Ho Chi Minh City

Think it's all tanks and tunnels?


Wake up and smell the pho. Saigon is still home to elegant boulevards and French-colonial archi but she's the dynamic face of modern Vietnam, rocking foodie kudos, shopportunity and a cosmopolitan vibe. 

Businesses change their addresses and hours more often than you change your knickers – call ahead or check online. 

Hot all year round, Dec-Apr is dry season and best time to visit while May-Nov is wet (biggest downpours happen Jun-Sep). 

From Our Editors


Saigon Restaurants to Escape the Bustle

Thrilling as HCMC can be, when the heat, dust and incessant honking get too much, seek refuge in one of these culinary sanctuaries.

The following Vietnamese phrase will come in handy...

Xin Chao : 

Hello / Ta ta