Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Vietnam

Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Good Morning, Vietnam!

A past marked by occupation, revolution and war, Vietnam is, today, one of the nicest travel destinations in Southeast Asia. Splendid beaches, stunning nature and an impressive culture cater to a wide spectrum of holidaymakers’ needs and wants.

The city of Ho Chi Minh City, also known under its old name "Saigon", is the perfect starting point for a round trip through Vietnam. In Ho Chi Minh City itself it is worth visiting the numerous Hindu temples, the Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon or the yellow glowing post office from colonial times. Most travellers plan to visit the famous Mekong Delta before heading north.

Facts & figures

  • Flight time 12:05 h
  • Distance 10150 km
  • Current time 19:57
  • Airport SGN
  • Language Vietnamese
  • Currency VND

Edelweiss tips for Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

«In a side street, behind the Saigon Opera House, there is a courtyard with restaurants. The Hoa Tuc restaurant is not only one of my favourite places to enjoy an Asian lunch, you can even learn to cook Vietnamese yourself.»

Frank Grevenstuk Senior Cabin Crew Member

Sightseeing in your Vietnam holidays

  • The post office in Ho Chi Minh City is definitely worth seeing. It was designed by Gustave Eiffel, the builder of the Eiffel Tower. It is still one of the top attractions in Ho Chi Minh City. View in maps
  • The Mekong Delta is a further major attraction around Saigon. Its fertile soil provides for the cultivation of extensive rice plantations. By and large, the inhabitants of the delta’s mangrove swamps live and work on the water. View in maps
  • The colonial town of Hoi An is an absolute highlight on every Vietnam trip. The old town invites you to stroll, as Hoi An is famous for its arts and crafts. Here you can look over the shoulders of weavers, wood carvers and tailors. View in maps
  • Halong Bay is a natural spectacle of a special kind. The almost 2000 karst islands are best enjoyed on a 2-3 day boat tour. View in maps
  • The mountain landscape and rice terraces in the north of Vietnam are not forgotten once you have been there. The landscape is fascinating and a wonderful photo scenery. View in maps
  • If you need some relaxing days at the beach after a round trip, the island of Phu Quoc is exactly the right place for that. There you can really let your soul dangle or visit one of the many pepper plantations. View in maps

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