Things to Know about Ho Chi Minh
The Ho Chi Minh City is like a glittery three dimensional sticker; its face keeps changing when you view it from different angles, so much so that it will surely leave you dazzled.
In spite of the frenetic pace at which they’ve embraced modernization, you will notice that the people of Ho Chi Minh City often fall back to its old name, Saigon when they talk about the city. Like other fast paced Asian cities, Ho Chi Minh City too is filled to the brim with skyscrapers, flashy malls, wide roads full of glitzy cars and hi-fi boutiques.
Flights to Ho Chi Minh
Vietnam has been a popular destination for decades. Now, with more flying options and cheap flights, it’s much easier to reach Ho Chi Minh City. You can get cheap tickets to Ho Chi Minh City from lots of major cities. Your flights will land at the Tan Son Nhat airport; this is Vietnam’s largest airport. From here, you can reach the city by bus easily. This is one cheap and effective option. If you want to take a cab, be careful of touts or unregulated taxi drivers who can cheat you. It’s better to book your cab in advance from us when you book your airline tickets.
What to see
The war fought in Vietnam where thousands of Vietnamese people and Americans lost their lives is known throughout the world. This war history has been preserved through the Reunification Palace, the Military Museum, War Remnants Museum and the Museum of Vietnamese History. The Binh Soup Shop is another historical attraction because this was the secret nerve center of VCs during the war. Other places to visit include the Central Mosque, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Giac Lam, Xa Loi and Jade Emperor Pagodas and the Mariamman Temple.
What to do
If you are traveling with kids, the Dam Sen Park, the Dai Nam Tourist Park, Water Puppets History Museum and Binh Quoi Tourist village are must-visits. The Ben Thanh Market and Dong Khoi are best places for shoppers where they can get a good bargain. There are plenty of street food as well as fine dining options in Ho Chi Minh city with varied cuisines; so just take your pick and enjoy. Nightlife and clubs scene is also pretty good here.
When to go
December to April is dry season here; so it will be ideal to book your flights to Ho Chi Minh for this period. However, the off-season here is also not that bad in terms of weather. If you want cheap flights to Ho Chi Minh City, you could select the summer months of May and June or monsoon season for your travel.
Book your accommodation when you book your airline tickets to ensure you get the room of your choice. Being a major city, Ho Chi Minh has its share of budget as well as luxury hotels. Many international hotel chains have their representative in Ho Chi Minh, but even these hotels may be quite inexpensive compared to their peers in other countries.