Attractions

Ho Chi Minh City is a popular travel destination, famous for its colonial charm and buzzing city life, offering a range of parks, temples, museums and other attractions to fill your day. Whether you're traveling to Ho Chi Minh City for a quick stop en route to other parts of Vietnam or are planning a visit to the city exclusively, you will be won over the city's frenetic energy and the many local gems just waiting to be discovered.

 
Culture & Heritage
Night Life
Nature & Wildlife
Gastronomy
Shopping
Art & Entertainment
Thao Dien Village

District 2 is an emerging area of Saigon with a lot of activities to offer. A typical destination of this area
is Thao Dien Village which is located by the Saigon river, where special events can be held in a quiet
and relaxing surrounding. Enjoy a cup of tea with a river view or arrange a mid-week get together at the
village to see a different side of Saigon.

Distance from Hotel:
8 km
20 mins
Takashimaya

This five-story department store is one of the newest shopping venues in Saigon and appeals to shoppers who seek luxury products from Japan, Europe and the US. Cosmetics and fragrance include Estee Lauder, L’occitane, Christian Dior and Shiseido.

Distance from Hotel:
1.1 km
14 mins
6 mins
Saigon Square

When looking for a more casual place to shop and bargain, Saigon Square is the first choice for both locals and visitors alike. This vibrant shopping area is packed with stalls selling accessories, clothing, jewellery and even gadgets.

Distance from Hotel:
1.1 km
15 mins
6 mins
Vincom Center

Vincom is the biggest shopping mall in Saigon, consisting of two buildings located opposite each other. Vincom Center A is recognized as a stylish French designed building, connected to the Continent Hotel and Vincom Center B is a modern building that resembles a twin tower. International brands can be found with massive stores and most up to date luxury goods.

Distance from Hotel:
450 m
6 mins
3 mins
Tao Dan Park

This is one of Saigon’s most attractive green areas. Like a peaceful island in the middle of the city, it is where people come for early morning exercise or to take an afternoon walk under the shades of tropical trees. People watchers can sit at the Tao Dan café and watch locals showing their collections of birds. Not to be missed out in the park are a Buddhist temple and a replica of Cham Tower.

Distance from Hotel:
1.3 km
16 mins
6 mins
Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden

Known as the largest zoo and botanical garden in Vietnam, this is a dream spot to escape from the busy city vibe and get lost in nature. Visitors can be impressed by the capacity here, which consists of over 1,800 trees in the botanical gardens and nearly 600 animals from different continents. The green atmosphere is ideal for picnics and quality time with family.

Distance from Hotel:
1 km
13 mins
4 mins
Shri restaurant & lounge

The rooftop restaurant offers a wide range of dishes of international cuisine, with a reputation for its grill section. Typical grill specialties include medium rare tuna and French dry age beef. Head Chef Javier Gomez from Spain adds to the menu a Valencia touch such as paella and tapas, attracting both locals and visitors. Diners can start the evening with a selection of fine wines or get to know the story of the city through cocktails from the Shri lounge.

Distance from Hotel:
400 m
5 mins
Nha hang Ngon

Ngon means ‘delicious’, the name of the restaurant itself reveals an appetizing dining time with the most flavourful dishes that Vietnamese cuisine has to offer. The menu contains a wide selection of typical Vietnamese food from breakfast, lunch, dinner to desserts and drinks. Dishes reflect the tastes of different regions, using a variety of ingredients from Mekong fish to local vegetables. Tropical smoothies and exotic desserts promise a new and refreshing taste for international travellers.

Distance from Hotel:
700 m
5mins
8 mins
Vietnam House

Founded by Australia – born Vietnamese celebrity chef Luke Nguyen, Vietnam House is known as one of the most exquisite dining properties in the city. The culinary concept is traditional Vietnamese food with a contemporary twist to amuse appetite. Dishes from the menu are typical from the North, Middle and South regions of Vietnam with distinctive tastes. Using artistic décor and a refreshing atmosphere, Chef Nguyen aims to deliver an exceptional dining experience.

Distance from Hotel:
1 km
12 mins
5 mins
Saigon River Cruise
Flowing through this dynamic metropolis is the Saigon river where most trading transport takes place. This is also an attraction for boat tours or cruises to discover the water side of the city. There are various tour operators that offer day trips or a dinner on cruise and fire dancing entertainment.
Distance from Hotel:
2.2 km
9 mins
Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts

Constructed in the early 20th century by a French architect, this three – floor building features Vietnamese art works in a collection of paintings, sculptures and ceramics from both ancient and modern styles. Archaeological exhibitions and Buddhist art can also be found on the top floor. This is amongst Vietnam’s biggest art center.

Distance from Hotel:
1.6 km
20 mins
8 mins
The Golden Dragon Puppet Theatre

This is where one gets to know Vietnamese traditional art through the water puppet show which is held every night. The show displays elaborate design puppets in traditional costumes and accompanied with live orchestra music. Purchase a ticket in advance to immerse yourself in true local art.

Distance from Hotel:
1.3 km
16 mins
8 mins
Bitexco

By far being the highest skyscraper in Saigon, Bitexco offers a 360 – degree view of the city at Saigon Deck, located on the 49th floor. Visitors can also get the full package to experience the World of Heineken to discover the brewery’s history through 4D movies, while sipping on a cold bottle of Heineken and enjoying the view.

Distance from Hotel:
1.5 km
18 mins
7 mins
City Opera House (Municipal Theatre)

Built in 1897 and designed by the French artist Eugène Ferret, this 500 seat building is a piece of art work with façade shape, decorated with inscription and reliefs. Nowadays the theatre is open all year round and welcomes visitors to discover classic as well as modern art of Saigon through operas, shows and concerts.

Distance from Hotel:
650 m
8 mins
4 mins
Chill Sky Bar

Located on top of one of the highest buildings in Saigon, Chill Sky Bar & Lounge offers a spectacular view of the city by night. It is all about celebrating atmosphere, chic design and great cocktails. This is where to enjoy a romantic time with your loved ones or throw a party.

Distance from Hotel:
2 km
8 mins
Bui Vien walking street

Offering a young and dynamic vibe, Bui Vien walking street is an ideal place to spend a delightful evening in the very center of Saigon. Bustling with bars and night clubs, locals as well as travellers from all over the world gather here to enjoy good beers and festive music. The area offers a wide choice of venues to enjoy with friends and great companies.

Distance from Hotel:
2.2 km
15 Mins
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

Built between 1863 and 1880 by French colonists, Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral is one of HCMC's architectural marvels. Located in a very peaceful picturesque corner in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh City, the church is the most famous landmark as well as core Cathedral of the city.

Distance from Hotel:
200m
2 mins
Saigon Post Office

Located right opposite to Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office is one of the must-visit destinations in your travel list. Built between 1886 and 1891 by renowned architect Gustave Eiffel, the building's vaulted roof and arched windows are reminiscent of early European railway stations.

Distance from Hotel:
220 m
3 min
Independence Palace

Being one of the most important historical buildings in Vietnam, the Independence Palace is known as the famous historical witness which passed through the two fierce wars against the French and American colonists.

As one of the finest colonial buildings in Saigon, it is considered not only the symbol of Vietnam national independence, but also a special national relic for its architectural and historical values.

Distance from Hotel:
600 m
8 mins
3 mins
Cu Chi Tunnel

The tunnels of Củ Chi are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located in the Củ Chi District of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). The Củ Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War. Nowadays, the tunnels are a popular tourist attraction, and visitors are invited to crawl around in the safer parts of the tunnel system.

Distance from Hotel:
56.8 km
3 h 38 m
1 h 52 m