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HO CHI MINH CITY

Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), formerly known as Saigon, is a dynamic metropolis with a thriving commerce that is centred around a rich and varied culture. While still tied to its complex cultural, religious, and political roots, the city is quickly modernising with an optimistic approach towards the future. All throughout the city is a delightfully dizzying mix of bustling streets and traditional markets, towering skyscrapers and ancient temples, and fine dining establishments amongst small street food carts. It’s those juxtapositions that give the city its mysticism and allure which energises residents and visitors alike. Formerly known as the “Pearl of the Orient,” Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) was a prosperous city known for its magnificent structures, rich culture, flourishing economy, exquisite cuisine and sophistication. The city has once again reclaimed its name – while a little rough around the edges – its abundance of attractions and unique experiences promises a wealth of adventure and a lifetime of memories.

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Ho Chi Minh City

Ancient facades with ornate details and gold embellishments and traditional French colonial architecture adorn Ho Chi Minh City, the former capital of South Vietnam. On the surface, what appears to be a city encapsulated in a bygone era is in actuality bustling 21st century metropolis that is embracing everything new while perfectly preserving the old. From 13th century pagodas to steel-clad skyscrapers, chaotic street markets to designer boutiques, fragrant street stalls to fine dining establishments, war bunkers to world-class hotels, HCMC is an engaging city of beautiful contrasts and unending adventure.

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Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

  • Visit the Reunification Palace where the Vietnam War was declared over.
  • Crawl through the fascinating network underground war tunnels of Cu Chi.
  • Get lost in the hustle and bustle of the Ben Thanh Market.
  • Admire the stunning architecture and grandiose interior Jade Emperor Pagoda.
  • Take in a performance at the French colonial inspired Saigon Opera House.
  • Indulge in Vietnam’s authentic and varied cuisine.
  • Observe the cityscape from the 49th floor observation deck in the Bitexco Financial Tower.

For more information about Travelbag’s holidays to Ho Chi Minh City, please contact us at 0203 139 7074 and speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable experts.

The weather in HCMC is pretty warm and humid. Lightweight clothes are best and comfortable walking shoes are advised. Also keep in mind that Vietnamese people dress conservatively, so it’s important to cover up in public spaces.

Pack plenty of sunblock, a hat and sunglasses, especially when visiting during the warmer months. The straw hats typical to the area provide great protection from the sun and rain. Small first aid kits are always beneficial. Be sure to include anti-diarrhea medication, pain relief, antibacterial cream, water-purification tablets, rehydrating solutions, insect repellent, mosquito nets, whilst anti-malarial medications are highly recommended.

If embarking on any hikes or long trips, bring camping gear, especially a sleeping bag liner. While the currency is the Vietnamese dong, U.S. dollars are generally accepted. A small torch and pocket knife are always good to have on-hand if exploring.

  • Capital - Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam
  • Currency – Dong
  • Language – Vietnamese
  • Time Zone – GMT + 7 hours

Year-round mild-to-warm temperatures make this city a joy to visit. Unlike many other places in southeast Asia, Ho Chi Minh boasts relatively calm weather and is unaffected by major natural disasters. Any time is a good time to go, as most visitors will experience copious sunshine with the occasional rain shower.

Ho Chi Minh experiences a tropical climate with two distinct seasons – dry and wet. The dry season runs from December to April and is often considered the best time to visit. Daytime temperatures range from 25°C to 30C, with cooler temperatures at night and little rainfall. Travellers are also treated to elaborate Christmas and New Year (Tet) celebrations during this time.

The rainy season is from May to November. The temperature averages 38°C with higher humidity levels. However, this is still a rewarding time to visit as there are often smaller crowds, festivals and the rain showers are typically short and intermittent.

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