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Ho Chi Minh City

Asia
25+

Rank in Vietnam

1

Rank in Asia

160+

World Rank

Currency
Vietnamese dong(VND)
Weather
Partly cloudy 27.2℃
Time
20:58 PM (GMT +07:00)
Electric Socket
Type A (120 V 60 Hz.)... Read more


About Ho Chi Minh City

With the essence of both Vietnamese and French Culture, Ho Chi Minh is a vibrant city to visit, full of history, fantastic food and moderate prices. The beautiful architecture and the relish worth cuisines make the city top tourist attraction in Vietnam

Situated in southern Vietnam, the city is a high-paced metropolis full of life, entertainment and history. On the bank of the river Saigon, this is the largest and busiest city of the country. Ho Chi Minh was part of the French colonial endeavours in south-east Asia and the capital of the Cochinchina colony. This is the reason it is home to many beautiful French style architectural buildings and has an overwhelming number of restaurants serving authentic French food along with the Vietnamese cuisine. 

At present, it is a major commercial and cultural hub full of dizzying energy and vitality. Currently, the city hosts over 7 million international tourists per year. The "Pearl of the Far East," this city has experienced its fair share of global turmoils, which is still evident in many unique ways. Visit this city and walk around the tree-paved streets and explore the war memorials, museums, markets, tunnels, temples, pagodas, and skyscrapers, existing in perfect harmony, while maintaining the unique Vietnamese style.

Continent Country
Asia Vietnam
Airport Name / IATA Code
Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport SGN


Ho Chi Minh City
  • Time To Visit

Best time to visit
December, January, February, and March: This is the winter season in a tropical country and a perfect time to visit. The temperature drops and the continuous drizzle stops. Vietnamese new year celebration, Tet Festival takes place in late January or early February. During this time, the city turns into a colourful spectacle. You should book in advance to get the best hotels and avoid the huge tourist rush.
Moderate time to visit
November, April, and May: The temperature stays moderate, and the rainfall turns occasional during November. In April or May, the summer season starts, since there are fewer tourists during the hot season, you may enjoy the city more.
Worst time to visit
June, July, August, September, and October: These months compose of the hot and humid summer season, which is accompanied by frequent rainfall. You must carry an umbrella with you to avoid the short bursts of rain. Humidity is around 75% or higher, and there is no major festival at this time.
Weather
Month January February March April May June July August September October November December
Minimum temprature (℃) 22 23 24 26 26 25 24 25 25 24 23 22
Maximum temprature (℃) 32 33 34 34 34 32 32 32 31 31 31 31
Rain fall (mm) 10 10 10 40 140 180 190 170 190 160 120 40
Population
8.6 (Millions)
Official Language
Vietnamese
Spoken Language
French is spoken as ... Read more
Other Language
Khmer, Chinese, Fren... Read more
Police
113
Ambulance
115
Taxi
Start Tariff: VND 12... Read more

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Public Transport
Basic Items And Cost
Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.47
Cup of Coffee USD 0.64
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.63
Rice/Kg USD 0.75
White Bread USD 0.81
Eggs (12) USD 1.17
Combo Meal USD 3.83
Fine Dining USD 25.80
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.50
Domestic Beer USD 0.86
Imported Beer USD 1.61
Bottle of Wine USD 10.75
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 1.03
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 0.60
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.26
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 441.09
Do's And Don'ts
Night Life
Must See
Experiences

 

  • Experience 'Cititrails,' a unique, interactive app-based cultural walking tour through the heart of the city, for an inside view of the history, local tradition, and customs.
  • Visit the local salons for a hair wash, manicure, and pedicure, or a haircut and makeover by the internationally acclaimed Vietnamese hairstylists.
  • Visit the famous sky bars or rooftop bars to get a dazzling view of the city; the perfect place for a drink or two after a tiring day.
  • Go for a photo walk through the city and capture the beautiful architecture and the unique style of the city. 
Shopping
Dan Sinh Market
Số 104, Yersin, Phường Nguyễn Thái Bìn, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam
Distance From City Center
1.3 kms from City Center.
Saigon Flea Market
1st floor, 107 Tôn Dật Tiên, Tân Phong Ward, Phú Mỹ Hưng, District 7, Ho Chi Minh, 700000, Vietnam
Distance From City Center
7.4 kms from City Center.
The Box Market
126 Cách Mạng Tháng 8, Phường 7, Quận 3, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam.
Distance From City Center
2.3 kms from City Center.
Mai Handicrafts
298, Nguyễn Trọng Tuyển, Phường 1, Quận Tân Bình, Phường 1, Tân Bình, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Distance From City Center
4.5 kms from City Center.
The Craft House
Address :28 Nguyễn Trãi, Phường Phạm Ngũ Lão, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Distance From City Center
1.1 km from City Center.
An Đông Market
Công trường An Đông, Phường 9, Quận 5, Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam
Distance From City Center
4.1 kms from City Center.
Ba Chieu Market
Chợ Bà Chiểu, Phường 1, Bình Thạnh, Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam
Distance From City Center
3.9 kms from City Center.
Diamond Plaza
Diamond Plaza, 34 Lê Duẩn, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam
Distance From City Center
0.75 km from City Center.
Nowzone Fashion Mall
235 Đường Nguyễn Văn Cừ, Phường Nguyễn Cư Trinh, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam
Distance From City Center
3.3 kms from City Center.
Saigon Centre Shopping Mall
Saigon Centre Shopping Mall, 65 Lê Lợi, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Distance From City Center
0.2 km from City Center.
Takashimaya Vietnam
92-94 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam
Distance From City Center
0.45 km from City Center.
Vincom Center
72 Lê Thánh Tôn, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Distance From City Center
0.3 km from City Center.
Souvenir Suggestions
  • Traditional Vietnamese lanterns
  • Colourful fans
  • Authentic ceramic works
  • Bamboo Dragonfly 
  • Marou chocolate
  • Tea and coffee
  • Ao Dai (Vietnamese National Costume)
  • Non-La (Conical Hat/Straw Hat)
  • Silk scarves 
  • Bowls and chopsticks

Tourist attractions in Ho Chi Minh City

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