Discovering the Pulse of Vietnam

When in Vietnam, travellers naturally veer to the beating heart of the country; Saigon. A city with an incredible, dense history with paramount evidence to show for it, here is everything you need to know about your visit to Ho Chi Minh City.

Explore Historic Landmarks

Dive into the city’s past by visiting iconic landmarks such as the Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon and the historic Reunification Palace. Wander through the streets of District 1 to discover colonial-era buildings and immerse yourself in the city’s fascinating history. A stay at a serviced apartment in Ho Chi Minh City at a property like Somerset Ho Chi Minh City gives you close access to these historic sites, making your visits as convenient as they are insightful.

Indulge in Culinary Delights

Ho Chi Minh City is a paradise for food lovers with a wide range of cuisine to be found all over the iconic city. Sample local delicacies such as pho, banh mi, and com tam (broken rice) at Ben Thanh Market or venture into the maze of alleys in District 5’s Chinatown for a culinary adventure.

Nguyen Hue Walking Street

Nguyen Hue Walking Street – Image via Flickr

Nguyen Hue Walking Street, the vibrant heart of Ho Chi Minh City, pulsates with energy, blending old-world charm with modern flair. This pedestrian-only paradise, stretching nearly 800 meters from the Saigon River to City Hall, offers a kaleidoscope of experiences for locals and visitors alike. Historical landmarks like the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee building add a touch of grandeur, reminding you of the street’s rich past.

Wander by Motorbike

Experience the thrill of exploring Ho Chi Minh City like a local by hopping on a motorbike and weaving through its chaotic streets. Feel the rush of the wind as you navigate through narrow alleyways discovering the city’s authentic charm along the way.