Tôn Thất Đạm, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam


Anna C

3 weeks ago

Favourite bar restaurant in Saigon. Great design, clean and breezy with a view over the market. Fresh delicious Vietnamese fusion food at reasonable prices. Stafff are so friendly and after only a couple of visits made us feel like locals. Miss it already!!

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Ton Duc Thang Museum

5 Đ. Tôn Đức Thắng, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam


Kc Lee

a month ago

Went in late June 2023, the place is under heavy renovation or rebuilding, closed. The guards did not speak English and did not provide any info. No idea of re-open date or if at all. Gave 1 star not because it is bad (I couldn't get in) but because there's no sign or notice to inform visitors about the closure.

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Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine

41 Hoàng Dư Khương, Phường 12, Quận 10, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam


Fergal Smithwick

3 months ago

Really interesting and different museum, certainly worth venturing that little bit farther out of the city centre for. They only accept cash FYI. We were greeted and brought in for a brief screening of an introductory video and then taken around the museum by a guide who was absolutely brilliant; a great character, very informative, perfectly paced, and kept it fun and also interactive. The tour finishes with a nice cup of herbal green tea after which you're welcome to continue exploring the beautiful museum and it's artefacts in more detail. Worth also mentioning that the building itself is a work of art, highly detailed artwork throughout in traditional Vietnamese decoration which significantly added to the overall experience.

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Ong Bon Temple - Nhi Phu Temple

264 Đ. Hải Thượng Lãn Ông, Phường 14, Quận 5, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam



6 months ago

Not a fan of how the animals are being kept. There was barely any water but the fish were already put in. Too many big turtles in such a small enclosure. Rest of the temple looks good like any other temple.

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Ho Chi Minh Campaign Museum

Số 2 Đ. Lê Duẩn, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam


Dodo Ki (Dodo ki)

3 months ago

Drop By this place. Just walk in will do. Some photo has English descriptions, some don’t. I came to see photos and some historical thing . Interesting

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September 23rd Park

Đ. Phạm Ngũ Lão, Phường Phạm Ngũ Lão, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam


Dr. Stephen Bui

a week ago

Nice little park in the center of district 1. Nice loop to run and lots of equipments to get a full body workout. Hả a wonderful workout in just Uber 1 hour.

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Ben Bach Dang Park

1 Đ. Tôn Đức Thắng, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam



a week ago

Great infrastructure overlooking the Saigon River. Quite hot in the sun - bring a hat and water bottle. No official seats with back rest. However, what seams to be never ending stone cubes that act as seating. Nice area to observe the river, watch the boats, water flowing and overlook the city. A few shaded areas or water points would be ideal.

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Dam Sen Water Park

3 Hòa Bình, Phường 3, Quận 11, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam


Niem Nguyen

6 months ago

Dam Sen Water Park in Saigon is a great place to visit with family, especially on hot days. The admission fee of around $8.50 per person is reasonable and the park has a variety of activities to offer. Our family of 5, including 2 children, had a fun time there. Although the swimsuits cost more than the admission, they were well worth it. The park has a children's play pool that is perfect for younger kids and it was one of our children's favorite attractions. The synthetic beach was also a hit and it provided a fun, beach-like experience in the middle of the city. Unfortunately, our children were not tall enough to go on all the slides, but there were still enough activities for them to enjoy. In conclusion, Dam Sen Water Park is a great option for families in Saigon. The admission fee is reasonable and there are plenty of activities for both children and adults to enjoy. While some of the attractions are not suitable for younger children, there are still plenty of options for them to have fun. I would give the park a 4-star rating and recommend it to anyone looking for a fun day out with family.

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Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts

97A P. Đức Chính, Phường Nguyễn Thái Bình, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam


Aurore Barrut

a month ago

Worth a visit. The buildings themselves are quite gorgeous, and there are some beautiful art pieces. The pictures do not do them justice, you really have to see them in real life to appreciate how beautiful they are. I did feel that the rooms lacked cohesion, which could have been better explained or presented. The most interesting rooms were those either that were gifted through patronage or those from very famous artists. It could also use older art pieces (maybe to be recovered or donated?). Finally, AC or some type of way to regulate the temperature and humidity level would be great. I'm pretty sure the art on display is taking a hit over time due to poor temperature control. This museum has the potential to be so much more, and I hope to see its growth in the future.

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Saigon Skydeck

36 Đ. Hồ Tùng Mậu, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam


Jerome Bautista (coconut_adrift)

3 months ago

The tallest tower in Saigon. I came for the sunset view. It was a bit clouded so couldn't really capture it. I did enjoy being high above, without all of the city noise, just seeing the city light up. It was peaceful up there. It was 240k dong to get in , which included a free water. There are a few informational panels, a small display of traditional Vietnamese women's wear, and some photo ops. Overall, it's a nice place to be for some chill observation.

