Ho Chi Minh City

Travel Guide
Opera House showing a city, a skyscraper and night scenes
Vietnam’s largest and most high-energy city captivates travelers with its enthralling blend of rich history and its fast-paced modern lifestyle.

With its chaotic streets and hectic energy, Ho Chi Minh City makes a dramatic first impression on many visitors. Also known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City offers some of the country’s best nightlife and shopping, as well as a wealth of fascinating cultural attractions. Admire the handsome colonial architecture built by the country’s former French rulers, learn about Vietnam’s dark wartime history and discover why the city’s cuisine is so loved.

Gain a sobering perspective into the country’s history at the War Remnants Museum, which examines the horrors of the Vietnam War. See tanks, fighter planes, unexploded ordinance and chilling photographs of events like the My Lai massacre.

Don’t miss the Jade Emperor Pagoda, one of the most beautiful Chinese pagodas in the country. Built in 1909 by the city’s Cantonese community, the pagoda features a variety of exquisite carvings and statues inspired by Taoist and Buddhist lore.

Shop for souvenirs at Ben Thanh Market. Dating back to the 17th century, this buzzing market is a fun place to shop for clothing and artisanal crafts. Remember to haggle for the best price. Sample traditional Vietnamese food, such as pho, the country’s famous noodle soup, prepared at one of the market stalls.

Head to the Bitexco Financial Tower, the tallest building in the city, for a glimpse of Ho Chi Minh’s modern side. Ascend to the Saigon Skydeck on the tower’s 49th floor for spectacular views over the city. Interactive screens provide information about notable streets and sites visible below.

Stroll along Dong Khoi Street, Ho Chi Minh City’s main commercial district, to view the remnants of the city’s colonial-era buildings. For budget-friendly fun, check out the Pham Ngu Lao area, a popular backpacker hub known for its cheap accommodation and lively nightlife scene.

Most international flights to Vietnam arrive in Ho Chi Minh City. The city is also connected by bus to other major destinations around the country, as well as to neighboring Cambodia. Get around by public bus or by taxi, both of which are inexpensive.

Ho Chi Minh City is one of Vietnam’s most exciting cities, provides a thrilling introduction to this beguiling country.

Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint
Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint
4 out of 5
59 - 61 Pasteur Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Fully refundable
The price is NZ$103 per night from 27 Jul. to 28 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (983 reviews)
"Very effective staff"

Reviewed on 27 May 2022

Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint
Hotel Nikko Saigon
Hotel Nikko Saigon
5 out of 5
235 Nguyen Van Cu Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is NZ$163 per night from 2 Jul. to 3 Jul.
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy rooms in ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (978 reviews)
"Gym is old and not a lot of equipment. Towels were worn out at the gym."

Reviewed on 6 Jun. 2022

Hotel Nikko Saigon
Caravelle Saigon
Caravelle Saigon
5 out of 5
19 - 23 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is NZ$215 per night from 22 Jul. to 23 Jul.
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (981 reviews)
"Staff were excellent at taking care of every need"

Reviewed on 11 Jun. 2022

Caravelle Saigon
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Capri by Fraser, Ho Chi Minh City
Capri by Fraser, Ho Chi Minh City
4 out of 5
No.2, Street C, Tan Phu Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, 70000
The price is NZ$95 per night from 3 Jul. to 4 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (177 reviews)
"I love the location, its quite but also nearby Cresent Mall, restaurants. Staff is helpful, breakfast buffet is decent"

Reviewed on 12 Apr. 2022

Capri by Fraser, Ho Chi Minh City
Sherwood Suites
Sherwood Suites
4.5 out of 5
192 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, 700000
The price is NZ$167 per night from 16 Jul. to 17 Jul.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bars/lounges and 2 coffee shops/cafes. Our guests praise the restaurant and the ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (474 reviews)
"Great friendly staff, very helpful. Very clean and safe facility. Would revisit and stay at Sherwood Suites again."

Reviewed on 21 Jun. 2022

Sherwood Suites
NTA Serviced Apartment
NTA Serviced Apartment
3 out of 5
171 - 173 Dien Bien Phu, Dakao Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, 700000
The price is NZ$115 per night from 26 Jul. to 27 Jul.
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (12 reviews)
"This facility is relatively new and is exceptionally clean. Staffs are quite courteous and exceptionally helpful. Great job!"

Reviewed on 15 Nov. 2019

NTA Serviced Apartment
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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