Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon, is a city in southern Vietnam famous for the pivotal role it played in the Vietnam War. It's also known for its French colonial architecture, including Notre-Dame Basilica, made entirely of materials imported from France, and the neoclassical Saigon Central Post Office. Food stalls line the city’s streets, especially around bustling Ben Thanh Market.
Thu Duc stork garden is an ecological area of Ho Chi Minh City in District 9. Situated among an urbanized area, but this area is where there are thousands of storks every day. This garden is also an eco-tourist destination for visitors who watch storks. In fact, it is far from the city center about 20 km, offering peace with natural surroundings and numberless white storks.
Pham Ngu Lao Street in Ho Chi Minh City is on the western edge of District 1 and is renowned as the place where most backpacking travellers stay during their holiday, Set along these alleyways are western-style restaurants, coffee shops, and international bars, countless tour companies and kiosks, affordable motels, hostels and guesthouses, internet cafes, pharmacies, and souvenir-and-craft shops.
The Vietnamese government-run War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, is one of Vietnam’s most popular museums. It draws 500,000 visitors annually,the museum has been criticized for lacking balance by linking American soldiers to aggressive and criminal actions while neglecting atrocities committed on the North Vietnamese side.
The Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon Opera House, is an opera house in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is an example of French Colonial architecture in Vietnam. Built in 1897 by French architect Eugene Ferret as the Opera de Saigon, the 800 seat building was used as the home of the Lower House assembly of South Vietnam after 1956. It was not until 1975 that it was again used as a theatre, and restored in 1995.