June 24, 2021 17:57
7 Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Ep.2
If you are coming to Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam and still not sure where to start because there are many interesting places. Whether the history architecture, the way of life, culture, and food. So we took what we went and were impressed. Let's tell each other and if you're looking for the heart of Saigon. One by one, these secrets were revealed.
1. Sip a cool coffee in Tao Dan Park
Vietnam is known for its great coffee, so there's a reason it has a strong café culture.
The signature brew here is called Ca Pha Sua Da, which is a dark roast iced coffee mixed with condensed milk and served over ice.
Try to find some good coffee and some street snacks. Then use Tao Dan Park as a café and you'll know that sipping a cool cup of coffee in Tao Dan Park is such a wonderful feeling.
2. Buy a tour of the Mekong Delta
The Mekong Delta comprises 39,000 square kilometers of waterways and is also one of Vietnam's most densely populated areas.
The center of the Mekong Delta is about four hours from Ho Chi Minh City and many tourists choose to visit as part of an organized tour to experience the atmosphere of bustling trade. A boat full of fruit for sale, enjoy a paddle boat ride through the mangrove forests rich in creatures such as crabs, birds and fish and encounter the remains of a wartime civilization.
Vietnamese people give this place a name. “Vietnamese rice bowls” because this area is one of the world's most important rice-growing areas.
3. Visit Cao Dai Temple
Cao Dai Temple, which unites Buddha, Jesus Christ, Hammad and Confucius, as well as Joan of Arc and Julius Cesar are all honored by this temple.
Worshipers at Cao Dai Temple strive for world peace and conformity with beliefs prevalent in many world religions. Followers must adhere to the five virtues of Confucianism: humanity, obligation, courtesy, knowledge and trust, and have faith in the Buddhist principles of rebirth and karma.
Watching the Caodiasts pray is one of the main highlights when visiting the temple as they dress in white robes for lay followers, yellow, blue or red for priests, while bishops Paw Dua. put the sacred eye on the headdress. During worship, men are seated on the right and women on the left with all the devotees seated in an orderly manner. The building blends neo-Gothic, Baroque and oriental designs and is lavishly decorated, including gilded columns with seven-headed cobra dragons and a blue ceiling.
4. Ho Chi Minh City Museum
The Ho Chi Minh Museum was built in 1885, although at this time it was dubbed the Gia Long Palace and later the Revolutionary Museum.
Widely regarded as the grandest building in the city, this is the place to learn about the culture and history of Ho Chi Minh City.
Some of the collections on display include ceramics, ancient maps of the city, and wedding costumes belonging to various ethnic groups in Vietnam. There is also a gallery dedicated to the history of the Vietnam War.
5. Enjoy with Banh Mi at Huynh Hoa
The delicious taste can be seen with the queue to buy Banh Mi (banh mi) in Vietnamese means bread. Banh mi is one of the best examples of well-done fusion food. Representing the food of Vietnam and France.
The signature 3/4-foot baguette, sliced into two, but not broken pieces. Inside is filled with various kinds of meat to grilled pork with Vietnamese pickles, cucumbers, cilantro and finally chilli sauce and hot peppers.
If you've been wanting to try Banh Mi, here are 3 Banh Mi restaurants you should try, that you shouldn't miss.
6. Indulge in art at the Fine Arts Museum
Housed in a colonial mansion, the Fine Arts Museum is the perfect place for anyone who are the art lover.
This charming museum houses a wide range of Vietnamese art from the Bronze Age to the present day.
Some of the galleries you can enjoy here include pottery, ceramics, sculptures, and paintings, and you'll also find exhibitions dedicated to ancient weapons.
7. Shopping at Ben Thanh
Ben Thanh Market is located in the center of Ho Chi Minh City and is a great place for shopping and dining.
On visiting the market, you'll find many street food vendors selling local snacks, as well as a dry area where you can shop for souvenirs.