2018 HO CHI MINH CITY,VIETNAM TRAVEL GUIDE | ITINERARY, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS ,BUDGET HOTELS

2018 HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM TRAVEL GUIDE | ITINERARY, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS, BUDGET HOTELS

2018 HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM TRAVEL GUIDE | ITINERARY, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS, BUDGET HOTELS

Good news travelers, the AirAsia will be having direct flights from Manila to one of the most popular cities of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City starting November 2017.

The Manila-Ho Chi Minh route will be serviced by AirAsia with three flights weekly or every Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday.

2018 HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM TRAVEL GUIDE | ITINERARY, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS, BUDGET HOTELS

HO CHI MINH CITY | AIR ASIA FLIGHT SCHEDULE

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam offers her guests an opportunity to explore and discover the country’s tradition that overlaps with colonial influences of France as well as its amazing destinations.
Formerly known as ‘Saigon’, Ho Chi Minh City is the perfect starting point to discover southern Vietnam.

Flight Schedule for Manila, Philippines (MNL) – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (SGN)
Flight Number     From-To                   Departure-Arrival   Frequency
Z2294                     MNL SGN                  10:25PM-1:05 AM        Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
Z2295                     SGN MNL                  1:35AM-4:10 AM           Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

2018 HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM TRAVEL GUIDE | ITINERARY, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS, BUDGET HOTELS

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM TRAVEL GUIDE

THINGS TO DO IN HO CHI MINH CITY

This lively Ho Chi Minh City is the center of trade and commerce. To fully experience what the place has to offer, it would be great spending some time at a roadside café with a cup of Vietnamese iced coffee and plan how you will explore this beautiful city.

Meanwhile here are some things which you can do on your first visit to Ho Chi Minh:

Cruise at Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta, also known as the Western Region, is a place in southwestern Vietnam where the Mekong River approaches sea through a network of distributaries.

The Mekong Delta is called as a “biological treasure trove” because there are over 1,000 animal species has been found in the area such as new species of plants, lizards, fish, and mammals.
The local guides during the cruise talk about the history of the region as you explore island lush tropical gardens of the place.

The river cruise provides the opportunity to stop at local villages to sample local cuisines and delicacies and experience more of the culture, as well as customs and traditions. You will also have the opportunity to buy some locally handcrafted souvenirs. Covering of knees and shoulders is recommended when visiting rural areas.

2018 HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM TRAVEL GUIDE | ITINERARY, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS, BUDGET HOTELS

Experience Cu Chi Tunnels

Enhance your knowledge about the history of Vietnam as the Cu Chi Tunnels gives you a glimpse of the Vietnam War. The Cu Chi tunnels were built by fighters as a base from which the Viet Cong could operate. The 124-mile (200-kilometer) underground network will show you how the tunnels served as underground cities during the Vietnam War.

2018 HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM TRAVEL GUIDE | ITINERARY, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS, BUDGET HOTELS

Tour Around the City through a Cycle

Discover Ho Chi Minh City by riding a Cyclo, a traditional three-wheeled bicycle. Visit places and landmarks of the City like Notre Dame Cathedral, Reunification Palace, the city’s flower market, and much more.

2018 HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM TRAVEL GUIDE | ITINERARY, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS, BUDGET HOTELS

Sample Ho Chi Minh City Street Food

Food is always part of any travel. As you visit Ho Chi Minh it would be great to have some culinary experience. While in Ho Chi Minh, it would be great to immerse yourself in some local markets and rustic restaurants to try local specialities like spring rolls, ‘bahn mi’ baguettes, salads, and popular rice dishes. Don’t miss to try the aromatic Saigonese coffee.

Buy Some Souvenirs at Bến Thành Market

Would you like to buy some handicrafts, textiles, and souvenirs, as well as sample local cuisine? Then you must visit the Bến Thành Market. This place is a large marketplace in central Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam in District 1 and one of the earliest surviving structures in Saigon.

Visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda

Located at 73 Mai Thi Luu Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, the Jade Emperor Pagoda is a Taoist pagoda which was built by the Chinese community in 1909.

2018 HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM TRAVEL GUIDE | ITINERARY, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS, BUDGET HOTELS

Marvel at the great architectural design of Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon

Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon is located in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The church building was constructed between 1863 and 1880 by French colonists who initially named it Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Saïgon. The cathedral has two bell towers, reaching a height of 58 meters (190 feet).

HO CHI MINH CITY TRAVEL  ITINERARY

This is just the recommended itinerary for Ho Chi Minh City.

DAY 1.

Ben Thanh Market – You can start your visit in Ho Chi Minh City with a visit to Ben Thanh market, the symbol of the city.

This historic Central Market building of District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Cho Ben Thanh or Ben Thanh Market is more than 100 years old and played a very important part in the economy of Ho Chi Minh City.

