1. Overview

Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon) is a city in southern Vietnam famous for its pivotal role in the Vietnam War. Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in the country, divided into 19 districts, 5 districts, and 322 wards, communes, and towns. Ho Chi Minh City plays an important role as a transportation hub. As well as being the international gateway for our country. Furthermore, this place is also the largest economic, financial, trade, and service center in the country.

Not only is it a young and dynamic city, but Ho Chi Minh City is also a place that preserves many cultural and historical values. There are many monuments and museums in the city that are known to domestic and foreign tourists. Historical sites in Ho Chi Minh City are associated with heroic history, time stamps, and historical value. A great experience to explore Ho Chi Minh City is to visit relics associated with Saigon’s history and past through two long resistance wars of the nation: against French colonialism and American imperialism.

If you want to experience a different side of Vietnam and learn more about this beautiful country, then the Vietnam War tour Ho Chi Minh is one of the best Ho Chi Minh tours for you. There is no need to worry about planning where to go, getting transportation, paying entrance fees, or buying lunch. We’ll assist you, as this tour is private and all-inclusive. Our tour guide will help you better understand the Vietnam War and other historical moments in Vietnam.

2. Learn about What is war tourism?

War tourism is a journey through time. This is a tour that heads to the locations where historical battles took place. These landmarks can be battlefields, memorials, cemeteries, museums, etc. This form of travel will provide a deeper understanding of the world’s history and current issues.

Vietnam is a name that impresses many international tourists, especially the Vietnam War, which has been truly famous in many countries and for many generations. All over Vietnam, there are traces of war. So it’s worth experiencing this country’s historical tourist attractions.

War tours in Ho Chi Minh City are a great way to learn about the history of the Vietnam War. These tours also provide an opportunity for visitors to see some of the city’s most important historical sites. Travel companies offer different Vietnam war tours in Ho Chi Minh City, so it is important to research and compare tours before booking. Some factors to consider include the length of the tour, the attractions included, and the price.

3. Explore the top 8 best destinations of the Vietnam War tour Ho Chi Minh

3.1. Independence Palace

A famous and indispensable destination on the Vietnam War tour in Ho Chi Minh City is the Independence Palace, also known as the Reunification Palace. The Independence Palace was built on the foundation of the old Norodom Palace, which was once the residence and working place of President Nguyen Van Thieu before the April 30, 1975 event. This is a relic that has witnessed significant changes the history of Saigon and preserves the quintessence of Eastern culture. On June 25, 1976, the Independence Palace was recognized as a national historical and cultural relic.

  • Address: 135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Open: 8:00 a.m – 3:30 p.m
  • Reference ticket: 1.64 USD/adult, 0.82 USD/student and 0.41 USD/child.
  • Website: www.dinhdoclap.gov.vn

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3.2. War Remnants Museum

The War Remnants Museum is a member of the Museums for World Peace system and the World Council of Museums (ICOM). The museum has the function of researching, collecting, storing, preserving, and displaying documents, images, and artifacts about the devastating consequences of the war that the invading forces caused in Vietnam. At the same time, the museum also conveys the message of the spirit of fighting to protect independence, anti-war awareness, and preserving peace and friendship between peoples.

War Remnants Museum There are two exhibition areas: outdoor and indoor. Outside, the museum displays weapons, military vehicles, jet aircraft, tanks, artillery shells, and mines. The rest, inside, contains more than 20,000 documents, artifacts, and films on topics such as memoirs, historical truths, Vietnam: War and Peace, The World Supports Vietnam’s Resistance War,… There, White Dove is a space that makes visitors excited and moved by the innocent paintings of children dreaming of living in a peaceful country, aspiring to go to school and do the things they love prefer. Although the War Remnants Museum does not have ancient architecture or precious artifacts, it still attracts the attention of many tourists during their trip to Saigon. The special thing that makes the museum attractive is the emotional values brought about through many documents and authentic images of wartime.

  • Address: 28 Vo Van Tan Street, Vo Thi Sau Ward, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Open: 07:30 a.m – 17:30 p.m
  • Ticket price: 1.64 USD/person.

3.3. Nha Rong Harbor

Previously, this place was the headquarters of the Saigon commercial port, built by the French colonialists in 1863. Once the center of commercial and maritime activities, Nha Rong Harbor has witnessed many historical events important history. Nha Rong Wharf is where Uncle Ho, when he was still Nguyen Tat Thanh, began his journey to find a way to save the country on June 5, 1911. He boarded the ship Amiral Latouche Tréville (France), called Van Ba, to start a historic journey lasting 30 years. This trip laid the foundation for Uncle Ho’s revolutionary career, marking an important first step in the fight for Vietnam’s independence and freedom.

Since September 1979, Nha Rong Wharf has been a place to display artifacts related to President Ho Chi Minh. In October 1995, this place was renamed the Ho Chi Minh Museum. Inside the museum are currently many artifacts, images, and documents about Uncle Ho’s life, especially during the resistance period. The relic area has an area of more than 1,500 square meters. Currently, Nha Rong has nine showrooms, including six themed rooms and three thematic rooms for news and information to meet recent political propaganda requirements.

