Saigon is a bustling town in Vietnam. The city was colonized by French and has some beautiful monuments from the era. It is also known as the HO Chi Minh city and is the financial hub of the country.
Saigon, being a popular tourist attraction has a number of accommodation options. Travellers can stay at the boutique 5 star hotel in Saigon for an unforgettable experience of the city or opt to stay at the guesthouses or home stays that are available at lower costs.
If you are planning a visit to the Ho Chi Minh City, here are some off the track attractions that are less crowded and offer the real feel of the city.
Cho Lon Market
Though the Ben Thanh market is the popular market for tourists, the market is very touristy and commercialised. Avoid Ben Thanh and visit the Cho Lon market instead. The Binh Tay or Cho Lon market is located in district 5 and can be easily reached by hiring a taxi. This market is mostly frequented by the locals and the prices are much cheaper when compared to the Ben Thanh market. The central food court at this market is the best place to sample authentic Vietnamese recipes.
Tao Dan Park
This park is the best place to visit, if you want to catch a glimpse of the local way of life. The park hosts a number of exhibitions during the holiday season in Saigon. The park is peaceful and is the best place to relax in the lap of nature. Tourists can stay at the beautiful 5 star hotel in Saigon, which is located at the centre of city and visit the Tao Dan Park to spend some quiet time away from the touristy areas of the city.
Nguyen Trai is the local street market. This market has streets dedicated to different items, like the Fashion Street, Guitar Street, bicycle street etc. Skip the malls and plan a visit to the Nguyen Street to shop for low priced clothing, accessories and other souvenirs, to carry back home. Book your stay at the best 5 star hotel in Saigon and enjoy shopping at the busy and entertaining NguyenTrai Street market.