Our top pick for sights to see in HCMC would have to be the War Remnants Museum (located on Vo Van Tan St). Open between 7.30am – 12noon and then 1.30pm-5pm, tickets will cost you 15,000VD/ $1. An absolute bargain for such a great museum. Spread over 3 levels, there are 10 different exhibitions so see. Out the front of the museum there is a recommended itinerary which shows you in which order you should see the exhibitions. We spent over 2 hours at the museum, taking in the history, stories and photographs. Definitely out top pick for sights in HCMC.
Cho Ben Thanh Market offers a mix of clothing, shoes, local produce, souvenirs, beauty products, bedding and manchester and material all under the one roof. The market is broken up into sections that have set prices and sections where you are free to barter with the shop owners. Although the market is indoors, there are no fans or air conditioning, so it gets very hot, very quickly. sure you bring your fan
The Mekong Delta is about a 2 hour drive from the centre of HCMC and most hotels, hostels and tour agencies offer 1, 2 or 3 days trips. As we were a little time poor, we only did the 1 day tour, but if you have the time, the 2 or 3 day tours also sound great. We organised our tour at our hostel ($10USD/ $13) and it included a transfers to the delta, boat rides, lunch, local performances and food and an english speaking guide. The tour picked us up at our hostel at 8am and returned at 5.30pm.