Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is the largest Vietnamese city and it is the most populous metropolitan area in Vietnam. There are several markets and historical attractions along with a fine mix of traditional Vietnamese, French and modern architectural features in the city. Places to visit and things to do
- District 1 is the central area and the commercial centre of the city. There are numerous attractions in this neighbourhood such as the Saigon Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral and National History Museum among others. There are several 5-star hotels around District 1. The popular Ben Thanh Traditional Market, which is near these hotels, has over 3000 stalls that sell clothes, ceramics and a lot of other things. There are plenty of 3-star and budget hotels around District 1 and some of the best resorts in Ho Chi Minh City are located near District 1.
- District 3 is one of the quieter neighbourhoods in Ho Chi Minh City, and is popular for the War Remnants Museum, Turtle Lake and the Tan Dinh Church. The 3-star hotels around District 3 are close to the Nguyen Dinh Chieu, which is a famous shopping street and offers a vibrant nightlife.
- Taste of India is among the best cheap Indian/veg. friendly restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City that serve Paneer Bhurji, Aloo Mutter, Dal Palak and Bhindi Masala among others. Affordable dine-outs such as the Pho Minh serve the most popular food in Ho Chi Minh City, such as pho.
- The 3-star and budget hotels near the Ho Cho Minh Airport offer travellers with shuttle services along with free Wi-Fi, parking and dedicated concierge facilities.