Ho Chi Minh City – “The Pearl of the East Vietnam”

If you have come to Hanoi to enjoy the “elegant” life of the Trang An people, you should visit Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – the most bustling city in Vietnam which is the place with many unique architectural marks. 

Ho Chi Minh

As long as you have free time, do not hesitate to book for yourself a flight ticket to this city.

Experience Ho Chi Minh - Saigon travel


Belonging to the monsoon climate, Saigon has a high and stable temperature all year round. There are two seasons: rainy season and dry season. In the dry season, the sun is not too strong. In the rainy season, the rains usually don’t last too long. The climate is quite mild for visitors to visit. The time after the Lunar New Year is probably the best time to travel. Every year, many festivals are taken place such as the full moon festival in January of the Chinese people, or the great festival of flowers to celebrate the Lunar New Year on the Saigon River.


To travel in the city you can use a variety of vehicles such as motorbike, taxi, bus, bicycle, walking, etc.

According to Ho Chi Minh travel experience, before taking the bus, you should search for the bus routes in the city or choose some reputable taxi companies such as Mai Linh, Vinasun, … to avoid missing your plan during the trip. If you want to move more actively, you can rent a motorbike for about 100,000 VND / day.

Famous places in HCM City

Known as ” The Pearl of the East Vietnam”, Ho Chi Minh City has become a cultural, economic, political center of Vietnam with  shopping and entertainment centers, historic sites and traditional cultural areas.

Perhaps the most famous destinations in this city is Duc Ba Cathedral due to its Roman features and the romantic beauty of Paris. You can sit comfortably on the coffee shop watching the bustling of this city.

Ho Chi Minh travel experience - Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral

Adorning the French architectural complex here is the city center post office located opposite the church. In addition, you can also enjoy the French Republic style at the City Theater and the City People’s Committee Headquarters. Wandering on Nam Ky Khoi Nghia street, you will have the opportunity to visit the HoChiMinh mausoleum which records the historical milestone of our nation.

Ho Chi Minh travel experience - Independence Palace

Independence Palace

Far away is Nha Rong Wharf which is the place where our President Ho left to find a way to save the country. Now this is the Ho Chi Minh Museum where you keep valuable documents about Ho Chi Minh uncle.

Experience Ho Chi Minh travel - Nha Rong Harbor late afternoon

Nha Rong harbor late afternoon

After immersing in history, you should set foot in the bustling shopping areas. These areas were once a symbol of Saigon, for example, Cho Lon market or Binh Tay market. These are places that still retain the intact Chinese architecture hundreds of years ago or visitors can come to Ben Thanh market. This is the place that has witnessed many ups and downs of the city.

Experience Ho Chi Minh travel - Ben Thanh Market

Ben Thanh market

Come to Ho Chi Minh City, you cannot help noticing the charm of the tallest Bitexco tower in the city, and sipping a cup of coffee, watching the city at night to see all the beauty of this dreaming city.Ho Chi Minh travel experience - The tallest Bitexco tower in the city

The tallest Bitexco tower in the city

If you are a fan of excitement, go to West Street (Bui Vien – De Tham). You can get along with the hustle and bustle of life here. The price is very affordable here. This West Street is always favored by young people as well as domestic and foreign tourists.

Hotels in Ho Chi Minh city

Saigon is the most bustling center in Vietnam. Therefore, there are many motels and hotels.

The 5-star hotels are comfortable with beautiful views including: Renaissance Reverside Saigon Hotel (8 – 15 Ton Duc Thang, District 1), Majestic Saigon Hotel (1 Dong Khoi, District 1), Movenpick Saigon Hotel (253 Nguyen Van Troi, Phu Nhuan District) …

Experience in Ho Chi Minh travel - Renaissance Reverside Saigon Hotel

Renaissance Reverside Saigon Hotel

There are also 3 to 4- star hotels which are Grand Silverland Hotel & Spa (125 Ly Tu Trong, Ben Thanh, 1), Signature Saigon Hotel (65-67-69 Nguyen Thai Binh, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1), Liberty Central Saigon Hotel (179 Le Thanh Ton, Ben Thanh, District 1), ..

For the convenience of hotel reservations at preferential prices, you can directly contact Focus Asia Travel for advice.