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Can I Visit Ho Chi Minh City by Myself?


In recent years, solo travel has been a new trend among youngsters. This is not only a chance for people to explore the world but also a time for each one to reflect on themselves. Let’s travel to Saigon by yourself!

Find out: How to get to Ho Chi Minh City

Is it Safe to Visit Ho Chi Minh City by Myself?

In terms of politics, Vietnam is among the countries of which the political status is quite stable. This means that when you do a solo travel trip to Ho Chi Minh City, you won’t need to worry about demonstration and terrorists.

Traveling by yourself in Ho Chi Minh City is quite safe for male, female, or travelers of any gender alike. But you may want to watch out for petty crimes such as pickpocket and snatching bags. These annoyances and scams are often warned to solo travelers, so be mindful of your belongings if you hang out or stay at accommodation in the touristy areas like Bui Vien.

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Can I Stay in Touch with My Family Easily When I Visit Ho Chi Minh City by Myself?

In terms of Internet connectivity, you will find yourself connected whenever you are in a coffee shop, a restaurant, or any store. You can always reach your family and friends to share with them your experiences, and to be updated about the world.

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What about Transportation When I Visit Ho Chi Minh City by Myself?

Transportation is definitely not a matter of your trip to Saigon. In terms of transportation, you can easily get a taxi to the city center. But to have real experience in Ho Chi Minh City, you should get on a motorbike ride.

Having a local guy to show you around the city and tell you stories of each corner is always an appealing idea. If you have a local to drive you around by bike, take you to places and introduce to you food that only the locals know, or get you to know more about the citizens’ lifestyle, your trip will surely be more memorable. You can have a look at our recommended tours so you can pick one and enjoy it to the most.

To have fun trips in Ho Chi Minh City, check out our authentic motorbike tours with professional local guides!

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What Can I Do to Enhance My Experience when I Visit Ho Chi Minh City by Myself?

Service staff, young locals, even small vendors, and merchants, in Ho Chi Minh can speak English. French, Chinese, and Japanese are other popular languages in tourism. So your trip to Ho Chi Minh City shouldn't be hindered by the language barrier, especially when getting around the city's center.

On the other hand, when you get off the tourist trail, which we recommend you to for the authentic experience, you may find it a little bit difficult to communicate with the locals. But this off-the-beaten-path trip will definitely worthwhile if you have a local buddy with you.

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So Should I Visit Ho Chi Minh City by Myself?

Ho Chi Minh City, a safe and developed in Southern Vietnam, has it all and is suitable for any type of travel, from budget to luxury ones. The service and convenience are widely available everywhere you go. So if you are considering a solo travel to Ho Chi Minh City, above are several reasons why you should say yes to this.

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See also our top 10 tips for solo travelers in Vietnam!


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Guest - Judith Fletcher on Saturday, 26 October 2019 15:27

Traveled solo to the city before and joined the private motorbike tour, it was so much fun

Traveled solo to the city before and joined the private motorbike tour, it was so much fun
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