- Encounters with locals
- Place or Religious Monument
- Place or Historical Monument
When I visited Ho Chi Minh City, I stayed with friends who live on the 21st floor of a high-rise building. From that high up you can really appreciate just how big the city is: Ho Chi Minh City is an immense megalopolis of more than seven million inhabitants; no matter where you look, it seems to go on forever. Something else you become aware of is the simply staggering number of scooters and motorbikes of all types zipping around the city's streets, making the traffic very dangerous when you're down at ground level.
As well as the streets inundated with motorbikes and scooters, other things I remember from this city are its incredible energy, the rapid development taking place, high buildings all competing with each other to be the tallest, and the many things there are to go and see. Incidentally, and to gain a better understanding of a terrible event in the country's history that continues to leave its mark to this day, be sure to visit the War Remnants Museum. Ho Chi Minh City is certainly a destination to include on the itinerary for your trip to Vietnam.
You can't go to Vietnam without going toHo Chi Minh, it's the most dynamic city in the country and constantly growing.
Ho Chi Minh is a cultural town and there are numerous museums. I can only recommend the moving War Remnants Museum, as it was the only one I went to. Its photographs are both moving and interesting. The cathedral, the post office, the colonial and Chinese quarters are also worth a visit.
It's town where it's easy to party, there are "tourist streets" full of bars, restaurants and places to stay; Pham Ngu Lao and Bui Vient street are where the backpackers go and also the Vietnamese who want to eat and drink the night away.
You should visit Ben Thanh market because of the variety of things there but be careful, the Vietnamese know there are a lot of tourist so make sure you bargain!
In my opinion, Ho Chi Minh is also a very hot town! You sweat all the time!