Ho Chi Minh City

Overview of Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh city is the largest city of the country and locals call it Saigon. It is a metropolitan city and most popular destination of Vietnam. There are many tourist attractions, markets, historical places, galleries, fantastic nightlife, museums and many more. You can easily find different ways of transportation in the city such as cars, buses, bicycles, motorbikes and rickshaws etc.

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Beautiful city offers pleasant areas and affordable cost of living that is why it is becoming famous among digital nomads. Vietnam has a painful history of war so there are many museums and places dedicated to it such as secret tunnels in different parts of the city, war museums and underground shelters etc.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City has a lot of places to explore. City has a rich history and culture that is very interesting to learn. Some most interesting places are:

Notre Dame Cathedral

It is a beautiful French building that was built in 18th century. Building is made of red bricks that were imported from France. This cathedral still has its bright red color and it is a fully functional worshipping place. It is one of the major tourist destinations in Vietnam that is popular among local and international visitors.

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Cao Dai Temple

Cao Dai temple is the worshipping place for religion Caodaism. It combines different religions such as Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism. The temple is a highly decorated and colorful place with a giant globe in the main altar. It displays a “divine eye” that is a religious symbol of the temple. There are several rules to enter the temple such as men enter through the right door and women through left. You need to leave your shoes outside the temple.


Cu Chi Tunnels

There are many tunnel networks in Vietnam which date back to the war times. You can explore Cu Chi tunnel network and their connections. There are hundreds of tunnels which were used by Vietnamese soldiers during the war with America.

underground Cu Chi Tunnel - Ho Chi Minh city

Saigon Skydeck

It is one of the tallest buildings in Vietnam. Observation deck is located on the 49th floor that offers amazing panoramic views of the city. Saigon skydeck is a part of Bitexco financial tower. You can visit it anytime from 9:30 am to 9:30pm


Giac Lam Pagoda

 It is the oldest pagoda of the city that dates back to 17th century. There is a huge Bodhi tree at the pagoda entrance due to that the name of the temple is Giac Lam Pagoda means “feel the woods temple”. Bodhi tree is a sacred thing in Buddhism so this tree was a present from a monk from Sri Lanka.


War Remnants Museum

Ho Chi Minh city has many places to educate people about the war history of Vietnam. War remnant museum is the place to educate local and international visitors about the atrocities of war and the resilience of Vietnamese people.

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Accomodation budget moderate and expensive in Ho Chi Minh City

There are many accommodation options in the city.

Venice hotel

It is a budget accommodation that is perfect for budget and solo travelers. It offers free Wi-Fi, airport shuttle, business center, private car service and many more.


Sanouva Saigon Hotel

It is a mid-range hotel, located in the city center. Many tourist attractions are near the hotel such as Ben thanh market, War remnant museum and more.


Hotel Continental Saigon

This is a French colonial era building with a courtyard restaurant. Some rooms have balconies. It is located near the river front, central business district and many tourist attractions.


Places to eat in Ho Chi Minh City

Best way to try Vietnamese foods is the food tour. You can book a food tour in Ho Chi Minh city that takes visitors to the neighborhoods famous for different food items. There are different types of tours like street food tours, vegan tours, vegetarian tours etc.

Square one

Square one has a fabulous on site restaurant that serves Vietnamese and French cuisines. It is located in the heart of the city.


Jardin De Sens

It is one of the best fine dining experiences in Saigon city. The restaurant is run by twins who are also Michelin starred chefs. You can try some of the most delicious meat and seafood dishes in Ho Chi Minh city.


Airport info

Tan Son Nhat international airport is a military and civilian airport that operates for Ho Chi Minh city flight.

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There are more than a hundred bus routes available in the city. You can also travel to and from the city by Cab, private car, ride sharing or taxi. One of the most interesting way to of getting around the city is bicycle. You can rent a bike and enjoy various attractions. City traffic is very intense and if you are not an expert cyclist then you should avoid this option. In the old town area, you can ride a tuk tuk to click photos.

Ho Chi Minh City is the main and largest city of Vietnam. There are a lot of things to do in the city along with many opportunities. It is becoming one of the favourite cities of digital nomads.

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