Ho Chi Minh Square

Attraction Vòng xoay Cây Liễu, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hours 30 mins
07:00 AM
10:00 AM
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Free
Architecture
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The Ho Chi Minh Square is bordered by City Hall, the beautiful Rex Hotel and numerous French and Vietnamese restaurants.

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Why Ho Chi Minh Square is special ?

The Ho Chi Minh Square is bordered by City Hall, the beautiful Rex Hotel and numerous French and Vietnamese restaurants. In the centre of HCMC, at the end of Nguyen Hue, sits the magnificent office of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee. Completed in 1908 by the French, the former Hotel de Ville's design is based on the Paris original. It remains as one of the most stunning colonial monuments especially when floodlit at night. Make sure to visit the statue of Ho Chi Minh on the /median strip outside.


Keep in mind that because Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee is a working government building, the public is not allowed inside. However, don't let that stop you from taking a bazillion photos of the photogenic cream and yellow architecture from outside the building. On the roof is a bell tower placed on a pyramid-shaped podium. Pose outside the building and snap some memorable shots of one of Saigon's most famous landmarks.



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What to explore at Ho Chi Minh Square?

This historic area is bordered by City Hall, the beautiful Rex Hotel and numerous French and Vietnamese restaurants. Square with Ho Chi Minh's statue in front of Ho Chi Minh City Hall. At night the trees, flags and building is illuminated and it's very beautiful. There are very many tourists visit this place.

There’s some irony in the Ho Chi Minh City Hall being a stately old French colonial building. Built in the early 20th century, it’s only slightly less ornate than the building it’s clearly modeled on–the Hotel de Ville in Paris.

In front of the building is a large statue of Uncle Ho himself, seated, teaching a Vietnamese child. The man who devoted so much of his life to throwing off the yoke of French colonialism now has pride of place in front of this oh-so-French building.

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How to get to Ho Chi Minh Square?

Best way to get Sai Gon Square is by walking. Take 5 minutes from Ben Thanh market. Pass over to Luu van Lang and Nguyen Trung truc street

Or you can take a taxi or xe om

Selling points

  • Beautiful & Impressive design
  • Symbol of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Interesting and full of intrigue
  • See the People's Committee Building
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Duration
5.0 days
Estimated
186.98 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
16 places

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Vòng xoay Cây Liễu, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

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Tips for you

  • Try the shopping mall right across the street
    Things to do
  • Remember go up Saigon Skydeck to get a good view of what is going on.
    What to see
  • You should bring hat, suntan, sunglass to save you from sunshine.
    What to bring
  • You should bring plenty of cash in case you want to buy something.
    What to bring
  • You should bring your camera to caught the fascinating view of the nice square.
    Photography
  • Avoid go outside of the square area is sometime smelly abit
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  • You should bring umbrella or raincoat, weather is unpredictable.
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  • Best time to go between 5PM to 7 PM
    Timming
  • Evenings is a good time to experience the place
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  • You should keep eyes on your children to avoid getting lost.
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  • The price is setimes 2-3 times higher than the true value
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Sunday night was a great time to visit. The roads are closed and pedestrians are out in force. There are groups sitting around wit guitars and playing and singing. The water shows are a great spectacle but watch out they don't start when you are walking through. A place where everyone, locals and tourists gather to enjoy the evening. Well worth a visit.

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