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Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam. Once you arrive in this colourful city you’ll realise that the best way to navigate through its busy streets is on a moped. We don’t recommend that you rent a moped because very few rules apply on the streets of Ho Chi Minh, instead try the Uber moto services. Not only is it safer but will also save your money and your time.
Webjet is here to help you find cheap flights to Ho Chi Minh City but we don’t stop there! Here are a few suggestions on what to do while you’re there!
Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City
Visit the War Remnants Museum
The most visited museum in Ho Chi Minh City, the War Remnants Museum is unveiling horrifying truths of war crimes. The museum consists of several buildings and numerous themed rooms with exhibitions focused on exposing war crimes committed by French and Americans in Vietnam. Amongst many other exhibitions you’ll get to see first-hand the reproductions of infamous ‘’tiger cages’’, graphic photographs of the effects of chemical bombs and sprays used by Americans and the guillotine used by French and South Vietnamese.
Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels
Tunnels that were once used by the Communist guerrilla troops known as Viet Cong to battle the superiorly equipped American and South Vietnamese forces are now a major tourist attraction. Thousands of kilometres long tunnels that spread underneath the city and beyond were used to outsmart and surprise the enemy. Nowadays tourists get to crawl through those tunnels and see booby traps used by soldiers, try meals similar to those that were eaten by soldiers hiding in those tunnels and fire an AK-47. All this will take you decades back into the shoes of those Vietnamese men fighting their battle and give you a unique perspective on what surviving a war truly looked like for those people.
Visit the Chua Van Phat - Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas
A temple is located in the District 5 area of Ho Chi Minh City and its architecture is reason enough for you to go and visit this place. As its name states it is filled with Buddha statues, literally thousands of them all over the temple. If you’re lucky enough to be there in the time of prayers you’ll get to share a unique spiritual moment with the locals.
Eat with locals
Try traditional Vietnamese dishes for less than $5. District 3 hides a place lesser known to tourists but frequently visited by locals that serves lovely Vietnamese dishes for a reasonable price. Com Nieu Sai Gon is a place for locals and people here don’t speak very good English but that shouldn’t be a problem, just go with the flow and enjoy the delicious meals they’ll serve you.
When should you plan a trip from Brisbane (BNE) to Ho Chi Minh City?
Flights Brisbane to Ho Chi Minh are available throughout the year but when you plan your trip from Brisbane to Ho Chi Minh City you must bear in mind that this part of Vietnam has two distinctive seasons. The dry season lasts from December to April and the rainy season from May to November. From December to April the weather is hot and dry and humidity is low. During this time of the year, you’ll be facing temperatures ranging from 28°C to 39°C.
This period of the year is arguably the best time to experience Ho Chi Minh City in its true colours. However, if you don’t mind a bit of rain and the higher humidity levels rainy season will be a fine time to visit as well. Ho Chi Minh City is blessed with sunshine even during the rainy season and the lowest morning temperature during this season is around 16 °C.
Departing from Brisbane Airport (BNE)
Brisbane Airport (BNE), the largest airport in land size in Australia, offers its users 80 international and domestic destinations and has contracts with 32 airline companies. Finding cheap flights to Ho Chi Minh City from Brisbane Airport won’t be hard, especially with the help of Webjet.
Getting to Brisbane Airport (BNE)
Brisbane Airport (BNE) is located just 17 km outside the Brisbane Central Business District. It offers various transportation options, from trains to shuttle buses and taxis for reasonable fares. With TransLink trains, the journey from Brisbane CBD to Brisbane Airport lasts only 20 minutes and tickets cost between $14 and $20. With buses that take off from Brisbane Roma St Bus Stop, you’ll be at the Brisbane Airport in approximately 45 minutes. Bus ticket prices vary from $2 to $30. If you’re in a hurry to catch your Brisbane to Ho Chi Minh flight taxi will get you there in 11 minutes and will charge you from $35 to $50.
Parking at Brisbane Airport (BNE)
Finding affordable barking options at Brisbane Airport is fairly easy. Brisbane Airport offers valet parking and its car parks are a few minutes walking distance away from the international terminals. BNE offers discounts on parking space prices booked online and always has some special parking promotions that can be viewed on the airport’s official site.
Arriving in Ho Chi Minh City
The largest airport in Vietnam is the Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN), a joint military and civilian airport located just 6km north of the Ho Chi Minh City centre. Tan Son Nhat Airport (SGN) has the capacity to welcome up to 17 million passengers a year. It consists of two terminal buildings, Terminal 1 being for domestic flights and Terminal 2 for international flights. Your flight from Brisbane to Ho Chi Minh City will land at Terminal 2, the international terminal.
Getting to Ho Chi Minh City centre from Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)
Once your flight from Brisbane to Ho Chi Minh lands you’ll be looking for the best way to get to your hotel. Here are a few helpful tips on how to get from SGN to the Ho Chi Minh city centre.
There is no reason why you shouldn’t opt for public transportation and hop on the 152 bus that’s fairly comfortable and costs approximately $1. However, if you’re unsure about Vietnamese public transportation you have many other options.
The most affordable and very comfortable way to get from SGN to Ho Chi Minh City centre (District1), where all the major hotels are located, is by airport shuttle buses. Route 109 buses operate between 5.30 am and 1.30 am and leave every 15-20 minutes. The journey between Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) and District 1 lasts less than 50 minutes.
There is extra space reserved for luggage, the buses have air-conditioning and all the staff speaks English. This ride will cost you up to $2 or less, depending on where you choose to get off and will last less than 50 minutes. Route 49 buses are as good and have even more stops near major hotels. They operate between 5 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. and cost approximately $2.
Since the airport is so close to the city centre, taking a taxi to your accommodation with the airport surcharge included will cost you around $10.