About Ho Chi Minh City


Let's have a look around into background of Ho Chi Minh City
  • County: Independent City
  • Central District: District 1
  • Country: Vietnam
  • Latitude:  10.8230989
  • Longitude: 106.6296638
  • Time zone:  Indochina Time Zone
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +7 hours
     

Weather in Ho Chi Minh City

  • Climate:  Tropical Wet and Dry Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: December to April
     

Location

It was formerly named and still informally known as Saigon. It is the largest city in Vietnam with a population of about 8,426,100 (2016 Census).
 

Distance from Ho Chi Minh City center to Airport

The closest major airport to Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam is Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN / VVTS). 

  • Driving Distance: 3 miles / 5 km
  • Driving Time: 10 Minutes
  • Languages: Vietnamese followed by Chinese.
     

Modes of transport

Airport: Viet Nam is Tan Son Nhat International Airport 
Rail:  Vietnam Railways.
Road: Bus: Coach Buses
 

Customs and Tipping

  • For Restaurants and Bars: 

Waitress and Bartender – 5 – 10 % of the Bill.

  • For Hotels:

Room Service:  10,000 –  20,000
Housekeeper:  10,000 –  20,000
Concierge:  100,000 –  200,000

  • Valet Parking: 

Parking or Returning Car: ? 10,000 – ? 20,000
 

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Bien Hoa,
  • Tan An,
  • My Tho
     

Emergency Contact Numbers in Ho Chi Minh City city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 114/113/115
  • Railroad: +(84) 902 99 8185 ( Vietnam Railways)
  • Airport:  +84 8 3848 5383 (Tan Son Nhat International Airport )
  • Hospital: +84 286 2803 333 (City International Hospital)
     

Events

  • Nguyen Hue Flower Street Festival
  • King Hung's Commemoration
  • Southern Fruit Festival
     

Tourist Attractions

  • War Remnants Museum
  • Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Cao Dai Temple

Theatre & Concerts

  • Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater)
  • Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater
  • Water puppet show at Thao Dien Village

Visit Top Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

  • Noir
  • La Villa French Restaurant
  • El Gaucho - Argentinian Steakhouse

Top Shopping Centers in Ho Chi Minh City

  • Ben Thanh Market
  • Vincom Center
  • Bin Tay Market (Cholon Chinatown Market)
     

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Museum of Vietnamese History 
  • Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts
  • Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens
     

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Bánh mì – Bánh Mì Hunh Hoa
  • p la (op la) – Bánh Mì Hòa Mã
  • Ph (pho) – Pho So 1 Ha Noi
     

Sports Club

  • Ho Chi Minh City F.C. – Football
  • Green Bamboo Club – Tennis
  • Rangers Baseball Club – Baseball
     

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer:  24,000.00
  • Taxi:  12,000.00 (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown):      23,439,949.91
  • Cheap meal:  40,000.00 
  • Gasoline:  16,990.83 / litre
  • 3 course meal: ? 429,292.11    
     

Information about Joinville

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Araquari,
  • Penha,
  • Itajai

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Joinville-Lauro Carneiro de Loyola Airport
  • Road: Bus- Salvador, Taxi - Supertaxi

Airport

Airport: Joinville Carneiro de Loyola Airport

Driving Distance: 12 miles / 19 km

Driving Time: 22 minutes

Languages: Portuguese followed By Spanish and English

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10% service fee added to the Bill, no tips given separately

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: R$5 to R$10
  • Housekeeper: R$5 to R$10
  • Concierge: R$5 to R$10

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: R$2 to R$5
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