The best time to travel to Sai Gon
In Saigon, the weather is almost hot all year round although it is not as hot and hot as the North or sultry as the Central, the average temperature is 27 ° C and the peak time of sunshine can reach more than 40 ° C. There are two distinct seasons where this is the rainy season and the dry season. The rainy season starts from May to November, and note that if you come here at this time, never forget to bring with you umbrellas because the rain this time always visits without notice. The dry season usually lasts from December to April.
Saigon is always busy and has a nice climate so you can travel to Saigon at any time of the year because every season, Saigon has a beautiful beauty that attracts tourists.
Traveling means in Saigon
Being the most vibrant city in the country, it’s easy to come to Saigon because you can use any kind of vehicle to get here like cars, airplanes or trains … at any place on the land. our country.
1. Public transport to Saigon
Just go to the train stations, bus stations or air ticket agents, even with just a click on online travel websites, you can easily own tickets to Saigon. However, the main point of note is that you should consult the fare at least a few days before departure to choose the lowest fare because there are differences in fare at different times.
Going out in Saigon with Cyclo (Photo: Collectibles)
2. Ho Chi Minh City personal vehicles
After arriving in Saigon, you can rent a motorbike for 100,000 VND a day for transportation, and you can also go by motorcycle, bus, taxi or cyclo are all popular means to go. Travel in the city.
Keep in mind that if you decide to rent a motorbike to be more proactive, remember to bring your driver’s license with you and comply with the rules of the traffic law to avoid the impact of the trip let’s go In addition, to protect your health and avoid the sun while traveling here, remember to bring a mask, glasses and gloves, apply sunscreen to avoid direct sunlight to adversely affect his skin. For those who first come or don’t know the road here, do not forget to bring a good map using google map application to not get lost.
The tourist destination of Saigon
Notre Dame Cathedral
Opening hours to visit: Morning 8:30 – 10:00, afternoon 14h30 – 15:30 (Monday – Friday)
Time for Mass: Morning 5:30, 17:00 pm (Mon – Sat), Sunday: 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 9:30 (for foreigners), 16:00, 17:00, 18:30
Address: Số 1 Công xã Paris, Bến Nghé Ward, District 1.
No longer strange, the Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the places that you can not miss check-in when coming to Saigon because of its ancient beauty and symbolic meaning. Located in the central area of District 1, the church area clearly shows Saigon when surrounding the ancient, mossy and historic church area is the skyscrapers, modern and slam. Better than all. It stands out with European architecture combining beautiful Roman and Gothic styles, and the largest Vietnamese bells. Notre Dame Cathedral is the most beautiful and important cathedral of Saigon diocese, the pride of the city people.
Tourism in Ho Chi Minh City cannot be ignored Notre Dame Cathedral (Photo: Collectibles)
The convenient thing is that from this position you can move to other sightseeing locations in Saigon quickly like the Independence Palace, shopping at Diamond Plaza or walking through Dong Khoi Street, watching the lake. The Turtle or simply try the feeling of drinking coffee on Han Thuyen Street. So a hotel in District 1 for transportation to other entertainment venues is the right choice!
Nha Rong Harbor
Nha Rong Wharf is also known as Ho Chi Minh Museum, this is the place where Uncle Ho went to find a way to save the country in 1911. A special point in the architecture of Nha Rong Wharf is located in the roof of a dragon-shaped house, in between the insignia “Horse head and anchor”.
- List of beautiful hotels in District 4 near Nha Rong Wharf
Travel Ho Chi Minh City 1 day with Nha Rong Wharf (Photo: Collectibles)
In particular, walking to the outside yard, visitors can also watch the Saigon River with a clear view, at night shimmering with lights illuminating the river.
Walking Street Nguyen Hue
Recently, Nguyen Hue street has been built a walking city for the people of Saigon and become an extremely lively road on festivals and weekends. On both sides of this road, there are many high-end hotels, shopping areas and long-lived houses with European architectural breaths.
Evening to turn over Nguyen Hue Street (Photo: Collectibles)
Head straight to Nguyen Hue Street in the southeast direction to Ton Duc Thang Street, brilliant on the Saigon River. More specifically, every Tet holiday comes spring, Nguyen Hue road is covered in sparkling fresh flowers and vibrant vitality. Opening time of the flower path usually lasts 7-10 days (from December 28 to October 5).
Ben Thanh market
Opening hours: 7:00 – 19:00 daily
Address: Located between Phan Boi Chau – Phan Chu Trinh streets – Le Thanh Ton – Quach Thi Trang Construction Site, Ben Thanh Ward – District 1.
