Ho Chi Minh City travel guide – Saigon hotels
Vietnam’s pulsating heartbeat, Saigon is where cosmopolitan and cultural collide in a frenetically changing atmosphere. Ho Chi Minh City, as it’s officially named, is a travel base for the Southern coast and Delta, with great shopping and the liveliest nightlife.
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Delve into Vietnam’s famous history at the Reunification Palace or War Museum, seek out towering pagodas or wander the bustling Cholon district…click and read more
Ho Chi Minh City is perfectly placed for day trips to the Delta, Cu Chi Tunnels, Cao Dai or even the beach at Vung Tau, there’s plenty to see outside the city…click and read more
From Saigon, many visitors head for Nha Trang, Vietnam’s most popular beach resort area, along with nearby Dalat. It’s a popular stop on a South Vietnam trip…click and read more
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The Vietnamese are eager to please and have spent the last decade rapidly improving their tourist infrastructure to welcome ever increasing numbers. Many new hotels have opened, with a surprisingly professional staff and comfortable rooms for the price. Saigon leads the way with a huge selection of hotels, and the liveliest entertainment in the country. Choose from international or tasty local cuisine and join the locals in the bars by night. Learn more here and find your ideal hotel here by searching Agoda for bargains.
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Saigon is the far more relaxed and cosmopolitan side of Vietnam, where sightseeing blends well with the hospitality of this bustling Southeast Asian city. The Reunification Palace is a major tourist attraction, but wander around the city and you’ll soon note other camera treats, such as Hotel de Ville, several pagodas, Notre Dame Cathedral and of course the Saigon River waterfront. History cannot be ignored and is best relived at the sombre War Remnants Museum and Museum of Ho Chi Minh City. Outside the centre are the intriguing Giac Vien and Giac Lam Pagodas and the Jade Emperor temple. Of course, a morning wandering through the bustling Cholon district is an eye-opener in itself.
Getting your culture fix in Saigon
It’s both hot and hectic, but once you get past the frenzied traffic and choking air pollution it’s obvious that Saigon is quickly transforming from an old city, steeped in traditional culture and customs, into a modern metropolis. Thankfully, the city is doing a decent job preserving its traditions while pushing the envelope of a new modern society. …more