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  • Vietnam Highlight Tour 12Days
    Vietnam Highlight Tour 12Days Highlights Ho Chi Minh City: City tour including entry to the War Remnants Museum & Cu Chi Tunnels. Mekong Delta: Take an excursion to Mekong Delta, with a boat trip on the Mekong River to visit Cat Be [...]
    D: 5.7mi00
  • Vietnam culinary Vacation
    Vietnam is a wonderful destination for any kind of vacation and a country that is home to amazing attractions and superb tourist sites, Vietnam is rich in diverse culture, history of thousand years and more than everything a destination [...]
    D: n/a00
  • Choosing a luxury Vietnam golf tour
    If Thailand is your premium destination for a golf vacation in south east of Asia, then, Vietnam has the oldest golf courses in the region with the variety of golf places across the country has become one of the most see destinations in [...]
    D: 5.7mi00
  • Saigon Notre Dame Basilica
    Visit Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral was built by the French colonists between 1863 and 1880. The name Notre-Dame Cathedral was given after Bishop Pham Van Thien held a ceremony to install the statue of Peaceful [...]
    D: n/a00
  • What women must experience in Saigon
    If you are already living in Ho Chi Minh City, or traveling to Vietnam for the audacious woman traveler, this city holds many finds and experience you will not find anywhere else in Asia, however, Vietnam itself cherish you with all sort of [...]
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  • Tailor made Holiday to Vietnam
    Vietnam is blessed with amazing traditional culture, breathtaking nature reservoir and amazingly blessed tourist attractions through the natural wonders. A holiday to Vietnam offer you so many opportunities to discover historical, cultural [...]
    D: 5.7mi00
  • - a certified halal restaurant in...
    Kampung Pandan is the only halal restaurant in Ho Chi Minh city that serves the Fresh Roti Canai. Their main chef is Malaysian. Menu is all full halal up to 200 cuicines [...]
    D: 2.6mi00
  • Banana Leaf @ Saigon
    Banana Leaf @ Saigon is the certified halal restaurant in ho chi minh city. Its website: [...]
    D: 2.5mi00
  • Private transfer from Tansonnhat to Mui ne
    It is save time for you to get to Phan thiet, mui ne from Hochiminh Airport. Pls contact our counter right after Custom check, there are many car type for you to book. Our driver will escort you to the car parking then transfer to Mui Ne [...]
    D: 4.4mi00
  • Car rental in saigon
    If you are a business man running a tight schedule where punctuality is critical or you are traveling on your vacation in Saigon (Hochiminh city) we are ''SATSCO Car Rental'' ready to serve timely, friendly and efficient. More Detail: http [...]
    D: 4.4mi00
  • Cu Chi – Mekong Delta Combined (Full Day Trip)
    Cu Chi – Mekong Delta Combined (Full Day Trip) [...]
    D: 4.4mi00
  • Ho Chi Minh – Cat Tien National Park ( L/D)
    Ho Chi Minh – Cat Tien National Park ( L/D) AM: Our driver will pick you up at your hotel then transfer for a 4 hours driving trip to Nam Cat Tien National Park. AM: Our driver will pick you up at your hotel then transfer for a 4 [...]
    D: 4.4mi10
  • Halal food in the City of Saigon (Halal @ Saigon)
    Being the avid traveller that I am, I love to discover different places, its culture, language, attraction and the sorts. I believe that is no barrier for any of my travels – except for one – food. Being a Muslim , Halal food is [...]
    D: 0.7mi00
  • Oil Paintings in Ho Chi Minh City
    If you are interested to buy beautiful oil-paintings as souvenirs to take back home then a great place to visit would be along the backpacker’s area in De Tham and Pham Ngu Lao streets, in District 1. This place has beautiful hand [...]
    D: 0.7mi00
  • Sightseeing Ho Chi Minh on motorbike
    Motorbikes are the most common type of vehicle that you will be able to see on the roads of Ho Chi Minh City. There will be many motorcyclists on the roads and you would most certainly be approached by some of them to ask if you are [...]
    D: 0.7mi00
  • Saigon Saigon Bar
    Saigon Saigon bar is a great place to hang out with your friends after sigh seeing Ho Chi Minh City. The Bar is located in the Caravelle Hotel. It not only serves great chilled beer and other alcoholic drinks but from this bar you are able [...]
    D: 0.7mi10
  • Sunglasses in Ho Chi Minh
    Since Vietnam is situated quite close to the equator the sunlight that it receives can be quite damaging to the eyes. Furthermore the streets of Ho Chi Minh can get dusty as well as the smoke from the busy traffic can cause eye irritation [...]
    D: 0.7mi00
  • Drinking water in Ho Chi Minh City
    The tap water in Ho Chi Minh City is not suitable for drinking and it should be avoided as one can get ill. However this water can be used for other purposes such as brushing of teeth and washing of items such as clothes and dishes. Thus a [...]
    D: 0.7mi00
  • Fitting in with the people in Ho Chi Minh City
    The people of Ho Chi Minh City especially the ladies do not wear revealing clothes and are dressed very decently and conservatively. For example most local woman do not wear shorts or sleeveless t-shirts on the streets. This is because they [...]
    D: 0.7mi00
  • Crossing the roads of Ho Chi Minh City
    To many of how not experience heavy traffic situations, the roads and streets of Ho Chi Minh city can be a great surprise. The roads of Ho Chi Minh city is congested with many motorbikes. This can be very intimidating  to cross the [...]
    D: 0.7mi00
  • Saigon Central Mosque
    Saigon Central Mosque is one of the 12 mosques in Ho Chi Minh City. Muslims from all over the world would come here to worship. This mosque is usually crowded on Fridays. This a very peaceful place to go to understand the Muslim culture in [...]
    D: 3.3mi00
  • Sightseeing on a cyclo
    Travelling on a cyclo is a great experience and a great way to see Ho Chi Minh city in a slow and relaxed manner. You will be a able t o get a good view and at the same time you get to have a real feel of the city. The cyclo will travel to [...]
    D: 0.7mi00
  • Jade Emperor Pagoda
    Jade emperor pagoda is dedicated to the various Chinese-Vietnamese gods in a mix of Taoist and Buddhist styles. This pagoda has many wood carvings, beautiful roof tiles and statues. This is a great place for photographers to take pictures [...]
    D: 3.6mi00
  • Saigon Tourist Travel Service
    Saigon tourist travel service is a very important place for all tourists who are new to Ho Chi Minh City. This place is full of information about Ho Chi Minh and the various places that one can visit in the city. They also provide a very [...]
    D: 2.9mi00
  • Thao Cam Vien (Zoo and Botanical Gardens)
    Thao Cam Vien (Zoo and Botanical Gardens) is a great place to come to when you visit Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. There are many animal and plant species here in this place. Photographers can take great pictures of this animal and plants. [...]
    D: 3.6mi00
  • Cholon (Chinatown)
    This place is the Chinatown of Vietnam. Most of Vietnam’s ethnic Chinese, the largest ethnic minority group in Vietnam, live here. This is a great place to see how the locals go about their daily life. There is quite a number of [...]
    D: 1.1mi00
  • Post office in Ho Chi Minh City
    The post office looks extremely grand and it is a huge place that has beautiful interior designs that looks like you are back in the 20th Century. This is one great place to buy souvenirs for friends and families back home. There are stores [...]
    D: 3mi00
  • Drink stalls on the road side
    While travelling around Ho Chi Minh city you are bound to meet many drink stall owners who will be carrying coconuts and other drinks on a pole with two baskets on each end.  Many of these vendors will persuade you to buy the drinks [...]
    D: 3.1mi00
  • Q Bar in Ho Chi Minh City
    Q Bar is considered a posh and upscale bar. He bar is beautiful artistic decorations and they also serve many different kinds of drinks apart from the normal kind of beers. If you are interested to get some drinks apart from the normal [...]
    D: 2.7mi00
  • Rex Hotel Rooftop Beer Garden
    Rex Hotel Rooftop Beer Garden is a great place to go to if you want to see the city from the above. This place is a beer garden where they sell alcoholic beverages to patrons. The main highlight of this place is the view that of the city [...]
    D: 3mi00
  • Cu Chi Tunnel
    Cu chi tunnel is a great place to visit to understand how the Viet Congs launched surprise attacks against Americans in the 1960’s.  This place has numerous displays of real live traps and display of weapons, food and tunnels [...]
    D: 2.3mi00
  • Ho Chi Minh City Museum
    This museum is great place for tourist to know more about the history of Vietnam. There are many exhibits here that talk about the history of Vietnam. This certainly gives great insights to people to understand this beautiful country. There [...]
    D: 3.5mi10
  • War Remnants Museum
    This War Remnants museum is a must to visit if you want to know more about the history of Vietnam during the Vietnam War. It has various pictures that show real people during the time of the Vietnam War and how they were affected by the war [...]
    D: 2.9mi00
  • Ben Thanh Market
    Ben Thanh Market is located just opposite of the round-about of the bus interchange. This market sells almost anything and everything and the best part of it is it is really cheap to get those items. Items such as shirts, shoes, pants, [...]
    D: 2mi00
  • Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral
    The Notre- Dame cathedral is a very famous architecture in Ho Chi Minh City. This cathedral is known to be made of materials that were only imported from France. The interior of the cathedral is simply stunning as it gives a very calm and [...]
    D: 3mi00
  • Reunification Palace
    The Reunification palace is a presidential palace. This palace consists of about 100 rooms where each room is beautiful crafted with nice Vietnamese furniture, displays and design. If you go to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam this is place is [...]
    D: 2.8mi00

