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.

Where to stay in Ho Chi Minh City

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
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The price is S$116 per night from 17 Jul to 18 Jul
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! (247 reviews)
"My husband and I really enjoyed our stay here. The breakfast was amazing and the rooftop pool was beautiful. The staff were really helpful and welcoming. The location was really good, close to stalls and bars."

Reviewed on 29 Jun,2022

Au Lac Charner Hotel
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$142 per night from 3 Aug to 4 Aug
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! (981 reviews)
"Gym is old and not a lot of equipment. Towels were worn out at the gym."

Reviewed on 6 Jun,2022

Hotel Nikko Saigon
Caravelle Saigon
Caravelle Saigon
5 out of 5
19 - 23 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is S$191 per night from 16 Jul to 17 Jul
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (980 reviews)
"Staff were excellent at taking care of every need"

Reviewed on 11 Jun,2022

Caravelle Saigon
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KAY'S HOME-Vinhomes Luxury
KAY'S HOME-Vinhomes Luxury
4 out of 5
208 Nguyen Huu Canh, Ward 22, Ho Chi Minh City, 70000
The price is S$78 per night from 25 Jul to 26 Jul
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly apartment in Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a balcony. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (18 reviews)
Bedroom Insects
"Accommodations were decent, but there were small insects in the bedroom."

Reviewed on 19 Mar,2020

KAY'S HOME-Vinhomes Luxury
Sherwood Suites
Sherwood Suites
4.5 out of 5
192 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, 700000
The price is S$145 per night from 31 Jul to 1 Aug
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 ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (474 reviews)
"Great friendly staff, very helpful. Very clean and safe facility. Would revisit and stay at Sherwood Suites again."

Reviewed on 21 Jun,2022

Sherwood Suites
Somerset Ho Chi Minh City
Somerset Ho Chi Minh City
4 out of 5
8a Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, Ho Chi Minh City, 70000
The price is S$145 per night from 25 Jul to 26 Jul
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (284 reviews)
"Gym was very warm! Wish they ran the AC in there better. But otherwise loved the place."

Reviewed on 18 Mar,2020

Somerset Ho Chi Minh City
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