To be in District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City
is to be in Saigon. The city centre is where its old name still lives on, and it’s the heart of all things exciting, compelling and insightful in Vietnam
’s largest metropolis. Book from our selection of Ho Chi Minh City District 1 hotels and you’re starting off on the right foot no matter what you want to do.
More than anywhere else, District 1 shows travellers that this former capital city is just as much about Vietnam’s past as its present. It has spas, entertainment, historical sights, culture, and you can barely turn a corner without finding a restaurant. You’ll find cuisine from all corners of the west, but what is travelling without the chance to broaden your food horizons? Vietnamese restaurants let you try everything from regional specialties to a bowl of Pho (noodle soup) that is as authentic as they come.
With meals out of the way, the tough part is not finding something to do in between, but rather choosing. Let’s start with an attraction that lets you see it all, the Bitexco Financial Tower Skydeck, an observation deck with great views over the city, where you can also go to other floors to enjoy the scenery from a café or bar.
The artist in you will be satisfied with visits to the Saigon Opera House – a fine piece of historical architecture in its own right – to see the A O Show, or the Contemporary Art, the best gallery in District 1. Shoppers can find great deals to take home on many items from souvenirs to electronics. Visiting venues such as the War Surplus Market is as much a sightseeing experience as an opportunity to shop – just make sure keep your eyes peeled for fake goods!
On the subject of the Vietnam War, one of Ho Chi Minh City’s most interesting historic attractions is the War Remnants Museum, which includes in depth photographic records and machines of war among its displays. Located just outside the northwest edge of District 1, you can include a tour of Unification Palace and sightseeing in District 3
as part of your wanderings.
So wot are you waiting for? Plan your visit from the inside out by booking from our list of Ho Chi Minh City District 1 accommodation after finding the right flight to Ho Chi Minh City
. When it comes to inner-city attractions, the best is either here or close by.