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Ho Chi Minh City reviews and compare

Ho Chi Minh City (commonly known as Saigon) is a city in southern Vietnam famous for the pivotal role it played in the Vietnam War. It's also known for its French colonial landmarks, including Notre-Dame Cathedral, made entirely of materials imported from France, and the 19th-century Central Post Office.

Cons

  • Overcharging foreigners
  • Pollution in the city
  • Petty crime
  • Districts of HCMC
  • Government censorship

National

Vietnam

Pros

  • Good expat community
  • Welcoming attitude of the Vietnamese people
  • Sights and activities offered throughout the city
  • Easy access to the beach
  • Incredible food
  • Abundance of shopping outlets
  • Cheap and easy travel to neighbouring cities

Food

Banh Mi

Banh Mi

Bún mắm

Bún mắm

Bánh xèo

Bánh xèo

Gỏi cuốn

Gỏi cuốn

Cơm tấm

Cơm tấm

Phở

Phở

Hostels

92 Hostels

Hotels

2,850 hotels

Total

8,611,100

Area

2,096.56 km2

Density

4,100/km2

Climate

Aw

Time zone

ICT (UTC+07:00)

Top sights

Bến Thành Market

Bến Thành Market

Bui Vien Street

Bui Vien Street

Drink

  • Coffee
  • Nước mía
  • Nha đam
  • Sâm lạnh
  • Nước Dừa
  • Rau má
  • Sai Gon beer