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Coffee Houses in Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnamese coffee not only plays an important role in the daily life of several generations of Vietnamese but it has also been widely known all over the world for decades due to its strong flavor. Along with the development of coffee, coffee houses have also become increasingly popular in Vietnamese today’s society. In this guide, we will introduce...
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coffee houses in ho chi minh are abundant to get some work done
Saturday, 26 October 2019 12:52
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Saigon Pagodas: Jade Emperor Pagoda

If you travel to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), besides some historical attractions such as Independence Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office, and War Remnants Museum that we highly suggest you should come and visit, there are other exciting local places which we ensure you would want to see. Some of these are old temples and pagoda...
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Guest — Timothy
a very crowded temple and they could have done a better job maintaining the conditions
Sunday, 27 October 2019 14:14
Guest — Caleb Ray
highly recommend i Tour if you want to learn more about the hidden sides of the city. I had such wonderful experience with these g... Read More
Friday, 25 October 2019 20:51
Guest — William Allen
However, due to lack of knowledge, this tradition could be doing much harm to the natural world, according to Associate Professor... Read More
Saturday, 31 August 2019 22:13

Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon: Which Name is Correct?

It is such a typical question that almost every traveler who visits Vietnam may ask. Arriving at the international airport in Vietnam southern city, you may get confused when half of the population call it “Ho Chi Minh City” and the other half are familiar with the name “Saigon”. And the answer is: Vietnam’s biggest city by population has not only ...
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when I asked your tour guide about the city's name, he gave a really thorough answer, then I went online to check and came across ... Read More
Saturday, 04 January 2020 14:28
Guest — Kate C
this is interesting and i enjoyed reading it
Sunday, 27 October 2019 12:38

The Best Churches in Ho Chi Minh City

Religious sites are destinations many choose when coming to Ho Chi Minh City to understand more about religions in Vietnam. Christianity came to Vietnam a few centuries later than Buddhism (started with Catholicism and later joined by Protestantism), but it still plays an important role in the religious practice of Vietnamese. As a major metropolit...
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Guest — Jesse
Where are the TRADITIONAL LATIN TRIDENTINE MASSES held ? I do not want any novus ordo ... I want Traditional Masses in Latin... Tr... Read More
Tuesday, 24 December 2019 01:40
Guest — Jonah Rotenberg
Wow, a very nice selection
Friday, 11 October 2019 22:06

Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City

If you are looking for some local experience in Vietnam, you should not miss out the local markets where you can see the daily life and trading of many Vietnamese in a traditional way. Ben Thanh Market is one of the busiest local markets in Ho Chi Minh City that you should visit to enjoy famous Vietnamese foods and shopping for lovely souvenirs. Yo...
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Guest — Brooklyn Adams
Visited the market in one of your tours. Very interesting experience!
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 21:26
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Traveling around Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) by Taxi

Ho Chi Minh City taxis are considered an important mean of transportation for tourists, especially ones who first come to this big city. To make things easier for your trip, we have updated some need-to-know information about taxi in Ho Chi Minh City.An Overview of Taxi in Ho Chi Minh CityIn Ho Chi Minh City, you can easily see and grab a taxi beca...
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Guest — Paul Duo
Just use a mobile app, it is much more trustworthy and you can know about the price first
Saturday, 04 January 2020 13:25
Guest — Rachel K
Your website is doing a great job providing lots of useful information about Vietnam
Saturday, 26 October 2019 15:55
Guest — Nelson
Definitely ask for the price first to avoid scams, and only use popular brands
Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:08

Vietnam Travel Tips: Useful Phrases in Vietnamese

Although English has been increasingly spoken in Vietnam, many Vietnamese are unaccustomed to using this foreign language on a daily basis. Getting to know some simple phrases in Vietnamese, therefore, could become fairly useful to you when traveling to this beautiful country, especially when you want to have local experience in off-the-beaten-path...
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Guest — Amanda Crosby
I am having a hard time reading these much less pronouncing them. As great as these are I believe some pronunciation aids (audio o... Read More
Friday, 01 November 2019 14:52
Guest — Keaton
Great and useful
Sunday, 27 October 2019 14:09
Guest — Molly French
I tried so hard and failed everytime Vietnamese is not an easy language to learn... Read More
Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:36

