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Vivian’s guidebook

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Food scene
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28 Trần Cao Vân
Neighborhoods
Coming to Saigon (Hochiminh city), you should stop by Ben Thanh market, characteristics of market culture of Saigon people. Recently, the USA Today has ranked 45 best food markets in the world, in which Ben Thanh market of Vietnam ranked 15th. These markets are considered cultural symbols of each nation.
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Ben Thanh Market
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Sightseeing
Independence or Reunification Palace is a particularly important historical evidence - the place where many great historical events took place and directly impacted the history of Vietnam, which was specially recognized by the vietnamese Government as special national monument. It is currently the meeting place for guests of the Vietnam authority.
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Independence Palace
135 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa
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Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica is about to celebrate its 140th anniversary, being an "architectural version" of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (France)
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Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon
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Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica is about to celebrate its 140th anniversary, being an "architectural version" of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (France)
Another project was also built 100 years ago by the French people, with Western architectural style combined with oriental decoration, is the Central Post Office, the largest post office in Vietnam.
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Saigon Central Post Office
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Another project was also built 100 years ago by the French people, with Western architectural style combined with oriental decoration, is the Central Post Office, the largest post office in Vietnam.
The War Remnants Museum is a vivid picture of Vietnam during the years of war against the US - Wei. The artifacts and images left as hard evidence to denounce the crimes of the invading colonists, and at the same time reflect the will to fight and win to regain national independence of the Vietnamese people.
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War remnants museum
28 Võ Văn Tần
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The War Remnants Museum is a vivid picture of Vietnam during the years of war against the US - Wei. The artifacts and images left as hard evidence to denounce the crimes of the invading colonists, and at the same time reflect the will to fight and win to regain national independence of the Vietnamese people.
About 70km from the center of Ho Chi Minh City to the Northwest, Cu Chi Tunnels are both a solid base of the Military Zone Commission, Saigon - Gia Dinh High Command and a transformation battlefield, contributing significantly to national reunification. Visiting Cu Chi Tunnels, you will have the opportunity to learn and experience the life and activities of Vietnamese soldiers in deep underground tunnels.
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Cu Chi Tunnels
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About 70km from the center of Ho Chi Minh City to the Northwest, Cu Chi Tunnels are both a solid base of the Military Zone Commission, Saigon - Gia Dinh High Command and a transformation battlefield, contributing significantly to national reunification. Visiting Cu Chi Tunnels, you will have the opportunity to learn and experience the life and activities of Vietnamese soldiers in deep underground tunnels.
Built in 1863, the City Theater belongs to a unique and long-standing architectural relic of Saigon; and is considered to be the most typical and expensive cultural construction in Sai Gon during the French colonial period. Experiencing many historical events, the City Theater has now become a well-known tourist attraction in Ho Chi Minh City.
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Ho Chi Minh City Opera House
07 Công Trường Lam Sơn
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Built in 1863, the City Theater belongs to a unique and long-standing architectural relic of Saigon; and is considered to be the most typical and expensive cultural construction in Sai Gon during the French colonial period. Experiencing many historical events, the City Theater has now become a well-known tourist attraction in Ho Chi Minh City.
