Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon
Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city and the economic heart of Vietnam. It is a very young and dynamic city, which is constantly developing. Between vestiges of a colonial past, communist buildings, temples or modern skyscrapers, this city will never cease to surprise you. A striking contrast that offers many travel possibilities.
Visit the Cathedral, Notre-Dame of Saigon
Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon is one of the must-see attractions of your trip to Ho Chi Minh City. Built by the French in 1877, it is one of the architectural wonders of Vietnam.
It is also one of the oldest cathedrals in the city and a symbol of its history.
Getaway in the Mekong Delta
The Mekong Delta is one of the most populated regions in Vietnam. It is made up of 39,000 square kilometres of waterways. Here you will find a multitude of floating markets selling fruits, vegetables, handicrafts and sometimes even flowers. It is without doubt one of the most unique and emblematic sites in the country. A place to discover at least once in your life.
The famous Bánh xèo
Bánh xèo is a local dish made of Vietnamese rice flour pancakes, stuffed with a mixture of pork, shrimp, bean sprouts and often accompanied by vegetables. Among the many snack bars and restaurants in the city, be sure to try them. The Vietnamese love them!
And if you want to learn how to make some dishes yourself, you can sign up for one of the many cooking classes offered throughout the city. A real immersion in taste and culture full of flavours.
Coming to Ho Chi Minh
Entry requirements in Vietnam:
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Map of Ho Chi Minh
How to get to Ho Chi Minh
Flying to Ho Chi Minh from Noumea
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Average flight time :
The shortest flight time for a trip from Noumea to Ho Chi Minh is about 14 hours. This travel time may vary depending on your itinerary.
Time difference :
It is 4 hours later in Noumea, New Caledonia than in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
When to go to Ho Chi Minh
When is the best time to visit Ho Chi Minh?
Depending on what you want to do in Ho Chi Minh, the best times to visit are:
January to April, and November to December. It's hot all year round in Ho Chi Minh but these months are more conducive to travel and allow you to fully enjoy the activities on offer.