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Saigon Zoo And Botanical Garden

Saigon Zoo And Botanical Garden

0.03km from Vietnam History Museum

Established in 1865, it is Vietnam's largest zoo and botanical garden. Home to over a hundred species of mammals, reptiles and birds, as well as many rare orchids and ornamental plants.

Saigon Central Post Office

Saigon Central Post Office

1.05km from Vietnam History Museum

A post office known for its Gothic, Renaissance and French influences. The building was constructed when Vietnam was part of French Indochina in the late 19th century. It is adorned with a most artistic façade, and is particularly well laid out and well equipped.

Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon

Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon

1.11km from Vietnam History Museum

Established by French colonists who initially named it L'eglise de Saïgon, the cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880. The name Notre-Dame Cathedral has been used since 1959. It has two bell towers, reaching a height of 58 meters (190 feet). All the original building materials were imported from France and the cathedral foundation was designed to bear ten times the weight of the cathedral.

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House

1.27km from Vietnam History Museum

Built in 1897 by French architect Eugène Ferret, the 500 seat building was used as the home of the Lower House assembly of South Vietnam after 1956. It was again used as a theatre from 1975, and restored in 1995.

Ho Chi Minh City Museum

Ho Chi Minh City Museum

1.45km from Vietnam History Museum

A former European style palace converted into a museum. Hosts numerous local artefacts, as well as holds collections that detail the geography as well as the commercial significance of Hoch Chi Minh city. There is an underground bunker and tunnel that the visitors could also explore.

Independence Palace

Independence Palace

1.58km from Vietnam History Museum

Also known as Reunification Palace, it was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. It was the site of the end of the Vietnam War during the Fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975, when a North Vietnamese army tank crashed through its gates.

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Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City

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Ho Chi Minh City, also known by its former name of Saigon is the most populous city in Vietnam with a population of 8.4 million. It is the financial centre of Vietnam and a major air travel gateway to Vietnam.

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Nele Lenze

Nele Lenze

2019-10-11

If you want to learn more about the history of Vietnam beyond the American war, you should go to the history museum. It has great timelines and maps that explain the developments of culture, politics and migration. Plan at least two hours to see everything.
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