Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)
The largest and most vibrant metropolis in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, once known as Saigon, offers history, culture, cuisine and much, much more. Its hotels range from luxurious five star establishments to small family run guesthouses and hostels. Visitors can choose to indulge in some of the best hospitality in Asia or opt for a less expensive room and spend their money on exploring the city’s many attractions instead.
Most holidaymakers staying in the city head to Ho Chi Minh’s historic centre where wide, elegant boulevards are lined with beautiful colonial buildings. Most of the main sites in this area are located in District 1, making it easy for visitors to explore all of Ho Chi Minh’s attractions during their stay.
Some of the most prominent sites in the city include the Reunification Palace, The Municipal Theatre, also known as The Opera House, The People’s Court and the Notre Dame Cathedral. Visitors who want to learn more about Vietnam’s fascinating past should head to the Ho Chi Minh Museum, The Museum of Vietnamese History or the Museum of Fine Art.
Alternatively, holidaymakers who want to find out more about the country’s recent past should visit the Revolutionary Museum and the Cu Chi Tunnels which are located north west of the city.
For many holidaymakers, one of Saigon’s biggest attractions is its cuisine. Fresh, flavoursome and unfailingly delicious, some of the tastiest Vietnamese food in the country is found in the restaurants and food stands of Ho Chi Minh City.
One of the best ways to sample Saigon’s culinary delights is to pick up a few tasty treats from the street food stands that dot the city. Try fresh and delicious summer rolls, mouth watering Vietnamese sandwiches and steaming soups known as ‘pho’. Very affordable, this is a great way to see a more authentic side of the city and sample some unforgettable flavours.
A vibrant city that’s changing fast, Saigon offers holidaymakers a fascinating culture, rich history, a great choice of accommodation options and a fantastic selection of things to do. Start planning your Vietnamese adventure now and make your next exotic getaway one to remember.
Accommodation in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)
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