Ho Chi Minh City

SaigonGeography
In the core of the Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is second the most important in Vietnam after Hanoi. It is not only a commercial center but also a scientific, technological, industrial and tourist center. The city is bathed by many rivers, arroyos and canals, the biggest river being the Saigon River. The Port of Saigon, established in 1862, is accessible to ships weighing up to 30, 000 tons, a rare advantage for an inland river port.
Climate: The climate is generally hot and humid. There are two distinctive seasons: the rainy season, from May to November, and the dry season, from December to April. The annual average temperature is 270C. The hottest month is April and the lowest is December. It is warm all year.
History
Many centuries ago, Saigon was already a busy commercial center. Merchants from China, Japan and many European countries would sail upstream the Saigon River to reach the islet of Pho, a trading center. In the year of 1874, Cho Lon merged with Saigon, forming the largest city in the Indochina. It had been many times celebrated as the Pearl of the Far East. After the reunification of the country, the 6th National Assembly in its meeting of the 2nd of July, 1976, has officially rebaptized Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City. The history of city relates closely with the struggle for the independence and freedom of Vietnam.
Tourism
Today, Ho Chi Minh City is the big tourism center in Vietnam, attracting a large of visitors to Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City has various attractions as Ho Chi Minh Museum, formerly known as Dragon House Wharf, Cu Chi Tunnels, system of museums, theatres, cultural houses... Recently, many tourist areas are invested such as Thanh Da, Binh Quoi Village, Dam Sen Park, Saigon Water Park, Suoi Tien, Ky Hoa..., which draw numerous tourists. Ben Thanh Market

Despite its quite recent past, Ho Chi Minh City nevertheless possesses various beautiful buildings, displaying a characteristic combination of Vietnamese, Chinese and European cultures. These include Nha Rong (Dragon House Wharf), Quoc To Temple (National Ancestors Temple), Xa Tay (Municipal Office), Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theatre as well as many pagodas and churches (Vinh Nghiem, Giac Vien, Giac Lam, Phung Son pagodas...). After more than 300 years of development, Ho Chi Minh City presents many ancient architectural constructions, famous vestiges and renowned sights. It is remarkable for its harmonious blending of traditional national values with northern and western cultural features.
Transportation
Ho Chi Minh City is the main junction for trains, roads, water, and air transportation systems for domestic trips and for foreign destination.
- Roads: Ho Chi Minh City is 1, 730km from Hanoi, 99km from Tay Ninh, 30km from Bien Hoa (Dong Nai), 70km from My Tho, 125km from Vung Tau, 168km from Can Tho, 308km from Dalat, and 375km from Buon Ma Thuot. The City has National Highway 13 which connects Vietnam with the rest of Indochina.
- Train: Thong Nhat express train connects Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, vie many provinces in Vietnam.
- Air: Tan Son Nhat International Airport, 7km from center of city, is the biggest airport with many domestic and international routes. There are flights from Hanoi and Danang to Ho Chi Minh City and between the City to many regions as well a lot of countries on over the world.
 
Saigon Tour
Saigon

A Glance at Vietnam 9 Days Tour from Saigon to Halong Bay

Saigon - My Tho - Ben Tre - Da Nang - Hoi An - Hue - Hanoi - Halong Bay
With this tour, you will discover the spirit of Vietnam from south to north. You will be surprised by the modern chaos of Ho Chi Minh City, the ancient Hoian city, the royal past of Hue and the elegant Hanoi Old Quarter.
Prices: $840 - $1625, Code: VBT-VCT08
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Cai Rang Floating Market

Along Mekong Delta to Cambodia Tour 3 Days

Ho Chi Minh City - Xeo Quit - Can Tho - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh
This cruise trip in Vietnam will bring you to explore a diversity of Vietnam Mekong, including fishermen life on the Mekong Delta, Sampan tour into Xeo Quit, colourful Cai Rang floating market, the way of life of the Cham minority with their colorful traditional woven textiles, the Can Tho’s pleasant countryside via biking.
Prices: $250 - $542, Code: VC-VBT01
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Mui Ne

Amazing in Mui Ne Beach 3 Days from Saigon

Saigon - Phan Thiet - Mui Ne - Saigon
We will take you to Mui Ne - one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam. You can visit the fishing village at the east end of the beach or walk along white sand to enjoy the air here.
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Hoan Kiem Lake - Hanoi

Amazing of Vietnam and Cambodia Tour 16 Days

Hanoi - Lao Cai - Sapa - Halong Bay - Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An - Saigon - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Siem Reap - Angkor Wat - Tonle Sap Lake
With this tour you will discover two magnificent countries in Southeast Asia. At the beginning you will discover Hanoi with its beautiful boulevards.
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Cu Chi Tunnels

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Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels - My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho - Vinh Long - Siem Reap - Tonle Sap
This is a great way for travel in Vietnam and Cambodia, from the dynamic Saigon, Mekong Delta River to Angkorian Temples with the main stop at Angkor Wat. This itinerary is perfect for days of sightseeing, brings you experience a thriving mix of people, cultural and historical.
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Cat Cat Village

Backroads of Vietnam Tour 24 Days

Hanoi - Sapa - Hue - Hoi An - Buon Ma Thuot - Kon tum - Pleiku - Qui Nhon - Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City
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Thailand Cambodia - Vietnam - Laos Tour 23 Days

