Ho Chi Minh, on its own, may pale as a travel destination in comparison to other cities in Southeast Asia, but it is a necessary transport hub if you plan to explore Southern Vietnam.

In case you find yourself in Ho Chi Minh, the city center offers interesting cultural and urban experiences in addition to worthwhile day trips to the Mekong Delta.

Ho Chi Minh’s International Airport is the busiest airport in Vietnam. It is located 45 minutes away from the city center.

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Ho Chi Minh Travel Guide Blog

Plan your trip to Ho Chi Minh, the gateway to Southern Vietnam. Read this detailed travel guide with a sample itinerary, budget breakdown & list of top spots to visit.
Find out the best spots to see in Vietnam's modern megacity. Ho Chi Minh is famous for its French-colonial buildings, strong coffee/tea culture, exciting food scene, war-time history & chaotic bike-filled streets.

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Top-Rated Accommodations in Ho Chi Minh

Cinnamon Boutique Hotel

Splurge / Le Thi Rieng, District 1

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Tripwriter Hotel

Splurge / Pham Ngu Lao, District 1

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Hotel Nikko Saigon

Splurge / Nguyen Van Cu Street, District 1

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Liberty Central Saigon

Splurge / Pasteur Street, District 1

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Caravelle Saigon Hotel

Splurge / Lam Son Square, District 1

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Hotel Majestic Saigon

Splurge / Dong Khoi Street, District 1

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Rex Hotel Saigon

Splurge / Nguyen Hue, District 1

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Nguyen Shack Saigon

Mid-Range / Ben Thanh , District 1

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Phan Anh Backpackers

Budget / Pham Ngu Lao, District 1

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Son Tung Hotel

Budget / De Tham Street, District 1

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Phuc Khanh Hotel

Budget / Yersin, District 1

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La Hostel Saigon

Budget / Nguyen Thai Hoc, District 1

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