Considered as a historical witness witnessing the fluctuations of history through the ages, Ben Thanh Market is one of the most prominent symbols when referring to Saigon for tourists from near and far. Ben Thanh Market has four East-South-West North ports facing the main roads in central Saigon. Visit the Ben Thanh market, visitors will be spoiled for choice to buy clothes, shoes, souvenirs or a lot of other supplies and widgets.
Travel in Ho Chi Minh City with Ben Thanh Market (Photo: Collectibles)
Binh Tay Market (Cho Lon)
Opening hours: 7:00 – 18:00 daily
Address: 57A Thap Muoi, Ward 12, District 6
Located in the Chinatown neighborhood, Cho Lon is a wholesale market providing a lot of important goods for many provinces in the South and the whole country. Commodities here are diverse, ranging from dry food, cereals, dry seafood to clothes, shoes, and children’s toys. There are many Chinese people living in the area, so many practices and activities Cho Lon’s cave is also heavily influenced by Chinese lifestyle and culture. Besides, try to choose a good hotel near Cholon area to feel the difference in hotel service here!
In general, this is a busy market and worth a visit to discover more about the way of life, the way of living and trading of the people here.
Visit the busy market with many items (Photo: Collectibles)
Suoi Tien tourist area
Opening hours: 8:00 – 17:30 (Monday – Friday), 8:00 – 18:00 (Saturday and Sunday), 6:30 – 22:00 (Tet Holiday). Entrance ticket: VND 60,000 / adult, VND 30,000 / child; Tickets for games: 5,000 – 40,000 VND / turn;
- Address: 120 Xa Lo Hanoi, Tan Phu Ward, District 9 (19km from the city center)
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Located in the northeastern gateway of Saigon, Suoi Tien tourist area is really an extremely entertaining place for tourists, especially in the summer. In addition, this is also the place where a lot of parents bring their children or foreign tourists to explore because this place is also a place for cultural and historical education through the places built on ideas. the legends, legends of the nation and the Eastern ideology.
Travel in Saigon for 1 day with Suoi Tien Tourist Area (Photo: Collectibles)
Dam Sen water park
As a familiar place for families every summer, Dam Sen Water Park attracts a large number of tourists each year thanks to nearly 40 attractive games with water. Tourists come here to participate in games, enjoy wonderful and exciting moments with relatives through attractive games, both risky.
Dam Sen Water Park attracts tourists in the summer (Photo: Collectibles)
Vietnam History Museum
Opening hours: Morning 8:00 – 11:30; 13:30 pm – 16:30 pm (Tuesday – Sunday); Entrance ticket: VND 2,000 / adult, VND 1,000 / child (Vietnamese guest), VND 15,000 / person (foreign guest)
Address: No. 2 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1 (next to the Zoo).
Formerly known as the Blanchard de la Brosse Museum, the Vietnamese history museum will give you the opportunity to admire thousands of valuable artifacts and learn more about Vietnamese history. This is really a place that foreign tourists are very fond of to learn about the past, Vietnamese history is deeper. Not only is it a place to display meaningful artifacts, it is also home to more than 25,000 books and magazines and documents for archeological, ethnographic, historical research …
Place to store many precious objects (Photo: Collectibles)
Cu Chi Tunnels
Ben DuocTunnels: The main way to travel is to catch lines 13 and 79, take bus number 13 from Ben Thanh to Cu Chi bus station, then take bus 79 from Cu Chi bus station to Ben Duoc. This is the Party Committee base and Saigon-Gia Dinh military zone.
Ben Dinh Tunnels: Visitors take bus number 4 from Ben Thanh to An Suong Bus Terminal. Then continue to take route 122 from An Suong Bus Station to An Nhon Tay and get off the bus.
Cu Chi Tunnels is an underground defense system in Cu Chi District, 70 km from Saigon to the northwest with a length of about 250km. This system was liberated by Viet Minh and the National Front during the Indochina War and the Vietnam War. The system of tunnels includes infirmary, many rooms, kitchen, storage, office, underground road system.
What good tourism in Saigon is without the important historical relics (Photo: Collectibles)
Cu Chi area is famous landscapes – big historical sites, if you miss the space here, please check out the list of cheap hotels in Cu Chi area !
Cruise along Saigon river
Location: along Saigon River from Bach Dang Port on Ton Duc Thang Street or Saigon Port at No.3, Nguyen Tat Thanh.
