Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon) is Viet Nam’s largest city, based in the South on the Saigon River. Well known for the key role it played in the Vietnam War, it is now the bustling economic capital of the country and is an eclectic mix of historic culture and modern growth. From the French colonial landmarks such as the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the 19th-century Central Post Office to its thriving street food culture, arts, temples and buzzing nightlife, Ho Chi Minh City is best appreciated for its non-stop energy and its mesmerizing mesh of old and new.

Why Ho Chi Minh City (Sai Gon)?

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is known for:

Modern history: War Remnants museum, Ho Chi Minh, The Reunification Palace
Ancient history: History museum, FITO museum (traditional herbal medicine)
Art galleries, artist homes & Fine Art Museum
Colonial History & Architecture
Sai Gon Central Post Office, Sai Gon Opera House, Notre-Dame Cathedral
Foodie experiences incl. Michelin star chefs, street food tours & cooking classes
The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip & Long Thanh Golf Club
Cu Chi Tunnels experience
Cao Dai Temple - Tay Ninh
Can Gio Mangrove Forest
Pagodas & markets

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is great for:

Vietnamese culture & history
Arts, music & performance
Modern & traditional restaurants
Cafe culture, nightlife & rooftop bars
Street food, cuisine & cooking classes
Shopping, markets & tailoring
River dinner cruises
Family fun & public parks
Cyclo, motorbike, side-car & jeep experiences
International cruise ship overland stop