Ho Chi Minh City or known formerly as Saigon, is a city located in the southeastern part of Vietnam. With a total population of 13 million people, it is the most populated city and the most visited in Vietnam, witnessing 6.3 million tourists in 2017. The city is famously known for its historical, cultural and racial backgrounds. Tourist spots such as the Ben Tanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon and Independence Palace are all well-known spots of attraction in the city.
The best time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City is during December until March when the weather is dry and the temperatures are mild, ranging from 21 degrees Celcius to 34 degrees Celcius. Vietnam celebrates its New Year in late January or early February. Hence, the city will see higher tourism traffic during this time of the year. Due to the increased traffic, accommodation and flight rates will be higher than usual during this time, unless you book them as early as possible.
Tan Sorn Nhat International Airport - Noted as the largest and busiest airport in Vietnam, this air hub receives around 32.5 million passengers annually. The centre provides both international and domestic routes. In 2025, the construction of the newly extended terminal to meet the demands of increased air traffic will serve 100 million passengers annually. The current terminal will serve only domestic flights.
Situated near the Equator, the city experiences a tropical climate with slight to no difference in average temperature. Rainfalls dotted the months equally throughout the year along with constant humidity. The region is separated by two notable seasons which are the wet and dry seasons. The rainy season usually begins in May and ends in late October while the dry season occurs from December to April with the highest recorded temperature is 40 degrees Celcius.