Filled with delicious food, shopping sprees and plenty of sightseeing, Ho Chi Minh holidays allow you to explore a vibrant city rich in both culture and history.
Walk along tree-lined streets to visit cafes, galleries and boutiques housed in French colonial buildings, or join locals bargaining in the bustling markets or exercising in the peaceful parks. If you're interested in history, you can learn more about the Vietnam War by visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels, War Remnants Museum, and the Reunification Palace.
Whether you're into history, culture, shopping or food, there are plenty of things to do in Ho Chi Minh. Vietnam's largest city has street food stalls and fine-dining restaurants, museums and markets, parks and gardens. You can explore all of these things and more when you book a Ho Chi Minh holiday.
In a city with so much to offer in terms of delicious food, you can take your pick of where to eat in Ho Chi Minh. Enjoy a bowl of pho (rice noodles in broth) from a street food vendor, or sample a few pints of cheap bia hoi (popular Vietnamese draft beer) at a small bar. Indulge yourself in French fine-dining establishments at District 1, or head to Chinatown for the lively Binh Tay Market.
Ho Chi Minh shopping can be a marathon with big rewards. Start with street-side vendors offering clothes at affordable prices, then go to the markets for handmade souvenirs. Afterwards, visit Saigon Square and other indoor markets to test your bargaining powers. Finally, stop by Vincom Centre, the largest shopping mall in the city, for high-end and designer brands.
Ho Chi Minh has many attractions, from the 19th century Central Post Office to the modernist Reunification Palace. Drop by the Cu Chi Tunnels to see what life was like for Vietnamese soldiers, or take a day trip by boat to the Mekong Delta to see farmers working for the country's delicious produce.
Escape from the heat and the hustle of Vietnam's largest city by visiting one of Ho Chi Minh's parks and gardens. Drop by Me Linh Square near Saigon River to see the statue of historical hero Tran Hung Dao. Alternatively, go to the Botanic Gardens to see thousands of plants and some animals. You can even go to Tao Dan Park to relax or to capture photographs of the beautiful tropical trees.
Many museums are scattered all over Ho Chi Minh, usually housed in beautiful buildings and showcasing Ho Chi Minh's art and culture. For instance, there's a museum dedicated to Vietnamese traditional medicine and another created to showcase contemporary art. Be sure to drop by one or two of them during your holiday.