-- Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)
  -- HCMC: Highlights
  -- HCMC: B. Thanh Market
  -- HCMC: Binh Tay Market
  -- HCMC: Bitexco Tower
  -- HCMC: Bus Stations
  -- HCMC: Goodnight Saigon
  -- HCMC: Map
  -- HCMC: Notre Dame
  -- HCMC: Ferry - Vung Tau
  -- HCMC: Fito Museum
  -- HCMC: Floating Temple
  -- HCMC: G. Lam Pagoda
  -- HCMC: Hotels
  -- HCMC: Jade Pagoda
  -- HCMC: Park 23rd Sept.
  -- HCMC: Backpack Street
  -- HCMC: Railway Station
  -- HCMC: Theme Park
  -- HCMC: Tunnelcomplex
  -- HCMC: War Museum
  -- HCMC: Xa Loi Pagoda


 -- Climate

 -- Distance Chart Vietnam

 -- Festivals

 -- Foreign Embassies

 -- Minorities

 -- Tet/ Vietnam New Year

 -- Travel Documents

 -- Vaccinations

 -- Vietnam Buses

 -- Vietnam Map

 -- Vietnam Trains

 -- Vietnamese People

  North Vietnam


  Cao Bang

  Cat Ba

  Dien Bien Phu

  Duong Lam

  Ha Giang

  Ha Long Bay

  Hai Phong

  Hoa Binh

  Lai Chau

  Lang Son

  Lao Cai

  Mai Chau

  Ninh Binh


  Son La

  Vinh City

  Central Vietnam

  Buon Ma Thuot

  Cham Islands

  Da Nang

  Dak Lak

  Dong Hoi

  Hien Luong Bridge

  Hoi An


  Kon Tum

  My Son (temple complex)

  Nha Trang

  Phong Nha - Ke Bang


  Quy Nhon

  Thien Mu Pagoda (Hué)

  Tuy Hoa

  Vinh Moc (tunnels)

  South Vietnam

  Ho Chi Minh City

  Ben Tre

  Can Tho

  Chau Doc

  Con Dao Islands

  Cu Chi (tunnels)


  Floating Markets

  Ha Tien - Phu Quoc

  Long Xuyen

  Mekong (by bike)

  My Tho

  Nam Du Archipelago

  Phan Thiet/ Mui Ne

  Phu Quoc Island

  Rach Gia - Phu Quoc

  Vung Tau

  The Rest







(City Map - Saigon)

" time had come. My first domestic flight was scheduled from Da Nang to Saigon. I was picked up around 9am and I was due to fly around 12am. Or well, that was the intention, because the flight was delayed for half an hour. However, this disappointment was offset by the fact that I was given extra legroom for free. Ideal, because that gave me the opportunity to stretch out. Domestic flights are easy to book, for example with Skyscanner. For example, I had booked my flight for € 39 a few days before departure, including hold luggage.
During the afternoon I arrived in Saigon and what immediately stood out about this city is that it is completely different from the other cities in Vietnam. The city is sky high and therefore much more modern and grand than the other places I have visited so far. For many, that is also a reason not to stay in Saigon for too long.
I spent my last three nights at the Vietnam Backpacker Hostel again. Maybe a bit too much of a party hostel for me, but the facilities (such as the private rooms) were very good, so I was happy with that.
There was a large rooftop, where you got free spirits every night between 18-19. Many theme nights were also organized, such as a pub quiz or karaoke evening and from 23.30 you had the opportunity to join the pub crawl. I got to know a lot of nice people and therefore I do not regret my choice!"

Shopping in Ho Chi Minh is truly one of the highlights of this fascinating city. New shopping malls are springing up all over downtown Saigon, bringing with them international fashion brands to please the most demanding of fashion connoisseurs, but it is the variety of shopping experiences and one-off items that most excite us about shopping in Ho Chi Minh.
Boutique fashion is more prominent here than almost anywhere else in Southeast Asia, where bespoke items can be bought at a fraction of what they cost elsewhere. Markets in Ho Chi Minh are also highly recommended as they still play a central role in the daily lives of locals and visitors – truly a shopping experience you won’t forget quickly.

Ben Thanh markt

This city is so interesting, so lively and dynamic that even if you stay in one place for a couple of hours, you couldn’t get bored.
We saw numerous scenes, for example a man literally sleeping on his motorbike, a family of four on a motorbike with a pregnant woman and the man driving with only one hand, people transporting on their motorbikes anything you can imagine: vacuum cleaner, wreaths for a funeral, cages with chickens, TV, etc.
One of the surprising moments in the late afternoon was when people closed their stands inside a building where the marketplace was, and started bringing new ones onto the streets (for the night market). It looked both scary and fascinating at the same time.




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