Saigon gallery - pictures of Ho Chi Minh City

Saigon is a bustling metropolis with many diverse cultures and great tourist attractions worth seeking out, and we’ve done our best to capture the essence of this fascinating city with these pictures of Saigon. District 1 is a heady mix of international eateries, tourist attractions and chic bars, while escaping the chaotic centre to the Cu Chi Tunnels and nearby beach at Vung Tau is also well worthwhile

Our Saigon pictures include everything from grand French-colonial buildings and iconic statues to streetfood and glorious cityscapes. Saigon pictures offer a rich banquet for the feasting photographer, from temples and churches to family life.

We’ve made every attempt to put together a varied selection of Saigon pictures which shows off the city in all its majesty. Must-see sightseeing attractions are included as well as plenty of off-beat cultural scenes.

Click on any of the Saigon pictures below for a slide show:

Notes on taking pictures in Saigon

The modern capital has plenty of photographic stores where visitors can burn pictures of Saigon onto CD or stock up on film, memory cards and other essentials. Tourists may even want to buy cameras and accessories here, although the selection is admittedly not nearly as great as Singapore, Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur.

Be careful not to offend religious sensibilities when taking pictures in Saigon. Dress conservatively when entering a church, temple or family home and be especially respectful when ceremonies are taking place. Vietnamese people can be shy so avoid taking photographs without enquiring with them first, and do not be surprised if they ask you for a tip.

Saigon pictures are a lovely souvenir of your trip to Vietnam and there are countless of great subjects to photograph, so remember to take your camera everywhere you venture. There are great opportunities  for Saigon pictures in every district of the city, with a thrilling medley of hectic traffic, demure local people and modern shopping goliaths.

Safety can be a concern in Saigon just like any big city, so avoid traipsing down dark alleyways while brandishing your latest high-tech gadgetry. But those that stay on the main tourist trail and keep their wits about them will have little reason to worry while taking pictures in Saigon.

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