Come to District 1 and enjoy its cafés, castle, and culture.

Come to District 1 and enjoy its cafés, castle, and culture.

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Shopping, Dining and Cafes

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Where to stay in District 1

Bui Thi Xuan
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Bui Thi Xuan

Dining, Shopping, Friendly People

4/5 (75 Ratings)

A very popular commercial hub in Ho Chi Minh City, this spot has a lively mix of technology stores, fancy bars and restaurants and luxurious hotels.

Top Hotels in District 1

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Hotel Nikko Saigon
5 out of 5
235 Nguyen Van Cu Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
$113
per night
Sep 30 - Oct 1
4.7/5Exceptional! (2,044 reviews)

"First class staff!Overall great experience. Only thing can be better is the bathroom can use some renovation, water pressure of the shower was not good enough."…"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Hotel Nikko Saigon
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Hotel Majestic Saigon
4.5 out of 5
01 Dong Khoi Street District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
$100
per night
Sep 28 - Sep 29
4.3/5Excellent! (2,063 reviews)

"Amazing friendly Hotel, lovely genuine classic rooms."…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

Hotel Majestic Saigon
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Liberty Central Saigon Riverside
4 out of 5
17 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
$64
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.4/5Excellent! (1,471 reviews)

"Great location friendly helpful staff Would stay again"…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

Liberty Central Saigon Riverside

Popular things to do in District 1

Ben Thanh Market
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Ben Thanh Market

4/5 (627 Ratings)

No trip to Ho Chi Minh City is complete without exploring this bustling market where you can enjoy a traditional Vietnamese dish or purchase souvenirs.

Pham Ngu Lao Backpacker Area
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Pham Ngu Lao Backpacker Area

4/5 (233 Ratings)

Known as the city’s main backpacker area, the streets of Pham Ngu Lao are lined with great value restaurants, colorful markets and lively bars.

Opera House
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Opera House

4/5 (343 Ratings)

This stunning theater, with its glistening white architecture and curved lines, makes it easy to forget that you are in Ho Chi Minh City and not in Paris.

Independence Palace
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Independence Palace

4/5 (336 Ratings)

Get an appreciation for the years of conflict and unrest that plagued Vietnam during the 20th century at this fascinating palace.

Saigon Central Post Office
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Saigon Central Post Office

4/5 (335 Ratings)

Make sure you write your postcards in Ho Chi Minh City, as it’s a great excuse to visit the city’s stunning 19th-century post office.

Saigon Zoo and Botanic Garden
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Saigon Zoo and Botanic Garden

4/5 (134 Ratings)

Whether you want to see exotic animals or enjoy a stroll through colorful gardens, this park transports you from the bustle of Ho Chi Minh City.

Top activities in District 1

Luxury-Group Half-Day Tour of Cu Chi Tunnels
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Luxury-Group Half-Day Tour of Cu Chi Tunnels

$24

Escape the bustle of the city to explore rural scenery of Southern Vietnam and get an up-close look at the famous Cu Chi Tunnels in Southern Vietnam. Learn about the lives of Vietnamese soldiers by going for a subterranean stroll through the tunnels, and get the chance to fire guns from the Vietnam War era at a nearby shooting range.

Mekong Delta Tour W/ Vinh Trang Pagoda, Rowing-Boat & Lunch
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Mekong Delta Tour W/ Vinh Trang Pagoda, Rowing-Boat & Lunch

$25

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking river wonderland of the Mekong Delta, located only 2 hours drive from Ho Chi Minh City. This experience is exclusively crafted by our guides who are native to the region, so that you will experience the true local vibes of the area, and be away from the crowds of tourists.

Cu Chi Tunnels: Morning or Afternoon Guided Small-Group Tour
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Cu Chi Tunnels: Morning or Afternoon Guided Small-Group Tour

$23

Imagine spending your days living in underground tunnels, only able to come out at night when the sun is down - that's what the people of Cu Chi did nearly 50 years ago during the Vietnam War.

Small Group Full-Day Cai Be Floating Market Tour
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Small Group Full-Day Cai Be Floating Market Tour

$48

Weave through scores of boats loaded with bright piles of freshly picked produce and neatly folded stacks of new clothes. Barter with vendors for unique souvenirs and watch the interactions between locals at this fascinating floating market.

Luxury-Group Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong Delta Tour
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Luxury-Group Cu Chi Tunnels & Mekong Delta Tour

$59

Explore the impressive network of underground routes and bunkers that make up the Cu Chi Tunnels. Then, hop on board a boat to cruise along the Mekong Delta, and learn about Vietnamese culture and tradition. Rise early to meet your guide in your hotel lobby for a convenient pickup.

the insider's saigon 4,5 hours
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the insider's saigon 4,5 hours

$68

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Ho Chi Minh Squares, Nguyen Hue Walking Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City 70000 Vietnam Our vintage vespa team will come to pick up you from your hotel stay in saigon at 8 :am A fun ride to the most popular tourist attraction in Saigon.