Ho Chi Minh City is formerly named as Saigon is the largest city in Vietnam. Its colorful culture makes it one of the South East Asia’s travel destinations for backpackers and tourists. Here is a helpful list of cheap hotels, place attractions and budget friendly accommodation if you plan to visit Ho Chi Minh.
Cheap Hotels Accommodation
Beautiful Saigon Boutique Hotel Located at 50 E Bui Thi Xuan Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 01, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. beautiful Hotel and ideal spot from which to discover Ho Chi Minh City, with only 8 Km away from the terminal Airport. Guests can easily take pleasure in traveling the city’s top attractions : Bobby Brewers, Delta Adventure Tours, Mekong Tours.
Many options of cheap hotels near Saigon here is the list :
- Golden Central Hotel Saigon – Located 140 Ly Tu Trong, District 1 (from $62)
- Hotel Majestic Saigon – Located at No. 01 Dong Khoi, District 1 (from $123)
- Liberty Central Saigon Hotel – Located at 17 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1 (from $130)
Try to pick around in the Western Quarter. Western backpackers often stay here so the accommodation is very cheap, clean, comfortable and quite safe.
Visit booking.com for more info about price the hotels and available room
Bring plenty of money and leave place in your luggage
The more you travel around, to more spend to buy beautiful souvenirs you will want buy so leave space in your luggage. No need to bring too many clothes on your backpack because you need leave space in your luggage for souvernirs. you can either wash them as you travel around or your hotel can do this for you.
Not all of Saigon’s shopping malls are cheap, If you want to go shopping, try Saigon Square, Zen Plaza, AEON and popular supermarkets. If you are looking for luxurious goods then head to Parkson, Vincom or Diamond.
Try visit to traditional markets, go to Ben Thanh market for buy souvenirs, Tan Dinh market is good for clothes
Transportation for travellers to Saigon
There are many different ways to travel around Ho Chi Minh city such as Bus, Motorbike and Taxi, however but recommend you use Taxi. The bus is cheap but you cannot use it if you know nothing about Saigon’s streets. Always be careful while walking on the road. If you think someone is being overly friendly or asking too many questions, they could be one of the bad guys who want to steal something from you.
If you want to travel around looking for food, There are all kinds of delicious dishes in Saigon but not all will necessarily suit your taste. Saigon cuisine is simple and sweet and if you want suggestions, simply ask the locals.
so here are my recommendations food :
- Bánh xèo (Pancake)
- Pho (Noodle Soup)
- Bun oc (Snail rice noodles)
Experience the culture of the city Saigon
Start your cultural exploration of Ho Chi Minh, try to visit “Vinh Nghiem Pagoda” its largest Mahayana pagoda. This top attraction is also a place for locals to practice their Buddhists beliefs, Take a short drive to Binh Quoi Village for a relaxing afternoon of greenery and colorful flowers.
A trip to Ho Chi Minh isn’t complete until you to visit Mekong Delta rivers, the Mekong Delta is a maze of rivers It’s also home to several floating markets, pagodas, villages, farms, workshops, rural bicycle paths and friendly locals. So on your fourth day, visit some of the less traveled parts by boat.
If you are travelling around Asia be sure to explore about culture. many diverse cultures, good locals culture, nature and much more. Have a nice trip!