Statue of Tran Nguyen Han – right in the front entrance of the Ben Thanh Market, you will see the statute of Tran Nguyen Han mounted on a horse on a stone arch. Tran Nguyen Han is a general in the Later Lê Dynasty (1428-1527) and is remembered for helping Emperor Lê Lợi in defeating the Ming army.

Reunification Palace – Just a few blocks north of the market, you will find the reunification palace. This historical building called as Independence Palace marks the site of the former Royal Palace Norodom and one of the most important places to visit in the city. The placemarks an important part of the American War and how it ended with the fall of Saigon when the Palace’s gates were breached by Viet Cong tanks. The palace is open from Monday through Friday at 7:30 am, until 4:30. They closed for lunch however from 11 am until 1 pm.

War Remnants Museum – Another interesting sight which is just 10 minutes walk from the Market is the War Remnants Museum. This place exhibits remnants and important artifacts left of the American war. The exhibits in the museum include old types of equipment and photographs. The place is open every day from 7:30 am.

You will surely get tired visiting these places, so for lunch, you can return to Ben Thanh Market wherein a wide array of eating facilities can be found.

If you want more historical, you can take a cab to the Thi Nghe Channel. In this area, you will find Historical and Military Museums.

2018 HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM TRAVEL GUIDE | ITINERARY, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS, BUDGET HOTELS

DAY 2

Cu Chi Tunnel Complex is another must-see destination when visiting Ho Chi Minh City. From Pham Ngu Lao street- the backpacker area you will found several day trips to the complex. Cu Chi is approximately 40 km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City in Southern Vietnam. The Cu Chi Tunnels are amazingly an underground community composed of chambers and 250 km of tunnels below the city. A visit to this place will give you the opportunity to comprehend why Vietnam won the battle, and with just salt and cassava the survived the underground life.

In the late afternoon, you can take a quick look at the city’s Chinatown, the Cho Lon. While this is known to be the Chinatown of the city, unfortunately, it has less Chinese men now due to the anti-Chinese campaign in the late 70’s. The area (Saigon’s District 5) is also home to the charming Chinese pagodas such as Thien Hau, Tam Son Hoi Quan, Nghia An Hoi Quan, and Khanh Van Nam Vien.

2018 HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM TRAVEL GUIDE | ITINERARY, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS, BUDGET HOTELS

DAY 3

Had a fun day in Ho Chi Minh at Suoi Tien Theme Park or Dam Sen theme park. This theme park is considered as the most modern entertainment facility in Vietnam. You need a day to enjoy this place. However, if you prefer something more cultural, I suggest that you visit one of the many pagodas in town, such as Giac Vien, Xa Loi and Jade of Emperor.

2018 HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM TRAVEL GUIDE | ITINERARY, TOURIST ATTRACTIONS, BUDGET HOTELS

BUDGET HOTELS IN HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM

Town House 23 Saigon Hotel
23 Dang Thi Nhu Street, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 70000
BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE, FOR THE BEST DEAL

Town House 373 Saigon Hotel
373/45 Pham Ngu Lao Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1 (easier access via alley 160 of Cong Quynh street), District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 70000
BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE, FOR THE BEST DEAL

Tripwriter Hotel
185/28 Pham Ngu Lao Street, District 1, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 70000
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Chill Box
212A/A61 Nguyen Trai street, Nguyen Cu Trinh ward, District 1., District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 70000
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Lafelix Hotel
287-289 Pham Ngu Lao Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 700000
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Ipeace Hotel
175/8 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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DDA Hotel District 1
183 De Tham, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 70000
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LeBlanc Hotel Saigon
414 (Behind) Nguyen Dinh Chieu street, Ward 4, District 3, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 70000
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A in Hotel
28/10 Bui Vien St, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 700000
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Meraki Boutique Hotel
178 Bui Vien Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 700000
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9 Comments:

  1. Riza Mae H. Villanueva

    Fantastic foods! Great city to visit at night and marvelous places to go to during the day. It’s affordable for all ages! #marman

  2. This country has a lot of history because of the Civil War way back before and it is known to have a rich in culture. Vietnam is known for its architectural structures especially their temples. #marman

  3. The food alone is amazing enough to go visit this city! Would be full of lively culture, too!

  4. Please post similar promo fare going to Hanoi w/ Halong Bay btween March-April 2018…

    Thnks and more power!..

  5. well detailed description of HO CHI MINH CITY. as a tourist it is very helpful information.

  6. Sir tapos na ba ang promo na 990? hindi ko na makita sa kanilang booking site. Sana mag extend sila. Scheduled na kasi kami to visit Vietnam by January.

  7. Very good photos and nice information about Ho Chi Minh.

  8. Okay, this definitely gave me travel fever! I must visit

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