Get Inspired / Asia / Vietnam Top Three Sights to See in Ho Chi Minh City Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Asia / Vietnam Top Three Sights to See in Ho Chi Minh City story by: House of Travel Ho Chi Minh City, formally known as Saigon, is in itself one of Vietnam's must-sees, but if you've only got limited time at this fascinating destination, where are you going to go? Here are three of the city's top places for you to enjoy - but try to see more if you can! The City Hall Take a look into the city's culture and history with a visit to City Hall. It's a beautiful structure so definitely stop to take a few snaps out the front to upload to your Instagram or Facebook account! The building was completed in 1908, dating back to colonial times, so it's of French design. It looks particularly stunning at night time when its cream and peach-coloured exterior is beautifully lit. Visitors aren't permitted to venture inside the building as it is an operational government site - but the exterior is just so darling that it's worth a trip all the same. District 5 Ho Chi Minh City is divided into a series of districts, each with its own distinct and unique flavour - literally and figuratively speaking! That is, if you're eager to savour the flavours of China, you can do so in District 5 - Chinatown. Here you'll find Vietnam's largest market, plenty of Chinese pagodas, a shopping mall filled to the brim with the latest fashions and goodies, not to mention plenty of delectable Chinese fare. Dine on dim sum, take snaps in front of the picturesque pagodas and discover China's very own haven in Vietnam. Cu Chi Tunnels Under the wider Ho Chi Minh City region is a vast system of intricate tunnels built in the 1940s and used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War - known locally as the American War. They were used for hiding, transporting supplies and for hospital and communication purposes. You can take a tour of the tunnels that often flummoxed American forces and might even get to take a squeeze through some tight spaces yourself. Exciting stuff! Click here for Cheap Flights to Asia or HOT Asia Holiday Deals Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - March 2018 Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Insiders Guide to Vietnam Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.