Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam's bustling economic hub, known for its French colonial landmarks, vibrant street markets, and the War Remnants Museum.

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Kiss goodbye to your lonely hammock and coconut husks – Ho Chi Minh City is up next! This colossal megacity is one of the largest in all of Southeast Asia. It was once known as Saigon and saw some hard-fought sieges during the Vietnam War. These days, it’s a hubbub of tofu-touting, crab-cracking street stalls and bazaars like Ben Thanh Market. Backpackers tend to coalesce around body-packed Bui Vien Street and bubbly Vietnam rooftop bars at night. It’s a whole strip of ramshackle bars where Asian babushkas refill your tumbler with uber-cheap beer whenever you’re finished. During daylight, be sure to hit the whizzing slides and space bombs of the Dam Sen Water Park; rides like the ‎Kamikaze are aptly named!

jrfrancis 4 years ago

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is a bustling Vietnamese metropolis that blends the old and the new. Visitors can immerse themselves in the country's rich cultural heritage by exploring local markets, visiting historic landmarks like the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum, or sampling the city's vibrant food scene. From its vibrant nightlife to its colonial architecture, Ho Chi Minh City is a must-visit destination for anyone seeking an authentic Asian experience.

seeker 11 months ago

Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam and a vibrant hub of commerce and culture. Visitors can explore historic landmarks like the War Remnants Museum and the Cu Chi Tunnels, sample delicious street food and shop for souvenirs at the bustling Ben Thanh Market. Don't miss the chance to experience the city's lively nightlife and immerse yourself in its unique blend of traditional and modern Vietnamese culture.

seeker 11 months ago

If Hanoi had a seriously crazy younger sibling, it would be Ho Chi Minh City. We’re talking traffic madness, insane nightlife, luxury offerings, rooftop bars with sweeping views, museums, markets, and so much more. This city has an electric vibe and actually might never sleep. For nightlife that will make you ask, “What have I gotten myself into?,” look no further than Bui Vien street.

sarahlempa 5 years ago

Vietnamese Coffee is known worldwide for being some of the best, and the country itself is the top producer of Robusta in the world. A central part of the bustling daily atmosphere in Ho Chi Minh, be sure to pick up some quality beans to bring back home because nothing is like tasting it at the source.

seeker 2 years ago

Average flight time 2 hrs 45 mins

jeanlouise 3 years ago

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