Where sacred sites shoulder French colonial houses and sleek high-rises, Ho Chi Minh—Vietnam's largest and busiest city—is brimming with contrasts. Along with intriguing architecture, here you'll find a maze of markets, botanical gardens and several museums just waiting to be explored. From luxurious high-rises to vintage Art Deco hotels, accommodation options are aplenty in the “Pearl of the Orient,” so you can easily choose one of our Ho Chi Minh City holiday packages for the perfect getaway.
Sink deep into Old Saigon's spiritual core with a trip to the Jade Emperor Pagoda. Built in honour of the Taoist god, the walls are encrusted with precious gemstones and the air is thick with incense. If you’re hoping for a warm monsoon, give the clouds a nudge with a visit to the Hindu temple of Mariamman, the Hindu rain goddess. Trade temples for tunnels at Cu Chi, an interactive attraction that lets you experience what life was like for soldiers during the war. If you can crawl your way out of Cu Chi, the War Remnants Museum offers a more extensive look back in time.
If your bargaining skills leave a lot to be desired, and the thought of holding on for dear life on a motorbike taxi or cyclo doesn't thrill you, then the best way to get around is by car. If this sounds appealing, book one of our Ho Chi Minh car hire options to see the sights on your own time!
Curio collectors will appreciate the knick-knacks on display at the colourful markets located around the city, while fashionistas can browse the racks at independent boutiques and chic vintage shops. To escape the midday heat, make a pit-stop at one of the air-conditioned malls found in District 1.
Life here revolves around food, and Ho Chi Minh is heaven for snackers. Ever fancied a steaming bowl of pho? Vietnam's most-loved soup of paper-thin beef slices, bean sprouts and rice noodles will be sure to delight your taste buds. Curbside cooks are everywhere, and the footpath stalls often provide the best places to sample authentic flavours.
When you’re ready to take advantage of warm nights and city lights, hit the stomping grounds of Pham Ngu Lao Street. Show your fellow travellers how it's done by throwing some shapes until the wee hours of the morning. Triangles are particularly popular—just kidding. If swanky and suave is more your thing, then an evening spent sipping cocktails in a trendy rooftop bar should do the trick.
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While kicking back and soaking in those relaxing vibes is great, your break wouldn't be complete without some unforgettable new experiences.
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