Nguyen Hue walking square project with a length of 670 meters and a width of 64 meters was inaugurated in April 2015. The entire road from the People's Committee headquarters to Bach Dang Wharf is paved with granite with 2 fountains and greenery. Under the square there is an underground system including a monitoring center, water control center, lighting, modern toilet system ... Everyday thousands of people come to visit, play, take pictures here. Although many people call it a pedestrian street, in fact, vehicles are still running on both sides of Nguyen Hue Boulevard (except Saturday and Sunday evenings). On the occasion of the Tet / Vietnamese Lunar New Year, this place focuses on buying and selling ornamental flowers, so this street is also known as Nguyen Hue Tet Market or Nguyen Hue Flower Market
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Nguyễn Huệ Walking Street
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Nguyen Hue walking square project with a length of 670 meters and a width of 64 meters was inaugurated in April 2015. The entire road from the People's Committee headquarters to Bach Dang Wharf is paved with granite with 2 fountains and greenery. Under the square there is an underground system including a monitoring center, water control center, lighting, modern toilet system ... Everyday thousands of people come to visit, play, take pictures here. Although many people call it a pedestrian street, in fact, vehicles are still running on both sides of Nguyen Hue Boulevard (except Saturday and Sunday evenings). On the occasion of the Tet / Vietnamese Lunar New Year, this place focuses on buying and selling ornamental flowers, so this street is also known as Nguyen Hue Tet Market or Nguyen Hue Flower Market
Bach Dang wharf consists of the harbor and Bach Dang park is located on the banks of the Saigon River with a total length of 1.3km, an area of about 23400m2. Overlooking the street is the monument of General Tran Hung Dao - A politician, military, Dai Viet royal vestige of Tran dynasty; He is known in Vietnamese history for leading the army to defeat the two invasion of the Yuan - Mong (China) forces in 1285 and 1288. Bach Dang Wharf is the favorite place of Saigon people as well as tourists. Bach Dang Wharf owns a beautiful, romantic, a charming river landscape, especially in the evening the space becomes more beautiful and mysterious with the appearance of multi-tiered ships shimmering with brilliant lights in variaty colors and shapes are always ready to take tourists on the river, a mobile restaurant on the river gives diners a new and interesting feeling. Bach Dang Wharf is not only beautiful by the space, but here you can enjoy a variety of European and Asian dishes prepared by professional chefs, you can sip while enjoying the view of the Saigon River on these ships.
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Bến Bạch Đằng
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Bach Dang wharf consists of the harbor and Bach Dang park is located on the banks of the Saigon River with a total length of 1.3km, an area of about 23400m2. Overlooking the street is the monument of General Tran Hung Dao - A politician, military, Dai Viet royal vestige of Tran dynasty; He is known in Vietnamese history for leading the army to defeat the two invasion of the Yuan - Mong (China) forces in 1285 and 1288. Bach Dang Wharf is the favorite place of Saigon people as well as tourists. Bach Dang Wharf owns a beautiful, romantic, a charming river landscape, especially in the evening the space becomes more beautiful and mysterious with the appearance of multi-tiered ships shimmering with brilliant lights in variaty colors and shapes are always ready to take tourists on the river, a mobile restaurant on the river gives diners a new and interesting feeling. Bach Dang Wharf is not only beautiful by the space, but here you can enjoy a variety of European and Asian dishes prepared by professional chefs, you can sip while enjoying the view of the Saigon River on these ships.
About 8 km from the center of Ho Chi Minh City, adjacent to the Saigon River to the Northeast, Binh Quoi tourist village is located on the Thanh Da peninsula, in Binh Thanh District. It has a landscape like a peaceful village, with green space, the wind smelling of plants and trees, lanterns along the entrance, sparkling lakes with lush flowers and coconut trees leaning on the romantic river ... with familiar images such as a dinghy, monkey bridge, water jars, mounds of straw, lovely hooves ... arranged in harmony, bearing the rustics, become an ideal destination in Ho Chi Minh City for tourists. Do not forget to enjoy the delicious 3-region buffet here and the traditional Vietnamese folk music show every Friday afternoon.
Bình Quới Tourist Village
About 8 km from the center of Ho Chi Minh City, adjacent to the Saigon River to the Northeast, Binh Quoi tourist village is located on the Thanh Da peninsula, in Binh Thanh District. It has a landscape like a peaceful village, with green space, the wind smelling of plants and trees, lanterns along the entrance, sparkling lakes with lush flowers and coconut trees leaning on the romantic river ... with familiar images such as a dinghy, monkey bridge, water jars, mounds of straw, lovely hooves ... arranged in harmony, bearing the rustics, become an ideal destination in Ho Chi Minh City for tourists. Do not forget to enjoy the delicious 3-region buffet here and the traditional Vietnamese folk music show every Friday afternoon.

