Ho Chi Minh City

Travel Guide
Opera House which includes theatre scenes, a city and night scenes
Vietnam’s largest and most high-energy city captivates travelers with its enthralling blend of rich history and its fast-paced modern lifestyle.

With its chaotic streets and hectic energy, Ho Chi Minh City makes a dramatic first impression on many visitors. Also known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City offers some of the country’s best nightlife and shopping, as well as a wealth of fascinating cultural attractions. Admire the handsome colonial architecture built by the country’s former French rulers, learn about Vietnam’s dark wartime history and discover why the city’s cuisine is so loved.

Gain a sobering perspective into the country’s history at the War Remnants Museum, which examines the horrors of the Vietnam War. See tanks, fighter planes, unexploded ordinance and chilling photographs of events like the My Lai massacre.

Don’t miss the Jade Emperor Pagoda, one of the most beautiful Chinese pagodas in the country. Built in 1909 by the city’s Cantonese community, the pagoda features a variety of exquisite carvings and statues inspired by Taoist and Buddhist lore.

Shop for souvenirs at Ben Thanh Market. Dating back to the 17th century, this buzzing market is a fun place to shop for clothing and artisanal crafts. Remember to haggle for the best price. Sample traditional Vietnamese food, such as pho, the country’s famous noodle soup, prepared at one of the market stalls.

Head to the Bitexco Financial Tower, the tallest building in the city, for a glimpse of Ho Chi Minh’s modern side. Ascend to the Saigon Skydeck on the tower’s 49th floor for spectacular views over the city. Interactive screens provide information about notable streets and sites visible below.

Stroll along Dong Khoi Street, Ho Chi Minh City’s main commercial district, to view the remnants of the city’s colonial-era buildings. For budget-friendly fun, check out the Pham Ngu Lao area, a popular backpacker hub known for its cheap accommodation and lively nightlife scene.

Most international flights to Vietnam arrive in Ho Chi Minh City. The city is also connected by bus to other major destinations around the country, as well as to neighboring Cambodia. Get around by public bus or by taxi, both of which are inexpensive.

Ho Chi Minh City is one of Vietnam’s most exciting cities, provides a thrilling introduction to this beguiling country.

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Where to stay in Ho Chi Minh City

La Vela Saigon Hotel
La Vela Saigon Hotel
4.5 out of 5
280 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Ward 8, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, 70000
The price is S$120 per night from 29 Sep to 30 Sep
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a children's pool. Popular attractions Ben Thanh Market and Vinh Nghiem ...
4/5 Very Good! (44 reviews)
"Infinity pool is awesome experience. You must try when you stay in this hotel. However, it is very busy so it takes long time to get elevator."

Reviewed on 28 Sep,2022

Hotel Nikko Saigon
Hotel Nikko Saigon
5 out of 5
235 Nguyen Van Cu Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is S$183 per night from 29 Sep to 30 Sep
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy rooms in ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,001 reviews)
"Service was great."

Reviewed on 27 Sep,2022

Au Lac Charner Hotel
Au Lac Charner Hotel
4 out of 5
87-89-91 Ho Tung Mau Street, Ben Nghe Ward, Ho Chi Minh City, 70000
The price is S$125 per night from 29 Sep to 30 Sep
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the property condition ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (282 reviews)
"Very pleasant and confortable stay. Very good breakfast."

Reviewed on 26 Sep,2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Capri by Fraser, Ho Chi Minh City
Capri by Fraser, Ho Chi Minh City
4 out of 5
No.2, Street C, Tan Phu Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, 70000
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (187 reviews)
"I love the location, its quite but also nearby Cresent Mall, restaurants. Staff is helpful, breakfast buffet is decent"

Reviewed on 12 Apr,2022

Sherwood Suites
Sherwood Suites
4.5 out of 5
192 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, 700000
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bars/lounges and 2 coffee shops/cafes. Our guests praise the restaurant and the ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (490 reviews)
"We like the spacious room. The cleanliness and the friendly staff"

Reviewed on 5 Aug,2022

Sherwood Residence
Sherwood Residence
4.5 out of 5
127 Pasteur Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, 700000
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (796 reviews)
"The staffs are very nice and helpful"

Reviewed on 15 Sep,2022

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