Ho Chi Minh City, with the population of 8 millions, is the largest city and the economic hub in Vietnam. Located in Southern Vietnam, it is situated near Mekong River Delta.
Situated in savanna climate region, Ho Chi Minh City climate retains two distinct seasons, namely the rainy season from May to November with annual average rainfall of 1.979mm, and the dry season,which lasts from December to April. The average temperature is around 27ºC and there is no snow in the city.
Ho Chi Minh City is the largest tourism center in Vietnam, annually attracting more than 70% of international tourists to the country. Tourist attractions in Ho Chi Minh are diverse and attractive. With 11 museums, mainly on history, Ho Chi Minh City ranks No.1 in the number of museums in Vietnam. The biggest and oldest museum is Vietnam History Museum with more than 30,000 artifacts. Besides, War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh Museum also have great appeal for tourists. In addition, Ho Chi Minh City is a metropolis of religious diversity. The biggest and most famous in the city is Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica in District 1. The 19th century (influenced by France) has left many important architectural works, namely Municipal People's Council, Saigon Opera House, Saigon Central Post Office, Reunification Palace, Saigon General Sciences Library was built under Republic of Vietnam. Modern architecture noted in buildings, hotels, commercial centers such as Diamond Plaza, Saigon Trade Centre can be found. Besides, outside the center area, Cu Chi Tunnels, Can Gio mangroves, Thu Duc stork garden are remarkable tourist attractions.
Surrounding Ho Chi Minh city are Phu Quoc island, Con Dao island, Vung Tau beach, Long Hai beach, etc…
Visa information can be found here. The countries listed below are visa free:
- 30 days: Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore.
- 21 days: Philippines.
- 15 days: Japan, South Korea, Denmark, Russian, Sweden, Norway, Finland, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain.
- 14 days: Brunei, Myanmar.
General entrance information can be found here.
For the transportation from the airport (Tan Son Nhat) to the city center, please refer here.