A holiday in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly named Saigon, and nicknamed ‘Paris in the Orient’ for its prominent French influences, won’t fail to please those who love the vibrancy of a city mingled with a relaxed ancient eastern charm. Ho Chi Minh City is a must whilst on holiday in Vietnam.
Luxury holidays in Ho Chi Minh
On your Ho Chi Minh City holiday you’ll experience a culture of unrivalled cuisine and hospitality. Wake up in the Pearl of the Orient and gain an insight into this beautiful land at one of the many museums or monuments, before reflecting over a cup of fragrant coffee and a stroll through one of the ancient trade markets. Indulge yourself with a Vietnamese massage, then kick back and relax in one of the many luxury hotels.
10 great reasons to holiday in Ho Chi Minh
- Taste the world famous Vietnamese cuisine
- Visit famous historical sites
- Explore the city’s religious sites
- Get inspired at art galleries and cultural museums
- Cool down at one of the city’s water parks
- Relax and get a sense of Ho Chi Minh City heritage at a Vietnamese puppet show
- Shop at bustling night markets and silk boutiques
- Vibrant nightlife
- Choose from a plethora of luxury hotels and restaurants
- Saigon is architecturally exciting with strong French influences
Things to do whilst on holiday in Ho Chi Minh
Reunification Palace is perhaps one of the most visited attractions in Ho Chi Minh City and offers a unique insight to the war in the 1960s as this former presidential palace, which spans over 5 floors, has been almost untouched since the day the city fell to North Vietnam. Visitors to Ho Chi Minh City are spoilt by the city’s wealth of historical museums and attractions.
French colonial influences are evident throughout the city and perhaps the most striking example is at the Notre Dame Cathedral which is said to be a smaller scaled replica of the Parisian original.
Any art lovers should pay a visit to the Galerie Quynh, a contemporary art gallery which represents local and international artists such as Do Hoang Tuong, Tiffany Chung, and Sandrine Llouquet. There are also many galleries throughout the shopping districts that sell decorative Vietnamese pieces.
Interesting facts about Ho Chi Minh
- Area – 809.23 square miles
- Population – 7,382,287
- Currency – Vietnamese Dong
Ho Chi Minh Weather
The city has a tropical climate with a rainy season and a dry season. The rainy season begins around May and ends in November. The temperature is mild all year round with an average temperature of 29°C.
Ho Chi Minh Holidays 2024 / 2025
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