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Ho Chi Minh City Destination Guide

Delve into Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam!

Ho Chi Minh City in the region of Hồ Chí Minh with it's 3,467,331 residents is located in Vietnam - some 712 mi (or 1,146 km) South of Hanoi, the country's capital.

Map of the area of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam

Current time in Ho Chi Minh City is now 05:48 PM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Ho Chi Minh" with an UTC offset of 7 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Xuan Thoi Thuong, Xom Ong Doi, Xom Chuoi, Vũng Tàu, Ho Chi Minh City or Cho Ray. While being here, make sure to check out as well. We discovered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

29°C / 84 °F Moderate rain
Morning Temperature 29°C / 84 °F
Evening Temperature 28°C / 83 °F
Night Temperature 25°C / 76 °F
Chance of rainfall 5%
Air Humidity 91%
Air Pressure 1017.9 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 7 km/h (4 mph) from North-East
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 76% of sky
General Conditions Moderate rain

Thursday, 27th of July 2017
Heavy intensity rain, gentle breeze, scattered clouds.
Heavy intensity rain Day: 29°C (84 °F)
Night: 25°C (77 °F)
Friday, 28th of July 2017
Heavy intensity rain, light breeze, scattered clouds.
Heavy intensity rain Day: 27°C (81 °F)
Night: 25°C (77 °F)
Saturday, 29th of July 2017
Moderate rain, gentle breeze, few clouds.
Moderate rain Day: 29°C (84 °F)
Night: 24°C (76 °F)

Videos

Visiting Ho Chi Minh City (Sept 2009) Pa...

08:01 min ( October 02, 2009 by fishman25)
Views: 2,026 - Rating: 5/5

I give big thumbs up for Vietnam :) With it population around 90 millions, we can see where will they be able to head to :). With HCM: 9 mill, Hanoi: 4 mill, Nha Trang:500k

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) et le delta du...

02:38 min ( December 16, 2010 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu)
Views: 2,418 - Rating: 5/5

Preview of Amidlifecrisis'sblog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor TripWow slideshow creator. Entry from: Ho Chi Min...


Mekong Boat Trip = Saigon to Phnom Penh ...

02:38 min ( November 09, 2010 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu)
Views: 1,509 - Rating: 0/5

Preview of Briancrooke's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor TripWow slideshow creator. Learn more about these v...

Vietnam War & Tunnels Hilaryramsey's pho...

02:38 min ( December 11, 2010 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu)
Views: 1,848 - Rating: 0/5

Preview of Hilaryramsey's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor TripWow slideshow creator. Learn more about these ...


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Upcomming Local Events

A brief summary of interesting events comming up in Ho Chi Minh City during the next days.

27
Jul
2017

The Most Entertaining Dining In Town

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RAFFLES NIGHT – VIETNAM M&A MARKET: OPPORTUNITIES FOR FOREIGN COMPANIES

Beginning: 06:00 pm (18:00).
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28
Jul
2017

The Most Entertaining Dining In Town

Beginning: no exact start tme given.
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MOVIE SOUNDTRACK SPECIAL NIGHT

Beginning: 08:15 pm (20:15).
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31
Jul
2017

Explore Saigon Best Historical Sites

Beginning: 08:00 am (08:00).
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Hideaway Tour To Can Gio Island

Beginning: 08:00 am (08:00).
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Growth Hacking Bootcamp For EdTech Startups

Beginning: 08:30 am (08:30).
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InSITE 2017: Informing Science + IT Education Conferences: Vietnam

Beginning: 09:00 am (09:00).
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01
Aug
2017

An Epic Adventure Through The Cu Chi Tunnels!

Beginning: 08:00 am (08:00).
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Explore Ho Chi Minh City's Coffee Culture With Locals

Beginning: 08:00 am (08:00).
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Interesting facts about this location

South Vietnam

South Vietnam, officially the Republic of Vietnam, was a state which governed southern Vietnam until 1975. It received international recognition in 1949 as the "State of Vietnam" (1949–55), and later as the "Republic of Vietnam" (1955–75). Its capital was Saigon. The term "South Vietnam" became common usage in 1954, when the Geneva Conference partitioned Vietnam into communist and non-communist parts.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 10.75, 106.67 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:1975 disestablishments, Divided regions, Former polities of the Cold War, South Vietnam, States and territories established in 1955, Vietnam War

Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam

The Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam, or PRG, was formed on June 8, 1969 as an underground government opposed to the South Vietnamese government of President Nguyễn Văn Thiệu. Delegates of the National Liberation Front, as well as several smaller groups, participated in its creation. The PRG was recognized as the government of South Vietnam by most communist states. It signed 1973 Paris Peace Treaty as a separate party.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 10.75, 106.67 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:1976 disestablishments, Former countries in Vietnamese history, Former polities of the Cold War, Former socialist republics, Single-party states, South Vietnam, States and territories established in 1975

Cholon, Ho Chi Minh City

Chợ Lớn is a Chinese-influenced section of Ho Chi Minh City (former Saigon). It is the largest Chinatown in Vietnam. It lies on the west bank of the Saigon River, having Binh Tay Market as its central market. Cholon consists of the western half of District 5 as well as several adjoining neighborhoods in District 6. The Vietnamese name Cholon literally means "big" (lớn) "market" (chợ).

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 10.75, 106.67 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Chinatowns in Asia, Populated places in Ho Chi Minh City, Visitor attractions in Ho Chi Minh City

Thich Quang Duc

Thich is a Buddhist honorary title. Quang Duc, is descriptive of meritorious attributes; see dharma name. Thich Quang Duc, was a Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk who burned himself to death at a busy Saigon road intersection on 11 June 1963. Quang Duc was protesting about the persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government led by Ngo Dinh Diem. Photos of his self-immolation were circulated widely across the world and brought attention to the policies of the Diệm government.

More reading: Thich Quang Duc homepage
Located at 10.75, 106.67 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:1897 births, 1963 deaths, 1963 in Vietnam, Black-and-white photographs, Buddhist crisis, Buddhist martyrs, Date of birth missing, Filmed suicides, History of South Vietnam, Mahayanan Buddhist monks, Monks and nuns who committed suicide, People from Khanh Hoa Province, Suicides by self-immolation, Suicides in Vietnam, Vietnamese Buddhist monks, Vietnamese people of the Vietnam War

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City (Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh), formerly named Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam. Under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochin-china and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam from 1955–75. South Vietnam, as an anti-communist, capitalist republic, fought against the communist North Vietnamese and Viet Cong during the Vietnam War, with aid from the United States and countries including Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.

More reading: Ho Chi Minh City homepage
Located at 10.75, 106.67 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Capitals of former nations, Cities in Vietnam, District capitals in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Populated places in Ho Chi Minh City, Port cities in Vietnam, Southeast (Vietnam)

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