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Ho Chi Minh City

Think it's all tanks and tunnels?

Overview

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

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The following Vietnamese phrase will come in handy...

Xin Chao : 

Hello / Ta ta