Ho Chi Minh

Con Dao Island: Infamous Hell Prison Turned Paradise

Con Dao Island was once feared for its horrific Tiger Cages in the infamous Con Dao Prison. Now, it’s more a paradise of nature trails through Con Dao National Park. Its beaches and islands are ideal for snorkeling and fishing. Find out how to get to this exotic hideaway.
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Cat Tien National Park: A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Cat Tien National Park is a UNESCO listed unique biosphere. It’s also the closest national park to Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy the perfect weekend get-away just 4 hrs away exploring the untouched forest, ancient trees, and an abundance of wildlife. Buses go directly to the park.
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Cholon in Saigon or Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh City

Cholon, or Chinatown, used to be a separate city to Saigon. The word means ‘big market’, but there’s much more to Cholon and its place in the story of Saigon. Before you head to Saigon Chinatown, read about its unique character, food, pagodas, markets, and local customs.
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Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City

Ben Thanh Market is an iconic structure of Ho Chi Minh City. Its character, and location, has morphed and changed through Saigon’s historic ups and downs. Follow us through each merchandise gate to things you can buy, useful shopping tips, and handy Vietnamese phrases.
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