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5 Places to Escape the Crowds in Ho Chi Minh City - A Metropolis Like No Other

Ho Chi Minh City is a bustling, vibrant metropolis that is always interesting to experience. However you may also escape the crowds and visit more tranquil attractions such as these.


Cu Chi Tunnels

These tunnels are an intriguing sight that will provide visitors with a remarkable insight into the Vietnam War. The labyrinth of tunnels was constructed by the Viet Cong fighters as a refuge from the bombings and attacks that they were subjected to during the war. By exploring these fascinating creations you will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the horrors of the war as well as the hardiness and fighting spirit of the Viet Cong. Most tourists choose to visit the popular site at Ben Dinh; on the other hand for a more authentic experience visit the tunnels at Ben Duoc which have not been modified for the purposes of tourism.


Bitexco Financial Tower

Another great place to evade the masses would be the lofty Bitexco Financial Tower which is a 68-storey skyscraper that attracts the attention of the viewer with its distinctive lotus-themed design. Visitors both local and foreign often choose to experience the stunning views from the Saigon Skydeck situated on the 49th storey. If you desire a more secluded, exclusive experience simply choose to dine at the restaurant known as EON51 which offers excellent fine dining cuisine. By doing so you will be able to pamper your taste-buds whilst at the same time enjoying spectacular views over the city.


Thanh Da Island

This appealing island is a pleasant haven of tranquillity in the midst of the bustling city. Surrounded on every side by the River Saigon, this peaceful islet is in fact only separated by a short distance from the teeming areas of the city, yet seems to be a world apart. At Thanh Da Island you will see the calm villagers carrying out their daily activities, looking after their crops or just relaxing within their simple dwellings. You will have the opportunity to hire a bicycle and make your way past the lush paddy fields whilst enjoying the sight of the picturesque surroundings.


Tao Dan Park

Ho Chi Minh City has more than its share of appealing parks that provide a welcome respite from the stresses and strains of the city. One of the finest of these is Tao Dan Park, an attractive and verdant oasis which is a great place to spend leisure time. Many local residents regularly congregate at this extent of parkland, including everyone from those practicing tai chi to bird enthusiasts carrying their prized pets in their cages. This park is particularly attractive in the early hours of the morning, when the sun is not too hot and the environs are filled with the songs of birds. As you enjoy these city attractions one of the Ho Chi Minh apartments that you could consider staying at would be Vista Residences.


Noir Restaurant

No-one will forget a meal at the renowned Noir restaurant, as it provides the opportunity to dine in a way that is sure to be memorable. This one of a kind restaurant offers an entirely unique dining experience, with diners being obliged to eat their meal entirely in darkness. In this way, it is intended that the diners' enjoyment of the food's taste, texture and aroma will be heightened. Interestingly this restaurant also employs blind staff as part of its policies. Although Noir is regarded as being one of the city's trendiest restaurants, you will not be able to view any of your fellow diners as you savour your meal.

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