Stay in our Ho Chi Minh City hotels and experience this vibrant and exciting city. Ho Chi Minh City - formerly known as Saigon and “the Pearl of the Orient” - sits regally on a giant bend of the Saigon River - linking the city to the sea. Ho Chi Minh City is the hub of the nation; it’s the economic and industrial capital, and an upbeat city that still maintains its colonial charm with wide avenues and French colonial villas.
Treat your taste buds, while staying in our Ho Chi Minh hotels or Saigon hotels by trying local cuisine. Visit Thi Sach Street, located two blocks behind the National Theatre. The street is lined with restaurants serving cheap local cuisine and while many specialise in seafood, some boast dishes with local ingredients such as wild deer, sparrows and steamed silk worms. Don’t leave Ho Chi Minh City without visiting Dinh Cong Trang Street and tasting one of the varieties of banh xeo (pancake).
When staying in our Ho Chi Minh accommodation, see artefacts from Vietnam's two thousand years of recorded history when you visit the History Museum, located in the beautiful botanical gardens. Or visit the former Presidential Palace and see the underground military operations rooms, which are still as they were during the war. If you’re interested in relics of the war enjoy a day trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels, part of an extensive network of tunnels built and used by the Viet Cong, and you can even fire a variety of automatic weapons.
Visit District 1 while staying in your Ho Chi Minh City hotel, and shop until you drop. Dong Khai and Le Thanh Ton streets are particularly good for shopping as there are many shops in these streets selling handicrafts, amber, antiques, silk, furniture, jewellery, ceramics and clothes. But don’t forget to bargain! Items which do not have a price sticker can usually be bought for two thirds of the originally quoted price. Another great place to pick up a bargain is at the Ben Thanh Market... you’ll find the food section fascinating, offering a wide range of produce from scorpion wine to pickled vegetables. Visit Cho Lon, Ho Chi Minh City’s Chinatown; it’s one of the oldest and most mysterious parts of city. The area is busy with its markets, restaurants, teahouses, pagodas and is abuzz with all kinds of activities.
When you stay in your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, make sure you visit at least one of the beautiful pagodas located throughout the city. Giac Lam Pagoda, for example, is considered to be the oldest pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City. The interior of the pagoda is adorned with an excellent collection of statues, ancient furnishings and decorations, and the tranquil surroundings will take you far away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Our Saigon hotels are located in the heart of this metropolis on the move. You’ll find that your Saigon experience is about so many different things: from humble street stalls to classy restaurants; from gentle cyclos to zooming motorbikes; teeming markets to ritzy shopping malls. You’ll love how the city’s urban collage of two different worlds blends effortlessly into one.