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Guidebook for Phường 22

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Guidebook for Phường 22

Arts & Culture
Harrowing, haunting, horrifying. This important museum is not for the faint-hearted. Themed on the Vietnam War (or War of US Aggression, depending on your viewpoint), it gives Vietnam’s side of the story. And it’s not a pretty one. Its collection of weaponry and all-too-real photography lay bare the horrors of conflict. You’ll come out thinking: “Can’t we all just get along?”
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War remnants museum
28 Võ Văn Tần
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Harrowing, haunting, horrifying. This important museum is not for the faint-hearted. Themed on the Vietnam War (or War of US Aggression, depending on your viewpoint), it gives Vietnam’s side of the story. And it’s not a pretty one. Its collection of weaponry and all-too-real photography lay bare the horrors of conflict. You’ll come out thinking: “Can’t we all just get along?”
The story of Vietnam, all under one roof. This museum tells the nation’s tale, starting with the Dong Son people of four millennia ago, right up to the world-famous 20th-century conflict. Along the way, it throws up ancient Buddha statues, carved ivory warships, glossy China vases and even a 19th-century mummy. And if you’re lucky, you might be treated to a water puppet display.
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Vietnam History Museum
2 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai
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The story of Vietnam, all under one roof. This museum tells the nation’s tale, starting with the Dong Son people of four millennia ago, right up to the world-famous 20th-century conflict. Along the way, it throws up ancient Buddha statues, carved ivory warships, glossy China vases and even a 19th-century mummy. And if you’re lucky, you might be treated to a water puppet display.
Nothing embodies faded European opulence quite like a 19th-century opera house. This one certainly does the job. The entrance arch is bedecked with neoclassical touches like cherubs and muses, while inside, creamy stucco plastering is bordered with plush red seating. Check listings for upcoming shows, from grandiose recitals to earthy local dance performances.
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Ho Chi Minh City Opera House
07 Công Trường Lam Sơn
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Nothing embodies faded European opulence quite like a 19th-century opera house. This one certainly does the job. The entrance arch is bedecked with neoclassical touches like cherubs and muses, while inside, creamy stucco plastering is bordered with plush red seating. Check listings for upcoming shows, from grandiose recitals to earthy local dance performances.
This presidential palace was the setting for one of 20th-century Vietnam’s most iconic images. On April 30th 1975, Viet Cong tanks crashed through the gates, ripping up the lawn with their caterpillar tracks. The storming of the palace signalled the end of the conflict, and the black-and-white images of the tanks rolling in will forever embody the end of war.
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Independence Palace
135 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa
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This presidential palace was the setting for one of 20th-century Vietnam’s most iconic images. On April 30th 1975, Viet Cong tanks crashed through the gates, ripping up the lawn with their caterpillar tracks. The storming of the palace signalled the end of the conflict, and the black-and-white images of the tanks rolling in will forever embody the end of war.
Sightseeing
Snapchat, e-mail, WhatsApp… My, look how far we’ve come! At this post office, step back to a not-too-distant time when letters came in envelopes, and phone calls were made in wooden booths. Send a postcard to folks back home, or swing open a booth door to give them a bell. Once you’re done, swing by the gift shop to pick up an essential “Tintin in Vietnam” poster.
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Saigon Central Post Office
Số 125 Công xã Paris
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Snapchat, e-mail, WhatsApp… My, look how far we’ve come! At this post office, step back to a not-too-distant time when letters came in envelopes, and phone calls were made in wooden booths. Send a postcard to folks back home, or swing open a booth door to give them a bell. Once you’re done, swing by the gift shop to pick up an essential “Tintin in Vietnam” poster.
Livin’ the high life. This gargantuan skyscraper soars 262 metres above the city streets. The gentle curve of its glassy silhouette mirrors a lotus-flower bud that sprouts out of the concrete jungle. Whizz up the stem to the 52nd floor, where cool cocktails come with the best views in town. Swing by at sunset to see the city transform into a twinkling ocean of lights.
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Bitexco Financial Tower
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Livin’ the high life. This gargantuan skyscraper soars 262 metres above the city streets. The gentle curve of its glassy silhouette mirrors a lotus-flower bud that sprouts out of the concrete jungle. Whizz up the stem to the 52nd floor, where cool cocktails come with the best views in town. Swing by at sunset to see the city transform into a twinkling ocean of lights.
Oh hi, Uncle Ho! In front of the City Hall stands a statue of Ho Chi Minh, the freedom fighter-turned-prime minister who gives the city its name. He stands on a plinth, waving in greeting. Give the great man a nod as you pass by, and snap a selfie against the backdrop of the custard-coloured hall. Don’t expect to be let inside, though – it’s the gated preserve of politicos.
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People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City
86 Lê Thánh Tôn
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Oh hi, Uncle Ho! In front of the City Hall stands a statue of Ho Chi Minh, the freedom fighter-turned-prime minister who gives the city its name. He stands on a plinth, waving in greeting. Give the great man a nod as you pass by, and snap a selfie against the backdrop of the custard-coloured hall. Don’t expect to be let inside, though – it’s the gated preserve of politicos.
