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Tan Dinh Church - The Pink Church in Ho Chi Minh City

Notre Dame Cathedral in downtown Ho Chi Minh City is a famous attraction to many people, but there is another church in Ho Chi Minh City at 289 Hai Ba Trung, District 3 (sitting across Tan Dinh Market) that is also well-known to the locals and travelers alike from all over the world by the name “Pink Church in Ho Chi Minh City”. That is T...
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Guest — Patrice
This church looks beautiful! Are the masses in English?
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 08:21
Guest — Sana
This church is located on a very busy street, so be careful of snatch thieves if you'll be taking photos on the streets
Saturday, 26 October 2019 13:45
Guest — Lilly-Rose
Beautiful church
Friday, 11 October 2019 22:47

District 5 in Ho Chi Minh City

Chinatown is always fascinating to travelers with its cuisine and its colorful lights at night. District 5 in Ho Chi Minh City, a part of Chinatown, won’t disappoint you with a lot of delicious foods and shopping centers.Map of District 5's Attractions:District 5 OverviewDistrict 5 has been a part of Cho Lon or Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh City since C...
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Guest — Georgia Everitt
Do you conduct tour about District 5? I sent you an email please help to check. We are a family of 5 wanting to tour in March.... Read More
Thursday, 30 January 2020 11:25
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Vietnamese Flower Markets in Ho Chi Minh City

Besides some local markets where you can buy everything, there are some markets that specialize in selling one kind of goods for the locals like textiles and flowers. You can find quite a few flower markets in Ho Chi Minh City because the flower is one of the products that Vietnamese buy almost every day to decorate their homes and offer to their a...
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Guest — Marcella Jackson
Flowers in public holidays are more expensive though
Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:38
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3 Local Cheap Eats in Ho Chi Minh City

There is no doubt that Ho Chi Minh City is a paradise for street foods and cheap eats. In almost every street you can find stalls, vendors selling foods all days, especially in the late afternoon to evening. In this guide, we will have a review of 3 cheap eats in Ho Chi Minh City that many locals opt for.Cheap Eats Styles in Ho Chi Minh CityThere a...
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Guest — Yasmine
The Hai Ba Trung Alley was near my hotel and a close walking distance to reach. I went at around 5 PM and it was really crowded, m... Read More
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 15:49
Guest — Amanda
thank you for your guide. The 76 alley hai ba trung is easy to find, but the other places are not ... Read More
Sunday, 27 October 2019 12:07
Guest — Diane Powell
is it safe to eat on the streets?
Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:13

District 4 in Ho Chi Minh City

Located next to District 1 - the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, District 4 is a crowded district where you can easily observe the ordinary daily lives of Vietnamese locals. It is also an ideal destination for food-lovers as there is a wide variety of tasty street foods and several wonderful eating streets in District 4.Map of District 4's Attractions:D...
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A Guide to Ao dai - Vietnamese Traditional Dress

vietnamese-ao-dai-Southern-Women-Museum Ao dai through the centuries
From time to time, Ao dai (pronounced: ‘ow yai’) has always been a representative of Vietnamese femininity and the pride of Vietnamese people. The image of Vietnamese women wearing Ao dai has left a beautiful impression on many travelers around the world who visit Vietnam. There are so many things to talk about Ao dai, but in this post, we will sha...
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Guest — Orlando
A very nice article on the beautiful dresses
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 21:36
Guest — marknvy
Interesting information, thank you.
Wednesday, 26 December 2018 08:21

Vietnamese Tet: What to Do on Tet 2018 (Part 2)

Many travelers to Vietnam may face some difficulties when coming to the country on Tet holiday because most of the attractions and other businesses are closed to celebrate this event. But don’t worry, it is the good chance for you to have a new experience. Let see how Vietnamese spend their time and what you can do on Vietnamese Tet 2018.Apart from...
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Guest — Mabel
Best to book your trip and accommodation ahead of time as places get booked out during the holiday
Sunday, 27 October 2019 12:53
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How to Dial Vietnam Number from Abroad and within Vietnam

For foreigners to make international phone calls to Vietnam and for expats who just arrived in Vietnam to make phone calls in the country, you will need to know some of the codes of Vietnam. We hope with our guide, you can make these calls easier and can keep in touch with one another all the time around the world.How to Make International Phone Ca...
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What to Expect from Vietnamese Tet (Part 1)

Vietnamese Tet or Lunar New Year is the biggest celebration of a year in Vietnamese culture. There are several activities taking place during this time to celebrate Vietnamese Tet. In this guide, you will learn what is Tet, several traditions on this occasion, and what to expect from Vietnamese Tet.What is Vietnamese TetVietnamese Tet or Lunar New ...
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Tuesday, 03 December 2019 09:43
Guest — Maggie
Many stores and restaurants are closed during Tet holiday. And why only the restaurants open sell only vegetarian food?
Saturday, 26 October 2019 15:30

What to Eat on Food Tours in Northern Vietnam (Part 1)

When discovering Vietnamese foods, you will find a little bit of all the four tastes - salt, sour, sweet, and bitter - combining well with one another creating the unique dish of each region. On the land spreading more than 1,500 kilometers from the North to the South, Vietnam is also blessed with different climates and has diverse sources of ingre...
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Guest — Zoya
I had the smoked buffalo meat at one the roadside street stops at Sapa. The weather was chilly, and I had it next to the charcoal ... Read More
Sunday, 27 October 2019 13:28
Guest — Norman Bowers
Northern Vietnam truly offers the essence of Vietnamese cuisine
Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:26
Guest — Isabella Smith
Vietnam has much to offer for any kind of tourist and traveler. From delicious street food in the old quarter to the beautiful arc... Read More
Friday, 02 February 2018 21:46

Who was Ho Chi Minh?

