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One night in Ho Chi Minh

Posted by bryce_beamish on 2/5/2012 at 11:21

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?

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Posted by daawgon on 3/5/2012 at 12:09

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.

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Posted by travellingsarah on 3/5/2012 at 21:43 TF writer

Posted from within Vietnam.

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.

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