21 fun things to do in ho chi minh

     

Going khổng lồ Saigon and don’t have much time lớn spend there? Here’s a brief guide lớn the best things to bởi vì in Saigon.

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Saigon is the kind of thành phố that takes you by surprise & will capture you with its phenomenal energy. You don’t expect much from it, and yet you end up loving it. Its vibe, its positive energy, the sights and the food will all draw you into it. People here are cheerful & welcoming and this, somehow, makes the overall experience of visiting much better than in Hanoi, up North.

My sister and I visited Saigonduring a trip that took us from bangkok to Vietnam, which we crossed from North to South, then khổng lồ Siem Reap in Cambodia and eventually back to lớn Thailand, in Koh Chang.

In this post, I highlight the best things to vày in Ho chi Minh & share some useful tips lớn help you make the most of it.

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17 Great Things To vày In SaigonHo đưa ra Minh thành phố Travel Tips

17 Great Things To vì In Saigon

Admire the French colonial architecture

At some point in its history, Saigon was colonized by the French, who left a clear mark in the look of the city. One of the nicest things to vì chưng in Ho chi Minh is searching for examples of the French colonial architecture. All it takes to admireit is walking around.

Examples of such architecture are scattered around the city. The Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the best kept buildings, not to mention one of the most important attractions; but make sure not to skip the Central Post Office (a late 19th century building in Gothic style that is actually still in use) and the National Theater. They are all located in the area known as Dong Khoi.

You can book a tour of Saigon here or here.

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Go on a Mekong Delta tour

The floating markets are a great place lớn visit if you want to get a good idea of the local way of life; whereas the Mekong Delta is an incredibly scenic place, with small villages, lush vegetation, và great photo opportunities. They can be visited on the same day and make for an incredible day trip out of Saigon.

For a great guided tour of the Mekong, click here.


Ho bỏ ra Minh đô thị Travel Tips

How lớn get to Ho bỏ ra Minh City and how to move around

The easiest way to lớn get lớn Saigon from other cities in Vietnam or even from other countries is to fly there. From the airport, you can take a taxi to your accommodation. Make sure lớn insist lớn pay by the meter – more often than not, the flat rates suggested are higher than what you should be paying.

Once you are in town, you can easily move around by mototaxi or by taxi. Use Grab – the South East Asia version of Uber – khổng lồ order a taxi. It’s super easy!

Safety in Saigon

We found Saigon to be a safe thành phố – but just lượt thích with any other major big city, you need to be smart to lớn avoid scams and other issues. The worst areas are those crowded with tourists. It’s not uncommon for tourists to lớn get their phones or cameras snatched – take out your phone on a side street, và by all means do not flash it. Keep your wallet in a safe pocket inside your purse và keep some small change in your pockets.

Where to stay in Saigon

The choice of places to lớn stay in Saigon is very wide. We stayed at the Yellow House Saigon, a lovely small design khách sạn in a narrow alley where there’s no traffic whatsoever – và consideringthe cấp độ of noise in Asian cities, this was a nice change.

For even morethings to vì inHo đưa ra Minh, kiểm tra out these insider tips.

Further Readings

Make sure to read my other posts about Vietnam:

Legal Disclaimer:This article is written in partnership with Accor hotel Group. All the views và opinions expressed are my own and based on my personal experience. The views expressed are honest & factual without any bias.

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