  • Address: 01 Nguyen Tat Thanh, Ward 12, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Entrance ticket: 0.82 USD/ticket
  • Opening hours for visitors: From Tuesday to Sunday every week

       + Morning: 08:00 a.m – 11:30 p.m

       + Afternoon: 13:30 a.m – 17:00 p.m

3.4. Historical relic Secret bunker containing weapons during the resistance war against the US, District 10

The weapons bunker in District 10 is visited by many foreign tourists. This is a work built during the resistance war against the US and was camouflaged extremely sophisticatedly to deceive the enemy. The top of the cellar was filled with square-cut floor tiles that fit perfectly together, leaving no gaps. Step through the hatch; below will be a space to store weapons. This place used to be the place where more than 2 tons of weapons of the Saigon Commandos were hidden, contributing to many victories for our soldiers. What makes this relic special is that it is located right at home people and are camouflaged extremely sophisticatedly; in fact, it will be very difficult for us to recognize them with the naked eye.

  • Address: 183/4 3/2 Street, Ward 11, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City
  • The tunnel opens at 08:00, free to visit.

3.5. Lang Le, Bau Co historical relic site in Binh Chanh District

Lang Le Bau Co is a relic located in Binh Chanh district. To date, this is one of the few city museums Ho Chi Minh City still retains a heroic history of the resistance war against America. In fact, this is not only a simple museum but also a place to remember and pay tribute to those who died in the fight against foreign invaders. Having the opportunity to come to the Lang Le Bau Co historical site, everyone will burn incense to pay their respects to the heroes who fought for national independence. At the same time, you will also be able to admire, learn about, and see with your own eyes the items that were used during the war. 

The Lang Le Bau Co relic site is located in Tan Nhut commune, Binh Chanh district, Ho Chi Minh City.

3.6. Red areca garden in District 12

The red areca garden in District 12 is also a historical site in the Ho Chi Minh City, you should not miss. Red Areca Garden, also known as Can Cu Lom, is a piece of land located at the junction of the Saigon River with an area of about 300 acres. Previously, this place was the city museum, built with the purpose of remembering the gratitude of the people in An Phu Dong-Thai Loc for their dedication to the country during the resistance war against the French and colonialists America. 

Coming here, visitors will visit historical relics, accompanied by interesting river activities. Above all, you will suddenly feel comfortable when coming to the Red Areca Garden, where there are green, ripe fruit gardens, a vast river area, along with houses with ancient architecture, etc. In 2010, the red areca garden memorial area was built to commemorate the contributions of the army and people of An Phu Dong and Thanh Loc in the two resistance wars against the French and Americans. 

  • Address: The memorial area is located in Quarter 1, Thanh Xuan Ward, District 12.

3.7. Giong Junction Relics

The Giong Junction relic site’s full name is Giong Bang Lang Junction. This is a memorial site for historical events during the resistance war against foreign invaders. The relic is located in hamlet 5, Xuan Thoi Thuong commune, Hooc Mon district. For many years, this has always been one of the city’s historical relics. Ho Chi Minh City welcomes thousands of visitors every year. Coming to this relic, you will experience the vast, vast sky and visit the memorial site for national heroes who participated in the Cochinchina Uprising.

After the Southern Uprising, the French colonialists set up three shooting ranges to execute many revolutionary soldiers and patriots. Nga Ba Giong was the third shooting range that the French colonialists established. This shooting range was located on a high mound, bordering three road frontages, with many ancient Banyan trees growing. The locals also call it Nga Ba Giong Bang Lang. Today, this is a place for traditional education for generations of youth and a meaningful sightseeing spot.

3.8. Cu Chi Tunnels

Cu Chi Tunnels is one of the famous Cu Chi tourist destinations known to many tourists when visiting this locality. Cu Chi Tunnels tourism is currently increasingly developing because this is not only a destination with historical and cultural value but also an attractive tourist destination associated with famous military projects in Vietnam. 

Cu Chi Tunnels was a system of underground tunnels connecting villages and communes during the anti-French period. This tourist destination has a total length of up to 250 km with 3 different depths: the highest floor is about 3m above the ground, the middle floor is 6m above the ground, and the deepest floor is up to 12m. This is one of the six most famous man-made structures in the world today. Besides, the Cu Chi Tunnels tourist area is also among the top 7 most exotic destinations in Southeast Asia.

  • Address: Provincial Road 15, Phu Hiep Hamlet, Phu My Hung Commune, Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Open: 7:00 a.m – 17:00 p.m
  • Entrance fees to both ends of the tunnel are: Ben Duoc: 4.51 USD/person. Ben Dinh: 3.69 USD/person

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4. Conclusion

Above are Explore the top 8 best destinations of the Vietnam War tour Ho Chi Minh that Metta Voyage shares with you and hope you will have the most attractive trip. Don’t forget to visit our  blog to see many other fascinating experiences.

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