The ghost of the past lives on in the buildings that one generation ago witnessed a city in turmoil but now is the real beauty of the former Saigon’s urban collage, the seamless blending of these two worlds into one exciting mass. Wander through timeless alleys to incense infused temples before negotiating to chic designer malls beneath sleek 21st century skyscrapers in Ho Chi Minh City, which is now the business and financial hub of Vietnam is an experience you will never forget.
It can be said that any time of the year is an excellent time to visit Ho Chi Minh City.Once calledThe Pearl of the Orient, Ho Chi Minh City is famous for its pleasant climate and rarely suffers from natural disasters. With a tropical climate of 2 distinctive seasons: dry and wet, it is suggested that you should pay a visit to Ho Chi Minh City during the dry season which starts fromDecemberand last tillApril. During the Lunar New Year, around late January and middle of February, many stores will be closed and air tickets will be fully booked so plan your trip accordingly.
Francisco B. Reyes Airport - Francisco B. Reyes Airport is situated in Busuanga Island and operates for the area of Coron. Itis a quaint airport with basic facilities available for travellers. From the city, you can head straight to the airport either by renting a car or van or take ajeepney, which is the local public transportation. The distance between the airport and the city of Coron is about 16.6 kilometres.
Tansonnhat International Airport - Tansonnhat International Airport is by far the nation’s busiest international airport. Its convenient location just 7 kilometres from the city centre, makes this a far more attractive starting point for visitors rather than Noi Bai in Hanoi. However, as the airport is quite small by international standards, it is currently far surpassing its yearly capacity and as a result, long lines and delays are not uncommon. It has two buildings to accommodate domestic and international flights. Getting in and out of the airport is easy since there is plenty of transportation available.
Ho Chi Minh Cityhas a tropical savanna type of climate that is hot conditions with wet and dry periods over the year. Temperatures vary minimally throughout the year owing to the equatorial location. The daylight usually lasts for 12 to 13 hours while the sunshine is intense all through the year. Temperatures remain from 21°C to 35°C for a major part of the year with variations.