Saigon Temples: Thien Hau Temple

Beside some tourist attractions in Saigon as Notre Dame Cathedral, Independence Palace, Saigon Central Post Office, there are some local places where you should visit to explore and learn more about the lifestyle and history of Saigonese. Ancient temples in Saigon are the folk religious sites that we highly suggest you come to see and visit on your...
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a very lovely spot on the tour
Tuesday, 08 October 2019 11:41
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District 3 in Ho Chi Minh City

District 3 is one of the most developing districts in Ho Chi Minh City besides District 1. Visiting District 3, you will be impressed by not only many office buildings and restaurants but also a great number of religious sites, unique coffee shops, and wonderful eating streets.Map of District 3's Attractions:District 3 OverviewDistrict 3 is located...
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Vietnamese Drinks: Tea Houses in Ho Chi Minh City

Even though Vietnamese coffee is the most popular drink, but there are more and more people use tea because of the health benefits and variety of flavors. There are many coffee shops also serving tea in their supplementary menu, but in this guide, we will introduce you tea houses in Ho Chi Minh City where you can find many healthy drinks.Types of T...
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Guest — Kirsten Bells
The 38 tea house is amazing. The space is small, but it is great to be surrounded by fresh and beautiful plants and flowers
Saturday, 04 January 2020 13:23
Guest — Elin
I like the Song Hy tea house and the set up is very cool. Had free tea there.
Sunday, 27 October 2019 13:02

District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City

District 1 is Ho Chi Minh City’s downtown where you often see a lot of office buildings, luxury hotels, and fancy restaurants, along with many most visited attractions where you can learn about the lifestyle, culture, and history of the city. When night comes, it is also the time the district is most lively and crowded with people, especially the y...
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Guest — Tracy Claire
I had an amazing tour around this area, so many attractions to see and many things to do. I will make sure I join your guys' night... Read More
Friday, 21 February 2020 15:55
Guest — Grayson Mars
such a bustling area with lots of shops and entertainment
Saturday, 04 January 2020 13:44
Guest — Cameron
Thanks for the much needed information.
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 19:17

What to do in Saigon Day Tours

Saigon, a multicultural city, always magnetizes those who wish to know more about the Vietnamese lifestyle and specialties. There are many things to put on your list of what to do in Saigon day tours, as well as many one-day trips you can make from the city. Check our guide and start planning your fun adventure.1. Saigon Half-day ToursVisiting Attr...
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Guest — Pinkie Wong
It was amazing to join you guys on the tour. Your tour guides planned a very nice itinerary and took us to a lot of different attr... Read More
Saturday, 04 January 2020 13:53
Guest — Jacquelyn Hamilton
Join these city tours to visit beautiful places, try good food and amazing coffee
Saturday, 26 October 2019 14:55

An Overview of Religions in Vietnam

Data sourceIn Vietnam, as of 2019, 95% of the population practice a religion or belief. Every year there are about 8,500 religious events taking place across the country. There are 6 major religions, including Buddhism, Catholicism, Caodaism, Protestantism, Hoahaoism, and Islam, along with several folk religions. Many religious rituals from ancient...
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If you add up all the numbers on the pie chart it equals 100.1%... Read More
Friday, 01 November 2019 22:17
Guest — Zach Pate
Thanks for your informative blog. Just wondering where I can learn more about Buddhism in Vietnam?
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 19:15

