Together with Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh is one of top most dynamic cities in Vietnam with the increasing number of luxurious restaurants and shopping centers. You can visit Chinatown, the Thien Hau Pagoda, Landmark 81 - the tallest building in Vietnam, the Reunification Palace, the Opera House, and Hotel de Ville, or War Remnants Museum.
Spending a day exploring local colorful outdoor markets is also such an exciting experience. Don't forget Dong Khoi Street, the city’s most vibrant shopping filled with restaurants, hoetls, boutiques by new Vietnamese designers, hill tribe crafts, high-quality linens, and housewares - it's also the most expensive street in Vietnam.
A day trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels or to watch an unique religious ceremony at the main temple of Cao Daism in Tay Ninh is meaningful.
Alternatively, visiting floating markets in Mekong Delta to get closer to the Southern Vietnam's culture is worth trying.