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Updated by Auburn Silver on Apr 07, 2015
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Must See Places in Ho Chi Minh City – cultural wonders

The most popular city in Vietnam, Ho Chin Min is adorned with a world of attractions that is mostly historical or religious in nature. Listed below are the handpicked favorites that must not be missed.

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Bink Quoi Tourist Village

A quaint little village in the outskirts of Hoi Chi Minh, the Bink Quoi Tourist village is an ideal attraction if you want a glimpse of Vietnamese culture in the most stunning setting. The main highlights of visiting this village are the water puppet shows, boat rides, and also the river cruises. Adorned by a scenic backdrop, a visit to the Bink Qoi tourist village is indeed relaxing.

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Central Post Office

A remnant from the French Colonial Era in the Ho Chi Minh City, the Central post office is an architectural masterpiece that has been well preserved over the years. Designed by the famous Gustave Eiffel – the renowned engineer who also designed the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower – the structure of the post office is nothing short of magnificent and not surprisingly this post office has been regarded as the grandest post office in all of South East Asia.

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Cong Vien Van Hoa Park

The Cong Vien Van Hoa Park at one time used to be an elite club for the French colonists. Elegant in structure and design, this sports club with its large number of Tennis courts and swimming pool actively entertains the public for a reasonable fee. If you visit the Park during the wee hours of morning you can even enjoy watching groups of locals practicing the art of thai cuc quyen.

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History Museum

A visit to Ho Chi Minh is not complete without basking in a little bit of the city's history. For a holistic dose of the rich yesteryears of Vietnam, pay a visit to the city's famous history museum. Constructed in the year 1929, the museum houses an expansive collection of displays and illustrations where visitors can absorb the gradual cultural evolution of the nation. Apart from that the Museum also contains valuable artifacts from Angkor Wat which includes clothing, ceramics and weaponry from Vietnam's past.

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Ho Chi Minh Opera House

A structure of absolute grandeur, the Opera house at the Ho Chi Minh City is a real masterpiece in architecture. A colonial building at its best, this structure is located at the intersection of Le Loi and Dong Khoi and is worth visiting whichever Apartment in Ho Chi Minh City that you are staying at. This three-storey 800-seat Opera House that was constructed in the year 1897 is still in operation and stages high quality opera performances, ballet dances, musical concerts and Vietnamese traditional dance and plays.

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Xa Loi Pagoda

A holiday to Vietnam is not complete without visiting the Xa Loi Pagoda. Believed to contain fragments of bone from Lord Buddha, this temple is considered the most revered place of worship in Ho Chi Minh City. Accommodation in close proximity to the temple includes the Diamond Island Luxury Residences and several other hotels.