4609 km/2864 miles
7 hours 30 minutes
The city has a tropical climate, is
generally hot and humid. There are two distinctive seasons: the rainy season, from May to November, and
the dry season, from December to April. The annual average temperature is 280C
(820F). The hottest month is April and the lowest is December. It is
warm all year.
Tan Son Nhat International Airport is located 7 km north of the city Centre.
Transport to the city and charges:
Bus: VND 5 thousand ~ 30 cents
(approximately).Taxis: VND 150-200 thousand ~ $10 (approximately).
Citizens of following countries
do not require a visa to visit Vietnam for 30 days: Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia,
Malaysia, and Singapore.
Citizens of Philippines do not require a visa to visit Vietnam for 21 days.
Citizens of following countries do not require a visa to visit Vietnam for 15 days: Denmark, Finland, Norway, South Korea, Russia, Sweden, Japan.
To enquire about visa requirements, please contact the Ho Chi Minh Consulate
Department on (84-8) 38224224 – 38223055.
Alternatively, please refer directly to the local immigration authorities or
your travel agent.
Vietnam Dong (VND)
Notes: 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10 000, 20 000, 50 000, 100 000, 200 000, 500 000
Government: 08:00-17:00 Monday to Friday
Banks: 08:00-16:30 Monday to Friday
Shops: 09:00-22:00 Monday to Sunday
Taxis, public buses, and motorbikes.
Ho Chi Minh City, situated in the southern part of Vietnam,
is still called Saigon by most of the locals. It is the largest city, is also
the cultural and economic center of Vietnam. This modern city used to be
considered as the "Pearl of the Orient" by the French.
Right at the first glance, Ho Chi Minh City makes a deep
impression of a big and busy city. Coming to the city with more than 300 years
of age, you can, at any time, feel the dynamic and see how much it has been
As the main gateway to the south, and a convenient location
for transportation, Ho Chi Minh City is flavored with rich tourism resources.
So, tourism contributes a major part of the Government's revenue. Visitors can find
intriguing attractions through antique architectures, excellent museums,
markets, shops, pavement cafes, delicious traditional food, and then from the
Bach Dang Quay, they can join the Saigon cruise to indulge themselves to the
immense water, leading to traditional villages, bushy orchards, floating
markets, and Can Gio ecotourism farm with variety of flora and fauna.
The city is well connected with the rest of the world through air routes
and sea, and thereby draws huge foreign funds in the fields of oil and gas,
agriculture, textiles, and marine products.