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Ho Chi Minh City


Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, a Major Historic place

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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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  • Peak Season to visit is Mar - May

    Peak Season: Mar - May

  • Hotels at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    210 Hotels to choose

  • Restaurant at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    11 Restaurant to choose

  • Shared Itinerary for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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  • Price Range of 1 Star Hotel

    Avg. USD 27
    for Unrated Hotel

  • Price Range of 1 Star Hotel

    Avg. USD 27 for 1 Star Hotel

  • Price Range of 2 Star Hotel

    Avg. USD 33
    for 2 Star Hotel

  • Price Range of 4 Star Hotel

    Avg. USD 149
    for 4 Star Hotel

  • Price Range of 5 Star Hotel

    Avg. USD 312
    for 5 Star Hotel

  • Price Range of 3 Star Hotel

    Avg. USD 70
    for 3 Star Hotel

Weather
  • Weather at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam isPartly Cloudy

    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

  • Altitude ofHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam in mtr.

    5

  • 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


View Hotel New-World-Saigon-HotelReception
Rating
8.5
76 Le Lai Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Property Location
New World Saigon Hotel is in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, walking distance from Zen Plaza and September 23 Park. .....

Starts at USD 127/night

View Hotel Caravelle-SaigonExterior
19 - 23 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Property Location
With a stay at Caravelle Saigon, you'll be centrally located in Ho Chi Minh City, steps from Opera House and Ho Chi .....

Starts at USD 159/night

View Hotel Sofitel-Saigon-PlazaProperty Amenity
17 Le Duan Boulevard, Ho Chi Minh City

Property Location
Sofitel Saigon Plaza is centrally located in Ho Chi Minh City, walking distance from Vietnam National Museum of Hist.....

Starts at USD 128/night

View Hotel Sheraton-Saigon-Hotel-And-TowersExecutive Lounge
Rating
8.5
88 Dong Khoi Street, Ho Chi Minh City

Property Location
With a stay at Sheraton Saigon Hotel And Towers, you'll be centrally located in Ho Chi Minh City, steps from Opera H.....

Starts at USD 149/night

View Hotel Park-Hyatt-SaigonSpa
2 Lam Son Square, Ho Chi Minh City

Property Location
With a stay at Park Hyatt Saigon, you'll be centrally located in Ho Chi Minh City, steps from Opera House and Vincom.....

Starts at USD 285/night

View Hotel Eastin-Grand-Hotel-SaigonRestaurant
Rating
8.2
253 Nguyen Van Troi Street, Ho Chi Minh City

Property Location
Centrally located in Ho Chi Minh City, Eastin Grand Hotel Saigon is minutes from Southeastern Armed Forces Museum an.....

Starts at USD 95/night

View Hotel Grand-Hotel-SaigonHotel Front
Rating
8.5
8 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Property Location
With a stay at Grand Hotel Saigon, you'll be centrally located in Ho Chi Minh City, steps from Bach Dang Wharf and L.....

Starts at USD 168/night

View Hotel InterContinental-SaigonExterior
Corner Nguyen Du Street & Le Van Huu Str, Ho Chi Minh City

Property Location
With a stay at InterContinental Saigon, you'll be centrally located in Ho Chi Minh City, steps from Saigon Central P.....

Starts at USD 210/night

View Hotel Hotel-Nikko-SaigonBathroom
Rating
8.9
235 Nguyen Van Cu Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Property Location
Centrally located in Ho Chi Minh City, Hotel Nikko Saigon is minutes from Saigon Culinary Arts Centre and Cho Quan C.....

Starts at USD 334/night

View Hotel Tajmasago-CastleBanquet Hall
6 Phan Van Chuong Street, Ho Chi Minh City

Property Location
With a stay at Tajmasago Castle in Ho Chi Minh City (District 7), you'll be minutes from Starlight Bridge and close .....

Starts at USD 106/night