Questions tagged [ho-chi-minh-city]

*Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh*, a littoral city in the southeast of Vietnam formerly known as Saigon and often still *Sài Gòn* in Vietnamese.

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London > Siem Reap with Vietnam Airlines - transfer Ho Chi Minh

As the title states, I have booked a flight from London to Siem Reap, Cambodia with Vietnam Airlines. This includes a 2hr 50m transfer in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, where we switch to a Cambodia Angkor Air ...
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Is a bike tout in Ho Chin Minh a scam for tourists?

Walking at night alone (around 23:00 to 4:00) at the center of Ho Chi Minh (mostly district 1), so many touts tried to get me on their bike. I have never got on it, but it might be that they talk to ...
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Is it offensive to use 'Saigon' instead of 'Ho Chi Minh City'?

I've heard some people talking about Saigon instead of Ho Chi Minh City. Besides the fact that those people usually were French (I'm French myself as well) I was wondering if that could be considered ...
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Do I need multiple-entry visa for Vietnam if only transiting airport the second entry?

I am travelling to Vietnam landing at Hanoi then departing 9 days later from HCMC (Ho Chi Minh city). I am then travelling to Siem Reap, returning to HCMC airport to just transit onwards to London. ...
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Are there any luggage lockers in Ho Chi Minh City?

We'll be leaving for Phnom Penh for 1 day, would like to know if there are storage lockers near HCMC and how much will be it's rate.
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Overstaying visa in Vietnam by 5(!) minutes

I am in a situation where I landed in Vietnam, and found out I only get 15 days of visa by default. I landed 730am Jan 24th and leaves 00:05am on Feb 9th, which by hours is within 15 days, but if you ...
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Will all accommodation be full (or at inflated prices) if arriving in Vietnam right in the middle of Tết?

I arrived overland in Cambodia from Laos on the 19th of January and the Immigration guy put 19th of February on my visa (a bonus extra day!) so that's the day I'll cross the land border from Cambodia ...
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Transportation and cost to get to Tay Ninh from Ho Chi Minh City?

If coming from Ho Chi Minh City, what is the fastest mode of transportation I can take to go to Export Processing Zone and Industrial Park in Tay Ninh and how much will it cost? I've been searching ...
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Travel between Ho Chi Minh City and Kampot

I'm looking for a relatively painless but interesting way to get from Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and Kampot in Cambodia. The most commonly suggested route seems to be the bus from HCMC to Phnom Pehn, ...