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Ho Chi Minh City History

However, a series of Indochina wars erupted right after the surrender of Japan in 1945. By then, Ho Chi Minh already proclaimed the independence of Vietnam from the French. The streets of Saigon became very bloody from the riots. By 1954, through the Geneva agreement, Vietnam was divided into two: south and north. Saigon then became the capital of the south.Vietnam War Ngo Dinh Diem was declared the first president of southern Vietnam. But he was infamous because of his authoritarian rule and nepotism. When he failed to hold an election in 1956, outrage from the Buddhist monks and the rest of the populace created a lot of instability. The [...]
Cheap flights to Ho Chi Minh City

Recent Ho Chi Minh City flights found by Travelgrove users

  • $544Multiple Airlines flight Multiple Airlines 
    Las Vegas, NV (LAS)Ho Chi Minh City, VN (SGN)11/23/201608:00 am
    Ho Chi Minh City, VN (SGN)Las Vegas, NV (LAS)11/29/201602:10 am check price
  • $613Multiple Airlines flight Multiple Airlines 
    Boston, MA (BOS)Ho Chi Minh City, VN (SGN)10/25/201612:00 pm
    Ho Chi Minh City, VN (SGN)Boston, MA (BOS)11/01/201602:10 am check price
  • $652China Eastern Airlines flight China Eastern Airlines 
    San Francisco, CA (SFO)Ho Chi Minh City, VN (SGN)11/18/201612:00 pm
    Ho Chi Minh City, VN (SGN)San Francisco, CA (SFO)11/25/201602:25 am check price

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