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Palace Hotel Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City 4-StarHo Chi Minh City
Located in the heart of HCMC and takes only 7km from Tan Son Nhat Airport where the Palace Hotel Saigon is one of the well-known and luxurious hotels. It's also a proximity to the shopping areas of Dong Khoi and Nguyen Hue Streets, only a walking distance to Saigon River, HoChiMinh Statue square and People Committee Hall. Besides, many commercial buildings, traditional boutique shops and entertainment venues are all around the hotel
Travel Dates:6 October - 15 November 2015.
Thankfully, there are numerous bars around the city that offer a relaxed atmosphere, cheer beer and a patronage of like-minded individuals to enjoy it with. The pick of these is Chill Skybar, on the rooftop of the AB Tower. The best approach is to book one of the tables closest to the edge and arrive before sunset - the view on a clear night blow you away.
Another great rooftop bar is the Saigon Saigon Bar on top of the Caravelle Hotel. The views of the city are complimented by the relaxing live music played by a Latin band, together creating an infectious atmosphere that can be hard to drag yourself away from. Be warned, however, that the drink prices here are somewhat higher than what you'd usually pay in Vietnam (upwards of about $6).
If you prefer to keep your drinking at ground level, pay a visit to Blanchy's Tash on Hai Ba Trung. Named after the moustache of a French-colonial governor, this popular venue offers a restaurant, bar and nightclub all in one. With former Nobu London chef Martin Brito behind the reigns, the food here is sensational. After dinner, head downstairs for a drink and a dance at the stylish bar.
Ho Chi Minh City Airport (SGN)
Flights from Australia to Ho Chi Minh City will disembark at Tan Son Nhat International Airport.
Tan Son Nhat International (SGN) is Vietnam's largest airport serving Ho Chi Minh City. Formally known as Saigon Airport, Tan Son Nhat International takes its name from the neighbouring village of Tan Son Nhat.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Tan Son Nhat International Airport Book your Ho Chi Minh City Airport accommodation.
Getting to Ho Chi Minh City
There are many airlines that offer flights to Ho Chi Minh City from Australia. Flights from Sydney via Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Singapore, Guangzhou or Bangkok take between 13 and 15 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Melbourne via Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Singapore or Bangkok take between 11 and 14 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Perth via Singapore or Bangkok take between nine and 12 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Brisbane via Taipei or Singapore take between 12 and 14 hours depending on the stopover.
Airlines that fly to Ho Chi Minh City
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Ho Chi Minh City from Australia include:
For more information on Ho Chi Minh City holidays check out our Ho Chi Minh City travel guide.