Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is a full-throttle place, somewhere to either lose yourself in a throng of busy roads and food stalls, markets and restaurants, or explore the city’s fascinating history through its museums, galleries and monuments, plus everything in between.
The dichotomy and brilliance of touring Ho Chi Minh is that you really do get a fusion of old and new during your time here.
Given the city’s ancient and more recent war-torn past, French colonial buildings and ornate pagodas sit side-by-side with modern skyscrapers, theme parks and boutique shopping outlets. It’s an intoxicating mix, one that gives a cross-section of Vietnamese culture, past and present, throughout.
The food in Ho Chi Minch City is also another one of its trademarks, from lip-smacking street food stands to sophisticated fine-dining restaurants, servicing the city’s locals and lucky tourists alike.
Then you have the historic side of Ho Chi Minh, which unfolds over hundreds of years having once been a Khmer settlement, followed by 17th-century Vietnamese rule and ultimately a major battleground during the Vietnam War with America, in the 1960s and 70s. The result is a list of essential Ho Chi Minh sites to visit, including the Cu Chi Tunnels; Independence Palace; Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon; Ng?c Hoang Pagoda, and so much more.
This is a top travel destination in Vietnam, to be sure.
This throwback boutique vessel not only looks reminiscent of a bygone age – with its vintage chandeliers, dark wood furnishings and 1930s themed lounge bar – but was even named after a real-life Buddhist king from the 12th century, no less. Jayavarman is certainly a class act, as the cabins are both comfortable and delightfully decorated in locally-inspired designs, while up on deck you’ll find su...
Filled with a standard and style of sumptuous decoration that is as both breathtakingly beautiful and equally as refined as the Opera House nearby, Park Hyatt Saigon is simply a joy to visit. Ornate chandeliers are at home hanging from lofty ceilings here, while underfoot – lavish rugs cover dark, polished wooden floors throughout; quality runs to the very core of this highly-respected establishme...
Considered one of the very best luxury hotels in Vietnam, The Reverie Saigon flaunts an unmistakeable Italian-inspired style of mosaiced marble, eye-popping murals, gold-plated furniture and glistening chandeliers; all polished and presented to an impeccably high standard. Look a little harder however and behind this seemingly classical, regal decadence, there lies a fully contemporary five-star h...
Simultaneously hip and handy, Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint Hotel has you covered for a seamless stay in Saigon. First, the Liberty’s position at the heart of Ho Chi Minh means that sightseeing is made easy. You can stroll to top museums and sites, go shopping, eat out and still come back for a whole afternoon of lounging by the rooftop pool. As well as its stellar location, Liberty Central Sai...
Among Hôtel des Arts’ many attributes is its superb rooftop swimming pool and bar, the Social Club, where some of the best Ho Chi Minh City views can be enjoyed to the sound of live music, either while lounging on a sunbed or revelling in the lively evening atmosphere often found here. Yet, as upbeat and hip as the Social Club Rooftop Bar is, the rest of Hôtel des Arts Saigon is notably sophistica...
Accommodation Details Park Hyatt Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City: 2 nights, bed and breakfast Six Senses Ninh Van Vay: 3 nights, bed and breakfast Six Senses Con Dao: 4 nights, bed and breakfast...
- Discover the beautiful architecture and history of Ho Chi Minh
- Relax and pamper yourself at your beach resort in Hoi An
- Take advantage of your time in Hoi An and explore this charming riverside market town
- Experience bustling Hanoi and take a cyclo tour of the Old Quarter
- Visit the impressive Pak Ou Caves carved out of a limestone cliff with Buddha images
- Explore Hanoi's Old Quarter on a guided walking tour
- Discover the charming ancient town of Hoi An with your guide
- Witness the sunset from the historic and scenic Angkor Wat
- Enjoy a cyclo tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter
- Visit the spectacular Imperial Citadel
- Admire the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge
- Explore the amazing Cu Chi Tunnels
- Visit an ancient longhouse
- Take a leisurely 5km bike ride through paddy fields to Dong Tam Village
- Admire the dramatic limestone peaks of Halong Bay, a World Heritage Site
- Enjoy a morning boat trip to Cai Rang Floating Market
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