48 Hours in Ho Chi Minh City — The Highlights

48 Hours in Ho Chi Minh City — The Highlights

A humongous thanks to Dan and Casey for allowing me to talk to you all about one of my favorite places, Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon). I hope you all have read their article on The Best Reason to Visit Vietnam and that it’s got you all excited for your own trip, because it sure had me ready to return! Hopefully after reading this article, you’ll be booking your flights.  So you’ve arrived in Ho Chi Minh City. Maybe you’re just there on a short layover before you jet off to someplace else. Maybe you’re gearing up to cycle the length of Vietnam as Dan and Casey did. Or maybe you’ve come specifically to HCMC to learn about the city’s rich history and culture. No matter how long you have in the city, unfortunately, you’ll find that the number of interesting activities far exceeds the amount of time you have: the place is packed full of fascinating sights and sensory experiences! But in case you can only be there for a limited amount of time, here are the highlights: But first, before you go, make sure you know that you will need a Vietnam visa! Luckily it is now easy to get one upon arrival (which is what we did.) All you have to do is apply online and then you can pick up your visa in a Vietnam international airport. It’s only available if you’re arriving to Vietnam via air, but it saves a ton of time and is much more convenient than having to go through an embassy. Walking Tour When you first arrive...