Ho Chi Minh played an important role as the leader of Vietnamese revolutions to fight against French colonials and inspired Vietnamese with the hope of independence throughout the war with the American army. In an issue of TIME's top 100 in 1998, he was voted as one of hundred people who affected the world in the 20th century. His achievements and ...
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Motorbike, Scooter, and Vespa Differences

It is no doubt that motorized vehicles have been an important means of transportation for many decades. And the motorbike is one of the most convenient and popular means of transportation in Vietnam. In many big cities like Ho Chi Minh City, you can find various brands of two-wheelers, such as Honda, Piaggio, Yamaha, Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, Triu...
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Guest — Melinda Jennings
Ride with i tour and you'll learn so much about the city. The motorbike is actually not that scary
Friday, 25 October 2019 21:40
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i Tour Vietnam's GIVEBACK Program

What is i Tour Vietnam's GIVEBACK Program?GIVEBACK Program is a community project of i Tour Vietnam. For every tour booked with us, we share some of our profits to help the underprivileged by purchasing any items below:(1) a shirt for an orphan(2) a new set of school supplies for an orphan(3) a meal for the homeless, or(4) a treeIt was ou...
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glad to know we can make a positive impact while traveling in Vietnam ... Read More
Saturday, 04 January 2020 13:05
Guest — Miriam Olson
really appreciate your charity program
Saturday, 26 October 2019 15:33

How to Take Speedboats from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau

If you are in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and want to take a day trip to the nearest beach or have a weekend getaway from the busy city, Vung Tau is your destination. And traveling to Vung Tau has never been easier and safer at sea as you get to avoid all of the traffic. Our team of local guides gave this speedboat transport a go, and the process was...
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Guest — Layla Hills
Wow Great to know I can find a ticket from HCM to Vung Tau at ease. I am really in need of a break from the city's pace
Saturday, 15 February 2020 16:02
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Places to See in Saigon Half-Day Tour

Saigon is a well-known modern city with crowded streets and warm hospitality. This city is also famous for historical attractions which mark many milestones of how it changed and grew up through periods of history. In this guide, we will introduce you some of the famous attraction sites you can visit on a limited time schedule. You will not be able...
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Guest — Hannie Grace
Those are a lot to do in just half a day though Thanks for suggesting though. I'll be paying a short visit to Ho Chi Minh soon an... Read More
Saturday, 04 January 2020 13:17
Guest — Richard Wells
Do join these day tours to see ho chi minh city
Saturday, 26 October 2019 13:56

Banh Cuon in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City is widely known as a Vietnamese street food paradise with a variety of Vietnamese rice-based dishes in which Banh cuon is always a top favorite specialty. It would be incomplete not to try this Vietnamese steamed rice rolls when traveling to Ho Chi Minh City.What is Banh Cuon?Vietnamese Steamed Rice Roll, or Banh Cuon, is a traditi...
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Guest — Kayleen Orbriana
I've missed this dish since finishing the food tour with you guys. It's impossible to find the same taste in the States
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 13:06
Guest — Joah Neece
Oh I remember trying this on the food tour. I was skeptical of the fish sauce at first, but it is actually so good, makes the whol... Read More
Saturday, 04 January 2020 13:32
Guest — Harold
Highly recommend to sign up on a food tour with this company, absolutely the best ... Read More
Sunday, 27 October 2019 14:08

Vinh Nghiem Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

After more than 10 centuries since Buddhism first came to Vietnam, a lot of temples and pagodas have been built across the country. Besides Jade Emperor Pagoda and Xa Loi Pagoda, Vinh Nghiem Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City is one of the famous and most important pagodas to Buddhism in Vietnam. Read our guide to this beautiful religious attraction and ad...
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Guest — Lula Cox
We visited here during the tour and it was amazing
Friday, 25 October 2019 21:09
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How to Bargain in Vietnam?

Bargain when buying something is fairly common in Vietnam, especially in Vietnamese local markets. For foreign visitors, getting to know how to bargain in Vietnam is worthwhile as it would make it possible for you to get the best price as well as communicate with the native. Here are some useful tips for bargaining in Vietnam.Why You Should Bargain...
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Guest — Tracy Tran
Nice tips but I imagine it would be a huge challenge. Even though you can learn some Vietnamese phrases, everything will just be s... Read More
Saturday, 04 January 2020 13:59
Guest — Sonia Webster
Leah really saved me from being overcharged in Ben Thanh when I was joining their tours Go with these tour guides if you don't wa... Read More
Friday, 25 October 2019 21:04
Guest — Vernon Baker
would recommend to go with a local to avoid this
Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:44

Binh Thanh District in Ho Chi Minh City

Binh Thanh District is one of the districts in Ho Chi Minh City where you can get away from the crowded downtown. This old district may not be well-known by many tourists, but you can enjoy its authentic and buoyant spirit. If you are looking for an area where you can experience the casual life of local people but not really far from the center, Bi...
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A Guide to Public Parks in Ho Chi Minh City

There are scams and annoyances in any public parks that you need to avoid, but you should give the public parks in Ho Chi Minh City a try when visiting the city. Here are some of the most favorite public parks in Ho Chi Minh City where you can enjoy the wonderful nature and green as well as experience a lot of fun activities and meet with the local...
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Guest — Bryce F
Tao Dan park is nice. I went there and saw the birds early in the morning, also had a cafe sua da.
Thursday, 30 January 2020 11:23
Guest — Vanessa
I live in district 7 and the cresent bridge is just so-so, not sure what the hype is about with the locals.
Sunday, 27 October 2019 13:30
Guest — Grady Cummings
Really nice hideouts from the scorching sun I must say
Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:24


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