Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Map of Ho Chi Minh City with roads and terrain

Transportation to Ho Chi Minh City

Description

Following the fall of Saigon in 1975, Saigon was renamed Ho Chi Minh City. However the old Saigon name is still used by both Vietnamese and foreigners, especially when referring to the most central part of the city to which most tourists flock. Though Vietnam has been united since the conclusion of the Vietnam War, cultural differences arising from the division of Vietnam can be seen to this day. To this day, locals in Ho Chi Minh City tend to be more business-minded and less ideological than those in Hanoi in the north. In addition, Southerners also tend to be more hospitable towards Western visitors than Northerners. 

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Accommodations in Ho Chi Minh City

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My My Arthouse

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4 Boys Hotel

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Victory Hotel

7.2
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Top Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City

War Remnants Museum

History Museum

FITO Museum

Specialty Museum

Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater)

Government Building

Central Post Office

Government Building

Cu Chi Tunnels

Landmark

Catholic Church Huyen Sy

Church

Ho Chi Minh City Museum

Specialty Museum

Duc Minh Private Museum

Art Museum

People's Committee Building

Historic Site

Saigon Square

Shopping Mall

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Popular Tours in Ho Chi Minh City

Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels and Luxury Speedboat Tour

208 Reviews

Zip along the Saigon River by luxury speedboat to the Cu Chi Tunnels, round-trip from Ho Chi Minh City. Select an early or late morning departure and enjoy a peek... Read More

Half-Day Ho Chi Minh City Tour by Jeep

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Familiarize yourself with the history and culture of Ho Chi Minh City on a 4-hour tour. Enjoy seeing a selection of the main sights and learn about the past and... Read More

Private Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion City Tour

14 Reviews

When your cruise ship docks at Phu My or Lotus port, a local guide takes you on a private shore excursion to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s most populous... Read More

Cai Be Floating Market, Sa Dec Town and Mekong Queen Cruise Day Trip from Ho Chi Minh City

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Our excursion will begin early in the day after boarding a charming wooden boat, the Mekong Queen, with a visit of the Cai Be floating market where you can... Read More

Private Arrival Transfer: Tan Son Nhat Airport to Ho Chi Minh City Hotels

10 Reviews

A professional reliable transport service offering private transfers from the airport to the hotel in modern air conditioned transportation. On time every time... Read More

Private Departure Transfer: Ho Chi Minh City Hotels to Tan Son Nhat Airport

2 Reviews

A professional reliable transport service offering private transfers from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City to the Tan Son Nhat airport in modern air conditioned... Read More

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Ho Chi Minh City Travel Tips & Reviews

Beautiful buildings, interesting museums and delicious food. A must-stop on your trip to Vietnam!

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Oct 2, 2016

A very historic city and one that simply can't be missed! From exploring the Mekong Delta to taking an exciting Saigon Street Food Tour on Scooters. The city is bustling with exciting things to do. Check out my post on the Mekong Delta Tour if you're planning a visit!

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Popular Trips through Ho Chi Minh City

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Cost of Living in Ho Chi Minh City

Daily Budget:
USD

20 - 28

Weekly Budget:
USD

136 - 196
Item Description Estimated Price
Fast Food Meal
USD
4.00
Cheap Local Restaurant Meal
USD
1.50
Mid-range Restaurant Meal
USD
9.00
Coffee at a Cafe
USD
2.00
Beer at a Bar
USD
0.50
Bottle of Wine from a Market
USD
12.50
Ticket to a Movie
USD
4.50
Ticket on Public Transportation
USD
0.30
Taxi (1km)
USD
0.50

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Ho Chi Minh City Weather: Average Temperature

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
92 93 94 94 91 90 91 89 90 90 89 89
72 76 78 78 76 75 76 75 75 75 72 71
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
33 34 35 35 33 32 33 32 32 33 32 32
23 24 26 26 24 24 24 24 24 24 23 22

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