Best Time To Visit Ho Chi Minh City

The peak travel months to Ho Chi Minh City are during the months of January, March, April.

Ho Chi Minh City is famous for the pivotal role it played in the Vietnam War. It’s also known for its French colonial landmarks including the Notre-Dame Cathedral. Food stalls line the city’s streets, especially around bustling Bến Thành Market.

The story of wartime Saigon is told at the War Remnants Museum. The Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens are home to elephants, tigers and rare orchids. Native plants and animals may also be seen at the Cần Giờ Biosphere Reserve, a mangrove forest at the mouth of the Saigon River. The Jade Emperor Pagoda is filled with incense and carved figurines, and features elaborate statuary and a turtle pond.

Map of Ho Chi Minh City