HCM City named among top places to go in Asia in 2023: US magazine

(VOVWORLD) -Ho Chi Minh City has been listed among the leading places to visit in Asia for 2023, as compiled by magazine Fodor’s Travel of the United States.

HCM City named among top places to go in Asia in 2023: US magazine - ảnh 1Ho Chi Minh City is named among top places to go in Asia in 2023 (Photo: Internet)

According to details given by the magazine, as the center of the Vietnamese economy and the country’s largest city, Ho Chi Minh City offers plenty to see and eat, ranging from the buzzing District 1 with its cultural attractions to delicious street food found in District 4.

It noted that the southern city consists of a number of preserved historical sites, including the Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, which was originally built by French colonialists in the late 1800s, and Cu Chi Tunnels, a series of tunnels built by local residents and soldiers using simple tools from 1946 to 1968 as shelters from US and Saigon troops during the war. This is along with the War Remnants Museum, which contains machines and other artifacts used during the conflict.

“In recent years, Ho Chi Minh City’s burgeoning food and drink scene has begun drawing visitors to stylish rooftop bars and street-side cocktail carts alike,” says Fodor’s Travel.

The magazine also suggested that visitors should sample the delicious banh mi, a Vietnamese sandwich, a popular street food that can be found at every street, as well as experiencing the coffee culture found on Saigon’s sidewalks or from vendors’ tricycles.

“Browse the wares and snacks at Ben Thanh Market, walk along the Saigon River - or take a nighttime cruise for a chance to see the city in a different light,” it added.

Rounding off the list of top places to go in Asia is Ayutthaya of Thailand, Bangladesh, Madhya Pradesh of India, Palawan of the Philippines, and Si Phan Don of Laos.


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