Free Attractions in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

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Travelling in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City also free or low cost also you can do at any time. Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City which is the center of government and economic center of Vietnam has many historical monuments and landmarks of interest. Here is a list of free attractions in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

Old Quarter

Old Quarter or often referred to as 36 roads has actually grown more than his name. The environment is filled with a variety of food stalls, shops, restaurants and markets. Lots of cheap accommodation available in Old Quarter.

Hoan Kiem Lake

Hoan Kiem Lake is located in Hanoi downtown that will not be overlooked by tourists. Hanoi life as surround this lake. Other Hanoi landmark is one of the Huc Bridge which is located in the Hoan Kiem Lake.

Pham Ngu Lao

Pham Ngu Lao is located in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City. This place is the favorite tourist spot in Vietnam. Small alley ranks as the surge for fans of culinary or shopping. Fans can also enjoy endless entertainment night tour in Pham Ngu Lao.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex in Hanoi

This museum is located in the Ba Dinh Square. First place for Ho Chi Minh used to read the declaration of independence on 2 September 1945 which is the birthday of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

Mekong Delta

You can go to some small town around the Mekong Delta, such as My Tho, Can Tho and Ben Tre. There you will be treated to a view of the landing, rice, and brown Mekong River. The most inexpensive way to enjoy the scenery of the Mekong Delta is to take a tour from Ho Chi Minh City.

St. Joseph Cathedral Hanoi

The Roman Catholic Church was built in neo-gothic architecture style. The cathedral was built in 1886 and is visited church on weekends and holidays.

Notre Dame Cathedral Ho Chi Minh City

The cathedral was built in 1880 by French colonists. In 2005, a statue of the Virgin Mary that was in front of the church building reportedly shed tears. Although this issue was denied by the bishop, but it did not reduce the interest for the citizens to visit.

Saigon Central Mosque Ho Chi Minh City

This mosque is also commonly referred to as the Dong Du Mosque, because it is located in Dong Du Ho Chi Minh City, in the area around Dong Khoi elite. This mosque was founded by the Muslims from southern India in 1935. Around the mosque there are several kosher restaurants.

Cai Rang Floating Market

Floating market is located about 6 km from Can Tho in the Mekong Delta. From Ho Chi Minh City, it took about 5 hours drive to reach it. The best time to visit this market is in the morning when it is crowded.

Famous Pagoda and Temple in Vietnam

Vietnam with a population of predominantly Buddhist have the various tourist sites such as pagodas and temples. Some of these include Thien Hau Pagoda and Giac Lam Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City, as well as Kul Bach Ma in Hanoi. Large partially temples and pagodas does not charge admission, except for certain places such as Ngoc Son Kul in Hoan Kiem Lake.

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