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Ho Chi Minh City Hall Square
Holiday Travel Guide

Take time out from the busy streets of Ho Chi Minh City and relax amid the French Colonial architecture and fragrant blooms of this historic square.

Historic Ho Chi Minh Square offers tranquility and elegance amid the teeming, traffic-filled streets of South Vietnam’s dynamic capital.

The square is a snapshot of 19th- and 20th-century South Vietnamese history. Explore the country’s colonial past through the French architecture, which surrounds the square. Reflect on more recent history beneath the billowing national red flags and statue of communist revolutionary leader, Ho Chi Minh. Indulge in trappings of modern consumerism in the high-end boutiques and big brand stores that dot the surrounding streets.

Ho Chi Minh City Hall takes up an entire block on the north side of the square. Completed by the French in 1908, the city hall is based on the Hotel de Ville in Paris. The building contains government offices, so is off-limits to the public. You can, however, get close enough to admire the details in the white-and-yellow façade and well-preserved pillars and arches.

Follow the path through the park in front of the city hall and enjoy perfectly manicured hedges and the blooms of hibiscus and poinsettia. At the center of the park, admire a statue of the father of the reunified Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, who sits cradling a small child.

On the east side of the square admire the Rex Hotel. This was also built by the French, in 1927, although its main significance lies in the role it played during the Vietnam War. During the conflict the hotel’s rooftop bar was a popular haunt for military officials, diplomats and war correspondents. Enjoy a cocktail or dinner in the refurbished bar, widely considered to be one of the world’s best. The views over the downtown area at sunset are spectacular.

Walk a block east to see the Saigon Opera House, built by the French at the end of the 19th century. During the Vietnam War it served as a shelter for refugees. Today the flamboyant theater is home to the city’s symphony orchestra and opera company.

Ho Chi Minh Square is located in the city’s downtown area, known as District 1, just 5 miles (7 kilometers) southeast of the airport.

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Prostyle Hotel Ho Chi Minh
Prostyle Hotel Ho Chi Minh
4 out of 5
26 Thi Sach st, Ben Nghe ward, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$57 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in District 1, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Vincom Center Shopping Mall, Parkson Plaza and Opera House. Ho Chi Minh City Hall and Saigon Central ...

4.3/5Excellent! (82 reviews)
Cute hotel

"The lobby was amazing, it was very beautiful, I can tell before is a very old hotel, and they did some remodeling to the hotel, I think is a very nice and reasonable price for the room. recommend to everyone who wants to stay in Saigon."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar,2020

Prostyle Hotel Ho Chi Minh
Rex Hotel
Rex Hotel
5 out of 5
141 Nguyen Hue Blvd, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$135 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

This family-friendly Ho Chi Minh City hotel is located in the entertainment district, steps away from Nguyen Hue Walking Street, Ho Chi Minh City Hall and Saigon ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,048 reviews)
Great location and excellent service!

"Great spot but hotel looks a little bit tired. Area round the pool is slippery. However, staff were excellent and friendly- all spoke good English. Rooftop garden restaurant was great and breakfast was outstanding. I got some specials and it was certainly excellent value for money."…"

Reviewed on 15 Jul,2020

Rex Hotel
Roseland Centa Hotel & Spa
Roseland Centa Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
15/1A-15A/57A Le Thanh Ton, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$58 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in District 1, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Saigon River, Vincom Center Shopping Mall, and Ho Chi Minh City Hall. Opera House and Saigon ...

4.3/5Excellent! (514 reviews)

"Hotel staff was really friendly and helpful helped us book trips change money we upgraded to a superior room great stuff"…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar,2020

Roseland Centa Hotel & Spa
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Prostyle Hotel Ho Chi Minh
Prostyle Hotel Ho Chi Minh
4 out of 5
26 Thi Sach st, Ben Nghe ward, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$57 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Prostyle Hotel Ho Chi Minh
Rex Hotel
Rex Hotel
5 out of 5
141 Nguyen Hue Blvd, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$135 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Rex Hotel
Roseland Centa Hotel & Spa
Roseland Centa Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
15/1A-15A/57A Le Thanh Ton, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$58 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees
Roseland Centa Hotel & Spa
Silverland Sil Hotel & Spa
Silverland Sil Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
20-22-24 Thai Van Lung St, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$42 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees
Silverland Sil Hotel & Spa
Grand Hotel Saigon
Grand Hotel Saigon
5 out of 5
8 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$94 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Grand Hotel Saigon
Park Hyatt Saigon
Park Hyatt Saigon
5 out of 5
2 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$312 per night from 5 Feb to 6 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees
Park Hyatt Saigon
Park View Saigon Hotel
Park View Saigon Hotel
3 out of 5
98R -100 Le Lai street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$23 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Park View Saigon Hotel
Dyn Opera Hotel
Dyn Opera Hotel
3.5 out of 5
18 Cao Ba Quat, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh
Dyn Opera Hotel
Hotel Majestic Saigon
Hotel Majestic Saigon
4.5 out of 5
01 Dong Khoi Street District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is SG$99 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Hotel Majestic Saigon
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