Ho Chi Minh City – the largest city in Vietnam
Last Update: 25th October 2020
With an area of 2,094 square kilometers, Ho Chi Minh City is situated in South Vietnam. The city center is located 50 kilometers from the sea. The coastline is 15 kilometers long. From 1954 to 1976, it was the capital of Vietnam. Influenced by the West World, its economy was more developed than any other city in Vietnam in the 20th Century.
Ho Chi Minh City Fast Facts
- Name: Ho Chi Minh City
- Area: 2,094 x square kilometers
- Things to do there: Photography, Vietnamese Culture, Adventure
- Who visits: Photographers, Vietnamese Culture Lovers, Adventure Enthusiasts
- Time required: 2 – 3 x Days
What to expect in Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City features tens of old buildings to explore.
If you are interested in history and museums, it is recommended that you visit Museum of Vietnamese History. Ho Chi Minh Museum offers you a great chance to know some about the life of Ho Chi Minh.
If you have strong interest in architecture and religions, Central Mosque and Notre Dame Cathedral are good options. In addition, if you would like to know how Buddhism influence locals, please pay a visit to Thien Hau Pagoda, Quan Am Pagoda, Phung Son Tu Pagoda or Buu Png Pagoda.
Saigon Opera House features the distinctive and exciting water puppet to the audience. Cu Chi Tunnels reflect the spirit of the Vietnamese people during the Vietnam War. It took nearly 20 years to complete the construction. It is composed of a hospital, meeting rooms, bedrooms, command rooms, etc.
If you’d like to experience the local life deeply, Ben Thanh Market and Saigon Square offer a great chance to you.
Best time to visit Ho Chi Minh City
The best months to visit Ho Chi Minh City are from April to October.
How to get to the Ho Chi Minh City
There are direct flights to Ho Chi Minh City from the main international cities, such as Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Beijing, Bangkok and so on. Or you could take a direct train from Hanoi to the city.
Additional Ho Chi Minh City Travel Advice
- Please get the permission beforehand if you would like to take photos of locals.
- Please search through the weather forecast beforehand.