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December to April is the best time to visit Ho-chi-minh. The weather is dry and cool during December to January and gets warm as March and April roll around. Humidity isn’t as high as in other parts of Vietnam and you can escape the stickiness.
Ho-chi-minh can be reached by air. It has an international airport called Tan Son Nhat that serves the city, southeastern Vietnam and international destinations. From here, you can take a bus or a taxi to the city center, which is about 8 kms away.
Ho-chi-minh has many interesting places to visit. Its rich culture and history are evident almost everywhere you go, turning even would-be nondescript places into exciting must-visit locales. Here are some of the top destinations to head to –
Ho-chi-minh is filled with iconic attractions like temples, monuments and parks. Going on a sightseeing tour is the best thing to do as you can visit as many places as possible. If you have time to spare, you can do a tour of the Cai Be Floating Market in Mekong, which is about 2 hours from Ho-chi-minh. You can also visit the Can Gio Mangrove Forest, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve that’s about 40 kms from the city.
Ho-chi-minh’s status as an increasingly sought-after holiday destination has given way to a number of resorts catering to various budgets. Here are the top picks –
Ho-chi-minh cuisine is wholesome, healthy and comforting. From banh mi to pho to goi cuon and can kho to, tuck into these sumptuous dishes at the best eateries. Here are a few top choices –
Taxis are the transportation of choice for most travelers as they’re comfortable, affordable and fast. Buses are a second option and are cheaper. However, they may not ply to places that are out of the way.
Ho-chi-minh’s markets and shopping centers offer a mix of experiences from upscale fashion items and electronics to one-of-a-kind products that make the perfect souvenirs. Take a look at the best shopping destinations –
If you want to explore Ho-chi-minh without the crowds, a cruise/boating tour is the best way to do it. A tour of the famed Mekong Delta is the top choice for most travelers. A boat tour of the historic Cu Chi tunnels is next. The third option is to visit the Can Gio Reserve.
Cycling is a popular way to get around Ho-chi-min. If you’re eager to explore the city on a cycle, the best place to head to is the Cai Be Floating Market. You can book a cycling tour where you’ll visit the local markets, stop at popular attractions and ride through the countryside.