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Vietnam Travel Tips: Where to Buy a SIM Card in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)

A local SIM card in your journey to the bustling city - Ho Chi Minh City, is a must preparation as it would make your trip more convenient with easy access to local networks as well as quick calls or messages in urgent situations. We hope that this guide will help you by suggesting places to buy as well as some essential tips.Why You Should Buy a S...
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Guest — Maisy
what sim do you recommend for motorbiking in the mountains in northern vietnam?
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 16:05
Guest — Grace
Hi! May I know the operating hours of Viettel at the airport? Will I be able to buy a sim card in midnight (1am)?
Saturday, 17 November 2018 20:05
Guest — An
Should buy online He will ship when you arrive hotel.
Thursday, 24 October 2019 07:31

The Best Temples and Pagodas in Ho Chi Minh City

Visiting religious sites like temples and pagodas has become an important part of Vietnam travel and usually included in many Ho Chi Minh City tours. This guide will list out a few of the best temples and pagodas in Ho Chi Minh City where you can study Vietnamese religions and admire these beautiful and sacred architectures.District 1Jade Empe...
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Guest — Alisha Calderon
Very nice places for some tranquility in the city
Saturday, 05 October 2019 11:39
Guest — Ven Dr Sumedh Thero
Good collection. If i want to interact Vietnam monks where to reside in Hochi Min City that can arranged veg Indian food
Sunday, 23 December 2018 12:26

Vietnamese Foods: Banh Xeo in Ho Chi Minh City

You have tried, Pho and Banh mi, what is next on the list of must-eat foods in Ho Chi Minh City? “Banh xeo”, a Vietnamese pancake, is the favorite of many people, including locals as well as tourists. It would be an incomplete foody journey in Ho Chi Minh City without knowing or trying Banh xeo here.Banh Xeo OriginAccording to some sources, Banh xe...
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Wanted to say that this Banh Xeo was the best on your scooter tour! My favorite was the wrapping and the basil in the herb assortm... Read More
Saturday, 26 October 2019 13:42
Guest — Doris
I tried the banh xeo on your food tour would love to go again... Read More
Wednesday, 02 October 2019 21:48

Vietnam Travel Tips: How to Overcome Loneliness on Your Vietnam Travel

Exploring a new country is a fascinating thing, but there is no doubt that you can get a sense of loneliness at times. Here are some tips for you to overcome the feeling of isolation when traveling to Vietnam.Hang Out with the LocalsGoing on a solo trip in Vietnam means that you are likely to meet many locals who are totally strange to you. Locals,...
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Ho Chi Minh Two-Day Itineraries

What can you do in Ho Chi Minh City in two days? Our blog will go through Ho Chi Minh City two-day itineraries with suggested activities, attractions, shopping, and eating. Check it out below and start planning your trip.Ho Chi Minh City Two-Day ItinerariesDay 1: See details in our previous guide Ho Chi Minh City One-Day Itineraries.Day 2...
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Guest — Colin Mcbride
The tour was great fun, thanks for showing me around the city
Saturday, 26 October 2019 14:35
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Getting Around Ho Chi Minh City

There are many means of transportation in Ho Chi Minh City, so what would be the most convenient way to get around Ho Chi Minh City? Here is our list of ways to travel around Ho Chi Minh City and its pros and cons.A Brief Look at Ho Chi Minh City StreetsThere are many vehicles running on Ho Chi Minh City streets every day, of which 7.6 million...
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Guest — Julie
Don't drive motorbikes in the big cities, but if you must, rent one in the small cities instead...less traffic. If big cities, tak... Read More
Saturday, 26 October 2019 13:29
Guest — John Carty
Exploring the city on a motorbike was an interesting experience
Friday, 11 October 2019 22:43
Guest — Maria Paulo
Clear and useful information
Saturday, 23 December 2017 13:20

