Located near the Mekong River, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest and most exciting city in Vietnam. With a population now almost 8 million people, it’s one of the densest urban areas in the world and it’s common to see houses where several families share the same living space. For a foreigner, visiting Ho Chi Minh is a real experience! It’s a vibrant and an ‘in transition’ city. Unlike other cities in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh is also very active at night, with many bars and restaurants to entertain you!
Currency Vietnamese Dong (VND)
Opening hours Government: 7.30 am-4.30 pm (excluding one-hour lunch). Closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Banks: 7.30 am or 8 am-11.30 am and 1 pm-4 pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Private shops: 8 am or 8.30 am-9 pm or 10 pm.
Newspapers Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon);Tuoi Tre (Youth);Nguoi Lao Dong (Labourer);The Thao (Sports)
Emergency numbers Police 113;Fire Brigade 114; Ambulance 115
Tourist information Head office
45 Le Thanh Ton street, District 1
+ 84 8 38 27 9279