Ho Chi Minh
- Location: southeastern Vietnam, 1,760 km south of Hanoi
- Status: the largest and also most crowded city of Vietnam
- Population: 7,521,138 (statistics 2011)
- Area: 2,095 square km
- Vietnam’s commercial, technological, industrial and tourist center
Most visitors who once have been to Ho Chi Minh City - the Pearl of the Orient are likely to be impressed by the modern, frenetic and classic beauty of this populous metropolitan area.
Inaugurated as the second heart and soul of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh is not merely the largest city in Vietnam with the population of 7 million in the area of 2095 square kilometers (908 square miles) but it is also the biggest centre of economy, science, technology and culture of the country.
Yet within the teeming metropolis are the timeless traditions and beauty of an ancient culture. There exists a mix of the East and the West style in this bustling city where modern skyscrapers are juxtaposed with faded colonial buildings. To enjoy the intriguing mixture of modern and traditional elements, you are recommended to pay a visit to numerous Chinese style pagodas and historical landmarks, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Post Office and the Reunification Hall. The Notre Dame Cathedral known as "Nhà thờ Đức Bà" in Vietnamese is a magnificent building attracting not only Catholics but also most tourists for its neo-Romanesque style architecture and a sacred atmosphere. Not far away from this old architectural monument is the Saigon Central Post Office, a prominent feature representing the French colonial style, is constructed between at the end of 19th century by the famous architect Gustave Eiffel. For visitors who want to know how the Formerly South Vietnam's Presidential Palace looks like, Reunification Palace is definite a must-see place. If this building does not satisfy your curiousness of Vietnam’s history, you can visit some museums like Ho Chi Minh Museum, Revolutionary Museum and Vietnam History Museum.
There are many other places of interest waiting for you to discover, such as Ben Thanh Market - one of the most recognizable symbols and unique images of this enchanting city, Cu Chi Tunnels - a huge war museum offering visitors a sneak peak at the underground life of Viet Cong-era soldiers, Thien Hau Pagoda - a place dedicated to Lady Thien Hau, the sea goddess, who left two giant turtles to keep an eye on things in her absence and Phung Son Tu Pagoda - a place worshipping the God of happiness and virtue.
Ho Chi Minh City is also deemed to be the best entertaining place in Vietnam. Here emerge three main amusement parks namely Dam Sen, Suoi Tien and Dai Nam which are three complexes with zoos, delightful sceneries and swimming pool for numerous water games like water polo. Staying overnight in this charming city, visitors have chance to experience a vibrant nightlife with many local and western bars and cafes concentrated in the city center.
Visiting Ho Chi Minh City, you are likely to have incredible time enjoying local delicacies such as "banh xeo" (pancake) in food stuff deep inside a market place or on street’s sidewalk around open-air kitchens and sampling a variety of foods ranging from Vietnamese regional specialties to international cuisine at Vietnamese, French, and Chinese restaurants. Good news for coffee lover is that Vietnam coffees among the best in the world, and very inexpensive, so don’t be hesitant to taste the wonderful flavor of Vietnam coffee during your trip to Ho Chi Minh City.
• Come to see the iconic Reunification Palace made its name in global history
• Visit one of the most attractive sights in Ho Chi Minh City to take a deep look into abundant remnants of the Vietnam War
• Explore the Notre Dame Cathedral - the architecture remains from French colonial period
• Discover the Cu Chi Tunnels to experience people’s lives in a whole historical time
• Take part in the process of making rice as a professional famer
• Experience the best simple beauty of Vietnamese countryside
• Go through historic relics and admire the glorious Vietnamese wars
• Meet with humble and funny local people along the way
• Arrive in Phong Nam Pier then have a nice cruise along An Hoa River
• Have chance to visit charcoal workshop and observe the coconut-processing workshop
• See the way of making brinks from local people
• Row boat along water palm creek and see the beautiful scenes
• Enjoy a tour around Dragon – Unicorn – Turtle - Phoenix Islands to fully discover the magnificent beauty of this land
• Come to see the special coconut candy-making process and have a taste
• Participate in some interesting activities to explore deeper into the countryside on Mekong's banks
• Travel to Vinh Long and visit Cai Be floating village to see people's life on water
• Drop by a nursery garden and taste various local juicy fruits
Located on Ton Duc Thang Street, along the active Saigon River, Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel provides a romantic, tranquil vibe. Just on the perimeter of Ho Chi Minh City’s Central Business District, the hotel is in close proximity to the commercial shopping hub as well as in walking distance to many of the city’s prominent...
First of all, The would like to let you know that Ho Chi Minh City is a dynamic city always busy and gives you many exciting experiences. There are many attractions you should visit and many delicious local foods for you to try. Ruby River Hotel is located in a very convenient place to experience all the best aspects this city, just a...
As a 4-star standard hotel, EDENSTAR SAIGON (old name Eden Saigon Hotel) is located right in the center of business, shopping, commercial and entertainment of Ho Chi Minh City. It takes only 05 minutes by walking from Ben Thanh Market. From the very beginning, the Hotel targets the customers for business and leisure purposes. With the advantage...
Located on Ly Tu Trong Street, the brand new 4 star Grand Silverland Hotel & Spa is Tan Hai Long Hotel Group’s latest addition to its Collections in the vibrant Ho Chi Minh City.The hotel is preferred place of busy business travelers as it is just within walking minutes from Ben Thanh Market and close to many large business...
Recognized in the Top 10 3 star hotels in Ho Chi Minh City from 2011 to 2015. Located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, next to Ben Thanh Market, Silverland Central Hotel & Spa houses 106 rooms and suites with nice city view towards Ben Thanh Market & 23/9 Park. The hotel offers wide selection of in-hotel recreational and...
Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon, located in District 1 - Riverside, Ho Chi Minh City, is a popular choice for travelers. Only 07 km away, this 5-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. No less exceptional is the hotel's easy access to the city's myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Consulate of Malaysia, Dong Khoi Street,...
Since 1925, Hotel Majestic Saigon has occupied one of the finest locations in Saigon where guests can enjoy the stunning views of the Saigon River. The old boutique charm of the hotel, the elegance of the classical French colonial design enhanced by its columns and arches glorify the Golden Age of architecture. Luxury is achieved through...
Located in one of the busiest hubs of Ho Chi Minh City, on the fashionable and trendy Le Thanh Ton Street, Liberty Central Saigon Centre Hotel is in walking distance to all of the city’s most renowned icons. With modern décor and a team that are celebrated for being kind, helpful and friendly, our international 4-star standard is in a...
Strategically located at the best of downtown Saigon, the Rex Hotel is a luxury 5 stars hotel heritage dating back to early 20th century when it was originally opened as a French garage. For over 80 years, as a landmark, as well as a witness of the ups and downs of the city’s history, the Rex Hotel was rebuilt to become one of the...
Located in the lovely area of District 1 - Ben Thanh Market, Signature Saigon Hotel enjoys a commanding position in the shopping, restaurants, sightseeing hub of Ho Chi Minh City. Only 0.1 Km from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. A well-kempt...