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  • 01
  • Aug
  • 2014

See the best of Ho Chi Minh City while on a river cruise

If you’re traveling to Vietnam on one of the river cruisetours offered by, you’ll have a chance to visit Ho Chi Minh City, one of the most dynamic and interesting places in Southeast Asia. This bustling Metropolis presents a vibrant mix of traditional Vietnamese and European colonial architecture, along with gleaming skyscrapers that represent the forces of modernity.

Given that most Americans have never visited Ho Chi Minh City, you may not be sure where to start when you walk off your river cruise ship. Here are a few suggestions for the best things to do during your visit:

Happy Traveler Comment
I want to thank you [Glynna] for suggesting the Avalon boat trip through the Rhine River. We had a superb time. As I reflect back I am in awe of the history in Europe. The architecture is stunning. I would recommend the trip to all that inquire about it. The finale of a week in Holland was the icing on the cake. Did I say we had a WONDERFUL time? Thank you so much. — Sharon F.

Hire a motorcycle or scooter for a sightseeing trip: The city is full of for-hire, open-top vehicles which are inexpensive and can give you a sense of the scope and grandeur of Vietnam’s capitol.

Street of Hanoi

Sample the street food: Vietnam, and especially Ho Chi Minh City, is one of the best destinations for anyone who enjoys local street food. You can easily fill up on inexpensive, tasty meals from these establishments, which can be found everywhere.

Fresh and fried spring rolls, local food

Visit the city’s museums: Like many other attractions in Ho Chi Minh City, museums are cheap: Typical admission fees are in the $2 to $3 range. These institutions feature some of the most beautiful artwork you’ll see on your cruise, and they offer a nice break if you’re overwhelmed by the crowds and pacing of life in Vietnam.

Saigon, Vietnam - June 15: Museum of war on June 15, 2011 in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

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