If you want a bit of drama in your background when you travel, the place to be is Ho Chi Minh City! It’s where the old juxtaposes the new with a combination of urban vibes along with historic vibes to explore here.
When to visit
Ho Chi Minh City is at its best during the dry months from December to April when the temperatures are warm, and the weather is pleasantly balmy. From May to November is the wet season and you are bound to see a lot of rainfall if you visit during this time.
Places to stay
You’ll never be short of accommodation options in this city. From Saigon suites at hotels the likes of PARKROYAL Saigon and guest houses for backpackers, this city provides a wonderful stay experience.
Must visit places: The underground tunnels of Cu Chi
During the war with the Americans, the Viet Cong dug hundreds of tunnels to have a better advantage against the American troops. You can explore some of them today as well along with the creative traps that were laid.
Must visit places: The Jade Emperor Pagoda
This is a fine piece of Mahayanist architecture in Vietnam. Mahayana Buddhist is popularly followed here and therefore; the temple is always abuzz with locals paying homage to the Goddess of Mercy and the Goddess of Fertility.