Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City Holidays
Also known as “Saigon”, the former capital of Vietnam is a dizzying metropolis of towering skyscrapers, speeding scooters, ancient temples, cool cafés, and enthralling museums.
Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City
- Shop ‘til you drop at the Cho Ben Thanh Market. Stocking everything from fresh food, to clothes and handicrafts, this market is perfect for picking up some souvenirs.
- Stop for a coffee at Up Café. This quirky little café's upstairs decor features a piano, table and chairs hung rather precariously from the ceiling. The music can be quite cheesy however, so if you're looking for somewhere a little cooler try La Fentetre Soleil.
- Sip cocktails at Chill Sky Bar. An elegant rooftop bar offering incredible views of the city. Note there is a strict dress code – no shorts or sandals. Come during happy hour as it can be quite expensive.
- Discover the underground world of guerrilla warfare at the Cu Chi Tunnels. Learn about life in the tunnels and observe the grisly traps lining the jungles set by Viet Cong soldiers.
Best Time to Visit
Dec-Mar: The weather is dry and cooler than the hot summer months months.Ho Chi Minh City tends to be hot, humid and rainy, in the summer while winters are cooler and more comfortable.
If you’re in Ho Chi Minh City for the Vietnamese New Year stick around a few extra days for the Lantern Festival. Watch the city’s Chinese community cover the streets with colourful lanterns, pounding drums, and street performances.
Why We Love It"Ho Chi Minh City is a great spot. There's a lot to see so be sure to give yourself a few days. The War Remnants Museum is a must, it's very sad but a very important place to visit".
Jennifer Kearney, Sales Executive