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Easy travel by Bus / Taxi or Grab App
- Just 5 min. walking to the bus station in the Nguyen Van Troi boulevard. Bus working time: 4h30 - 20h30. - Download "GRAB" App on your mobile phone for Car/Motobike order - Call (028) 38272727 for Vinasun taxi or (028) 38383838 for Mai Linh taxi - 5-10 min. by car or motobike to the international Tan San Nhat airport . - 5-10 min. by car or motobike to the Saigon train station. Add: 1 Nguyen Thong street, Ward 6, Distric 3, Hochiminh city - Want to try a city tour by "XÍCH LÔ", an ancien mean of transportation, contact: Email: info.xichlotours@gmail.com | info@xichlotours.com Tel/ Zalo: 090264 7769
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Well prepare for children and keep them in sight during outing trip.
- Children may be jet lagged when travelling to another country, let them enough rest to ensure their health for the whole trip. - There is full smoke and dust outside, children should wear paper mask for outing trip - The weather in Hochiminh city is erratic with rain and sun, well prepare coat and hat for children when going out. Apply sunscreen to children to avoid scalding - Always bring mineral / drinking water /milk in basket to avoid water shortage or thermal shock during hot weather. Avoid buying water / milk of unknown origin along the way - Don’t forget anti-mosquitoes / insect cream - Prepare separate food for children. Some older children who can eat aldult foods may catch food poisoning due to strange or unhygienic food, take anti-digestive disorders together. - Child abduction is quite common, never let children out of sight or hands. The kidnappers often use another child to ask for adult help to lure us away and kidnap our children. - Some kidnappers snatch children in parent’s arms. Always hold your baby strongly in your arms and if a stranger snatches your baby, hold him while turning him in the opposite side to the kidnapper - Put the child's name, parent's name, address, telephone number, hotel address on a piece of paper and put it in the child's pocket or on a card and put the card on the child's neck - Tell children to remember some essential things such as: phone numbers of parents, child and parent name; do not talk, do not accept confectionery of strangers or follow strangers ...
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These may be useful for you when travelling
- Write down the address and contact phone number of your staying for easy travelling or getting lost - Bargaining when buying anything at the traditional market - Cover your password with your hand when withdrawing money at ATMs - Bring a small umbrella in case it rains - Do not buy branded items at flea markets or places of unknown origin as they may be replicas. - Do not buy items from street vendors because they may be crooks taking advantage of fake goods, pickpockets, robbers ... - Do not give money to children, adults or adults taking children because they may be fraudsters.
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These may be useful for you ...
- Do not eat or drink foods of unknown origin - Do not bring too much money or valuable assets as they may be pickpocketed or robbed. Always wear pocket, bag, purse… in front of you - Especially for women travelling alone: if you see a strange child crying on the road, showing you an address and asking you to take him to that address, take the child to the police station rather than lead to it, as that may be how criminals rob, rape or kidnap you. - Do not carry bags for other people. There may be illegal goods/ items inside.
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Necessary personal papers
- Full money. - Should proactively exchange your currency into the one of travelling country so that you can use immediately when needed - Passport and identity card - Copy of marriage certificate (for check-in hotel when travelling with family) - Copy of birth certificate of children (for check-in domestic aircraft without passport, ID card) - Emergency telephone number - address of Vietnam Embassy (when travelling abroad)
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Necessary personal papers
- 2 personal photos (passport size), copies of personal information in the passport (used when passport loss) - List of necessary travelling items (to check when coming home, or declare when luggage loss) - Driver's license, insurance (if you drive yourself while travelling) - A notebook with addresses and phone numbers to contact in case of emergency. Note: These documents should be arranged neatly in a body bag for declaration when needed and be careful in crowded places.
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Electronics
- Mobile phones and chargers - Camera, battery, charger, memory card - Ipod / Discman / MP3 player, battery, laptop... (suggestion) - Multifunctional socket (when traveling abroad) - Small hair dryer...
