Things To Do in Ho Chi Minh
Get a taste of all the best things to do in Ho Chi Minh and experience the warm hospitality of the ever-friendly locals at the PARKROYAL Saigon hotel. Be it trawling through the vibrant stalls of the famous Ben Thanh Market or getting harrowing glimpses into Vietnam’s past through a visit to the War Remnants Museum, enjoy unforgettable experiences in one of the most intriguing cities in Asia.
At PARKROYAL Saigon, our PARKROYAL people are more than happy to provide recommendations for you to truly experience the Vietnamese way of life. Find out where to get the tastiest pho, or how to get to Cu Chi Tunnel within the shortest duration possible. An added bonus of staying at the hotel is our convenient location within the Tan Binh District – accessible to Vietnam’s many iconic attractions which include the Sài Gòn Opera House, Notre-Dame Cathedral and Reunification Palace.
Ben Thanh Market
The many rows of kiosks at Ben Thanh Market form multi-coloured corridors overflowing with clothing, homewares, knickknacks and more.
Dating back to the 1800's when throngs of makeshift market stalls assembled along the banks of the Saigon River, the Ben Thanh Market has since found a more permanent home in one of Ho Chi Minh City's most prominent landmarks. Now a well-travelled tourist destination, the many rows of kiosks at Ben Thanh Market form multi-coloured corridors overflowing with clothing, homewares, knickknacks and more.
From PARKROYAL Saigon, follow Nam Ky Khoi Nghia toward the Saigon River for five kilometres to arrive at the market's entrance. A wise choice for travellers wanting a hotel near Ben Thanh Market, the convenient location of PARKROYAL Saigon's luxurious rooms and suites make it easy to double back and enjoy Ben Thanh Market by day and by night.
Cu Chi Tunnels
Witness the Cu Chi tunnels first-hand. Now a memorial to military campaigns of the Vietnam War, experience life beneath Ho Chi Minh City
Part of an intricate network of subterranean tunnels found beneath the vast majority of the country, Cu Chi Tunnels are an artefact of incredible ingenuity developed by Viet Cong fighters during the Vietnam War. A driving factor in the overall outcome of the conflict, the tunnels served to ensnare enemies, shelter soldiers and secure the safe transport of supplies in the midst of fierce armed combat.
Visitors can dig deep into Vietnam's military history on a half or full-day guided tour of Cu Chi Tunnels, where a stretch of the underground passageways have been preserved for public viewing. A safe way for visitors to get a sense of life below ground, Cu Chi Tunnels are unlike any other attraction in Ho Chi Minh City.
Located an hour's drive north of Ho Chi Minh city, Cu Chi Tunnels are easily accessible from PARKROYAL Saigon, where friendly staff can help to organise a Cu Chi Tunnels tour as well as transport to and from your tranquil, well-appointed suite.
Thien Hau Temple
Located a short distance away from from Chinatown, this impressive pagoda is testament to Vietnam’s Chinese influences in the form of intricate ceramic friezes
Constructed between 1863 and 1880, this magnificent ancient church stands as a testament to the French’s artistry and craftsmanship
Central Post Office
A gorgeous landmark designed by Saigon’s first chief architect from France, Marie-Alfred Foulhoux, this iconic building is one of the many examples of French influences upon the architecture of Vietnam.