You can contact directly with Sai Gon cruise ship: 083 8230 393, Ben Nghe tourist ship: 08 8231 475, tourist boat 168: 083 8296 820, My Canh tourist ship: 083 8223 299.
What’s more wonderful than the feeling of sitting on the yacht and watching the magnificent city sparkling in the lights and crowded passersby. The yacht activity really attracts strong visitors when visiting this vibrant city because it makes you slow down in the midst of a bustling life, enjoying the beautiful and lively scene but right in the center city.
Types of sightseeing include: excursions on the river boat to Nha Be and Can Gio; Canoe to Lai Thieu; breathtaking with dinner on the restaurant train Depending on the quality of service, the cost of an excursion along the Saigon River is from 80,000 VND / person or more.
See the sparkling city at night on the yacht (Photo: Collectibles)
Thu Thiem Bridge
If you can observe the check-in photos of young people recently on social networks, Thu Thiem Tunnel is really a corner to see the beautiful city scenery with prime location lying across the river. Saigon is charming. When night falls, the whole of Saigon is “embedded” in the electric light from the streets, skyscrapers or transport means, the view from Thu Thiem Bridge really surprised you by a view. unbelievable. Visit here and save a commemorative photo with Saigon here is probably an experience not to be missed.
A hotel in Binh Thanh District near Thu Thiem Bridge is an ideal stopover if you want to see this bridge from above!
Thu Thiem Bridge shimmering at night (Photo: Collectibles)
Being the second tallest building in Vietnam (after Kangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower), Bitexco is becoming a new symbol of Saigon and the familiar photographic location of the young people coming here. The impression of this building lies in the architecture such as the rising lotus bud and the record of having a parking space for the helicopter. Bitexco also owns Saigon Skydeck with the perfect view to fully view the city from above, from here can see the most typical works of Saigon such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Thu Thiem Tunnel, East-West Highway …
Bitexco building shimmering in the night (Photo: Collectibles)
Certain dishes must be tried when coming to Saigon
The golden color of banh xeo combined with the shrimp, meat, bean sprouts and eating with a little bit of raw vegetables in a sauce just enough to conquer the customers right from the first taste. Southern pancakes have eggs, when eating dots of sweet and sour fish sauce and lots of vegetables and leaves in the garden. In some restaurants, more mushrooms are added to make pancakes to eat very well and less bored.
Suggest some prestigious addresses: 46A Dinh Cong Trang (District 1); Muoi Xiem, 190 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia (Ward 6, District 3); Eat Is Ghen, 74 Suong Nguyet Anh (Ben Thanh Ward, District 1).
Take a day out in Saigon without eating Nam Bo pancake is a fee (Photo Collection)
Bun Bo Hue
Some famous addresses: Hue City Beef Noodle Soup, 47A Tran Cao Van Street, District 3 (near the Con Rua Lake roundabout); Bun bo Hue Dong Ba, 110A Nguyen Du, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1.
Although this is a dish originating from Hue, however, with the rush of people from all over the country to settle down and do business, this dish also became one of the favorite dishes in Saigon and was opened in many places throughout the city.
The spicy and spicy taste of broth mixes a bit of shrimp sauce to create a special flavor that is especially addictive. This dish is sold in Saigon with a very affordable price of 20,000 VND per bowl.
Enjoy Bun Bo Hue in Saigon (Photo: Collectibles)
Noodle noodles – Hoanh Thanh
Some famous addresses: Noodle noodles on Mac Thi Buoi street (District 1), chicken fish noodles on Ton That Dam street (District 1), yellow noodles on Hai Thuong Lan Ong street (District 5), jar Goat 46/102 Vo Van Tan, District 3, Rich duck noodles on Pham Van Hai Street (Tan Binh District), Uncle Tac’s noodles: 22 Ba Huyen Thanh Quan (District 3).
Traveling Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City with a typical Southern dish is very popular in Saigon
These dishes are not native but now also become a feature of Saigon. For Saigon people, this dish is easy to eat and quite popular. However, for the North, this dish is slightly sweet, may not be used to enjoy the first time. The noodle shop is available on any street, any alley of Saigon with price from 20,000 VND / bowl.
Hotpot hotpot, Bun Mam
Some famous addresses: Nam Bo hotpot hotpot (94AB Cao Thang, Ward 4, District 3), price: 160,000 – 240,000 VND; Hotpot sauce Eating is a compliment (11 Ho Bieu Chanh, P.12, Phu Nhuan District), price: Hotpot sauce: 210,000 – 300,000 VND.
