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You Shouldn't Miss Ho Chi Minh, South East Asia's Cultural Melting Pot

You Shouldn't Miss Ho Chi Minh, South East Asia's Cultural Melting Pot

The Vietnamese capital is a vibrant marriage of past and future. From timeless temples, colonial alleys, and scrumptious street food to contemporary skyscrapers, boutique hotels, and classy restaurants, Ho Chi Minh has everything an adventurous soul craves for. Enjoy this bustling city with the Ho Chi Minh Travel Guide with Offline Street Map to make your adventures a breeze.

1.      Ben Thanh Market

What is trip to South East Asia without an authentic glimpse into the local culture and chaos? And what better way to experience it first-hand than a visit to one of Ho Chi Minh's dizzying markets. Although not as big as other markets out of town, the Ben Thanh Night Market is perfectly situated in the center of the city and still offers a multitude of souvenir stalls and over 20 street eateries to choose from! The market building is easily surrounded by expectant local and foreign diners alike looking to feast on a wide range of the best dishes Vietnam has to offer.

2.      Cu-chi Tunnels

Find out more about the country's rich history and its people's tenacity and resilience through the elaborate network of underground tunnels that run 200 kilometers (120 miles) beneath the Cu Chi District of Ho Chi Minh alone. What was once used as hideouts, living quarters, and supply routes for the Viet Cong during the American-Vietnamese war is now a popular tourist attraction. Here visitors can experience the underground life of soldiers and civilians back in the 1940's by exploring and even crawling around the safer parts of the labyrinth.

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3.      Saigon SkyDeck

After a day full of adventure, cap it with a spectacular view of the city from 262 meters above ground at Ho Chi Minh's tallest building to date. Designed after a shape of a lotus bud the Bitexco Financial Tower is one of the symbols of Ho Chi Minh's rapid economic development. One of the tower's highlights is the city's first observation deck on the 49th floor where visitors will be able to enjoy a full sight of the city, the Saigon river, the Notre Dame Cathedral and so much more.

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Hamburg, the Most English City Outside England

Hamburg, the Most English City Outside England

Many Englishmen refer to Hamburg as the most English city outside of England saying that its vibe is more English than German. It is one of the most welcoming port cities in the country and being only a two-hour ride from Berlin makes it an ideal last stop for tourists nearing the end of their Berlin vacation. Our Hamburg Travel Guide and Offline City Map will is surely the best guide before your travel! On its own, however, there are still many reasons why you should visit Hamburg. Hamburgers

Hamburgers are one of the most popular foods in the world. The true origin of hamburgers has yet to be fully ascertained but Hamburg does have a pretty strong case considering hamburgers are named after Hamburg. Going to the origin of hamburgers and not taking a bite of the authentic local hamburger can be considered a sin. The most popular hamburger joint in the city is Kleine Pause. Food in Germany is quite cheap so don’t hold back and gobble up as much as you can. You can worry about losing the extra weight you’ve gained when your vacation is over.


Schanzenviertrel is the quirkiest and most hip part of the city so be sure to check it out when you visit Hamburg. This part of town is filled with graffiti making it look like a giant painting. Numerous bars, eateries, and small stores can be found all around and there is someone playing music at every corner. It is the best place to look for souvenirs and taste a wide variety of food.

St. Pauli

If you are looking to stay up all night and party then the neighborhood of St. Pauli will be perfect for you. This portion of the west side of Hamburg is filled with 24-hour establishments. It is like a part of the city that never sleeps. If you don’t like low-key bars full of young people, St. Pauli is also where the Reeperbahn, Hamburg’s Red Light District, is located. Here in Reeperbahn you can find nihtclubs, beerhouses, and strip clubs.

St. Pauli District. The night never ends
St. Pauli District. The night never ends

Warehouse district

The Warehouse district is the best part of the city to have your pictures taken. The long, old brick warehouses will serve as amazing backgrounds for your photos. These red brick buildings have been restored and converted into shops, eateries, galleries, etc. and exploring each one would be a great adventure.

Hamburg Warehouse District
Hamburg Warehouse District

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