Ho Chi Minh, formerly known as Saigon, is located in the southeast of Vietnam. The city is the most populated city in Vietnam and the financial centre of the country. Tourism has been active in this city since the French colonisation due to its western-style boulevards and colonial buildings. Ho Chi Minh is now frequented by tourists for its local culinary, historical sites and recreational attractions available throughout the city.
The best time to visit Ho Chi Minh is between December to April. This period is the dry season in the city and an excellent time to explore the city outdoor. Visitors may want to reconsider travelling between May to October to the city as rainfall is the heaviest and the longest during this period. If visitors still keen to visit the city at this time, be sure to equip yourselves with raingear to ease your journey.
Kalibo International Airport – Boracay is served by two airports, one of which is the Kalibo International Airport. This airport is situated in Aklan province and only two kilometres away from the city centre. At the moment, there are 15 local and international airlines operating in Kalibo Airport. Among these airlines include Cebu Pacific, Pan Pacific Airlines, Philippines AirAsia, Philippine Airlines and Royal Air Charter.
Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport – Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport is the main airport serving Ho Chi Minh city and south-eastern Vietnam. With total passengers of 35.9 million passengers handled in the year 2017, this airport is the busiest in Vietnam. About 38 per cent of the total passengers are international passengers. Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport offers the busiest route in Southeast Asia, the Ho Chi Minh – Hanoi route. More than thirty airlines are now operating in this airport, among which includes Bamboo Airways, China Southern Airlines, Jetstar Pacific Airlines, Philippine Airlines, VietJet Air, Vietnam Airlines and VASCO. Transportation to the city centre is available at the airport terminal such as bus, shuttle, taxi and train services.
Ho Chi Minh has a tropical savannah climate with high humidity throughout the year. Temperature is relatively stable about 27 degrees centigrade on average. The city also has a distinct wet and dry season. The wet season carries long and heavy rainfall to the city between May and October. Whereas the dry season lasts between December to April.