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Ho Chi Min City (Saigon) - what not to miss

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1. Posted by maba (Inactive 227 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hello fellow travellers,
This is our first time in Vietnam and we will be in Saigon late Feb 2005. We have a couple of half days free, is there any sights or experiences we should not miss out on?
Any suggestions on eating out would also be appreciated.

Our plans to date include 1/2 day Cu-Chi Tunnels, 1/2 day city tour and a day trip to the Mekong Delta.

Hope you can offer some suggestions..

2. Posted by maba (Inactive 227 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Well, we've been & returned and enjoyed our experience. So if someone stumbles across this thread, I can offer some advise.

3. Posted by bichio (Budding Member 22 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi
You mean 2006?
You could take a day trip both Cu Chi tunel and Tay Ninh ( Saint-siaege of Caodaism) . Must be there at 12:00 for the religion ceremony.
Day trip to Mekong delta: Saigon - Cai Be floatting market - Vinh Long verger - Saigon.
Have a nice trip !
Bichio

4. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1770 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Quoting maba

Hello fellow travellers,
This is our first time in Vietnam and we will be in Saigon late Feb 2005. We have a couple of half days free, is there any sights or experiences we should not miss out on?
Any suggestions on eating out would also be appreciated.

Our plans to date include 1/2 day Cu-Chi Tunnels, 1/2 day city tour and a day trip to the Mekong Delta.

Hope you can offer some suggestions..

War Atrocities Museum, John F. Kerry's photo hangs in the HALL OF COMMUNIST HEROES, for real!

5. Posted by joshb (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Gotta do all the standards - War Crimes Museum, Cu Chi, Caodai temple. Cu Chi is great. Take plenty of water and clothes you don't mind getting dirty and sweaty as crawling 200m underground is tough work! Also take plenty of money if you want to have a go at the firing range. You can seriously fire virtually any weapon you want but costs a few dollars per bullet. I'm not a gun nut but firing an M-16 was awesome.

I'd also throw in the Reunification Palace - there is a great guided tour around it with the fascinating history of the place. The tanks out front are the ones that crashed through the gate in 1975 as the Communists took over! Another good place to cruise around is Chinatown - fascinating. Especially the street where all the traditional remedies are sold.

6. Posted by maba (Inactive 227 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Thanks everyone,
Your posts are will be very useful information for others intending to go. We went in Feb/March '05, spent 4 days in Saigon and I agree with all the posts above, we did see many of the. We especially enjoyed our day on the Mekong Delta - this was a guided tour, just the 2 of us & the guide. It was a very full day but a great experience.
Cheers