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Ho Chi Minh City Hotels

The colorful city of Ho Chi Minh has a mixture of shimmering skyscrapers, French Colonial architecture, and neon-drenched streets full of market stalls. It’s the epicenter of culture and history in the area, with traditional arts such as puppet theater still on display. This multi-faceted city is enjoyed by a wide variety of vacationers, from backpackers to travelers who want to enjoy the ultimate in luxury.

Things to see

The Opera House in Ho Chi Minh City stands out amongst the surrounding buildings, with intricate carvings and columns surrounding the dramatic entrance. Inside you’ll find a traditional horseshoe shaped auditorium with plush red velvet seats, and the stage is host to traditional and contemporary opera productions. The Cholon district is Ho Chi Minh’s Chinatown which is full of colorful dragon sculptures, pagodas, and stalls selling mouthwatering Chinese snacks. There are also dozens of market stalls piled high with fresh produce, as well as traditional goods such as lanterns. The Saigon Central Post Office is an excellent example of Colonial French architecture with a large domed roof and dramatic columns, and inside there are mosaic floors and large mahogany desks. Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica has tall spires and dramatic stained glass windows, and inside you’ll see original tiles and features dating back to the 19th century. If you want to see a traditional Vietnamese performances, head to the Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre where colorful puppets dance on water, and productions are dramatic and bold.

Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

There are a wide range of luxury hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, from high-rise buildings in the center to traditional residences along the Saigon River. These well-appointed hotels have plenty of extra features such as outdoor pools, fitness facilities, restaurants, bars, and complimentary WiFi. In your guestroom you’ll also find lots of amenities that are designed to make your stay comfortable, and these could include balconies, welcome gifts, minibars, LCD televisions, separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary bottled water.

Where to stay

Ben Thanh Market in district one is a lively and colorful district with stalls lining the streets full of textiles, shoes, souvenir t-shirts, and food stalls. It’s popular with shopping addicts and people who want to sample authentic local cuisine. Dong Khoi is full of intricate French Colonial architecture, with upmarket stores and designer boutiques. The roads are always full of cyclists and people zipping around on scooter by day, and at night neon lights up the streets and the clubs and bars come to life. Pham Ngu Lao is popular with backpackers, with plenty of budget hotels and hostels, and shops selling bargain clothes. It’s also a great place to grab cheap eats, with small, independent restaurants selling giant steaming bowls of noodles.

How to get to Ho Chi Minh City

Tan Son Nhat International Airport is in the northeast of the city, about a 15 minute drive from the center. There’s an airport bus that runs from outside the international terminal. There’s also a taxi rank, and it’s usually best to take one of the official green taxis to ensure you get the best value. There are also car rental desks in the airport, allowing you to drive yourself to your hotel. Saigon Railway Station is in district 3 and has regular departures for the Reunification Line with trips to Hanoi, Hué, Nha Trang, and other major cities.

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