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Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Saïgon)
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Saïgon) boasts a striking red façade and towering stone arches constructed with materials imported from France in the 1800s. But its architecture isn’t the only draw. In 2005, visitors reported seeing a tear flow from the eye of a statue of the Virgin Mary here, making it a destination for Catholics on a religious pilgrimage.
 
The Basics
The Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica (Nhà Thờ Chính Tòa Đức Bà Sài Gòn) has become an architectural and religious icon in the bustling southern city. The neo-Romanesque structure serves as an active place of worship for Vietnam’s 6 million Catholics. Most private and group city sightseeing tours, including a fun cyclo option, stop at the cathedral, as well as the nearby Reunification Palace and the sobering War Remnants Museum.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The cathedral basilica is a must-visit for spiritual travelers, architecture buffs, and first-time visitors to Saigon.
  • Remember to dress respectfully, as this is an active place of worship.
  • Expect a full house for Sunday morning Mass; arrive early to get a seat.
  • The cathedral is undergoing a major renovation and is closed to tourists (with the exception of Sunday Mass) until its expected completion in 2020.
 
How to Get There
Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral is located in downtown Ho Chi Minh between Le Duan and Nguyen Du near the Cong xa Paris bus stop. It is one block northeast of the Reunification Palace.
 
When to Get There
The cathedral is open for cultural visits Monday to Saturday in the morning and afternoon. If you’d like to attend a Mass, they are held twice daily on weekdays and seven times on Sunday. One Sunday morning Mass is celebrated in English.
 
The Miracle of Our Lady of Peace
The Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica gained international attention in October 2005, when a few visitors claimed to see a single tear slide down the right cheek of the statue of the Virgin Mary standing outside. Hundreds of subsequent visitors have claimed that the stain remained for more than a week, yet the Catholic Church of Vietnam ultimately refuted the “miracle.”
Address: Between Le Duan and Nguyen Du, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Saigon in a Day: Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing and Night Food Tour

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Enjoy Ho Chi Minh City in the morning and at night on a tour that combines a classic city sightseeing tour with an evening food tour by motorbike. Discover the gems of Vietnam's largest metropolis as you visit Tao Dan Park, Ben Thanh market, Reunification Palace and see French colonial architecture at Saigon Opera House. Taste a range of authentic Vietnamese treats, including ‘pho’ (noodle soup) for breakfast, and street food dishes with beer or rice wine for dinner. This small-group tour is limited to seven people to ensure a personalized experience.
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Gain a unique perspective of Ho Chi Minh City, where modern life meets traditional Vietnam. Tour the dynamic city with a professional guide who points out architectural features of French colonial–style buildings, such as Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral and Saigon Post Office. Visit other famous attractions including Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum, and the Jade Emperor Pagoda. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included from districts 1 and 3.
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Experience the glitz and glamor of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) by night and enjoy an insider street food safari on this fully customizable private Jeep tour. Savor typical dishes like “banh xeo” pancakes and mingle with locals in typical eateries; see colonial monuments like the Central Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral dressed up in lights; and soak up city views from a rooftop bar.
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Unseen the Hidden Gems of Saigon by Scooter

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Our mission is to bring the UNIQUE and EXCLUSIVE experience to all the international friends around the world within these following commitments:1. Authentic local experience. 2. Best QUALITY and HYGIENE food and drinks included in the tour.3. Knowledgeable and Friendly local guide.4. Health and Transportation Insurance.5. Customization Option for every tour.6. Promising with unexpectedly beautiful sightseeings.7. Your happy smile is the ultimate goal of our tour.
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Ride an open Jeep through the Ho Chi Minh City night on a guided tour of the city’s highlights, from colonial-era architecture to a stylish rooftop bar. You’ll see some local landmarks light up after dark, including the Saigon Opera House, the gorgeous Central Post Office, and Nguyen Hue Walking Street, a favorite meeting spot for locals. Finish the evening over an included drink at a rooftop bar, with great views across the nighttime cityscape.
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Saigon History and Sightseeing By Scooter

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We take you to some historical points that are a bit off the beaten path in District 3, 10, 5, 6, and 11. Every district has different personalities. District 3 is well-known as the richest area during the American war. We visit a memorial monument, historical buildings, and outdoor local market as well.We then head to district 10 to see the brilliant colors of the downtown at the wholesale flower market. We not only see the flowers but also walk down small alleys that lead to the food market where you have to try one bowl of "Bun Mam" which is the noodle soup for your breakfast and try fresh fruit juice. Next up, a quick transfer to China town gathering in District 5,6, and 11. You will be blessed at one of the oldest and most fascinating temples in Saigon and see one of the biggest and best markets. Finally, on the way back to the hotel we will stop by the coffee shop to enjoy local coffee and see a secret underground weapons cellar of the Viet Cong army right in the coffee shop.
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Saigon Historical City Tour

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Let a knowledgeable guide unravel the history of Saigon’s turbulent past on this half-day tour of Ho Chi Minh City. Head to the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum to learn about the city's dramatic demise when it was the capital of the US-backed Republic of Vietnam. See colonial buildings like the Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office, evidence of the 19th-century capital of French Indochina. Get a glimpse of vendors selling fruit and vegetables at Ben Thanh Market and visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda.
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