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Ho Chi Minh CityVietnam

The largest city in Vietnam is known for its French and Chinese influences, bustling markets and boulevards full of motorcycles. Formerly known as Saigon, the Ho Chi Minh City has a complex history, going through French colonialism, a communist revolution and one of the bloodiest wars in the modern times. Today, modern skyscrapers stand next to 19th Century colonial architecture, gourmet coffee is sold alongside traditional green tea and Buddhist temples stand in the shadow of cathedrals.

The city is divided into parts, of which the most historic is District 1, located on the west side of the Saigon River. Here you will find attractions like the Reunification Palace, the Main Post Office and the Ho Chi Minh City Notre Dame Cathedral. The European influence on the city from the French colonial days is most pronounced in this area, and you’ll see it in the 19th-century architecture. You'll also find plenty hotels around here, so you can stay close to the sights. Go for a walk through the nearby Tao Dan Park or north to the Phuoc Hai Pagoda.

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city with a visit to the Dam Sen Water Park or Dam Sen park. Take a trip outside the city and explore the infamous Cu Chi tunnels, used during the Vietnam War to escape from and ambush American soldiers. The War Museum is one of the most visited museums in Vietnam, with more than half a million visitors each year.

The evening in Ho Chi Minh City offer a respite from the heat and humidity of the day and is often the best time to explore the more centrally located neighbourhoods. Avoid the traffic and wander through the streets of Districts One, Two and Three. Grab a traditional bowl of pho and quiet your thirst with the local beer, Bia Hoi, which is brewed daily in the region. If you like shopping then go bargain hunting in Ben Thanh night market.

There’s so much to do in Ho Chi Minh City for any type of traveller. Book a budget holiday to Vietnam today.

Where to stay in Ho Chi Minh City

Top hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

Prostyle Hotel Ho Chi Minh
Prostyle Hotel Ho Chi Minh
4 out of 5
26 Thi Sach st, Ben Nghe ward, Dist 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is £44 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan

Located in District 1, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Vincom Center Shopping Mall, Parkson Plaza and Opera House. Ho Chi Minh City Hall and Saigon Central ...

4.3/5Excellent! (82 reviews)
Cute hotel

"The lobby was amazing, it was very beautiful, I can tell before is a very old hotel, and they did some remodeling to the hotel, I think is a very nice and reasonable price for the room. recommend to everyone who wants to stay in Saigon."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Prostyle Hotel Ho Chi Minh
Silverland Sil Hotel & Spa
Silverland Sil Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
20-22-24 Thai Van Lung St, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £23 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan

Located in District 1, this hotel is steps away from Children Hospital 2 and Saigon River. Vincom Center Shopping Mall and Ho Chi Minh City Hall are also within ...

4.1/5Very Good! (743 reviews)
neat place to stay in the center of HCMC

"a neat place good for a short stay, especially outside the hotel u got lots of bistros and good restaurants"…"

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2020

Silverland Sil Hotel & Spa
Roseland Centa Hotel & Spa
Roseland Centa Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
15/1A-15A/57A Le Thanh Ton, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is £32 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb

Located in District 1, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Saigon River, Vincom Center Shopping Mall, and Ho Chi Minh City Hall. Opera House and Saigon ...

4.3/5Excellent! (514 reviews)

"Hotel staff was really friendly and helpful helped us book trips change money we upgraded to a superior room great stuff"…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

Roseland Centa Hotel & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Ho Chi Minh City

SILA Urban Living
SILA Urban Living
4.5 out of 5
21 Ngo Thoi Nhiem Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is £57 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan

Located in District 3, this luxury aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of War Remnants Museum, Ben Thanh Market and Saigon Square. Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (317 reviews)
Sila Urban Living

"Very good place to stay whenever you're in Saigon."…"

Reviewed on 24 Jan 2020

SILA Urban Living
Oakwood Residence Saigon
Oakwood Residence Saigon
4 out of 5
1056A Nguyen Van Linh, Tan Phong Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is £59 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan

This family-friendly Ho Chi Minh City aparthotel is located in the suburbs, within 1 mi (2 km) of SC VivoCity, The Cresent Mall and RMIT University Vietnam, ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (75 reviews)
Loved It!

"This is definitely one of the best places to stay in Saigon. It's extremely clean, the bed is super comfortable, and the hotel is located right next door to Vivo City shopping center."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020

Oakwood Residence Saigon
Somerset Chancellor Court Ho Chi Minh City
Somerset Chancellor Court Ho Chi Minh City
4 out of 5
21-23 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
The price is £79 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan

This family-friendly Ho Chi Minh City aparthotel is located in the business district, within a 15-minute walk of Consulate Area, Saigon Central Post Office and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (252 reviews)
Nice and Value for money

"The location is very convenient, apartment is very clean and complete. It's a little old but well maintained. Preferably to have a flushing faucet for the toilet tho. Staff is very polite and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2020

Somerset Chancellor Court Ho Chi Minh City
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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