Born Global: Ho Chi Minh City
With a unique city landscape shaped by historic buildings dating to the colonial era and modern skyscrapers, Vietnam’s largest metropolis, Ho Chi Minh City, charms travelers in every way - buzzing food scene, vibrant nightlife, the irrepressible Saigonese energy and beyond.
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Things to do
Feeling hungry? Try some traditional Vietnamese food at Nha Hang Ngon, this is one of HCMC's most popular spots, with a large range of the very best street food in stylish surroundings across three levels
Feeling thirsty? With almost 40 taps, BiaCraft is an essential destination for beer fans. Complementing its own brews are beers and ciders from craft breweries in Saigon and Hanoi; it's possible to take out freshly sealed cans of all available beers
Top experiences and sites? The War Remnants Museum is a must visit, there are few museums anywhere that convey the brutal effects of war on its civilian victims so powerfully
Unique to this city? If you need a break from the chaos, visit Giac Lam Pagoda, one of the oldest temples in HCMC. It is a fantastically atmospheric place set in peaceful, garden-like grounds
Did you know?
HCMC is home to the Cu Chi Tunnels which are the immense network of clandestine tunnels that the Viet Cong used
The standard Vietnamese noodle soup is eaten in Ho Chi Minh City for breakfast and lunch, almost every day, by the local residents
Ho Chi Minh City has the highest GDP growth in the country, and is rapidly developing to suit the needs of Vietnam’s modernizing economy
Around 1.5 million motorbikes enter Ho Chi Minh City every day. The city has around 25 motorbikes for every car