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Destination

Ho Chi Minh City Holidays

A city bursting with tradition and modernity

With its French grandeur, bustling markets and street food stalls competing to sell the best banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich) in town, Ho Chi Minh fuses tradition and modernity in one frenetic and fascinating city. Relive the memories of old Saigon among the pristine collection of American planes and tanks at the War Remnants Museum, before diving into local culture at Ben Thanh Market to haggle with locals. Having stocked up on souvenirs, pay homage to the Jade Emperor’s Pagoda, an incense-scented temple full of statues and divinities. Then, cool down with a bia hoi (draft beer) or cocktail while enjoying panoramic views from the sky deck of Bitexco Tower. Before you leave this enchanting city be sure to send a postcard home from the classic French colonial Central Post Office.

Destination Highlights
  • A day trip on the Mekong Delta
  • Cu Chi Tunnels
  • War Remnants Museum
  • Bitexco Tower and Sky Deck
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT +7 hours
  • Currency VND - Vietnamese Dong
  • Visa Information British citizens don’t need to obtain a visa if staying less than 15 days for travel until 30 June 2018.
  • Language Vietnamese
  • Flight Time Approx. 12 hours; direct flights are available from the UK
  • Health Information All travellers should be up to date with routine immunisations. It’s important to contact your GP to check for the latest recommendations.

Top Tips from our Experts

Gina

Destination Specialist

" Ho Chi Minh is a great city stop for a few nights there are landmarks to visit, recent history of the Vietnam War to learn about, lots of street food and just a few hours away by road is Phan Thiet the ideal beach location for some rest and relaxion afterwards." 

Harriet

Destination Specialist

" With a population of over 8 million Ho Chi Minh is a very large city with 24 districts, as a tourist the best area to be based in is district 1." 

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