Hanoi is known as the capital of thousands of years of civilization with its peaceful, quiet beauty and slow pace of life. Saigon is the city of the most movement, excitement, and bustle in the country, but with a bit of antiquity and a little bit of Europe in the heart of Vietnam. To understand that unique combination of magnificent Saigon, let’s join the Vietnam Reviewer on the journey to discover Saigon fully and completely.
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The best time to travel to Saigon
In Saigon, the weather is almost hot all year round, although it is not as hot as the North or as hot as the Central region, the average temperature is 27°C and the peak sunshine time can even reach more than 40 degrees. °C. There are two distinct seasons here: the rainy season and the dry season. The rainy season starts from May to November, you should note that if you come here at this time, never forget to bring umbrellas because the rains at this time always visit suddenly without warning. The dry season usually lasts from December to April. Saigon is always busy and has a quite pleasant climate, so you can travel to Saigon at any time of the year because of every season.
Means of travel in Saigon
As the most vibrant city in the country, it’s easy to get to Saigon because you can use any means of transport to get here such as by car, plane or train,… at any location in Vietnam.
Public transport to travel to Saigon
Just go to train stations, bus stations, or air ticket agents, even just one click on online travel websites, you can easily own tickets to Saigon. However, a special point of note is that you should consult the fare at least a few days before departure to choose the cheapest fare because there are differences in ticket prices at different times.
Personal vehicles to travel to Ho Chi Minh
After arriving in Saigon, you can rent a motorbike for 100,000 VND a day for convenient transportation, in addition, you can also go by motorbike taxi, bus, taxi, or cyclo which are all popular means of travel. tourism in the city.
A small note is that if you decide to rent a motorbike to be more active, remember to bring your full driver’s license and comply with traffic laws to avoid incidents that affect the trip schedule. In addition, to protect your health and avoid the sun while traveling here, you should also remember to bring a mask, glasses, and gloves, and apply sunscreen to avoid direct sunlight, which can adversely affect your health and skin. For those of you who are coming here for the first time or do not know the roads here, do not forget to bring a map or use the google maps application to not get lost.
Saigon tourist attractions
Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the places that you cannot miss to check in when coming to Saigon because of its ancient beauty and symbolic meaning. Located in the center of District 1, the church area clearly shows the Saigon imprint when surrounded by the ancient, mossy and historic church area are skyscrapers, modern and bustling. upset above all. This place features European architecture combining beautiful Roman and Gothic styles, and the largest pair of bells in Vietnam. Notre Dame Cathedral is the most beautiful and important cathedral of the diocese of Saigon, the pride of the city’s people.
The convenience also lies in the fact that, from this location, you can quickly move to other sightseeing locations in Saigon such as the Independence Palace, shopping at Diamond Plaza, or walking through Dong Khoi Street, watching the lake. The Turtle or simply try the feeling of drinking flat coffee on Han Thuyen Street.
Nha Rong Harbor
Nha Rong Wharf, also known as Ho Chi Minh Museum, is the place where Uncle Ho went to find a way to save the country in 1911. In particular, walking outside the courtyard, visitors can also admire the Saigon River. With a clear view, at night the lights are still shimmering on the river.
Nguyen Hue Walking Street
Recently, Nguyen Hue street has been built as a walking city for Saigon people and has become an extremely lively street on festivals and weekends. On both sides of this road, there are many hotels, high-class shopping areas, and long-standing houses with a breath of European architecture for a while.
Going straight on Nguyen Hue Street in the Southeast direction will bring you to the brilliant Ton Duc Thang street on the banks of the Saigon River. More specifically, every New Year to spring, Nguyen Hue street is covered in shimmering fresh and vibrant colors of flowers.
Ben Thanh Market
Considered as a historical witness witnessing the fluctuations of history through the ages, the Ben Thanh market is one of the most prominent symbols when referring to Saigon for tourists. Ben Thanh Market has four gates, East, West, South, North, and South, facing the main roads in the center of Saigon. Visiting Ben Thanh market, visitors will be spoiled for choice to buy clothes, shoes, souvenirs, or a lot of other gadgets and items.
Dam Sen Water Park
As a familiar place for families every summer, Dam Sen water park attracts a large number of tourists every year thanks to nearly 40 attractive water games. Visitors come here to participate in games, enjoy wonderful and exciting moments with their loved ones through exciting and adventurous games.
Suoi Tien Tourist Area
Located at the gateway to the Northeast of Saigon, the Suoi Tien Tourist Area is really an extremely attractive entertainment destination, especially in the summer. In addition, this is also a place where many parents bring their children or foreign tourists come to explore because this place is also a place for cultural and historical education through sightseeing areas built on the idea of folklore and Eastern religious thought.
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Must-try dishes when coming to Saigon
Saigon Broken Rice (Com Tam)
Broken rice is a popular and favorite dish in Vietnam, especially in Ho Chi Minh City with many restaurants that are always crowded. Whether you are a Saigonese or a visitor from afar, when coming to Saigon, you cannot resist the hot broken rice dish with the fragrant aroma of grilled pork ribs with onion fat.
Broken rice is a delicious dish but popular or high-class depends on the accompanying food. Broken rice can be eaten with grilled chicken, grilled ribs, fish dishes, shrimp, braised meat, added sour food, nonfat green onions) sprinkled on rice, eaten with sweet and sour fish sauce with a little fresh chili,…
The bright yellow color of Banh Xeo combined with shrimp, meat, bean sprouts and served with a little raw vegetable dipped in a flavorful dipping sauce will conquer diners right from the first taste. Southern pancakes have eggs when eaten with sweet and sour fish sauce and a lot of vegetables and leaves in the garden. In some restaurants, people add mushrooms to make pancakes very delicious and less boring.
Banh Mi Saigon
Saigon bread features a variety of fillings such as grilled meat, ham, rolls, char siu, skin, eggs,… Some shops also have beef bread, pork rib sandwiches,… The most conspicuous of Saigon sandwiches are large, thick cores and plump fillings. Bread is often served with herbs, sour foods, sauces to make the taste more harmonious.
Pig Heart Congee
Pig Heart Congee is a porridge cooked according to the usual method of porridge cooking, in combination with a sweet broth made from pork bones or boiled pork intestines, and the main ingredient for a bowl of porridge is indispensable for boiled pork sausage. Pig Heart Congee is relatively common, even quite popular in Vietnamese cuisine, widely sold at pig intestine stores throughout the country, creating a trio of products that are eaten in the order of the meal: blood soup and Pig Heart Congee.
Depending on the region, Banh Canh will be made from flour, rice flour, or tapioca. The common feature of these is that the fibers of Banh Canh made are usually larger and shorter than other common vermicelli and vermicelli fibers. Create a dish that is both sweet and delicious. Some restaurants also use pufferfish meat, toppings, crab meat, and quail eggs to make the Banh Canh more delicious and fuller.
These are useful information that you can refer to when coming to Saigon. Vietnam Reviewer hopes that all of you will have a nice trip here. If you have any feedback or need help, please send an email through email@example.com!