Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is Vietnam’s largest city and is the powerhouse driving the country’s rapid economic development. Being the centre for trade in Vietnam, Saigon hums with energy from dawn to dusk, and life in the second city is fast-paced, dynamic, cosmopolitan and exciting.

  • Caravelle Hotel

  • Caravelle Hotel is Ho Chi Minh City’s leading international 5-star hotel – in the centre of the business, shopping and entertainment distr
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  • Intercontinental Asiana Saigon Hotel

  • This luxury Ho Chi Minh City hotel is located in the city centre, just a few minutes from famous landmarks including Notre Dame Cathedral and Saigon O
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  • Movenpick Hotel

  • A focal point of the bustling Phu Nhuan District, the Mövenpick Hotel Saigon is a 10-minute drive from Tan Son Nhat International Airport, 20 min
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  • New World Saigon Hotel

  • New World Saigon Hotel is one of the most impressive hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, conveniently located in the city centre opposite the lush 23 Septembe
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  • Majestic Hotel

  • Voted one of the top ten hotels in Vietnam, the Majestic Hotel retains its original old world charm, impeccable elegance and classic French colonial a
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  • Asian Ruby Luxury Hotel

  •  The Asian Ruby Luxury Hotel is located in Ho Chi Minh City, nearby to the Vincom Centre Shopping Centre, Parkson Plaza, and the Opera House. &
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  • Le Duy Hotel

  • Le Duy Hotel is located in the heart of district 1, a vibrant business and entertainment district in Ho Chi Minh City.  The Hotel offers easy acc
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  • Vien Dong Hotel, Saigon

  • Ideally situated in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, overlooking the biggest park of the city, the international 3-star standard hotel offers easy acces
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Fact File


LanguageVietnamese, Russian, French, Chinese, English.

ClimateThe south has two seasons: the wet (May to November, wettest from June to August) and the dry (December to April). The hottest and most humid time is from the end of February to May. The central coast is dry from May to October and wet from December to February. The highland areas are significantly cooler than the lowlands, and temperatures can get down to freezing in winter. The north has two seasons: cool, damp winters (November to April) and hot summers (May to October). There is the possibility of typhoons between July and November, affecting the north and central areas

CurrencyDong (VND)

VisaAll visitors are required to have a valid visa to enter Vietnam. A one-month tourist visa is usually sufficient for most visitors. All visitors must obtain visa aproval from the Vietnamese Immigration Department before a visa is issued

HealthVisitors should be innoculated against typhoid, cholera, hepatitis A and B, tetanus and polio. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over one year of age arriving within six days of visiting infected areas. Malaria is present in most of the region and it is advisable to take precautions especially if travelling off the beaten track. Medical facilities can be limited and it is essential to take out a comprehensive medical insurance policy before travelling

PassportsPassports should be valid for more than six months after proposed date of departure from Vietnam

Time ZoneGMT +7 hours