Ho Chi Minh, also known as Saigon, was once considered as the “Pearl of the Far East”. This says something about the hidden charm that is only akin to this particular Vietnamese city. For although it is not as romantic as other travel destinations in Vietnam like Hanoi, for instance, this place nevertheless has its own set of characteristic features and point of attractions that places it on equal footing with other travel destinations around the world. In fact, Ho Chi Minh tour package, featuring any of the following top attractions and activities around the area, draw hordes of visitors from around the world, and taking a look at the listed attractions and activities below can help to establish why this is so.
Floating Markets in Mekong Delta
A sprawl of about 39,000 square kilometers, Mekong Delta is not only famous for its rich biodiversity that supports over 10,000 newly discovered biological species, but it is also known for the unique cultural tradition of the human community that inhabits it. A must see in the Mekong Delta are the Floating Markets. Especially in the morning, visiting the markets through a small sampan together with a local guide will give visitors a firsthand experience of the markets’ colorful and relaxed ambiance. Fruits and vegetables from local producers are directly available from the sellers boats, while sampans also serve as mobile cafes offering soft drinks, iced tea, and strong noodle soup.
Cu Chi Tunnels
Located in Ho Chi Minh City Cu Chi district, the Cu Chi tunnels is a large network of interconnecting tunnels. This, in turn, is also connected to other tunnels traversing the underground of Vietnam. The Cu Chi Tunnels wa used by the Viet Cong’s for military purposes during the Vietnam War. It served as a communication and supply route, food and weapon cache, a hiding spot, a hospital, and living quarters.
Ho Chi Minh Cultural City Tour
Ho Chi Minh is widely noted for its immigrant inhabitants, so a tour around will give visitors an insight into the unique local culture that is a product of various cultures existing in the city. An unforgettable cultural tour of the city includes a visit to several Chinese Markets as well as the magnificent Thien Hau pagoda. Taking an extra step further towards experiencing the local community life, lantern making activity is also offered to visitors.
Ho Chi Minh of course has other equally beautiful and satisfying attractions and activities. The three listed above are just some of the attractions and activities that make traveling in this city a rewarding activity.