The Ultimate Guide to Saigon’s Many Markets

Besides magnificent architectural works like Notre Dame Cathedral and The Reunification Palace, Saigon is also well known for various fascinating markets – Ben Thanh Market being the most popular. Saigon’s markets have their own unique appeals, but they all share one thing in common: they are crowded and bustling at all times, a true reflection […]

Saigon’s Best Art Destinations

Architectural Sights Hugely influenced by French-style architecture, the old buildings in Saigon can easily cast an enchanting spell on their visitors at first sight. Therefore, remember the names below carefully so you won’t miss these masterpieces! The Independence Palace (Vietnamese: Dinh Doc Lap) Photo: Flickr @alphis tay Built on July 1st, 1962 and designed by […]

5 Must-See Places in Saigon Most Travelers Miss

Saigon, officially known as Ho Chi Minh City, is easily overlooked by travelers looking to experience surreal landscapes such as the numerous limestone monoliths of Halong Bay, the cascading rice terraces in Sapa or the immense green tea hills of Dalat. What most don’t immediately realize is that Saigon has a personality unlike any other […]

The Ultimate Guide to Shopping in Saigon

Ho Chi Minh City, or formerly known as Saigon by the locals, is the largest city in Vietnam, and the first port of call for many visitors to the country. If you’re a shopping freak, you’re in for a treat. Shopping in Saigon is crazy! Filled with world-class local designer fashion, interiors, and lifestyle shops- the […]

Mekong Delta 101: Which Cruises are the Best?

If you haven’t been to the Mekong Delta, it means that you haven’t explored the beauty of Vietnam on the river. Don’t worry, because this article will guide you to the remarkable boat cruises that will reveal the beauty of this green and unique place! Overview of the Mekong Delta The Mekong Delta is the […]

Your Best Day Trip Options from Ho Chi Minh City

After exploring Ho Chi Minh City, if you still have a couple of free days, doing a day trip to a nearby popular spot is definitely a good idea because there is so much to see. Here are our top recommendations for day trip options from Ho Chi Minh City – they are really worth […]

Your Comprehensive Walk-through of Ben Thanh Market

Vietnam, especially Saigon, is a bargain hunter’s paradise with markets and malls on almost every corner. From flea markets to upscale luxury malls, the city has it all. Luxury shopping malls mainly cater to a foreign crowd, expats and tourists alike, and a small niche of the city’s local population that is comprised of the […]