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ContentedTraveller67
Melbourne, Australia363 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
First time to Vietnam however have travelled extensively throughout SE although nowhere in past three years due to Covid. Absolutely love Sai Gon, the people, freneticism, food, districts, etc. We arrived in Sai Gon five weeks ago and were initially rather overwhelmed as it had been a while since we last travelled OS. Since then, we headed to Hà Nội and Ha Long Bay and then caught the Reunification Express down the east coast stopping at Ninh Binh, Vinh, Dong Hoi, Hue, Da Nang then a car to Hoi An and flew to Nha Trang where we are currently. Back on the Reunification Express tomorrow and headed to Mui Ne for a few nights of relaxation on the beach and then catching the train back to Sai Gon. Although we’ve loved everywhere we’ve been we can’t wait to get back to Sai Gon. I’m not sure why anyone would give it a bad review perhaps they hadn’t done any research prior to arrival?
Written 2 November 2023
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,935 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We have been here many times over the years and just cant seem to get enough, this time we stayed for a month (before heading north) in D4 across from Mong Bridge (the colonial built pedestrian bridge) at the newish, Royal Saigon (residences).

From the bridge on the river side there is an excellent, (which we do daily) walk, along the paved promenade, taking in the sights, you can walk all the way to the newly built Ba Son Bridge, (quite a stunning design), from there you can cross into little Tokyo, (which is worth a visit, especially at night with all the lights, and lanterns), its easy to cross here, or walk back to Đ. Nguyễn Huệ (walking street) It can get quite tricky crossing here, due to the colossal amount of traffic, (however there are usually locals that will help you cross, for a small fee) the street is made up of many squares, which is absolutely stunning especially at night, from here to Ben thanh market, in the immediate area is chock full of things to see and do. The malls are great for rest break, we love shopping at Saigon Square as it is air conditioned, and the stalls owners arent as pushy,

Running off Ben Thanh is,Đ. Lưu Văn Lang, (we affectionally call it Shoe Street), which is the place to go to for adventure clothing (puffy jackets, cargoes etc) luggage bags/back packs and of course shoes, much cheaper than the market, especially the shop that has jackets on sale for 250k dong, and sports wear for 50k. like most places comes alive at night.

This is an an amazing city, that is worth a long visit, during the day and a must at night.
Written 1 November 2023
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kyrol930
Ipswich, UK3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Be very careful in Saigon, I have travelled all over S E Asia & its the worst, amputees begging at your dinner table, street sellers that will not take no for an answer, I also had a male & female duo befriend me while I was having a quiet beer and came up with a hard luck story about the orphanage where he helps out etc he needs a new tooth blah blah do I want to take his sister back to my room ? etc this all built up to try and get a hundred dollars out of me, I got the hell out of that bar sharpish.
Written 30 June 2023
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Quest23036227382
Mumbai, India20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Great city, Superb Vibe. Done forget to get your coffee, it perks you up. The Thanh Bahn (hopefully i got the spelling right) market is second to the Saigon Market.
Written 3 April 2023
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kguan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia35 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
Be careful of the taxi drivers & people selling food at the roadside. Some of the taxi drivers are very cunning & tend to steal your money by distracting your attention inside the taxi. For example, they will suddenly say that they do not have small change to pay the airport’s exit toll & suddenly grab your wallet & help you to count the money. Then he will start to distract your focus by moving the right hand on top of the car roof but actually his left hand is holding some of your notes. After a while he will drop you at the roadside & ask other taxi drivers to fetch you by giving various excuses ie hungry or need to fetch kids. They tend to mark up their street food’s price to much higher price than they sell to the locals. So be extra vigilant & wary when dealing or bargaining with them. Try to keep calm & count how much does the thing actually costs in your own currency as their Vietnamese dong is rather confusing ie 10 thousand & 100 thousand dong looks fairly similar if you do not see properly. Please be extra cautious with the Vietnamese locals!!
Written 18 September 2022
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Shai
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
This is for first time visitors to Ho Chi Minh City. It's a beautiful and vibrant place. There is an amazing variety of food especially if you are open to new experiences. I have been reading that short clothes are not allowed which is misleading. Women are very beautifully dressed in minis, skirts, shorts and dresses. But if you are out in the sun please remember: loads of sunscreen and a light jacket is a must. Carry some rain gear, it pours suddenly. The locals are soft spoken and respectful. Respect is Huge so be courteous please (no offense but since we are not locals, the smile works better if we don't know the language :) ) Food is a big part of the culture. Coffee shops and food joints along every street. And there are lots of activities and places in Ho Chi Minh and surrounding areas to meet every need. It's a beautiful country and worth the visit!
Written 13 August 2022
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gastronaut_11
Perth, UK2,146 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Full of energy. Buzzing, day and night. Has a bit of something, for everyone. Might not be as pretty as some cities, but has a great vibe. Not to be missed if in Far East.
Written 16 January 2020
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highimpactuk
Welwyn Garden City, UK984 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Saigon is a very interesting city. The people are generally friendly and there are loads to see and do. The food is great and there is also plenty of variety at affordable prices. It is very hot though so a hat will not go amiss. Also, watch out for scams and be careful of those offering to take pictures and engage in conversation only to try and flog you things at ridiculous rates.
Written 25 August 2019
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JJFlash7
New Haven, CT2,798 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Interesting city, has it all, hot and crowded ... you can find anything here from local foods, markets, shooing centers, big office buildings, all types of restaurants.... and a city where if you want to cross the street you “mingle” with the traffic
Written 31 May 2019
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,935 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
In total we spent five weeks in HCMC, for us it was absolutely amazing, we loved the chaotic craziness of district one, however, we were staying at the Tresor tower/building in D4 for a little peace (as peaceful as HCMC can be) located just across Cau Mong (Rainbow Bridge), see review.

Two things that really helped our stay, was having our own apartment (Airbnb) and using Grab (asian uber), all bookings done on the app, location and destination is precise and a big plus you know what you are going to pay up front, and no money has to change hands, all done via the app

Our favourite place for lunch was Bahnmi Express Uptown - The chicken & sour cream roll is superb (much better than it sounds), see review. mostly we loved just walking the streets taking it all in, much has been written about scams and personal conduct (dress and bearing), we find if you just keep your hands in your pockets so to speak, and keeps your wits about you, all will be well and all will have a wonderful experience
Written 5 January 2019
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