Ho Chi Minh Travel Guide
Grand Silverland Hotel & Spa – my top choice for staying in Ho Chi Minh City as it is 5 minute walk from all the major sites and the outdoor roof infinity pool offers the best view of the city.
Le Meridien Saigon – a modern hotel with spacious rooms all with deep soaking tubs. Enjoy the views of the city from the lap pool in the hotel.
EdenStar Saigon Hotel – a big hotel with lots of luxuries that will help you relax after a long day exploring.
SEE + DO
Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica – a serene place in a bustling city
City Hall – this beautiful French colonial building is based upon the Hotel de Ville in Paris and has a huge Ho Chi Minh statue outside.
Independence Palace – tour the palace with 1960s decor and see the tanks that entered the palace to end the war.
Chợ Bến Thành – (or Ben Thanh Market) try your best to bartering a lower price on food items, souvenirs, or home goods being sold in this large market.
Saigon Post Office – stop by to see the French inspired architecture or browse the souvenirs shop.
Beside a statue of Ho Chi Minh
City hall with statue of Ho Chi Minh in the gardens
Durian a horrible smelling fruit for sale.
Get lost in this high speed city of zooming motor bikes that make up the heart of the city as you explore Saigon’s French inspired building.
Take a step back in time inside Independence Palace
Fruit and vegetable market
Spotted, the Mona Lisa, guarded by a cute dog.
I escaped the rain by exploring Ben Thanh Market
Inside the market there are an assortment of places to eat, or stalls to buy food or goods from.
Over the course of my brief stay in Ho Chi Minh I was drawn in by the various street vendors selling delicious food and strong coffee. The bustling city of zooming scooters felt busier than even Tokyo or New York because of all the scooters going every which way and crossing traffic required walking out and hoping everyone will drive around you. Yet, once you get past the dizzying traffic there is an interesting city rich in history to explore.