Destination: Ho Chi Minh City
Introducing Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City, known to many as Saigon, pulsates with energy unlike any other city in Vietnam. It’s a fast-growing, business-driven place. But as hectic as the city is, its populace certainly knows how to relax, usually over iced coffee or cocktails. In District 1, skyscrapers tower above old French museums while swarms of motorbikes buzz down the streets.
From gourmet restaurants to fast food outlets and the humble curbside carts at Ben Thanh Market, the city’s dining options are as exciting its nightlife. Speaking of which, once the sun sets and the neon lights come on, Ho Chi Minh City serves up everything you could ask for in terms of a night on the town, from no-frills beer joints to swanky cocktail bars and thumping clubs. With so many to choose from, you might find yourself collapsing into bed just in time for sunrise. This isn’t the case elsewhere in Vietnam, so make the most of the after-dark hours while you can.