Ho Chi Minh Tourism, Vietnam 2020 (63 Tours & Activities)

 

Ho-chi-minh: A city that’s at two ends of the spectrum from luxury boutiques to craft markets; wholesome street food to local cuisine served at fine dining restaurants; and a burgeoning urban city that blends with the charm of old. Few places as are vibrant as this and if you’re fortunate enough to travel here, it’s an experience you’ll want to repeat time and again as the tourist places in Ho-Chi-Minh are going to leave you mesmerised and make you yearn to visit this place again.

 Ho-Chi-Minh is flooded with places to visit whether they’re ornate temples, museums showcasing the city and country’s history or landscaped parks set in the middle of the busy city. You can travel from one spot to another and still may not be able to cover them all. In between the old and new, is the local cuisine that leaves you craving for more. Street food vendors dot the city and you can enjoy a plateful of rice, veggies, eggs and meat for as little INR 60/USD 0.90. If you’d rather sit down in lavish surroundings, Ho-chi-minh has many upscale restaurants that serve local and contemporary cuisine.

Exploring such a lively city and visiting the best tourist places in Ho-Chi-Minh requires planning so that you get the most out of it. Check out these pointers to know the best places to visit, where to eat and stay and what place to see while in Ho-Chi-Minh. Below mentioned are answers to the most-asked questions. Hope, it will be a help to plan your trip

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The entire cruise experience was really amazing. We were totally enlightened at the great food. Thanks to Thrillophilia!
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Enjoyed a lot with the friendly tour guide and the view from the deck was amazing. A memorable experience indeed!
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We are glad that we booked this private charter during our Vietnam trip with Thrillophilia. Highly recommended for families and solo travellers.
01 February 2020
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Thank you Thrillophilia for such a great experience.A truly delightful trip to Ho May Park.
01 February 2020
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Great show that revealed great energy and everyday life of Vietnamese people. Glad to have this experience.
03 February 2020
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A very relaxing experience. The driver helped me to get to the right point where he was waiting and I was provided with a really comfortable car.
03 February 2020
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The transfers service was great and the driver was very patient and friendly. A must service to avail if you are in Ho Chi Mhin.
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It was very easy to book with Thrillophilia. The driver was very supportive and friendly.
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We really enjoyed the night with great food and awesome performances. A big thumbs up!

People Also Ask About Ho Chi Minh

  1. What is the best time to visit Ho-chi-minh?

    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.

  2. How to reach Ho-chi-minh?

    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.

  3. Which are the best places to visit in Ho-chi-minh?

    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 –

    • Cu Chi tunnels
    • Ben Dinh tunnels
    • Cao Dai Temple
    • Notre Dame Cathedral and square
    • The Venerable Thich Quang Duc Monument
    • Bình Qu?i Tourist Village
    • Chua Van Phat - Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas
    • Saigon River
    • VietNam Quoc Tu Pagoda
    • Jade Emperor Pagoda
    • Mariamman Hindu Temple
    • War Remnants Museum
    • Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine
    • Museum of Vietnamese History
    • Artinus 3D Art Museum
    • Ao Dai Museum
    • Ba Thien Hau Pagoda
    • Phuoc An Hoi Quan Pagoda
    • Tao Dan Park
    • September 23 Park
  4. What things can I do in Ho-chi-minh?

    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.

  5. Which are some best resorts to stay in Ho-chi-minh?

    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 –

    • Duc Vuong Hotel
    • Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel
    • Villa Song Saigon
    • Hotel L' Odeon
    • Minh Chau Hotel - Dien Bien Phu
    • Nguyen Khang Hotel
    • Hotel Des Arts Saigon Mgallery Collection
    • Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel
    • Lotte Legend Hotel Saigon
    • Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon
    • Bich Duyen Hotel
    • Minh Chau Hotel
  6. Which are the best places to experience local cuisine in Ho-chi-minh?

    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 –

    • Bánh Xèo ?inh Công Tráng
    • Hum Vegetarian, Lounge & Restaurant
    • Quan bui
    • Ti?m Bánh Mì Hu?nh Hoa
    • Propaganda
    • Nha Hang Ngon
  7. What are the best public transport modes to commute around Ho-chi-minh?

    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.

     

  8. Which are the best places for shopping in Ho-chi-minh?

    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 –

    • Ben Thanh Market
    • An Dong Market
    • Boutiques in Dong Khoi Street
    • Diamond Plaza
    • Magonn
    • L’usine
    • Dogma
    • Parkson Plaza
    • Binh Tay Market
    • Russian Market
    • Dan Sinh Market
  9. Which are famous places for cruising in and around Ho-chi-minh?

    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.

  10. What is the most famous cycling destination in Ho-chi-minh?

    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.

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