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Ho Chi Minh City was established in 17th century and is one of the most visited cities in Vietnam. It is also the largest city of the country by population. The name “Ho Chi Minh” means "light bringer" in translation. The city is also informally known as Saigon. The name “Saigon” is also used for District 1, the most touristic and central area of the city. It has always been decisive important area for the country. Now it attracts millions of tourists with the combination of traditionalism and globalism. The population of Ho Chi Minh is around 10 million.
Ho Chi Minh trip planner is a platform full of all the needed highlights for your holidays to Vietnam. It includes the best things to do, events, tours and restaurants with all the info and details. This highlights are smartly organized in different itineraries, which will make any trip a unique experience. Ho Chi Minh is a city with rich history and culture. The plans in this page will introduce the the city will all its colors and charm.
Ho Chi Minh started its history as a small fishing village and was known among the locals as "Forest City". It was all covered with forests and beautiful nature. Now it’s one of the most developed cities in the areas, with the great urban facilities and skyscrapers, but still preserves the greenery and fresh atmosphere.
The city is famous for War Remnants Museum, which contains the whole history of Vietnam War. The city has many attractions on the thematics.
The great part of the city’s architecture belongs to the French style, as the period of French gpower greatly influenced the city. Notable buildings of French architecture are The central Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral.
The itineraries in this page include all these important sports and more; shopping malls, walkways, temples, gardens and tours. They will make your trip to Ho Chi Minh easy and enjoyable.

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War Remnants Museum

The War Remnants is a museum in Ho Chi Minh City dedicated to the military and war thematics. War Remnants has different thematic exhibitions placed in various rooms and halls. All the exhibitions have military equipements and ammunition including helicopters, fighters and boms.

Cu Chi Tunnels

Củ Chi tunnels are underground network in Củ Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City. The tunnels were built during the Vietnam war, and served as hiding point for soldiers. The tunnels were also used for communication, food receiving, hospitals and even living spots.

Central Post Office

Saigon post office was built during 1886-1891, when Vietnam was a part of the French Indochina. The style of the building is a mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and French architecture.

Ben Thanh Market

Bến Thành is a huge market in Ho Chi Minh city. It is a symbolic area, which is considered to be one of the most recognizable emblems of the city. In the marketplace there are a large variety of local handicrafts, textiles and souvenirs. Ben Thanh is also famous for the most delicious local cuisine in the city.

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Sunland Hotel

Boasting a rooftop swimming pool offering sweeping city views and a kids' pool with slide, Sunland Hotel offers accommodation in District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City. Featuring free WiFi access in all areas, the hotel also has an on-site restaurant and bar. Just a few steps from Saigon River and Russian...

Alagon Saigon Hotel & Spa

Enjoying a prime location in the heart of the vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, Alagon Hotel & Spa features elegant and modern rooms with free WiFi in District. The hotel is within a short 10-minute drive to most majors landmarks of the city, including Ben Thanh Market, Takashimaya Vietnam, Fine Arts Museum...

Avanti Hotel

Set in the busy District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City, Avanti Hotel offers a conveniently-located accommodation with an on-site restaurant. Located just 200 metres from Ben Thanh Market, this property also has a bar for guests to enjoy drinks. The convenient location offers easy access to nearby locations...

Acacia Saigon Hotel (formerly Brilliant Saigon Hotel)

Located in a tranquil area in central Ho Chi Minh City, Acacia Saigon Hotel is a short 5-minute walk from Ben Thanh Market. It offers spacious and homely rooms with free Wi-Fi. Acacia Saigon Hotel is a 30-minute drive from Tan Son Nhat Airport. Parking is available free of charge on site. Modern rooms...

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Mekong Delta Discovery Small Group Adventure Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

Travel to the heart of the Mekong Delta on this small group adventure tour from Ho Chi Minh City. You'll board a private longtail boat, experience the diversity of the Mekong waterways first hand as you explore fish farms, exotic fruit farms and dine on traditional Mekong Delta food.

Cu Chi Tunnels Small Group Adventure Tour from Ho Chi Minh City

Experience the world of the Cu Chi freedom fighters with a visit to their famous tunnel system. This network of over 200 km of tunnels became legendary during the 1960's when they played a vital part in the American War, allowing the Viet Cong to control a large rural area close to Ho Chi Minh City....

Half-Day Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City by Luxury Speedboat

Zip along the Saigon River by luxury speedboat to the Cu Chi Tunnels, round-trip from Ho Chi Minh City. Select an early or late morning departure and enjoy a peek at traditional life along the riverbanks on this half-day tour. Then descend underground with a guide into a vast network built by...

Ho Chi Minh City Discovery Small Group Adventure Tour

Explore bustling Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon) on this small group adventure tour.The Ho Chi Minh City tour will give you an insight into the history, culture and the daily life of the locals in Ho Chi Minh City. Bargain for souvenirs at Ben Thanh market and enjoy a lunch of local...

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