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Formally known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh city is absolutely bursting with energy, culture and history. The city surrounds the Saigon River and faces out to the South China Sea. It is the financial distract of Vietnam but also shows its past with a mix of Asian and French architecture and cuisine. You will find a fascinating mix of temples and skyscrapers here, mixing the old with the new in this modern, yet historic city.
Hop on a scooter or motorcycle tour and join the buzz on the city streets or set off on foot to get a closer look at the sites, and grab a traditional bowl of Pho from a street food vendor along the way. Take in breath-taking landmarks such as the Notre Dame Cathedral Of Saigon, the Central Office and the Saigon Opera House. If you enjoy history, delve into the History Museum, War Musuem and Reunification House or visit some of the ornate temples and pagodas around the city. For shopping head to District 1 for markets and shopping malls. End your day with a drink in a rooftop bar on Pham Ngu Lao Street with a sparkling view of the city lights. If you have the time, tours can be made to the Mekong Delta to see the unique sights of the vast waterways and visit the floating markets.
Ho Chi Minh city is a vibrant and exciting destination suitable for all travellers looking for a holiday filled with history, culture, and atmosphere. The city is particularly popular with solo-travellers and couples. All accommodation budgets can be catered for.
🧡 Notre Dame Cathedral & Saigon Opera House
🧡 Museums & historic buildings
🧡 Temples & Pagodas
🧡 Motorcycle/scooter tour
Tan Son Nhat International airport (SGN) serves Ho Chi Minh.
The currency used in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam is Vietnamese Dong (₫).
Ho Chi Minh is in Indochina time zone ICT (GMT+7) so is 7 hours ahead of Irish time.
Ho Chi Minh experiences consistently warm temperatures all year round. Hotter temperatures are seen between April and May while temperatures can be slightly cooler in December and January.