Top lesser-known attractions in Ho CHi Minh City
Bình Quới Resort
Binh Quoi Village is not a real village, instead, it is a tourist spot which is designed to showcase and represent the typical life of Vietnamese traditional villages. The spot is featured beautiful natural scene, and moreover, it is well-operated. Even though not being popular among foreign tourists, it remains among favorite attractions for Vietnamese travelers. With just only 30-minute drive from the city center, you can arrive at the villages, therefore it is an ideal weekend getaway for you.
Address: Thanh Da Peninsula on Saigon River
Tân Định Church
In Sai Gon, when mentioning about churches, you might think of the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral. However, in Sai Gon, there is still another church that worth visiting – it’s Tan Dinh Church. One distinguishing feature of this church is that the church is painted in pink. It is one of the rare churches painted pink in the world.
Address: 289 Hai Bà Trưng Street, District 3
If you are fond of collecting souvenirs from anywhere you go, this will be the place for you in Sai Gon. Unlike other mass-product from the street vendors, Saigon Kitsch will offer you more interesting and unique items. The goods sold by Saigon Kitsch have featured the propaganda style painting or the traditional style of the country.
Address: 43 Tôn Thất Thiệp, District 1
Building 42 Nguyen Hue Street
42 Nguyen Hue Street is the real star of the city. It is the unique habitat of stylish businesses and creative spots. The building is originally a block for people working for the government. However, today, it is no longer a normal residential building, instead, transforms into a new hub of business and art. Each apartment of the building is now inhabited by shops, café or boutique shops. It is a fascinating and interesting place to visit.
Address: 42 Nguyen Hue Street
Le Cong Kieu Street– The antique street
Near Ben Thanh Market, Le Cong Kieu Street is the famous antique street of Saigon. The 100-meter street is full of antique stores. Antiques including colonial memorabilia, Buddha statues, old coins, art, old furniture, are displayed on the street sides. But it is worth to know that not all the antiques here are real.
If you prefer some nice and quiet place to be, Tram Café is the number one option. With a streaming and lush green tree everywhere, Tram indulges us in an easy and refreshing atmosphere that you can rarely find anywhere out there. The open space and peaceful vibe of Tram make it to the top lesser-known places in Saigon that you should visit.
Address: 100 Trần Huy Liệu, Phú Nhuận District