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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 City In Ho Chi Minh City, you can easily see and grab a taxi be...

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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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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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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 Overview District 3 is loca...

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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 ...

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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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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 Tours Visiting At...

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An Overview of Religions in Vietnam


Data source In 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 ancien...

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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 Vietnam From the...

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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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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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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 ...

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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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