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Ho Chi Minh City Guide

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Best of Ho Chi Minh City

3 days in Ho Chi Minh City
3 days in Ho Chi Minh City

Three days is plenty of time to take in the sensory explosion that is Vietnam's biggest city. The historic sites are outstanding, but perhaps the most fun is to be had in day trips just outside the city, to the Cu Chi tunnel complex and the Mekong River.

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Family-friendly Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City for young kids
Ho Chi Minh City for young kids

Ho Chi Minh City has an unusual number of attractions for kids, including a number of water parks and amusement parks where admission prices are very reasonable.

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Ho Chi Minh City on a budget

Ho Chi Minh City for free
Ho Chi Minh City for free

The former capital of South Vietnam is home to many grand public places, peaceful parks and bustling neighbourhoods where you can wander for hours.

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Insiders' Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City off the beaten path
Ho Chi Minh City off the beaten path

In Vietnam's still-developing tourism economy, tours are-- ironically -- often the best way to get off the beaten path. Having a local show you sights beyond the regular few, especially on a bicycle or motorbike, can be the most fun you'll have here.

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Getaways from Ho Chi Minh City

Daytrips from Ho Chi Minh City
Daytrips from Ho Chi Minh City

You simply cannot visit Ho Chi Minh City without making time to get out of the city to crawl through the Cu Chi tunnels and explore the Mekong river by boat.

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Guide to Saigon
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It was, for years, a prisoner of memory—memories of colonialism, the war, and the failures of the Communist era. Through the final quarter of the 20th century, Ho Chi Minh City was stuck in the past....

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Perfect Day

Ho Chi Minh Day Trips (Vietnamtraveltip, 20 Jun 2012)
5.0 of 5 stars 7 Votes
5.0 of 5 stars 5 Votes

Perfect Weekend

Jet skiing and water sports (firstchoicevn, 3 Apr 2013)
0.0 of 5 stars 0 Votes
Golfing and relaxing trip (firstchoicevn, 28 Mar 2013)
0.0 of 5 stars 0 Votes

Best Of

Vietnam tours - must see places (maryo484, 3 May 2012)
4.5 of 5 stars 3 Votes
Explore Local Seafood road (ThienThao, 26 Feb 2010)
4.5 of 5 stars 2 Votes
Vietnam and Cambodia in 9 Days (jacqkellie, 5 Jul 2009)
4.5 of 5 stars 15 Votes

Recent Trip

3 Day Stay in Ho Chi Minh City (marzbars, 3 Jan 2011)
4.5 of 5 stars 2 Votes
4.5 of 5 stars 2 Votes
Vietnam Bike Tours in Cambodia (Biketours, 16 Jul 2010)
4.5 of 5 stars 1 Vote