4 Days in Saigon (also known as Ho Chi Minh)
Saigon is the business and financial hub of Vietnam, with a prominent history going back hundreds of years. It’s a fascinating place, mixing classic French architecture, sleek skyscrapers as well as ornate temples and pagodas. The city is also filled with rooftop bars that overlook Saigon and beyond, while fantastic restaurants offer a combination of French, Chinese, and local Vietnamese cuisine. Saigon is busy and there is a lot of traffic here but probably not as much as Hanoi. People are lovely here and we had a lot of fun.
We stayed at the luxurious Hotel des Arts Saigon, a stunning hotel, blend of French colonial and contemporary Vietnam architecture. It’s ideally located, and we walked everywhere from here. Our room was relaxing and decorated tastefully, the service and the food were excellent. See our full review of Hotel des Arts Saigon.
Saigon is vibrant and really exciting, there are amazing bars and restaurants for all budgets, see next our favourite activities and restaurants in Saigon.