Ho Chi Minh One-Day Itineraries

If you have planned for a short visit to Ho Chi Minh City, read our local guide on Ho Chi Minh City's must-see attractions in one day, and let your adventure begins.Map of Ho Chi Minh One-day Itineraries:Ho Chi Minh City One-Day ItinerariesMorning:  8:30 AM - Notre Dame Cathedral (Duration: 30’)One of the French colonial architect remnant...
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Guest — Charmaine Regan
Just wondering if we can inquire our own itinerary for your tours? Thank you
Friday, 11 October 2019 22:42
Guest — Gerson
cool to read and informative, thanks for share
Saturday, 23 December 2017 13:22

Off-the-Beaten-Path in Saigon

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) is a wonderful city to explore not only because of its economic growth and famous attractions but also because there are many urban tales, hidden pagodas, and quiet streets to be discovered. Have a look at some of Saigon’s off-the-beaten-path locations to explore the unseen side of Saigon.For Culture and History Learners i...
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I love the Other Side tour. It was incredible to see another side of Ho Chi Minh that has not been portraited by the public media ... Read More
Wednesday, 04 March 2020 21:42
Guest — Hazel
You must sign up for their Saigon's Other Side tour! I cannot recommend highly enough! Worth every penny ... Read More
Saturday, 26 October 2019 13:47
Guest — Dominique Rusks
Nice to see a different side of the city
Friday, 11 October 2019 22:50

Vietnamese Foods: A Guide to the Banh Mi

Which Vietnamese food, besides Pho, do most people love to try for the first time when they travel to this amazing country?The answer is Banh Mi. Together with “Pho” and “Ao Dai”, the words “Banh Mi” has been officially defined in the Oxford Dictionary because of its delicious tastes and popularity worldwide. This Vietnamese food guide will br...
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Guest — The Toppack
Thank you for your post. I really love banh mi
Friday, 17 January 2020 11:58
Guest — Beatrice
Wow you guys enjoy a very spicy Banh Mi indeed! I bit into one of those green sliced chili stuffed in the Banh Mi and it was a kil... Read More
Saturday, 26 October 2019 14:21
Guest — Sally
A lovely culinary creation of Vietnam
Friday, 11 October 2019 22:58

Vietnamese Street Foods: The Papaya Salad

Papaya salad, or Goi du du in Vietnamese, is among one of the many dishes in Ho Chi Minh City's street foods paradise. This simple snack has always been the favorite of the locals for many years, but it might be something new for you as a traveler to try.Origin of the Papaya SaladThe origin of papaya salad is still unclear, but it is a popular dish...
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Vietnamese Street Foods: A Guide to Snails on a Plate

vietnamese-street-food-snails-oc-toi-nuong Ốc tỏi (Oxychilus alliarius) conch grilled on a plate
As a true street food lover, you should not miss the opportunity to try snails on your journey to Vietnam, a country with a great culinary tradition. Speaking of snail dishes, Saigon is agreed, by the majority, to be the ideal destination to taste this amazing Vietnamese seafood. While Hanoi’s snails are usually boiled/steamed with lemongrass or le...
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Saigon Attractions: The Saigon Central Post Office

The Saigon Central Post Office is one the most beautiful French architectures of Saigon, built in the Indochina time. The Saigon Central Post Office has been a witness to the changes of Saigon for over 120 years and has become a valuable masterpiece in the center of Saigon. It is not only famous for its gorgeous beauty, but it also serves as the ol...
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I saw a lady had her camera snatched right in front of this building! Be careful and don't flash your bags in the touristy area!... Read More
Saturday, 26 October 2019 14:35
Guest — Nicholas
we visited this post office last night...very nice building
Saturday, 23 December 2017 13:27

Vietnam's Bikelihood

Have you heard of the word 'bikelihood' before? If you have come to Vietnam, or other countries whose people riding motorbikes as their main means of transportation, you might understand. You would be amazed by what can be loaded on these small bikes, and how the riders can weave perfectly fine through any corners of Vietnam streets.Vietnamese...
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Ho Chi Minh City Districts Overview

caravelle-and-sheraton-view District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City is a popular destination for many visitors from all over the world. But most people only travel and stay in the city center of District 1 and have missed out on many rare attractions and beauty that scatter in other lesser-known districts of the city. The below are the Ho Chi Minh City districts overview with our suggestions of pla...
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Guest — Julia Sanchez
Do you have tours that cover the main districts? Thanks
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 18:38
Guest — Aiden Smith
wow so many districts. this is great information
Saturday, 23 December 2017 13:30

