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Destination

Ho Chi Minh City Holidays

A city bursting with tradition and modernity

With its French grandeur, bustling markets and street food stalls competing to sell the best banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich) in town, Ho Chi Minh fuses tradition and modernity in one frenetic and fascinating city. Relive the memories of old Saigon among the pristine collection of American planes and tanks at the War Remnants Museum, before diving into local culture at Ben Thanh Market to haggle with locals. Having stocked up on souvenirs, pay homage to the Jade Emperor’s Pagoda, an incense-scented temple full of statues and divinities. Then, cool down with a bia hoi (draft beer) or cocktail while enjoying panoramic views from the sky deck of Bitexco Tower. Before you leave this enchanting city be sure to send a postcard home from the classic French colonial Central Post Office.

Destination Highlights
  • A day trip on the Mekong Delta
  • Cu Chi Tunnels
  • War Remnants Museum
  • Bitexco Tower and Sky Deck
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT +7 hours
  • Currency Vietnamese Dong (VND)
  • Visa Information Irish citizens don’t need to obtain a visa if staying less than 15 days for travel until 30 June 2018.
  • Language Vietnamese
  • Flight Time Indirect flights available from Ireland.
  • Health Information All travellers should be up to date with routine immunisations. It’s important to contact your GP to check for the latest recommendations.

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