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Medicine
- Digestive / diarrhea drugs - Cold / sore throatmedicine / fever medicine - Sunscreen, anti-chapping, anti-allergy - Insect cream - Medicine oil / Vitamin C, B1 - Bandages, gel - Anti-motion sickness medication - Ordered medicines for personal need - Medicine for children Note: Medicine should be stored in your carry-on luggage or in a handy place
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Clothing
Depending on time and where you go to bring appropriate clothes - Hats with brim and can be folded - Sunglasses / paper mask - Comfotable T-shirts / unironing clothes - Long pants, shorts, skirts - Nightwear - Sport shoes / sandals - Underwear - Socks, gloves, scarfs, warm jackets and sweaters (for traveling in cold area) Note: Cover clothes in plastic bag before putting in suitcase to avoid car smell
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Toiletries
- Brushes, toothpaste, comb, face towel - Shampoo, shower gel, facial cleanser - Shaving cream and tools for men - Mouthwash solution - Cosmetics - Hair gel - Makeup remover solution Note: liquid/paste should be contained in small, compact bottles for easy use and avoid custom clearance.
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Other travelling items
- Shoulder bags for essential and important items - Bags, suitcases - Some favorite magazines/ books - Pen/ Paper notes - Travelling map, guide books - Sewing bags - Plastic bags for dirty clothes / vomit bags - Earplugs / Eye masks (when sleeping) - Sleeping pillows (on car / air planes) - Small knife / Lighter - A thin blanket - Rainwear, umbrellas - Snacks Note: sharp items should be put in checked baggage
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Needed things for children
- Towel - Wet paper - Diaper - Light blanket - Baby sling bag - Many outwear (for changing), warm clothes, socks - Baby oil and powder - Some favorite toys - Clips, hair bands for girls - Milk, juice, baby food - Milk boxes, bottles, milk making tools, bottle warmers, sterilizing utensils ... - Shoes / Sandals - Coats (even when travelling to a hot area, the weather may impact baby health) - Bath oil, shampoo and toiletries
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Some vietnamese customs...
- Do not give toothpicks to others to avoid argument, should give the toothpick box for users to take - Use chopsticks properly: o Do not use chopsticks to pick up food from other people's chopsticks. Instead, take the bowl out to receive the food from someone else serves. The act of connecting chopsticks that gives think of collecting the ashes of dead people cremated, this should be avoided. o Do not poke chopsticks into the rice bowl as it is one of the funeral rites o Match a pair of chopstick evenly, avoid using short and long chopsticks that bring bad luck and death.
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Some vietnamese customs...
o Do not knock the chopsticks against the sides of the bowl associating beggars' behavior. In the past, only beggars used their chopsticks to knock on bowls / pots to make a sound for almsgiving. The act of knocking the chopsticks into the bowl is considered rude and unlucky or invokes the soul of the dead. - Giving gifts should avoid scarfs (bringing difficulties); glass or cups (suggesting a separation). - Giving flowers should avoid daisies, lilies (often used for offerings), or lilies suggest a separation ... - Do not invite unmarried/young girls to eat bananas with 2 left stick together
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Some vietnamese customs...
- Don't praise babies/ infants beautiful, healthy, plump babies ... the common wish is: "Good luck, grow up fast". - Travelling by the occasion of VN Lunar New Year, attention while being paid to visiting Vietnamese houses at beginning day of lunar new year. It's very important for Vietnamese to choose the 1st person who enters their house on the 1st day of lunar new year. They believe that this 1st persons in the age consistant with the owner, healthy, cheerful ... will bring good luck for the owner through the year. Avoid visiting VN people on this day or if you do, carefully ask the landlor
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Some vietnamese customs...
- Pregnant women should not visit the Vietnamese home on the first day of the lunar new year nor should be the first client to shop at any store in the early morning because it will bring bad luck. - Should wear elegant clothes when visiting pagoda, chuch, sacred places of worship. Avoid wearing shorts, skirts that are too short or revealing clothes ...