Top Attractions In Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City Tourist Attractions

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Ho Chi Minh City - known to many as Saigon - is Vietnam"s largest city and former capital of the south. Impossibly busy and hectic most of the time, Ho Chi Minh City can certainly raise an unsuspecting traveler"s blood pressure.

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With the motorbike-driven chaos also comes a wealth of interesting things to do and see around Ho Chi Minh City. Don't just run for the nearest travel agency to book a bus out - check out these things to do in Ho Chi Minh City first!

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The twin-towered Notre Dame Cathedral in Saigon merits at least a visit and a photo. Constructed between 1863 and 1880, the church was built by the French colonists entirely from materials brought over from France. The somber atmosphere inside Notre Dame Cathedral in Saigon is a testament to the thousands of prayers for peace given there throughout both the French and American wars in Vietnam.

A highlight of seeing the cathedral is the Virgin Mary statue which reportedly shed tears in 2005, causing a frenzy of traffic and onlookers. Although the church's official stance is that no tears were shed, thousands of witnesses claim otherwise.

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The Notre Dame Cathedral occupies a large block east of the Reunification Palace on Pasteur Street. Directly across the street you'll find the Saigon Central Post Office, another must-see in the city!