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City Guide Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Visiting Ho Chi Minh

With a population of 5½ million people Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam, although it isn’t the capital. Unofficially still known as ‘Saigon’, it is also sometimes referred to as HCMC. While it is the country’s busiest city, the tree-lined streets are wide and you can walk around the city for hours looking at life go by.

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Ho Chi Minh City Reviews

  • 80%

    fettiplace

    Beautiful Saigon

    A lot of people hate Saigon but I found it to be beautiful. The whir of the motorbikes and bright lights were intoxicating like New York City. There is a wealth of things to do from museums to to bars to street food. Worth taking a few days to explore the city and get out to the Cu Chi tunnels.

  • 80%

    DanubrataDadang

    Excellent Place of Stay

    MyMy Arthouse fulfill our needs as a traveller. Value of money, staff service, clealiness, location, and others free are definetely needed :)

    Insider Tip:Some note : You have to prepare to go upstairs if you get the room in high level.

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    My Kinda City!

    After a month of traveling through Vietnam I returned to HCMC. This place could be home. The buildings, people and variety of food its tops.

    Insider Tip:Chuck's Burgers are the best. Pasture Street Brewery has the choice beer of the town. Jazz and Art Club for skin raising music. As for me I love to dance to the local Saigon Swing Cats brought the whole experience full circle. Don't be afraid to go down the small alley's. That's where you find the heart of the city with small restaurants, shops and street food.

  • 60%

    Anonymous

    Hope they soon go back to Saigon

    big city good for start or end the Vietnam journey. After all wars and battles there more luxury shops than in Paris

    Insider Tip:Do not stop or suddenly change the speed while crossing the street. If You are predictible, the motos will pass you by

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    Loooove this city!

    Vibrant and fun city, full of life and energy. Great food, Ben Thanh market is fun, but prepare for intense sales pitches. Don't touch if you aren't willing to be chased down the aisle with the person trying to sell it to you!

    Insider Tip:Go to the War Remnants Museum! Heart-breaking, but a must

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Northern Vietnam presents visitors a sharp contrast of things to do. Hanoi, the capital, is a lake-filled city, Haiphong is a smaller, more industrial version and Halong Bay, one of the most beautiful and tranquil bays in the world. As Hanoi is the transportation hub of the country, you are bound to visit here if you are going to Vietnam.

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