Disclaimer: This isn’t the complete travel guide for my Ho Chi Minh Trip, you may check inexpensivejourneys.com for the detailed post.
Vietnam is one of the developing countries these days. Hence, you may expect diversity throughout the whole country and one of the main cities that you should check out with when doing your Indochina trip was the Saigon. Though, might others prefers Danang or Hanoi to visit more than to ho chi minh city but I think visiting HCM is one you should consider too as the place has a lot to offers that I will listed out below.
But before we sums up the reasons in visiting Saigon, let me first give you a further tips on how to make your whole trip more way convenient and hassle free.
When arriving to the airport, mostly people were tended to make their currency exchange for Vietnamese dong at the airport itself without realizing on how much they will lose when doing so. Yes! you heard it right, that it wasn’t advisable at all to everyone to exchange money at the airport as their rate are too low and injustice. But if you needed you dong for your transportation going to your hotel or hostel? then, I might suggest you then to take at least 10 usd to exchange for you to get a ride going to your lodges. But, grab app is widely uses in the city hence you can opted to linked up your card to it to have a ride hassle free then.
Which Area is a convenient to stay in Saigon?
Saigon has too many places to offer base on your lifestyle and needs. If you wanna stay near at the airport with your own reason. I think, you should book your stay at district 1 as this place is pretty much near at the airport. But if you wanna stay in the business area or locals calls it at the modern Saigon, you may be opted to get your lodge at district 2 – where all the modern flats and condominiums were houses. But of course, expect here to be more expensive and premium.
But if you wanna stay into a cool place where all the tourist spots were located, you should consider in getting a place in district 3. While if you like yourself too drink much and a night life? you supposed to get to district 4 where all the drinking areas were houses. Through these, I hope you can have an ideas where is the best area to stay in with in Saigon base on your preferences and personal liking and lifestyle.