Ho Chi Minh

Traveling to Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon in Vietnam

The historic and chaotic city of Ho Chi Minh or Saigon in Vietnam is something you must experience for yourself. In the backpackers’ street, the lights shine and people walk crowded through many places to eat and drink.

With an impressive market, to buy whatever you want, it attracts the shopping people as well as historians, who gladly find the other side of history with the one they call, the American War.

Weather in Ho Chi Minh. The climate is rather warm, as in the whole country. If you don’t like rain, we would say that the best time to travel is from December to May when the dry season occurs, and it hardly rains.

How many days to visit Ho Chi Minh city. The ideal time would be 2 or 3 days, depending on what you are interested in visiting.

How to get from the airport to Ho Chi Minh city? You can go by taxi, private transfer or by bus. The cheapest option is by bus and it costs less than half a dollar. Lines 152, 49, and 109 take you to the city.

What to do or to visit in Ho Chi Minh City?

  • Cuchi Tunnels: This is the place you need to go to find out about how Vietnam did it to win the war. A truly impressive place where you can actually enter to the tunnels they used to transport food and weapons across the country. An essential place if you visit this city.
  • Visit the Ben Thanh market: The largest market in the city, where you can find crafts, souvenirs, clothing and textiles, and much more.
  • Visiting the city: In addition to the market, there are other important buildings that you can visit, such as the Reunification Palace, the Notre Dame Basilica, the Post Office, the City Hall, the Botanical Garden and many Buddhist temples such as the Thien Hau or the Ngoc Hoang Pagoda.
  • Remnants of the Vietnam War Museum: A museum with a lot of information about the American War as they name it. With war vehicles at the entrance and a lot of audiovisual material, it is a very complete museum, which does not saturate with information and which allows a clear perception of what this period was like.
  • Suối Tiên Amusement Park: A Buddhist-themed pool park. Many statues and Buddhist symbols inside. Something really unique for a Westerner. It is not the only park in the city, there is also Dam Sen and Dai Nam Park.
  • The street of travelers or walkers Bui Vien: A spectacular street in the most Vietnamese style. With lights everywhere, bars, and restaurants on every corner and crowds walking in the late evenings. This is similar to what is Khao San Rd in Bangkok, attracting tourists and local people from all over the city.

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