Ho Chi Minh

COM BINH DAN-BUDGET MEAL EATERY FOR COMMONERS

When coming to Vietnam, you easily see countless eateries with sign board “cơm bình dân”. The majority of these eateries are small, family-run business offering a variety of home-cooked dishes at budget prices. In Vietnamese, “cơm bình dân” means “common rice”. Especially busy at lunchtimes, “cơm bình dân” serves customers from all walks of life: from clerks to labourers, from …

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Difference betwen Saigon and Hanoi lifestyle

The first diffrecence between two cities to be mentioned is morning routines. While Saigonees would love to start a new day with a cup of coffee while reading newspaper in a quite corner café, Hanoians enjoy early morning in the parks or by the lakes doing excercises. Speaking of breakfast, to some of Saigonese, coffee is breakfast. They rarely have …

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Halal Street in Saigon

Located to the West of Ben Thanh Market and between Phan Chu Trinh and Truong Dinh Street, Nguyen An Ninh street in District 1 is well known as bustling trade for Malaysians, Indians, Indonesians…The street is only 100 meters long but has almost 100 stores opening till midnight. There are varieties of items sold here, from traditional dresses to souvenirs, …

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Is Ho Chi Minh City a safe destination for traveling?

We’ve heard quite a few times from foreigners the concerns about Ho Chi Minh City’s security with the question “is HCMC a safe place to travel?”. In this article, we try to find most objective answers possible for this question. Related: Saigon – “Pearl of the Orient” Some little facts about the city “Sai Gon” is the old name of Ho …

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Transportation to and from Tan Son Nhat airport

The route from Ho Chi Minh City centre to Tan Son Nhat airport (TSN) is much easier than that in Hanoi as the airport is located right in the city. BUS Public bus from TSN airport back to city centre is bus number 152 equipped with air-conditioner and ticket self-service. Hours: 05:45AM to 6PM Ticket: 5000 VND Frequency: 12-17 minutes …

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Ho Chi Minh City positively protects tourists

In 2006, People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City established Tourism Protection Task Force. After 7 years of operation, the force had a big attempt and contribution in keeping safety an security for tourists in Ho Chi Minh City. Now you can totally feel secure when visiting the city.  The Tourism Protection Task Force is under the control of Young …

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