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Tao Dan Park

Ben Thanh, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Meghna Addi

a month ago

The park was very pretty and peaceful. It is a beautiful place to go cycling and enjoying a picnic. Grab a blanket and some food and spend your evening here. Make sure you don’t litter it tho!

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Ho Chi Minh City Opera House

07 Công Trường Lam Sơn, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam


Michael Stoltz

2 weeks ago

Watched the ÂO show and were stunned. The opera itself is already a beautiful building that brings you back to the beginning of the last century. And the show was wonderful. A young crew that interpreted in 60 minutes typical scenes from the traditional Vietnamese to the modern Vietnamese culture with music, dance and acrobatics. We had moments of pure joy, laugh, and were amazed by this show. Our places in row A on the 1st floor were perfect. Definitely a highlight during our tour.

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Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden

2 Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam


Benson D'Souza

a week ago

During my recent visit to Saigon Zoo, I was struck by the breathtaking beauty of the lush greenery and the wide variety of animals on display. I was particularly thrilled to observe the various tigers, giraffes, elephants, crocodiles, and bird species, which added to the overall charm of the zoo. Overall, it was a wonderful experience that left me with lasting memories.

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History Museum of Ho Chi Minh City

2 Nguyễn Bỉnh Khiêm, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam


Eddy Philippe

4 months ago

This is a review about both the museum and the lovely Tea Shop in its courtyard. The museum is a must see for anyone interested in the ancient cultures of Vietnam. As to the tea shop, it is the brainchild of a Saigon native French educated economist, Dan Tranh. As I expressed interest in Jasmin tea, he invited me to have some with him, from jasmine flowers harvested by him from his own garden. We chatted about his time in France, his numerous trips in Vietnam 🇻🇳 to the various tea growing regions, where artisanal methods are still used. His knowledge of tea making is vast and precise. His shop is lovely, and very inviting. It is encounters like this that make traveling such a rewarding experience! Highly recommended!

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Ben Thanh Market

Ben Thanh, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Alan T

a week ago

Pretty much everything you can buy elsewhere, but a fun place just to walk around and see stuff. Just be ready to bargain as most stuff seems to be marked for at least double of what you pay at a local supermarket. We tried the food but were not especially impressed. We saw cockroaches and a mouse running around, but at least we didn't experience any tummy trouble after eating there. Still I think it's one of those places you have to visit at least once.

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Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon

01 Công xã Paris, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 70000, Vietnam


Harshal J

3 months ago

When visited it was under maintenance and had to watch externally only as it was closed for visits. But still it looked magnificent and enchanting. It is the highlight of area just beside the post office reminding you of French colonial era. You can take a stroll outside the cathedral in beautiful flower garden

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Ho Chi Minh Statue

110 Đ. Nguyễn Huệ, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam


Dinesh ranuva

a month ago

It is a beautiful and memorable place. At night, there are many activity fields to enjoy and watch. Nice walking street and family friendly. Lots of night activities and the whole street is closed on Sunday night for live music events. Highly recommended! 👍

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Museum of Ho Chi Minh city

65 Lý Tự Trọng, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam


sumpun Thammacharoen

a month ago

This museum has the collections of war history and Vietnamese culture. The whole building is huge with European style. It's worth to visit once. However, the collections need to maintain in a better quality and they shouldn't allow people to have pre-wedding photo activity.

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War Remnants Museum

Phường 6, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City 700000, Vietnam



a week ago

This is one of the must go museum in Ho chimin city/Saigon. There is a lot of information about the Vietnam/American war. The collection of American war vehicles is really well preserved. There is an exhibition about the imprisonment of the Vietnam people and about the tiger cages the "puppets" used to break the locals. I took at least 2 - 3 hours to explore the whole complex.

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Independence Palace

Ben Thanh, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Seah Jia Hui

4 weeks ago

Came here during a coffee event and enjoyed many different roast of coffee. Owners were enthusiastic in explaining and showcasing their coffee. Meanwhile, the palace is beautiful. The architectures were there when Vietnam became independent. Good place for a half day trip if you are in Ho Chi Minh.

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Cu Chi Tunnel

Phú Hiệp, Củ Chi, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Sagar Kirtane

2 weeks ago

The Cu Chi Tunnels are a must-visit historical site! The tour was informative, showcasing the resilience and ingenuity of the Vietnamese during the war. Guides were knowledgeable and passionate, sharing captivating stories about the tunnels' significance. Walking through the narrow passages gave a sense of awe and appreciation for the soldiers' courage. The site is well-preserved, with trapdoors, living areas, and hidden entrances intact. If you're interested in history or culture, the Cu Chi Tunnels should be at the top of your list. This place left a lasting impression, and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Vietnam.

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