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About Ho Chi Minh City

Commonly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in whole Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City or say HCMC/ HCM was the former capital of the Republic of Vietnam. In the year 1975, Saigon was renamed as Ho Chi Minh City but the locals and tourists both refer to it as Saigon.

From the early settlement to up till now, HCM has seen many rules and rulers. More than 94% population of the city is Saigonese (which is ethnically Vietnamese) and the 5.7% of this population is Chinese. A minority of Cambodians known as Khmer also live in the city (amounting to 0.3% of the population). The language of the region is Vietnamese, however the Chinese population speaks languages native to China.

Ton Son Nhat airport of HCM is the busiest airport of Vietnam. Buses connect the airport to the city center. You can also take a taxi to reach the city or rent a car if you want. The neighboring regions of Ho Chi Minh City are accessible by bus and train. To move around the city, you can rent a car, bicycle, or motorbike. Buses, speed boats, and taxi are also available options to roam around the city.

There are so many historical sights to visit in Ho Chi Minh City that you might find yourself confused over which sight to visit first. The Reunification Palace or say Independence Palace is one of the most popular attractions for tourists. War remnant museum, Museums of Vietnamese history, City Hall, Ho Chi Minh City Museum etc. are places full of cultural and historically important artifacts and information.

The mosques and temples of the city are also a delight to the eyes. The architectural excellence of the city buildings seems out of this world. It is a wonder how the people built such marvelous structures 100 years back. The 119 year old Saigon Opera House interior is nothing lesser than a dream crafted into reality.

The markets of the city are great to have an evening walk where you can buy souvenirs and other things of attractions.

Local Culture: Ho Chi Minh City is a major hub of activity in Vietnam. The city caresses the traditions of Asian and Western origin to make its unique culture out of the two.

Dining: If you claim to be a foodie then you are at right place to eat in Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City holds almost all the dishes native to the nation. Not only this, you can also find dishes of other countries as well.

Stay Safe: Comparing to other Vietnam cities, Ho Chi Minh City has a higher crime rate. Pick pocketing, scams and even violent crimes are common in the region. To stay on the safer side, use your common sense and follow the tourist guidelines strictly. Do not go at deserted places alone at night unless you want some serious trouble.

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How much a typical Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City costs per night, considering the average prices ?

The typical 1 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 35 SGD to 38 SGD.

While a stay at 2 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 37 SGD to 52 SGD.

If you plan to stay at a 4 Star Hotel, the cost is in the range of 161 SGD to 245 SGD.

If you plan to stay at a 4 Star Hotel, the cost is in the range of 225 SGD to 424 SGD.

While a stay at 2 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 43 SGD to 63 SGD.

However a 5 Star Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, the per night room cost is in the range of 256 SGD to 589 SGD.

The typical 1 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 32 SGD to 40 SGD.

Considering a stay at 3 Star, the cost is in the range of 74 SGD to 116 SGD.

Considering a stay at 3 Star, the cost is in the range of 104 SGD to 169 SGD.

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Ho Chi Minh City's Monthly Temperature
26.0
Jan
26.8
Feb
28.0
Mar
29.2
Apr
28.8
May
27.8
Jun
27.5
Jul
27.4
Aug
27.2
Sep
27.0
Oct
26.7
Nov
26.0
Dec
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Ho Chi Minh City's Monthly Rainfall

Which are the better months to visit Ho Chi Minh City considering the Weather?

Its recommended to visit Ho Chi Minh City in the month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec as the weather is pleasant

Which are the months to avoid visiting Ho Chi Minh City?

Its better to avoid visiting Ho Chi Minh City in the month of Apr May due to weather being warmer.

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  • Price Range of 1 Star Hotel

    Avg. SGD 36
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  • Price Range of 1 Star Hotel

    Avg. SGD 36 for 1 Star Hotel

  • Price Range of 2 Star Hotel

    Avg. SGD 45
    for 2 Star Hotel

  • Price Range of 4 Star Hotel

    Avg. SGD 203
    for 4 Star Hotel

  • Price Range of 5 Star Hotel

    Avg. SGD 422
    for 5 Star Hotel

  • Price Range of 3 Star Hotel

    Avg. SGD 95
    for 3 Star Hotel

Weather
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    Partly Cloudy

  • Temprature at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is 25.0

    25.0

  • Humidity at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is 78%

    78%

  • Wind speed at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is From the SE at 9 MPH

    From the SE at 9 MPH

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  • Nearest airport is Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (SGN-Tan Son Nhat Intl.)

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (SGN-Tan Son Nhat Intl.)

Hotels at Ho Chi Minh City


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8.4
76 Le Lai Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

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A stay at New World Saigon Hotel places you in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, within a 5-minute drive of Zen Plaza a.....

Starts at SGD 173/night

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8.5
8-15 Ton Duc Thang St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

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With a stay at Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon, you'll be centrally located in Ho Chi Minh City, steps from Saigo.....

Starts at SGD 187/night

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8.9
19 - 23 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

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A stay at Caravelle Saigon places you in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, steps from Dong Khoi Shopping Street and a 2.....

Starts at SGD 215/night

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8.6
17 Le Duan Boulevard, Ho Chi Minh City

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With a stay at Sofitel Saigon Plaza, you'll be centrally located in Ho Chi Minh City, within a 5-minute drive of Vie.....

Starts at SGD 174/night

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8.5
88 Dong Khoi Street, Ho Chi Minh City

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With a stay at Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, you'll be centrally located in Ho Chi Minh City, steps from Saigon Ri.....

Starts at SGD 203/night

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9.0
2 Lam Son Square, Ho Chi Minh City

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With a stay at Park Hyatt Saigon, you'll be centrally located in Ho Chi Minh City, steps from Saigon River and withi.....

Starts at SGD 387/night

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8.3
253 Nguyen Van Troi Street, Ho Chi Minh City

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A stay at Eastin Grand Hotel Saigon places you in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, convenient to Vinh Nghiem Pagoda an.....

Starts at SGD 130/night

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8.6
8 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

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With a stay at Grand Hotel Saigon, you'll be centrally located in Ho Chi Minh City, steps from Saigon River and with.....

Starts at SGD 228/night

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9.0
Corner of Hai Ba Trung St & Le Duan Blvd, Ho Chi Minh City

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With a stay at InterContinental Saigon, you'll be centrally located in Ho Chi Minh City, within a 5-minute drive of .....

Starts at SGD 284/night

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8.9
Corner Nguyen Du St. & Hai Ba Trung, Ho Chi Minh City

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With a stay at InterContinental Residences Saigon, you'll be centrally located in Ho Chi Minh City, within a 5-minut.....

Starts at SGD 230/night

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