Ho Chi Minh


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How to get to Ho Chi Minh

Leaving fromDurationPrices fromSee details
Ho Chi Minh Airport45 minutesfrom 6,000 VND ($0.20)Ho Chi Minh Airport to Ho Chi Minh
Hoi An3.5-24 hoursfrom 533,000 VND ($21)Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh
Nha Trang3-9 hoursfrom 286,000 VND ($11.50)Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh
Dalat2.5-8 hoursfrom 360,000 VND ($14.50)Dalat to Ho Chi Minh
Mui Ne4-5 hoursfrom 194,000 VND ($7.50)Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh
Hanoi4 hoursfrom 891,000 VND ($35.50)Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh
Phu Quoc2.5-9 hoursfrom 606,000 VND ($24)Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh
Phnom Penh2.5-7 hoursfrom 660,000 VND ($26.50)Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh
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Discover Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh, also commonly called by its former name “Saigon,” is the largest city in Vietnam by population. This former capital of South Vietnam is often either the first or last city that people visit during their trip to Vietnam.

Its busy traffic can be overwhelming for some, but there are a few good sites to discover here. You can learn more about the Vietnam War by visiting the War Remnants Museum and the nearby Cu Chi Tunnels.

Dive into Vietnamese culture at the local Ben Thanh Market. You can find this at the end of Pham Ngu Lao Street, better known as “backpacker street.” Most accommodations are around this street.

Ho Chi Minh - VietnamHanoi or Ho Chi Minh? If you don’t have many days left to visit both, we advise spending more time in Hanoi. We found Hanoi a more pleasant city thanks to its many attractions and chill vibe. Also, Hanoi gives a better impression of Vietnamese culture than the big city of Ho Chi Minh.

PRO TIP: A great alternative to the Cu Chi Tunnels in Ho Chi Minh is the Vinh Moc Tunnels in central Vietnam. The Vinh Moc Tunnels are not as packed with tourists and are still in their authentic state.


Our favourite places to stay in Ho Chi Minh

Boholand Hostel

Want to enjoy a great atmosphere with a bit more privacy than the typical backpack hostel? Boholand hostel offers lovely decorated private rooms. The super friendly host will give you the best recommendations of where to go. And best of all, she serves a delicious home-made breakfast for a perfect start of the day!

Double rooms from: $24

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Chez Mimosa

This boutique hotel is located just oustide of the center, but everything is still in walking distance, or just $1 by taxi to the center. Enjoy a wonderful breakfast at the balcony after a great night of sleep in the comfy beds. The very helpful owners also provide airport shuttle service.

Double rooms from: $32

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SGN Living Artist Apartment

This apartment is located a few minutes walk from the backpacker street and offers great value for money. Expect stylish modern rooms with lots of space and very comfy beds.

Double rooms from: $40

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ActivitiesMekong Delta

One of the popular activities from Ho Chi Minh is visiting the Mekong Delta.

We recommend to check out Klook to get a better impression about this tour. Tickets start from $16.50 for a full day tour including entrance fees.