How to cook delicious fish sauce hotpot in the Southwest region
Anyone who wants to enjoy this dish is best to go to the West (Can Tho, Vinh Long, Long An), but if you do not have the time, you can enjoy the hotpot sauce in Saigon is also an option not bad. . The most important sauce hot pot is the broth, which must be prepared from delicious sauce, tasted tasting just to taste. Hotpot sauce in Saigon often has spinach, rafter, water lily, okra, mint …
Several famous addresses: Bun Huynh Lam sauce (37A Go Dau, Tan Phu District) VND 28,000 / bowl; Bun noodle shop (444 – 369 Le Quang Dinh, Ward 5, Binh Thanh District), open from 9:00 to 21:00 daily, except for the full moon and 1st day, price 35,000 VND / bowl, vermicelli sauce (528 Phan Van Tri, District Go Vap), cost VND 30,000 / bowl.
Like the hotpot sauce, the broth is the most important ingredient of the noodle dish. Delicious noodle soup is not too sweet, too salty or spicy but it is not bland, especially, it is impossible to lack the aroma of the sauce. Eating noodles with fish sauce, roasted pork, shrimp, squid, indispensable dish of raw vegetables with bitter vegetables, banana, peanut, stalks of cotton, fragrant. Some restaurants add points thanks to the delicious sweet and sour tamarind sauce.
Food is favored by Saigon people (Photo: Collectibles)
Phuc Long tea
As a long-standing tea brand of Vietnam, Phuc Long Tea has only really become popular recently because of its rich taste and elegant aroma. Many people believe that once you have tried Phuc Long tea, you will be fascinated and want to drink again. Phuc Long is really a rare brand of the country that is becoming a formidable opponent of foreign milk tea firms that are pouring into Vietnam.
Brand of old tea of Vietnam (Photo: Collectibles)
Hotels in Saigon
Silver Sil Hotel & Spa Hotel
Address: 20-22-24 Thai Van Lung, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Standard: 3 stars
Located in the Japanese area in District 1, Silverland Sil Hotel & Spa is a great place for you to feel the beauty of Ho Chi Minh City. Silverland Sil Hotel & Spa has a unique architecture with a modern style combined with sophisticated and luxurious Asian and traditional beauty with elegant and polite colors. Most people who have stayed here feel comfortable, satisfied and want to come back if they have the opportunity to come to Ho Chi Minh City.
Silver Sil Hotel & Spa Hotel’s rooms are tastefully decorated
Victory Saigon Hotel
Location: 141 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
Standard: 3 stars
Victory Saigon Hotel possesses a very favorable position because the distance from the hotel to the Independence Palace only takes about 5 minutes on foot, to the Notre Dame Cathedral and the War Museum only takes about 10 minutes on foot and only more convenient from the hotel, the visitors only take about 20 minutes by car to be able to reach Tan Son Nhat International Airport only. The comfort by fully equipped with the most modern equipment and a beautiful view is a big plus to help this hotel conquer visitors.
Swimming pool in Victory Saigon Hotel
This is also an extremely good alternative for travelers who intend to invest not too much money in their accommodation but still want a comfortable and airy space.
Address: 18 Hoàng Việt, Tân Bình District, Ho Chi Minh City
Standard: 4 stars
First Hotel is a hotel located on Hoang Viet Street in Tan Binh District, right near the city center, so it is very convenient for travelers to rest after a day of exploring Saigon. This hotel possesses an architectural style with a massive, spacious and modern building with majestic, beautiful and luxurious interiors with a total of 152 rooms with the ability to meet at the same time. customers, ensuring you have the most comfortable accommodation.
Ho Chi Minh City travel guide stops at First Hotel
With beautiful, luxurious space, highly appreciated service and convenient location right in the city center, First Hotel will surely conquer you.
Muong Thanh Saigon Center Hotel
Address: 8A Mạc Đĩnh Chi, Bến Nghé Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Standard: 4 stars
Muong Thanh Saigon Center Hotel is located on Mac Dinh Chi Street, near the center of Ho Chi Minh City. The green tree-lined route brings peace between bustling Saigon. From the hotel, it only takes a few minutes to the famous tourist destinations of the city such as Notre Dame Cathedral, City Theater or Ben Thanh Market, very convenient for visitors to stay and visit.
The elevated pool gives you a perfect city view
The rooms are equipped according to international standards and a professional service style of staff and convenient location to come to shop at commercial centers such as Vincom Central A, Parkson … will make you satisfied in a way most perfect.