Why You Should Visit Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh City, previously known as Saigon, is Vietnam’s largest city offering an exciting range of things to do whether it’s exploring the local culture, enjoying a night out at a bar or taking in the unique sites of the city. There are many important landmarks located around Ho Chi Minh City like the large Reunification Palace and the stunning Saigon Opera House which must be seen from the inside, while you will also find plenty of interesting museums exploring everything from its ancient history to more recent events like the Museum of Vietnamese History. Ho Chi Minh City is also a thriving place where you can spend your days walking through bustling marketplaces or enjoy some authentic Vietnamese cuisine on the street as you take in the buzzing atmosphere.
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Arriving In Ho Chi Minh
Tan Son Nhat International Airport is located just outside of Ho Chi Minh City and is comprised of two passenger terminals, with Terminal 2 the base of international flights. If you would rather not pay for a taxi once you have arrived, there are local buses available which can take you into the city from the airport. Inside the airport you will find all of the amenities and services you would need including a variety of dining and drinking choices, duty-free shopping as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and sleeping zones to enjoy a quick nap.
If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Ho Chi Minh you will be able to make the journey out of Dubai or Abu Dhabi. If you are flying from Dubai you will be able to travel with Emirates out of Dubai International Airport, while travelers based in Abu Dhabi can make the trip with Etihad Airways.
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Ho Chi Minh Travel Information
UAE nationals looking to travel to Vietnam will have to apply for a visa first before making the journey. In Ho Chi Minh you can expect the weather to be warm throughout the year, although be advised that there is a lengthy rainy season beginning in May and not letting up until October. There are a few car rental companies at Ho Chi Minh Airport if you want to use your own car during your visit.
* This information is correct as of November 2017
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