Ho Chi Minh


Situated in the Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City, capital of the former Republic of Vietnam, is the largest city in Vietnam and one of five municipalities directly under the central government of Vietnam. As the city with the most tourist traffic in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City has not many newly-built buildings or highways, and so its architectural style is shabby and dilapidated on a whole, which however mirrors the city's hallmarks.

Travel Guide

Alias: Saigon City

Climate: tropical monsoon climate

Language: Vietnamese

Telephone Code: 64(Country Code)

Zip Code: 70000

Currency: VND

Embassy Official Website:http://www.mofa.gov.vn/vnemb.china/en

Embassy/Consulate

  • Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
    Add.:No. 32, Guang Hua Lu, Jian Guo Men Wai
    Tel:65327038
  • Consulate General of Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Kunming
    Add.:Room 507 Hongta Masion,1 -155 Beijing RD., Kunming
    Tel:0871-3522669
    Fax:0871-3572985
    District:Yunnan
  • Consulate General of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam in Guangzhou
    Add.:2/F B Building North, Hotel Landmark Canton Qiaoguang Road, Guangzhou  510115
    Tel:020-83305911,83305910,83306801
    Fax:020-83305915
    District:Guangdong
  • Consulate General of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Shanghai
    Add.:Room 304, Huachen Financial Mansion, 900 Pudong Ave, Shanghai
    Tel:021-68555871
    Fax:021-68555873
    District:Shanghai
  • Consulate General of Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Nanning
    Add.:27F,Yahang Fortune Plaza, 55 Jinhu Road, Nanning, Guangxi
    Tel:0771-5510560, 5510562
    Fax:0771-5534738
    District:Guangxi

Ho Chi Minh City has a moderate climate, and its average annual temperature is 27℃, with temperature difference between months not greater than 5 ℃. Historical records show that the annual sunshine hours in the city is 2,500h-2,700h, annual precipitation, about 2,000mm, and average humidity, 75%~78%. The city seldom suffers typhoon all year round.


  • 1. Notre Dame Cathedral
    Geographic Location: Located near the Centenary Post Office
    Introduction: Built with red bricks, the Notre Dame Cathedral is also called Red Cathedral, and touted as the most famous landmark in Ho Chi Minh City. Red Cathedral's name derives from its red appearance, but Notre Dame Cathedral is the exact name. With an even architectural shape, the cathedral is grand and solemn, and its two 40m-high bell towers are skyscraping. The Notre Dame Cathedral's design style originates from the Notre Dame de Paris.
  • 2. Dalat Summer Resort
    Geographic Location: Located in the Lam Dong Plateau, 100km to the northeast of Ho Chi Minh City in Socialist Republic of Vietnam
    Due to its high altitude and basin terrain, the Dalat Summer Resort has a cool climate (average annual temperature: 18℃), and accordingly becomes a famous summer resort in Vietnam. In Dalat Summer Resort there are colorful and brilliant flowers and a great many waterfalls, among which, French-style villas are extensively scattered. That lures countless tourists.

  • 1. Railways
    Railways in Vietnam have a total length of 2,652km, and belong to the SE Asia meter gauge railway. As for china railway lines in Vietnam, the railway stretch from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, with a total length of 1,730km, serves as the main trunk line and runs though the entire Vietnam.
  • 2. Frequent Traffic Means
    In daily life, Vietnamese people mostly take motorcycle, bicycle, rickshaw, bus, and taxi.

Airport Name

Tan Son Nhat International Airport

Basic Information

Situated in Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam, the Tan Son Nhat International Airport is the largest airport in Vietnam. In 2005, the airport's passenger traffic made up 50% of the Vietnam aviation industry's total and hit the number of 7 million.

Airport Traffic

Located in the downtown area, the airport enjoys a very convenient traffic. Tourists can take bus or taxi, and in the future, the metro is also an option.

Bus: Line 152, VND 3,000

Round Trip Transfer to Hotel: Most upscale hotels offer the round trip transfer service, but reservation in advance is needed.