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My name is Grant and I am always getting asked questions such as "What are the best places to visit while in Saigon?"

"What attractions in Ho Chi Minh should I visit during my Vietnam holiday?"

"What interesting things do you recommend in Saigon while on my Vietnam vacation?"

You see, I have lived in this amazing and exciting city for quite a few years now.

And as a somewhat restless person at heart, I have always enjoyed walking, cycling or driving around Saigon in my spare time, looking for new restaurants at which to eat, or new bars or nightclubs to visit, or out-of-the-way museums where I can learn something new about this city I now call home.

Diamond Plaza - Saigon Diamond Plaza - Saigon

And during those travels I have had the pleasure of seeing a large part of what Ho Chi Min City has to offer in terms of attractions and interesting things to do.

I have eaten at some wonderful restaurants and bars, the variety and quality of food of which I could never have gotten in my home country.

I have also visited some eye opening museums, which have helped me learn so much more about the history and culture of Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam as a whole.

Having said this, I have also visited some pretty horrendous places as well...

....but let's not dwell on that.

In many ways though, when I first arrived in Saigon I was lucky.

I already knew some people here who were already well established and settled in Saigon.

These people were able to show me around.

They helped me avoid all those horrendous places, and introduced me to those special little places that make a person's travels around Saigon rewarding and unique.

They acted as my Saigon holiday or travel guide in other words, taking me to the best restaurants, bars and nightclubs, and showing me the best museums and travel destinations.

Ho Chi Minh Museum - Saigon Ho Chi Minh Museum - Saigon

And many of those places they introduced me to in those first few days, still remain my favorite places to visit and spend time at in Ho Chi Minh City today.

And I am hoping that maybe this website can do the same for you.

That is, act as an attraction or travel guide during your Saigon holiday, and introduce you to those special little places in Saigon that will hopefully make your Vietnam holiday that little bit more enjoyable and rewarding.

So after living here for the last few years or so, what are my favorite places in all of Saigon to visit?

Well, Saigon has so much too offer.

It has excitement, a thriving nightlife, friendly people, as well as peace and quiet if you know where to look.

I will try to answer this question the best I can in the following pages, and hopefully allow you to have a more enjoyable and rewarding experience in Saigon as a consequence.

I hope you will enjoy Saigon as much as I have!

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