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Where To Stay: Top 5 Hotels In Ho Chi Minh City

Location dictates the prices of hotels. PERIOD. So where should you stay in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)? In HCMC most of the hotels concentrate in District 1. In HCMC the city is divided into districts. District 1 is the city center (Click here for city map). Stay here. Don’t stay at places near the airport or other districts. The prices are not that much different most of the time when compared...

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How to: Take a taxi from Tan Son Nhat Airport (Ho Chi Minh City) safely

If you have cleared the customs without incidents, then congratulations and welcome to Saigon. Phew! You have survived thus far! DO NOT RUSH TO EXIT INTO THE ARRIVAL HALL YET! A lot of people still refer to the city as Saigon, rather than the mouthful Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)/Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh (TP HCM). Saigon was renamed to Ho Chi Minh City in 2 July 1976 in honour...

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How to: Moving around within Ho Chi Minh City. Taxi/Grab/Xe Om

There is nothing more frustrating than trying to tell a taxi driver where you want to go in Ho Chi Minh City. They usually give you the blank look or the lack of acknowledgement from the taxi driver puzzles whether he understood you. GRAB – A God Send But luckily with technology comes conveniences never before. Today, there is a taxi or motorbike taxi app called GRAB. Enter the address...

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