The most populous city in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh (previously known as Saigon) is a place that offers you everything from cultural pit stops to thriving markets. A kaleidoscope comprising of everything, Ho Chi Minh is renowned for its flashy hotels, glitzy bars, high-end restaurants and thrift stores where you can strike the best bargain.
If you are all about the history of a place, visit the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace and the History Museum. After diving deep into the rich past of Vietnam, head to its night markets like Ben Thanh to try some of the finest local cuisine. Get a taste of all kind of popular dishes from its street-side stalls. For instance, try Banh Mi, Pho, Banh Tet and rice noodles. Was it all down with a glass of strong Vietnamese iced coffee. Book your stay at an OYO hotel in Ho Chi Minh to explore this city in the best possible manner.
How much do OYO Hotels in Ho Chi Minh charge for a night?
The cost of your stay at any OYO hotel in Ho Chi Minh would depend on the type of hotel and the room you choose. OYO allows you to stay at cheap hotels in Ho Chi Minh which are equipped with all the necessities. The hotel room rates vary between 169.605 Vietnam dong to 1.549.991 Vietnam dong.
What are some of the popular landmarks/spots in the city?
A visit to this beautiful city will entice your senses with its amalgamations of smells and sounds. Some of the places to visit in this beautiful city include:
Other recommendations include Thiên Hậu Temple, Saigon Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City Museum, Jade Emperor Pagoda and Fine Arts Museum.
What are the basic amenities that one can expect in an OYO hotel in Ho Chi Minh?
The basic amenities that you can expect to find at OYO hotels include:
There are other amenities offered in specific OYO hotels:
What are some of the best destinations around Ho Chi Minh for a weekend getaway?
Whilst there are loads of things a tourist can do in the city, a weekend getaway is always a wonderful option.
Other weekend getaway spots include Phu Quoc Island, Da Lat, and Ho Tram Beach.
What is the weather usually like in Ho Chi Minh?
Vietnam is a tropical country and Ho Chi Minh is located in the southeast region of Vietnam. Therefore, one can mostly expect humidity and rainfall. It usually rains from May to September. However, this rainfall occurs in short bursts, so it is possible to enjoy a vacation without the worry of being stuck in!
What all adventure sports do Ho Chi Minh offer?
We all travel with those adrenaline junkies out there. We may hate them, or love them but we can’t escape them. Especially if we are one of them! Satisfy the adrenaline urges by trying out some amazing adventurous activities in Ho Chi Minh namely sandboarding, mountain climbing, canyoning, kayaking, motorbiking across the country, mountain rappelling, scuba diving, cliff jumping, kite surfing, and caving.
Top Tips for finding the perfect Ho Chi Minh Hotel!
When looking for a perfect hotel in Ho Chi Minh, OYO has a lot of options available at your doorstep! District 1 (Phạm Ngũ Lão Street) and Dhong Khoi Street are the most historically relevant streets to stay at for first-timers.
Moreover, Pham Ngu Lao is the perfect place to look for budget-friendly hotels which is also known for its mesmerizing nightlife whereas Thao Dien in District 2 is perfect for families. Nguyen Thai Binh, District 1 is another relevant location for your stay in Ho Chi Minh.
Therefore, consider your budget, the proximity to the tourist spots you want to visit on your trip, the area itself and the amenities each hotel offers, and then decide upon the most suitable place to stay.
How do people in Ho Chi Minh usually commute?
Bus: The buses in Ho Chi Minh cover most of the destinations in over 152 routes. Though, they are the most common way of commute but are not too crowded. The prices fluctuate between 3,000 and 10,000 Vietnam dong, depending on the distance and the type of bus.
Train: Trains in Ho Chi Minh are usually air – conditioned and sometimes come with reclining chairs and bunk beds. Saigon Railway Station in District 3 is the most important railway station in the country, providing easy access to our well – spaced properties.
Take a walk/cycle: You can also walk and enjoy the city, or use the three – wheeled cycles available in the city, near important landmarks and bars. The hourly rental is around 20,000 VND and are perfect for traveling short distances.
Airport: Located in Tan Binh, Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport is the main airport, welcoming both local and international visitors to Ho Chi Minh city.
Metro: The Ho Chi Minh metro is currently under construction. Hopefully, by the time you plan your visit, this comprehensive transport network will be ready, and you’ll be able to avoid traffic congestion in the city. Finger’s crossed!
Museums: Vietnam is full of history and culture, and there are numerous museums to visit in this bustling city. You can visit the War Remnant Museum, FITO museum, The Museum of Vietnamese History, Ho Chi Minh City Museum, Ao Dai Museum, and the Fine Arts Museum.
Art Galleries: Some of the best art galleries in Ho Chi Minh include the Saigon Outcast, the Lotus Gallery, Ho Chi Minh Museum of Fine Arts, Apricot Gallery or San Art.
Historical Sites: In Ho Chi Minh, you must visit the Independence Palace (a.k.a Reunification Palace) and Peoples’ Committee Building to see your history textbooks come to life.