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Ho Chi Minh, Gia Dinh, Viet Nam | City Trip
12 Mar 2018


Vietnam Fun Trip (Day 4)
Ho Chi Minh City Hall was first known as the Hotel de Ville when it was completed in 1908. It was drew inspiration from town halls in Europe.

How to Get There

Vietnam Fun Trip (Day 1)

Vietnam Fun Trip (Day 2)

Vietnam Fun Trip (Day 3)

Hello guys, it's my third day in Vietnam and today I'll come back to Ho Chi Minh City. Starting from Cam Ranh International Airport, I fly to Ho Chi Minh City by using Vietjet. Only need an hour trip to arrive at Ho Chi Minh City.

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Well, finally back to Ho Chi Minh City and my first destination is Ho Chi Minh City Hall. From Ho Chi Minh Airport, I take Grab Taxi to Ho Chi Minh City Hall which need 25 minutes to arrive there.

What to Do

Ho Chi Minh City Hall was first known as the Hotel de Ville when it was completed in 1908. It was drew inspiration from town halls in Europe. Actually, this building is closed to the public as it is an official Vietnamese government building. But, it's a beautiful French Colonial architecture and sunny cream yellow hue, along with its iconic statue of Ho Chi Minh, make it a tourist fovorite and a symbol of Ho Chi Minh City. Anyway, I forget to tell you that this building is located at one end of Nguyen Hue Boulevard on The Le Thanh Ton Street, a brisk walk away from Dong Khoi Street.

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Video by Gho K K

Finish taking picture around Ho Chi Minh City Hall, I walk to Hard Rock cafe to buy some t-shirt for souvenirs. From this hall, Hard Rock Cafe only 800 metres away and need 10 minutes walk. Not only cafe and souvenir shop, in Hard Rock you can also find hotel. Maybe some of you are going to spent night in this hotel, this hotel is recommended also. 

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Moving on to the next destination, I walk to Notre Dame Cathedral which located only 200 metres from Hard Rock Cafe. This building is one of the few ramaining strongholds of Catholicism in the largely Buddist Vietnam. Notre Dame Cathedral was built in the late 1880s by French colonists and located in Paris Square. This cathedral has 60 metres in high, stained glass windows, two bell towers which containing six bronze bells that still ring until this day and a beautiful garden. 

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Video by James Eric Tidwell

Next the cathedral, you'll find the the Saigon Post Office. This post office was designed by Alfred Foulhoux and features arched windows and wooden shutters, just as it would have in its heyday in the late 19th Century. This building is very beautiful and perhaps the grandest post office in all Southeast Asia.

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Video by Alex Stevenson

Well, it's already lunch time guys. I go to Vincom Center for lunch and do some window shopping. Hehehe.. By the way, this mall is only 500 meters from Saigon Post Office, you can walk about 6 minutes.

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In the evening, I walk around Pham Ngu Lao Street while looking a place for dinner. Anyway, this street is a street where you can see some famous buildings above. It's very crowded in the evening, you'll meet many travelers from around the world cross this street. After that, I move to Bui Vien Street for dinner. Seems like Pham Ngu Lao Street, this street also a paradise for many travelers because you can find anything around here. Restaurants, cafe, or bars are available here.

Video by Alex Stevenson

Tips and Trick

So, are you guys interest to visit Ho Chi Minh City? Here some tips that I'd like to share you:

  • Make sure you have Passport and your passport is valid minimmum 6 months.
  • If you are Indonesian, you are free to visit without visa.
  • Buy local sim card or use free wifi.
  • Don't forget to change your money to Dollar or Dong.
  • Bring Camera.
  • Book airlines ticket and hotel voucher long time before you visit.

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