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Archbishop's Residence

180 Nguyen Dinh Chieu St. • Ho Chi Minh City

This stunning example of grand French colonial architecture is still in remarkably good shape considering... More

Ben Thanh Market

Intersection of Le Loi and Tran Hung Dao Blvds. • Ho Chi Minh City

Saigon’s main public market sells everything from dried spices and live chickens to cheap clothing... More

Bon Banh Mi Bakery

142 Vo Thi Sau St. • Ho Chi Minh City

Catherine Denoual Maison

65 Le Loi Blvd. Saigon Centre • Ho Chi Minh City

Owner-tastemaker Catherine Denoual’s freestanding shop has additional items not available at her sister emporium, Gaya,... More

Cu Chi Tunnels and Cao Dai Cathedral

Tay Ninh Province • Ho Chi Minh City

If time allows, consider a half-day excursion northwest of the city to these fascinating, albeit... More

Dau Pagoda

TL 282 Thanh Khuong • Chu, Bac Ninh

An Indian monk arrived during the third century in what is now the Ha Tay... More

Fahasa Bookshop

40 Nguyen Hue • Ho Chi Minh City

Saigon’s largest selection of English-language books, travel guides, and magazines is also a good bet... More

Fine Arts Museum, Ho Chi Minh City

97A Pho Duc Chinh • Ho Chi Minh City

Peeling ocher walls, sun-bleached curtains, musty corridors, a fountain full of pond scum: Saigon’s oldest... More

Gallery Dogma

43 Ton That Thiep St. • Ho Chi Minh City

Irony comes to Ho Chi Minh City at this perfectly named boutique that trades in... More

Gaya, Ho Chi Minh City

1 Nguyen Van Trang St. • Ho Chi Minh City

Make this three-story emporium—run as a collective by five expat designers—your first stop for chic... More

Glow Spa

129A Nguyen Hue • Ho Chi Minh City

Tucked away in the landmark Eden Mall, right off busy Dong Khoi Street, this centrally... More

Ipa-Nima, Ho Chi Minh City

71 Pasteur St. • Ho Chi Minh City

The fabulously embellished, often downright zany handbags of Hong Kong native and Hanoi resident Christina... More

Living & Giving

11 Ngo Duc Ke • Ho Chi Minh City

Specializing in Art Deco furniture (both reproduction and antique), this densely packed multistory shop may... More

MG Decoration

92-C5 Le Thanh Ton St. • Ho Chi Minh City

This friendly store—one of many similar cotton shops on Le Thanh Ton—ranks as one of... More

Minh Khoa

48 Nguyen Hue • Ho Chi Minh City

Pick up a Vietnamese ao dai (a woman's costume of tunic and flowing pants) reinvented... More


97 Hai Ba Trung St. • Ho Chi Minh City

Every expat in town eventually winds up on Pacharan’s fourth-floor terrace (directly opposite the Park... More

Q Bar, Saigon

7 Lam Son Square • Ho Chi Minh City

What was once Vietnam’s hippest nightspot—in the mid-1990s pioneer days—has lost a bit of its... More

Reunification Palace

135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia St. • Ho Chi Minh City

The delirious pastiche of the former presidential palace, completed in 1966, calls to mind the... More

Rooftop Garden at The Rex Hotel

41 Nguyen Hue Blvd. • Ho Chi Minh City

Since the “Five O’Clock Follies” (the U.S. military’s daily press briefings during the Vietnam War)... More

Saigon, Saigon

19 Lam Son Sq. • Ho Chi Minh City

The vintage ‘60s soundtrack (from the Fifth Dimension to the Shangri-Las), lengthy cocktail list, and... More

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