Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in Ho Chi Minh City, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

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Cruising the Mekong River

sabel Conway joins G Adventures to sample their Mekong River Encompassed cruise taking in Cambodia and Vietnam. Isabel has plenty to report home about.

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Park Hyatt Saigon Pool Dusk

Park Hyatt Saigon

Located in the heart of downtown Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as it’s known to the locals, the Park Hyatt Saigon makes a great base to explore the city.

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South Vietnam Phu Quoc Fishing Boats

South Vietnam. Discover unforgettable memories.

In this South Vietnam travel review, Rupert Parker revisits Saigon, the Mekong Delta and Phu Quoc.
I first visited Vietnam almost thirty five years ago, when it was still a destination off limits for most Westerners.

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Ho Chi Minh City insider travel guide. 6 unforgettable things to do.

My Ho Chi Minh City Insider travel guide has, for me, put even more colour on a city reborn after such a turbulent past. Yes you can visit Saigon’s typical tourist hot spots, but uncovering the real Saigon is an experience not to be missed.

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Caravelle Saigon Hotel

Caravelle Saigon Hotel. The Perfect Stopover

Saigon Saigon the rooftop bar of the legendary Caravelle Saigon Hotel is buzzing with the early evening cocktail crowd, a far cry from its former life during the Vietnam war as the war correspondents’ briefing room. Back then, it was the hotel of choice for all the war media and today, the photos lining the walls are a reminder of those heady days. I’m here en-route to Australia and with ten hours to kill before my next flight, I’m enjoying a few hours hospitality at Caravelle Saigon Hotel the perfect Saigon stopover.

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The Reverie Saigon Main Lobby II

The Reverie Saigon

It’s a rare experience for hotel guests to be upstaged by a hotel’s designers but with The Reverie Saigon it almost seems justified to do so. How can a simple guest possibly compete with eleven of Italy’s most revered interior designers given carte blanche (or should that be carta bianca) to create a landscape of such mind boggling opulence it is almost impossible to comprehend. Yet here it is before my very eyes.

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