Archive for the ‘Ho Chi Minh’ Category

How to Get to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) from Airport

Posted by on Nov 9th, 2009
File Under: Ho Chi Minh

By Taxi Tan Son Nhat is Vietnam’s largest international airport. There are 2 terminals – International flights departs from the newer international terminal whereas domestic flights (to Hanoi, Danang, Nha Trang, etc) are from domestic terminal (turn left). When you are going to the airport, be specific which terminal you want to go to. Otherwise […]


Where to Eat and Drink in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)

Posted by on Nov 9th, 2009
File Under: Ho Chi Minh

In recent years, Ho Chi Minh has become increasingly cosmopolitan and this is reflected in the large variety of Vietnamese and international food available. Prices though are a far cry from what they used to cost due to a combination of factors such as higher food prices, rising wages, and soaring real estate costs. Street […]


Getting Around Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)

Posted by on Nov 4th, 2009
File Under: Ho Chi Minh

Cyclos and Motorbikes Cyclo drivers are notorious for asking one price and wanting more after the ride, but it is still worth the experience to try it out. Make sure you negotiate a price before getting on. Motorbikes are everywhere- every corner in the city you will see there are motorcycle taxis available. They are […]


What to See and Do in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)

Posted by on Nov 4th, 2009
File Under: Ho Chi Minh

Most sights are in central Saigon and located in clusters so with some good planning you can cover most of them easily in a day. Around Dong Khoi St Dong Khoi, formerly known as Rue Catinat have gone through much transformation so it no wonder that it is now a district of colourful activity – […]


Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)

Posted by on Nov 4th, 2009
File Under: Featured, Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh, situated in the southern part of Vietnam, is the largest city and former capital of Vietnam. Previously known as Saigon, it was renamed Ho Chi Minh after the Fall of Saigon in 1975. The wide Saigon River, which takes a huge turn from the east links the city with the sea. Back then, this beautiful city was referred as the Pearl of the Orient by the French.


Cao Dai Temple

Posted by on Oct 15th, 2009
File Under: Featured, Ho Chi Minh

Indigenous to Vietnam, Cao Dai, is in fact a fusion of the teachings from Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism, with elements of Christianity and Islam.


Cu Chi Tunnels

Posted by on Oct 14th, 2009
File Under: Featured, Ho Chi Minh

Anyone who has been to Ho Chi Minh would have heard of the infamous CU CHI TUNNELS (30 miles northwest of Saigon, a 100-minute drive). Seeing is believing, and in this case, it’s only after you have attempted to enter those tunnels you can truly comprehend the horrors of wars and the reality of life in those tunnels.


Festivals Ho Chi Minh, Saigon

Posted by on Oct 13th, 2009
File Under: Festivals, Ho Chi Minh

Tet Festival The Tet Festival is the most celebrated festival in Vietnam. Also known as the Lunar New Year, Tet falls between 19 January and 20 February and lasts a whole week in the south. This festival is celebrated grandly with massive fireworks, bright decorations and friends and families all take this time to dress […]


Nightlife Ho Chi Minh, Saigon

Posted by on Oct 13th, 2009
File Under: Ho Chi Minh

YOKO 22A Nguyen Thi Dieu, D3, Tel 08-933-0577 A John Lennon portrait hangs behind the small drumset – and Yoko Ono makes the business card logo – but inside this intimate, ‘70s-style bar it’s the new Vietnam here. Locals come for beer (35,000D; US$2.20) or cocktails and a smoke while indulging in the diverse selection […]


Where to stay Ho Chi Minh, Saigon

Posted by on Oct 13th, 2009
File Under: Ho Chi Minh

Like everything else in Ho Chi Minh, you will find yourself spoilt for choices when it comes to finding a place to stay. From the shoestring traveler to those planning a luxurious experience to be pampered during their stay, the city offers you a wide variety regardless. Budget The main backpacker hangout is Pham Ngu […]