Bangkok - Siem Reap - Phnom Penh - Chau Doc - Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels - Da Nang - Hoi An - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Luang Prabang - Bangkok 
Revealing the original beauty and uninterrupted life pace when you travel to Indochina and Thailand.
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Bassac Cruise Tour to Cai Be, Can Tho 2 Days

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Bassac Cruise Tour to Cai Be, Can Tho, Cai Be 3 Days

Ho Chi Minh city - Cai Be - Can Tho - Cai Be - Ho Chi Minh city
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Bassac Cruise

Bassac Cruise Tour to Cai Be, Can Tho, Can Tho 3 Days

Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Can Tho - Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City
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Saigon Hotels & Resorts
Dong Khanh Hotel
Address: 2 Tran Hung Dao B Street, Dist.5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Location: District 5
DONG KHANH hotel, 3- stars hotel with over 50 years reputation, is a member of Saigontourist Holding Company, is the perfect combination between Chinese elegant structure and Vietnamese traditional hospitality.
Dong Khanh Hotel
Address: 233 Pham Ngu Lao Streets, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Location: District 1

Elios Hotel has 81 elegant designed rooms with a panoramic park-view rooftop restaurant.

GK Central Hotel
Address: 92 - 94 Ly Tu Trong, Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Location: District 1

Enjoy our convenient location right in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City’s vibrant business and entertainment district. Just a few steps from GK Central Hotel, you are able to approach most of Ho Chi Minh’s city celebrated sites

Hotel Des Arts Saigon, MGallery Collection
Address: 76 - 78 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Dist.3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Location: Ho Chi Minh City
Embark with MGallery on a journey back in time to Vietnam in 1930s, Hôtel des Arts Saigon invites guests to relive the romance of this bygone era while luxuriating in all the comforts of the 21st century.
Le Méridien Saigon
Address: 3C Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Location: Ho Chi Minh City
With a central location just 8.5 kilometres from Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN), and 7 kilometres from Saigon Train Station, the hotel offers easy access to major transportation hubs. Taxis and private car service can transport guests directly to our front door.
Liberty Central Hotel
Address: 59 Pasteur, Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Location: District 1

The most recent addition to the Odyssea family, as well as the newest 4-star hotel in town, Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint Hotel is a cornerstone of true Saigon city living.

Majestic Hotel
Address: 01 Dong Khoi Street, Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Location: Dong Khoi Area
Established since 1925, the Majestic Hotel has been inherited one of the city's finest location, where guests enjoy superlative views of the Saigon River.
Nikko Hotel
Address: 235 Nguyen Van Cu Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Location: District 1
Modern, stylish with minimalist design five-star hotel nestled within Ho Chi Minh City’s business district and tourist attractions. The hotel offers exceptional relaxation and convenience combined with warmth Japanese hospitality.
Park Royal Saigon Hotel
Address: 309B-311 Nguyen Van Troi Street, Tan Binh Dist., Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Location: Tan Binh District
Park Royal Saigon Hotel is located near the fringe of the town centre, just a short drive from the Tan Son Nhat Airport (10 minutes).
Renaissance Riverside Hotel
Address: 8 - 15 Ton Duc Thang Street, Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Location: Dong Khoi Area
Located in the heart of Saigon’s business district, the Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon offers first-class amenities and hospitality.
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Vietnam Travel Destinations
Can Tho
Can Tho City is located in the center of the Mekong Delta. It is contiguous to 5 provinces: An Giang on the north, Dong Thap on the north-east, Hau Giang on the south, Kien Giang on the west, and Vinh Long on the east. Cantho has a complex of rivers and canals such as Hau, and Can Tho rivers, Thot Not, O Mon canals.

 

Da Nang
Danang City is located in middle of Central Vietnam, between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, separated from Laos by the western Truong Son Mountains. It is surrounded by Thua Thien-Hue along the northern border and Quang Nam on the southern border.

 

Dat Lat
Dalat, capital of Lam Dong Province, is located approximately 308km northeast of Ho Chi Minh City. At an elevation of 1, 500m, Dalat bears the look of an Old French city. It was founded in 1897 when Doctor Alexandre Yersin recommended that the area be developed as a resort town..
Hai Phong
Hai Phong is a large city with an important seaport of Vietnam. Hai Phong is near Quang Ninh Province to the north, Hai Duong Province to the west, and Thai Binh Province to the south.
Halong City, formerly the Hon Gai Town, is the cultural, economic and political centre of Quang Ninh Province. It borders Cam Pha to the east, the Yen Hung District to the west, the Hoanh Bo District to the north and Halong Bay to the south with the coastline of 20km.

 

Hue Citadel
Hue city is one of places which have many cultural heritage. Up to now, there is no place like Hue remaining a lot of originally historical vestiges as in this ancient Capital City.
Considered Vietnam’s most famous seaside resort-town, Nha Trang attracts foreign tourists for not only its stunningly pristine beaches but also the urban atmosphere of a young tourist city.
 
Located in North-Central Vietnam, Quang Binh Province is surrounded by Ha Tinh Province on the north, East Sea on the east, Laos on the west and Quang Tri Province on the south. 

 

Quang Nam is located in the middle of Central Vietnam and is surrounded by Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Ngai, and Kon Tum provinces. The Truong Son Mountains, Laos, and the East Sea also border the province.

 

Sapa
Hang Located 38km from Lao Cai City, Sapa is a mountainous district of Lao Cai Province. Sapa District is very well-known with Sapa Townlet, a beautiful and romantic resort.
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