139. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Why Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
This city, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam has a lot of history. It’s fast-paced and perhaps have the most motorbikes you will see in a city; other cities like Taipei and Bangkok are pretty close though. It’s a walking city with frequent re-hydrate spots as due to the heat and humidity they are necessary.
Ho Chi Minh City formerly known as Saigon is in the south of Vietnam just across the Cambodian border in southeast Asia.
How To Get Here
You can use the Vietnam Railways System for travel in the region.
The closest airport to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is Ho Chi Minh City Airport (SGN).
The following airlines has service to Ho Chi Minh City Airport (SGN):
All Nippon Airlines (NH), Asiana Airlines (OZ), Air France (AF), Aeroflot (SU), Air Asia (AK), Air China (CA), Air Astana (KC), Air New Zealand (NZ), China Southern Airlines (CZ), China Airlines (CI), Cebu Pacific Air (5J), China Eastern Airlines (MU), Cambodia Angkor Air (K6), Cathay Pacific Airways (CX), Estonian Air (0V), Emirates(EK), EVA Airways (BR), Etihad Airways (EY), Finnair (AY), Hong Kong Airlines (HX), Jetstar Asia (3K), Japan Airlines (JL), Jetstar Pacific (BL), Korean Airlines (KE), Lao Airlines (QV), Mandarin Airlines (AE), Malaysia Airlines (MH), Nok Air (DD), Philippine Airlines (PR), Qatar Airways (QR), Royal Brunei Airlines (BI), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Sichuan Airlines (3U), Spring Airlines (9C), TOR Air (OD), Thai Lion Air (SL), Thai Asia Airways (FD), Turkish Airlines (TK), Vietnam Airlines (VN), Vietjet Air (VJ) and Xiamen Air (MF).
You can book your ticket at Sleeper Bus Vietnam.
If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions. Traffic is manic and unless you are an aggressive driver I don’t recommend it. Watch out for the motorbikes as well.
No. Although there are a number of cruise lines
Where To Stay
Ho Chi Minh is full of hotels in all classes. Plus you have many of the major chains represented. You can get five star accommodations for way less than they would cost in other countries.
==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
There’s food everywhere with a propensity to coffee. It’s not uncommon to see three coffee houses on one intersection or roundabout.
==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.
What To Do
The city is hot, very hot and very humid. So grab yourself some comfortable shoes and lots of water and start walking. Or if you don’t feel like doing that, then you can take a motorcycle taxi, a local bus, a regular taxi or an Uber or Grab. Grab is similar to Uber. Once you’ve figured out your transportation, then here are some things to visit:
Visit the Binh Tay Market
Visit the War Remnants Museum
Visit Notre Dame Cathedral de Saigon
Visit the central Post Office which is right across from the Cathedral
Visit the Jade Emperor and Giac lam Pagodas.
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.
==>> Lonely Planet has some additional information.
==>> Trip.com has some additional information.
Currency: Vietnamese dong (VND)
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