Agent Tools & Info - Asia - Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh
HO CHI MINH
Vietnam's business and finacial hub, Ho Chi Minh is a city of energy and discovery, with a fascinating culture, classic French architecture, ornate temples & pagodas and sleek 21st century skyscrapers. Ho Chi Minh blends the two worlds of the ancient and modern, from wandering timeless alleys filled with the scents of incense drifting from ancient temples to then come across designer malls and chic boutiques.
Best time to visit December - March mild temperatures, low chance of rain.
Hottest time June - August / Rainy season May - September
Peak Travel Seasons - Apr - May
Key Booking Period - Jan - Feb
Average Length of Stay - 4 days
HO CHI MINH DISTRICTS
District 1: City Centre - Home to most of the major sights, the financial and commercial hub of the city. As part of French colonial occupation the city centre was designed with wide tree lined boulevards, French colonial buildings and parklands, now centuries later itermingled with modern day skyscrapers and five star hotels, restaurants and shopping, with everything on offer you may never need to leave the city centre.
Top Selling Hotels -
Somerset Chancellor Ho Chi Minh (V) - Elegantly appointed residences located on a charming tree lined boulevard, with views overlooking the French colonial buildings of District 1. It's prime location makes it easy to visit many of Ho Chi Minh city's most well known landmarks and attractions. After a day of sightseeing, clients can stop off at the local markets and return to their fully equipped modern kitchen or head out to one of the many local restaurants
Saigon Prince Hotel (P) - A luxury boutique hotel, located on Nguyen Hue Street a broad walking promenade in the middle of the District 1. Lined with beautiful French colonial architecture, luxury shopping malls, bars and beautiful restaurants, which you can follow down to the Saigon River to enjoy views and cool breezes. The hotel has great facilities including spa and outdoor pool, making it an ideal place to relax in a secluded area away from the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh.
Grand Hotel Saigon (I) - A 5star colonial style hotel built in 1930, featuring classical French architecture and atmosphere catering for the modern day traveller,featuring a 20th floor rooftop bar where guests can enjoy panoramic city and river views is a luxurious atmosphere. It's location on Dong Khoi Street is where you will find Ho Chi Minh's most famous colonial architecture such as the Opera House, the Gustav Eiffel designed Central Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral and just 100m away from the Saigon River.
District 4: Smallest District - A tiny island seperate from the rest of the city and accessible by crossing one of 4 bridges the most famous being the Mong Bridge (aka "Green Bridge" or "The Rainbow Bridge") designed by Gustav Eiffel. Once a mafia hotspot in the 80's and 90's, it is now vibrant and interesting part of the city. Less touristy than District 1 with narrow houses, interweaving alleys teeming with no frills sidewalk restaurants, local markets and emerging boutiques & cafes
District 5: Chinatown - Vietnam's largest Chinatown refered to as "Cho Lon" dating back to 1778. Famed for it's specialty markets and Chinese teahouses and pagodas. A great place to explore at night, where you can enjoy the authentic Chinese atmosphere full of authentic local restaurants and cheap street hawkers.