Guide to the best of Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City is one of the must-see destinations on any Vietnam experience. Here are the best things to see, do and eat in Vietnam’s most populous city.
Ho Chi Minh City – known interchangeably as Saigon - is a vibrant city of contrasts. Historical sites are adjacent to dazzling skyscrapers, where serene temples neighbour bustling markets, and the local delicacies – from street eats to fine dining - reveal flavour combinations that somehow come together in perfect balance.
All this is enjoyed against the city’s cacophonous soundtrack: the whirr of passing motorbikes. Somehow, this blend of old and new, peace and chaos, combines to create a much-loved city in Vietnam unlike any other in the world.
Take in scenes of daily Saigonese life amid the narrow alleyways, incense-infused temples, and sleek modern buildings.
To experience the best of dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, visit from November to April. Alongside taking in the city’s iconic landmarks and cultural attractions, leave time to wander at leisure.