Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) Vietnam

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  • Ho Chi Minh City is the official name of Saigon, the biggest city in Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh is also among the most popular cities in Vietnam for travelers to the country. The city is huge and it is always good to be in the center which includes mostly District 1. From District 1, dining areas, shopping quarters, entertainment outlets... are just within walking distance.

  • Ho Chi Minh City has a tropical monsoon climate with two seasons per year: dry season from December through April, rainy season from May through November. It rains more at the end of the rainy season in October and November. The hottest month of the year is April where for several weeks the temperatures reach 36oC or more daily!

  • Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon) is 850-950km south of Da Nang depending on the routes. The road from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City has a good part by the seaside with wonderful landscape; another road goes via the western region of Vietnam and the Central Highlands. The convenient ways to travel from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City are as follows:

  • Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in the south of Vietnam is the biggest city in the country. Ho Chi Minh City is 1,800km from Hanoi. The convenient ways to travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City are as follows:

  • Ben Tre is 90km south of Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon). Ben Tre is an island surrounded by the Mekong River branches and the sea. Ben Tre is the land of coconut forests in Vietnam with many ecotourist sites. The convenient means of transportation to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Ben Tre are as follows:

  • Buon Ma Thuot is 350km north of Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon). Buon Ma Thuot is located on the Buon Ma Thuot Plateau (aka Dak Lak Plateau), one in a series of plateaus in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. The convenient means of transportation to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Buon Ma Thuot are as follows:

  • Ca Mau is 330km southwest of Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon). Ca Mau is located to the southernmost region of Vietnam which is home to U Minh Ha and Cape Ca Mau National Parks.. The convenient means of transportation to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Ca Mau are as follows:

  • Can Tho is 180km southwest of Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon). Can Tho is the biggest city in the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam. Can Tho is a good place to get to know the exotic Mekong Delta and good for a relaxing vacation amid peaceful countryside. The convenient means of transportation to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho are as follows:

  • Chau Doc is 300km west of Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon). Chau Doc is right on the border between Vietnam and Cambodia with photogenic countryside and interesting floating villages of Cham communities. The convenient means of transportation to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Chau Doc are as follows:

  • Da Lat is 320km northeast of Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon). Da Lat is located on the Lang Biang Plateau, one in the south of a series of plateaus in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. The convenient means of transportation to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat are as follows:

  • Da Nang is 850km north of Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon). Da Nang is a popular beach destination to both foreign visitors and Vietnamese tourists. From Da Nang, one can conveniently day-trip to nearby tourist attractions in the Central Region of Vietnam. The convenient means of transportation to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Nang are as follows:

  • Ha Tien in Kien Giang Province is 350km southwest of Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon). Ha Tien is located right on the border between Vietnam and Cambodia and there is an international border crossing. The convenient means of transportation to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Ha Tien are as follows:

  • Hanoi is 1,800km north of Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon). Ho Chi Minh City is the economic center of Vietnam while Hanoi is the capital city of the country. Ho Chi Minh City is young and dynamic while Hanoi is traditional and more reserved. Both cities are major tourist attractions in Vietnam. The convenient means of transportation to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi are as follows:

  • Hue is 970-1050km north of Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon). Hue is a popular beach destination to both foreign visitors and Vietnamese tourists. From Hue, one can conveniently day-trip to nearby tourist attractions in the Central Region of Vietnam: DMZ, Hoi An Old Town, Da Nang... The convenient means of transportation to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue are as follows:

  • Nha Trang is 450km north of Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon). Nha Trang is a popular beach destination to both foreign visitors and Vietnamese tourists. The city is famed for beaches, turquoise blue sea water and colorful coral reefs. The convenient means of transportation to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang are as follows:

  • Phan Thiet is 200km northeast of Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon). Phan Thiet is a popular R&R destination to both foreign visitors and Vietnamese tourists. The city is famed for beaches and amazing sand dunes. The convenient means of transportation to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet are as follows:

  • Pleiku is 530km north of Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon). Pleiku is located on the Pleiku Plateau, one in a series of plateaus in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. The convenient means of transportation to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Pleiku are as follows:

  • Vinh Long is 130km southwest of Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon). Vinh Long along with Dong Thap and Tra Vinh makes up an island surrounded by the Mekong River tributaries and the sea. Vinh Long is a popular tourist attraction with exotic lifestyle of communities inhabiting on islands on the Mekong River. The convenient means of transportation to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Vinh Long are as follows:

  • Vung Tau is 120km southeast of Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon). Vung Tau is a popular R&R destination to both foreign visitors and Vietnamese tourists. The city is famed for beaches and lovely seaside landscape. The convenient means of transportation to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau are as follows:

  • Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon) is 970-1050km south of Hue. The road from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City has a good part by the seaside with wonderful landscape. The convenient ways to travel from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City are as follows: