Cheap Flights to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam. Though Vietnam had a tumultuous history, recent transformation and economic renaissance has turned it into one of the most captivating tourists’ destination in the Far East.
Ho Chi Minh is an amazingly exciting metropolis. The blend of Chinese and American influence on the local culture coupled with magnificent French colonial structures existing side by side with modern skyscrapers makes Ho Chi Minh a modern metropolitan city without losing its historic ambiance.
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Requirements for Entry
A National Passport with a minimum period validity of 6 months beyond the intended period of stay is needed at the time of travel. A Tourist Visa is required for Nigerians and can be obtained at Vietnam embassy at 9 River Niger Street, Off Danube street, Maitama, Abuja.
Getting to the heart of the City from Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN)
The safest and the cheapest means of transportation to the city is the airport buses. The buses leave every 15 minutes. Getting a taxi to the city centre from the airport is easy as there several taxi companies like Vinasun and Mai Linh.
Some of the main attractions in Ho Chi Minh are:
Jade Emperor Pagoda: One of the most spectacular temples in Ho Chi Minh is Jade Emperor Pagoda. The magnificent tiles covering the roof and statues of Taoist and Buddhist characters signifies how the natives holds highest Taoist god, in whose honor it was built.
Reunification Palace: The crushing of the gates of the Reunification Palace by North Vietnamese tank ended the war. Because of it importance in the history of Vietnam a war museum is now located inside the palace; the tank 843 that crashed the gate and F5E fighter plane are on exhibition.
History Museum: The Museum has on exhibition artifacts from ancient Bronze Age civilization of 2000 BC through Funan civilization that took place between 1st and 6th centuries AD, down to the Khmer, Cham and Vietnamese. Magnificen collection of statues of Buddha and over 100 years old preserved mummy are also on display.
Ben Thanh Market: you can buy souvenir items at Ben Thanh Market. It is the central market and one of the bubbly areas in Ho Chi Minh. Everything from clothing, foodstuff, and jewelry to hardware is on sale n the market.
Things to Do
Hang out with the city big boys at Lam Son Square. It is a favorite spot for shopping and nightlife for the rich in Ho Chi Minh.
Get a thrilling experience from haggling for bargains in the Cho Ben Thanh market. Evening is the favorite time to shop in this market.
Have a taste of the street food. It is believed that the tastiest street foods are found in Vietnam. Many tourists ascribed this reputation as well deserved.
Take a day trip to the nearby Mekong Delta, Can Tho and Phan Thiet.
Hotels and Accommodation
Ho Chi Minh hotels blend architectural splendor with natural spectacle. A lot of hotels are at the service of visitors with luxury lodgings and topnotch facilities. Whether you are choosing based on star rating or price you will surely find a wonderful lodging for your stay in Ho Chi Minh.
Renting a private car in Vietnam recommended. It is better to play safe by making use of Vinasun and Mailinh taxi companies.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Ho Chi Minh City is during the dry season, which runs from December through April.