District 1 Vacations

District 1 is part of Ho Chi Minh City, a major city that boasts a population of 3,500,000 proud residents. The heart of Ho Chi Minh City is only 6 miles (10 kilometers) away and Tan Son Nhat International Airport can be found 4 miles (6 kilometers) to the east of District 1.

District 1 is close to a diverse collection of Ho Chi Minh City’s well-known sights. Two destinations that should be at the top of every visitor’s to-do list is the fascinating Ben Thanh Market and the iconic Mariamman Temple. Also, be sure to check out the September 23 Park and Saigon Square.

District 1 offers some interesting museums and theaters nearby that make great places to visit. Visit some of the noteworthy exhibit spaces and museums including the War Remnants Museum, the Ho Chi Minh City Museum and the Museum of Vietnamese History. Book seats for one or two of the popular live shows at Opera House and the Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre.

If you're here with kids in tow, discover a world of wonder at Saigon Skydeck and the Saigon Culinary Arts Centre. Interact with many kinds of fascinating creatures at the Saigon Zoo and Botanic Garden.

If the weather is good get outdoors and enjoy the nearby parks and reserves. When the sun is out, explore the Tao Dan Park, where locals come to enjoy a little slice of tranquility.

Destinations such as the Jade Emperor Pagoda, the Notre Dame Square and the Ho Chi Minh City Hall Square are well worth visiting during your time in the area. For those who enjoy history, the area’s past comes vividly back to life at Reunification Palace. Should you feel the need for a little spiritual renewal, spend a little time at the area’s most important religious sites, such as the Ho Chi Minh City Notre Dame Cathedral and the Cho Quan Church.

If you are looking to buy souvenirs, fashion and food, explore the many stores that are part of Diamond Plaza, the Hoa Binh Market and the An Dong Market.

To make the most of this fascinating part of the world, consider making a reservation close by in one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. Check out the rooms, rates and amenities at the Hotel Nikko Saigon, the Budget Saigon Hostel, or the Budget Hostel.

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