Come and soak in the rich culture and history of Vietnam at the modern city of Ho Chi Minh. This city is situated on the edge of Mekong Delta about 50 miles from the South China Sea. Also known as Saigon, it is the largest city and the financial and business centre of the country. This vibrant city is renowned for its role played during the Vietnam War. The modern skyscrapers, amazing rooftop bars, fancy restaurants, classic French architecture, fascinating culture, lush green parks, ornate temples and peaceful pagodas altogether make Ho Chi Minh City a fascinating tourist destination.
Although Ho Chi Minh City can be visited throughout the year, the months from December to April are considered ideal due to the favourable weather. Avoid visiting this city in the wet season that starts from May and ends in November.
The city is dotted with a myriad of attractions that are a mix of modern and tradition. Visit the Museum of Vietnamese History, War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace and the Notre Dame Cathedral if you are keen about history. Experience the panoramic views of the city from the sky deck of Bitexco Tower or sip a cocktail or relish some lip-smacking dishes at Alto, a sky bar. Unwind and relax at Can Gio Island or head to the iconic attraction of the city, Cu Chi Tunnels that is a sheer example of exceptional Vietnamese engineering. Emperor Jade Pagoda, Ba Thien Hau Temple, Mariamman Hindu Temple, Cao Dai Temple and Quan Am Pagoda are some religious sites that can be visited. Saigon Central Post Office, Ho Chi Minh City Opera House,
Independence Palace and September 23rd Park are other notable attractions. Head to Ben Thanh Market, An Dong Market and Cholon Chinatown market to buy souvenirs, local handicrafts and art, lacquerware and bamboo goods.
Ho Chi Minh is a great place for gourmets. From Vietnamese dishes to international cuisines, this city offers plenty of food options for every budget. Enjoy the delicious Saigon street food at stalls of Quan An Ngon. Aromatic Vietnamese coffee, Banh Beo, Com Tam, Banh Mi, Vietnamese Shellfish and Goi Cuon are some local dishes you must relish. Mumtaz, Tandoor, Saigon Indian restaurant and Baba’s Kitchen are some good Indian restaurants.
When it comes to nightlife, Ho Chi Minh City has a plethora of options for every budget. Blanchy’s Lounge, Lush Nightclub, Envy Club, Pub Crawl Saigon Night Club, Glow Skybar and Chill Skybar are some good rooftop bars and nightclubs to look for.
There are plenty of hotels in Ho Chi Minh City ranging from luxury to budget hotels. You can check the list of Ho Chi Minh City hotels and book one for yourself after reading customer reviews available on the Goibibo app.