Foreign media shares 32 best things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

(VOVWORLD) - Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie, or an adventurer, Ho Chi Minh City promises an unforgettable journey for every type of traveler, travel website The Planet D wrote in its most recent article. 
Foreign media shares 32 best things to do in Ho Chi Minh City - ảnh 1Taking a cruise on Saigon River is a wonderful experience tourists should not miss. (Photo: Planet D)

Enjoying the view from the Saigon Skydeck at the Bitexco Financial Tower is the travel website's top suggestion among the 32 best things to do when visiting HCM city. 

Located in the Bitexco Financial Tower in District 1, the Saigon Skydeck offers panoramic views of the sprawling metropolis. As the sun sets and the city lights up, the view from the observation deck seen on the 49th floor is nothing short of mesmerizing, The Planet D wrote.

The city also boasts many rooftop bars close to the Bitexco Financial Tower, and one of the best things to do here is to grab a cocktail on a rooftop patio. 

Taking a cruise on Saigon river is also a wonderful experience that tourists should not miss. These cruises feature traditional music and dance performances, along with sumptuous dining options which offer an immersive experience, providing a taste of Vietnamese culture as guests float on the tranquil waters, the travel website said. 

Exploring the Cu Chi Tunnels and Notre Dame Cathedral, visiting the War Remnants Museum, journeying through the Mekong Delta, shopping and experiencing the night market at Ben Thanh Market, and discovering Tan Dinh Church are among the top 10 things to do in the city.

The article also recommended taking tours at the Saigon Central Post Office, Reunification Palace, the Jade Emperor Pagoda, the Museum of Vietnamese History, Chinatown, Binh Tay Market, Tao Dan Park, and the Fine Arts Museum.

Strolling through Pham Ngu Lao Street, Bui Vien Walking Street, shopping at Saigon Square, indulging in street food at Vinh Khanh Street, attending a show at the Saigon Opera House, taking in a water puppet show at the Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater, and exploring café apartments are exciting activities which attract more and more foreign tourists.

Sampling Vietnamese coffee in the city is a great experience. The coffee is prepared using Robusta beans which are drip-brewed through a filter on top of a layer of condensed milk. The condensed milk counteracts the bitterness, thereby creating a delicious coffee that can be consumed both hot (cà phê sữa) and cold (cà phê sữa đá).

Another must-try drink for guests is cà phê trứng (egg coffee). The coffee is prepared with an egg yolk which produces an unbelievably creamy and sweet coffee that doesn’t actually taste like egg, The Planet D suggested.

One of the best things about visiting HCM City is its delicious cuisine. Ho Chi Minh City is filled with food stalls and places to enjoy local food.

Phở (noodle soup), Bánh mì (baguette sandwich), Bánh Xèo (filled pancake crepe), Summer Rolls (Gỏi Cuốn), Thịt Nướng (Grilled Pork), and Chicken Sticky Rice (Xôi Gà) are among the amazing street food that draws the attention of many foreigners, the travel website concluded.

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