Ho Chi Minh City
, formerly known as Saigon, is Vietnam
's commercial headquarters offering an abundance of vacation rentals. Located on the Saigon River, Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam's major port and largest city
, with an estimated population of over eight million people, most of whom cruise the town's clogged arteries on an estimated three million motorbikes. Tan Son Nhat International Airport
, 7km from apartment rental and condo rental accommodations in the center of the city, is the biggest airport with many domestic and international routes.
"Ho Chi Minh City"
refers to the larger metropolitan area comprised of some 19 districts of sprawl, while "Saigon"
is the name of the main commercial center and people still refer to the town as such. The old Saigon still survives in wide downtown avenues flanked by pristine colonial apartment rentals and condo rentals. The climate is generally hot and humid. There are two distinctive seasons: the rainy season, from May to November, and the dry season, from December to April. Hectic and eclectic
,Ho Chi Minh City has an attitude all its own.
Vacation rental accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City boast various beautiful buildings, displaying a characteristic combination of Vietnamese, Chinese and European cultures
. In close proximity to eclectic apartment rentals and villa rentals you can visit Nha Rong
(Dragon House Wharf), Quoc To Temple
(National Ancestors Temple), Xa Tay
(Municipal Office), Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theatre
as well as many pagodas and churches. After more than 300 years of development, Ho Chi Minh City presents many ancient architectural constructions, famous vestiges and renowned sights.
Some of Saigon's tourism highlights include the Vietnam History Museum
, the grisly War Remnants Museum
and Cholon, the Chinese District
, with its pagodas and exotic stores. Dong Khoi Street
, formerly fashionable Rue Catinat during the French era and Tu Do, or Freedom Street, during the Vietnam War, is once again a strip of grand hotels and vacation rental accommodations, some dating from the colonial era, new chic shops and boutiques, and lots of fine dining and cafes. Saigon's food is some of the best Vietnam has to offer, its nightlife sparkles, and the shopping here is fast and furious.
Ho Chi Minh City is a logical jumping-off point for excursions to southern destinations, including the Mekong Delta
, the Cu Chi Tunnels
, and Phan Thiet beach
. Ho Chi Minh apartment rental and condo rental accommodation are surrounded with bountiful harvests. Whether you’re looking for spectacular beaches, scenic natural wonders or cultural heritage sites, you’ll surely find it when choosing vacation rentals and lodging in Vietnam, a vibrant Asian country.