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Notre Dame Square
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Care for a riverside stroll? This district follows the murky Sai Gon River as it arcs towards the South China Sea. Wander along the bank and pause to contemplate the industrial docklands opposite. Relax those weary limbs with a knot-kneading massage, then hop between grand old hotel bars and toast the Saigon sunset. Cheers!
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Care for a riverside stroll? This district follows the murky Sai Gon River as it arcs towards the South China Sea. Wander along the bank and pause to contemplate the industrial docklands opposite. Relax those weary limbs with a knot-kneading massage, then hop between grand old hotel bars and toast the Saigon sunset. Cheers!
Busy hostels, tourist-tat shops, garish bars… must be the Backpacker’s District! This is where fresh-faced travellers come to sample Saigon's sights and sounds. If you dare, nibble on deep-fried scorpions at Luong Son, and add a fetching conical hat to your wardrobe at a souvenir shop. Then cap it off with a wild night at Crazy Buffalo and Go2.
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Backpacker Street
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Busy hostels, tourist-tat shops, garish bars… must be the Backpacker’s District! This is where fresh-faced travellers come to sample Saigon's sights and sounds. If you dare, nibble on deep-fried scorpions at Luong Son, and add a fetching conical hat to your wardrobe at a souvenir shop. Then cap it off with a wild night at Crazy Buffalo and Go2.
Also check the Cafe Apartments on Nguyen Hue, they have many hidden shops and little coffee shops, also very close to Broma if you want to do both.
The Cafe Apartments
42 Nguyễn Huệ
Also check the Cafe Apartments on Nguyen Hue, they have many hidden shops and little coffee shops, also very close to Broma if you want to do both.
In the beautiful Pedestrian street, you can do your shopping, going out or just take a walk!
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Nguyễn Huệ Pedestrian Street
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In the beautiful Pedestrian street, you can do your shopping, going out or just take a walk!
This basilica’s French connection goes deeper than just its name. It was built during French colonial rule as a miniature version of Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral. Squint hard enough and you’ll see similarities in the twin towers and rose window. Not only that, but the Gallic influence is in-built – it’s made from red bricks from Marseille and glasswork from Chartres. Ooh la-la!
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Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon
01 Công xã Paris
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This basilica’s French connection goes deeper than just its name. It was built during French colonial rule as a miniature version of Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral. Squint hard enough and you’ll see similarities in the twin towers and rose window. Not only that, but the Gallic influence is in-built – it’s made from red bricks from Marseille and glasswork from Chartres. Ooh la-la!
Shopping
This market has your senses working overtime. Once inside, you’ll be immersed in a maelstrom of chaotic commerce. At every turn, vendors reel in shoppers, and heated haggling echoes all around. The objects on sale cram every surface – everything from dried fruit to lacquered vases and silken sarongs, from counterfeit footy shirts to snakes in jars. See what takes your fancy!
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Ben Thanh Market
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This market has your senses working overtime. Once inside, you’ll be immersed in a maelstrom of chaotic commerce. At every turn, vendors reel in shoppers, and heated haggling echoes all around. The objects on sale cram every surface – everything from dried fruit to lacquered vases and silken sarongs, from counterfeit footy shirts to snakes in jars. See what takes your fancy!
Parks & Nature
Our apartment is right next to the park. Enjoy it!
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Vinhomes Central Park
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Our apartment is right next to the park. Enjoy it!
Food Scene
One of the best Sushi's that money can buy! The place is very clean and is a true gem!
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Sushi Nhí
25 Nguyễn Công Trứ
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One of the best Sushi's that money can buy! The place is very clean and is a true gem!
Have you ever tried Sushi like a local? Well look no more and visit Sushi Ko!
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Sushi Ko
122/42 Vĩnh Khánh
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Have you ever tried Sushi like a local? Well look no more and visit Sushi Ko!
Speakeasy bar and restaurant, small but cute if you want to grab some food too, they have Korean, Mexican and good selection of beers!
El Camino Korean Tacos
91 Pasteur
Speakeasy bar and restaurant, small but cute if you want to grab some food too, they have Korean, Mexican and good selection of beers!
Drinks & Nightlife
Layla is usually busy but it has good vibes!
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Layla - Eatery & Bar
63 Đông Du
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Layla is usually busy but it has good vibes!
Its right in front of our building at Pasteur (Liberty Central) in a little alleyway, the place is a little small so a reservation is a recommended, but you will love it!
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The Alley Cocktail Bar & Kitchen
63/1 Pasteur
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Its right in front of our building at Pasteur (Liberty Central) in a little alleyway, the place is a little small so a reservation is a recommended, but you will love it!
Speakeasy bar, love it!
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Snuffbox
14 Tôn Thất Đạm
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Speakeasy bar, love it!
Speakeasy and whiskey cocktails!
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Firkin Bar
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Speakeasy and whiskey cocktails!
Rooftop but not fancy as most hotels in town, very cool!
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Broma Not A Bar
41 Nguyễn Huệ
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Rooftop but not fancy as most hotels in town, very cool!