Saigon Attractions: Notre Dame Cathedral

Located at 1 Cong Xa Paris, District 1, Notre Dame Cathedral, the main church in Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh City, is one of the largest and oldest Catholic churches in Vietnam. Besides Catholics coming to attend the weekly mass at the church, many people also visit to admire its ancient beauty and elegant structures.Catholicism in VietnamFrom the e...
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Guest — Scarlet
I saw 3 couples had their wedding photography at this place. Is it that popular for a photoshoot? The pigeons feeding in the court... Read More
Sunday, 27 October 2019 11:57
Guest — Trang Di
Yes, it is one of the most popular places to have nice pictures in Saigon!
Monday, 28 October 2019 22:04
Guest — Wayne Thornton
very beautiful spot on the tour
Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:14

Vietnamese Foods: Bun Thit Nuong in Ho Chi Minh City

People from all over the world may know Pho as a Vietnamese rice noodle dish, which is so famous worldwide that it is officially defined in the Oxford Dictionary. However, that is not the only rice noodle in Vietnam. In this Vietnamese food guide, we will introduce to you another type of rice vermicelli and a famous dish using it cal...
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a southern version of bun cha
Friday, 25 October 2019 21:41
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Why it is Great to Travel Without a Plan

Travel without a plan has become a common trend among backpackers from all over the world due to the freedom of choice and exciting adventure this kind of tourism can offer. As a beautiful Asian country, Vietnam is one of the top favorite places for international travelers to explore on their unplanned travel. Here are the top reasons why it is gre...
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Book a private tour and you don't need to plan anything, their professional service will take care of everything
Saturday, 26 October 2019 15:24
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Hanoi vs. Saigon

If you travel Vietnam from North to South, you will see and explore the diversity of natural landscapes, various cultures and people in every place, especially in Saigon and Hanoi. They are two typical metropolises where you would easily recognize interesting contrast in their lifestyle, activities, accent and other specialties.Overview of Saigon a...
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It depends a lot on your preference and time. What city do you like more, and what time in the year are you going to visit Vietnam... Read More
Monday, 21 October 2019 10:17
Guest — Elbert Allison
should I visit hanoi or saigon first?
Saturday, 19 October 2019 23:57

How Much Money Do I Need for Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)

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Ho Chi Minh City is arguably the most expensive city in Vietnam, yet it is still budget-friendly for most travelers. To stay in Ho Chi Minh City, you will have to take care of fees such as accommodation, transportation, and eating. If you have 3 days in Ho Chi Minh City, here is a breakdown of how much money you will need for your trip.Ho Chi Minh ...
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Guest — Norman Gates
traveling in Saigon is pretty cheap, but you can totally splurge staying and hanging out in central districts
Thursday, 28 November 2019 23:55
Guest — Sam Kellgren
Thank you for the very detailed blog. I would apply this in my trip for sure.
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 19:19
Guest — Rosa
Hi, Thank you for the much needed info. The article is very helpful. May I know, is it okay to book train transfers online throug... Read More
Monday, 03 December 2018 10:27

Vietnam Travel Information: Responsible Travel in Vietnam

Substantial development has been a mutual goal every country is striving for, and Vietnam is not an exception. Responsible tourism, therefore, has a particularly important role to play in such an economic world. Have a look at our tips for traveling responsibly in Vietnam.Tourism Impacts on VietnamThe tourism industry has become one of the most dev...
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Guest — Chrissy Thompsons
Would love to join your tours next month. I'm very interested in the give back program
Monday, 20 January 2020 15:07
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Saigon Attractions: The War Remnants Museum

The War Remnants Museum is one of the most famous historical attractions in Saigon. Coming to the War Remnants Museum, you can learn a part of how Vietnamese had struggled and fought for their independence, freedom, and peace of the nation and the locals' perspectives of the Vietnam War. The exhibits, such as weapons, documents, and photographs, di...
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Guest — Alice
very confronting images but worthy of a visit when in saigon. would recommend.
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 16:13
Guest — Poppy Santana
An interesting spot to visit on the tour. Will go again next time
Saturday, 05 October 2019 11:45


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