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One night in Ho Chi Minh

  • bryce_beami-

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    I have about 24 hours to kill in Ho Chi Minh. Staying at a hotel near the airport. What should I do?
    Is there a particular area of town that would be worth a days wander?

    #1 Posted: 2/5/2012 - 11:21

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  • daawgon

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    First of all, I think you would be better off staying away from the airport - Tan San Nhat Airport is not all that far from Central HCMC. Stay in the Pham Ngu Lao area - I like the Bich Duyen Hotel. From the hotel you can walk to the rest of District 1 (Ben Thanh Market, the Saigon River area, and everywhere else). If you have a few weeks B4 your trip, I would contact Saigonhotpot for their free student tours.

    (I would include email addresses, but Big Brother frowns on such behavior)

    #2 Posted: 3/5/2012 - 12:09

  • travellings-

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    I agree with all that daawgon says. If you're already committed to the hotel at the airport then fine, but get yourself into D1 anyway. And have a look at the information and Saigon blog on this site for ideas of exactly what you can do.

    #3 Posted: 3/5/2012 - 21:43

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