Vietnam Street Food: Vietnamese Pizza

Vietnam is widely considered a paradise of street foods with varied collections of street snacks. Despite having been introduced in recent years, Banh trang nuong, which is known as Vietnamese pizza, has become one of the most popular street foods in Vietnam due to its distinctive taste and affordable price.Originated in Dalat, a beautiful cit...
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Guest — Bea Harrisons
Street food was definitely the best part of your tour!
Saturday, 05 October 2019 11:27
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Vietnam Travel Tips: Top 15 Things to Bring on Your Vietnam Trip

Located in Southeast Asia, Vietnam is among the top attractive destinations with several beautiful landscapes, tasty street foods, and hospitable locals. When making a trip to Vietnam, there are some specific things you should bring along to have a better time in this wonderful country. Have a look at the following packing list.Top 15 Things to Bri...
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bring a power bank for your phone, especially if you'll be using it out for photos and GPS navigation
Sunday, 27 October 2019 12:02
Guest — Sarah
Thank you, great tips. I'm about to head out there, so thanks for the extra knowledge ... Read More
Saturday, 26 May 2018 04:45

10 Must-Try Vietnamese Drinks in Ho Chi Minh City

Apart from the variety of diversified cuisines in Vietnam, especially in Ho Chi Minh City, the scrummy Vietnamese drinks are something you should try; these beverages will refresh and cool your thirst during a scooter or walking tour around the city. Here are ten delicious must-try Vietnamese drinks in Ho Chi Minh City that would delight you when t...
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Iv’e always wanted to try grass jelly drink it just looks so good... Read More
Sunday, 29 March 2020 13:04
Guest — Jenny
Oh I remember the sugar cane juice you guys got for me when we were visiting the market It was super nice in a hot day... Read More
Friday, 29 November 2019 00:02
Guest — Rose Wheatly
The coffee is really nice but also super strong. Must be careful if you cannot handle caffeine
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 19:22

A Guide to Living in Vietnam Cost

Vietnam has become the expats' destination for both traveling and long-termed settle-down. With the relatively low cost of living in Vietnam compared to other neighboring countries, you still can get a high quality of life regardless of financial concerns.  BudgetMid-rangeHigh-rangeAccommodationUS$ 260US$ 500US$ 800Utility billsUS$ 20US$ ...
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Saigon Attractions: The Independence Palace

independence-palace-front The Independence Palace in Saigon
Of all the attractions in Saigon, the Independence Palace is the most prominent thanks to the immense historical value, along with the architectural grandeur and prime location. Taking a tour to the Independence Palace is a golden chance to witness close-up how the Vietnam War ended - such an important event that brought Vietnam peace and the two o...
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Do you have tours to this attraction? Thanks
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 19:23
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Outrageous Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City has gone through many changes, but the pace of youthful life hasn’t. This busy and dynamic city is not only famous for its glamorous splendor but also well-known for numerous fun experiences. In this Vietnam travel guide, we bring you some exciting and outrageous things to do in Ho Chi Minh City.Map for Outrageous Things to do in H...
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Guest — Kaitlyn Florence
The snake wine is SUPER strong. There was free wine tasting when I was visiting the Mekong delta and you could buy some bottles as... Read More
Wednesday, 18 March 2020 19:46
Guest — Annie
I had requested to try the balut on the food tour and it wasn't that bad! Very interesting taste with the herb, salt and pepper, a... Read More
Saturday, 26 October 2019 14:50
Guest — Joe Chan
"Playing with wild monkeys" is a bad suggestion -- in fact, playing with any wild animals or street animals should not be encourag... Read More
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