- Name of city: Ho Chi Minh City, commonly name – Saigon city
- Area: 809 mi²
- Founded: 1698
- Weather: 91°F (33°C), Wind W at 13 mph (21 km/h), 55% Humidity
- Hotels: 3-star averaging $40, 5-star averaging $130. View hotels in Ho Chi Minh City
- Local time: G7
- Population: 7.982 million (2014)
Overview of City:
Ho Chi Minh City (still called commonly as former Saigon), is a most populous city, the city is a center of economy, education, culture & tourism of Vietnam. Based on the natural area, the Ho Chi Minh City is the second largest city in Vietnam (After Hanoi capital). Currently, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi Capital are special cities of Vietnam. It's also known for its French colonial architecture, including The Notre Dame Cathedral, made entirely of materials imported from France, and the neoclassical Old Post Office. Food stalls line the city’s streets, especially around bustling Ben Thanh market. Ho Chi Minh City also is famous for street vendors selling fruit and vegetables next to glitzy western-style bars and boutiques.
The most attractive places:
The Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office, The Reunification Palace, The War Remnants Museum, Ben Thanh market.
The top hotels in Ho Chi Minh City:
Reverie Saigon Luxury Hotel, Park Hyatt Saigon, Novotel Saigon Centre Hotel, Hotel Majestic Saigon, Bloom Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
The best tours in Ho Chi Minh City:
Ho Chi Minh City Stopover – 3 days, Ho Chi Minh-Cuchi & Mekong – 4 days, Ho Chi Minh – Cuchi & Mekong – 5 days, Saigon – Cuchi-Vung Tau & Mekong – 5 days.
Pagodas & temples in Ho Chi Minh City:
Giac Vien Pagoda, Ong Bac Pagoda, Jade Emperor Pagoda, Tomb of Le Van Duyet, Thien Hau Pagoda, Phuoc An Hoi Quan Pagoda, Quoc Tu Pagoda, Xa Loi Pagoda, Giac Lam Pagoda, Quan Am Pagoda, An Quang Pagod, Phung Son Pagoda, Tam Son Hoi Quan Pagoda, Ha Chuong Hoi Quan Pagoda, Vinh Nghiem Pagoda, Mariamman Hindu Temple, Khanh Van Nam Vien Pagoda and Nghia An Hoi Quan Pagoda.
Museum in Ho Chi Minh City:
Museum of Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon for museum-goers, The War Remnants Museum, History Museum, Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Ton Duc Thang Museum, South East Armed Forces Museum, , Geological Museum and Southern Women's Museum.
The parks & zoos in Ho Chi Minh city:
Cong Vien Van Hoa Park, Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden, Dong Dieu Entertainment Area, Suoi Tien Cultural Amusement Park, Kizciti, Parks in Saigon, Turtle Lake or Ho Con Rua, Van Thanh Park, Dai The Gioi Water Park and Dam Sen Water Park.
The viewpoint in Ho Chi Minh city:
Saigon Sky Deck Observatory
Market in Ho Chi Minh City:
Binh Tay Market, Ben Thanh Night Market, Navigating Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City and Ben Thanh market.
General activities in Ho Chi Minh City:
Swimming pools, Cooking Classes, Fishing in Saigon, Things to do in Cho Lon, Fixing a Mac in Saigon and Phu Tho Racetrack
Churches in Ho Chi Minh City:
Saigon's must-see places of worship, The Notre Dame Cathedral, Cha Tam Church and Cho Quan Church.
Mosques in Ho Chi MinH City:
Cholon Mosque and Saigon Central Mosque
Where to shop in Ho Chi Minh City:
Shopping in Saigon, Vincom Centre, Hung Vuong Plaza, Custom made shoes in Saigon, Shopping for shoes in Saigon, Saigon 24-hour stores, Saigon Flea Market, Saigon's The Crescent, Saigon tailors, Saigon market shopping etiquette, Weekend markets, Saigon Square 2.
Where for Day trips in Ho Chi Minnh City:
Vung Tau day trip, Saigon Day Tour, Touring a Saigon lacquer factory, Mekong Delta Day Tour, Saigon's Thu Thiem Ferry, Saigon’s Monkey Island, Cu Chi Cricket Farm, Cu Chi Tunnels day tour, The Cao Dai Holy See at Tay Ninh.
Interesting buildings to see & take photograph:
Saigon Central Post Office, Ho Chi Minh People's Committee.
How is hiking, walking tours and itineraries in Ho Chi Minnh city:
Back of the Bike Tours, Bicycle tour of Saigon, Vietnam Vespa Adventures, Saigon Walking Tour, Hiring a cyclo in Saigon, Cu Chi Tunnel in a half-day, Historic Vietnam tours, A O Show Saigon, Saigon Opera House, Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre.
Where is Art galleries or venues:
Ho Chi Minh City's Dong Khoi art galleries?
Where to see movie:
Saigon movie theatres
How is Festivals and events:
Saigon's Reunification Day, Tet in Saigon, Mid-Autumn Festival mooncakes.
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Where to book Ho Chi Minh City Tours:
Add: 3st Floor, 66C Pho Duc Chinh street, Dist 1, HCM, Vietnam
Tel: (84) 8. 3914 7038 Fax: (84) 8. 3915 1758
Urgent Contact: (+84) 9 66 99 59 88 - Mr.Tommy