Is Ho Chi Minh City on the coast?

Ho Chi Minh City is conveniently located close to many beautiful beach such as Vung Tau, Long Hai, Mui Ne. The year round warm weather is just perfect for a beach holiday.

How far is Ho Chi Minh from the beach?

Located in the South Eastern region and 50 km away from the seacoast, Ho Chi Minh City is adjacent to Vung Tau sea city, from where one can depart to other beaches with ease. Here are five recommendable beaches at close proximity to the city that involves a maximum of 4 hour traveling.

How do I get from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau?

There is no train connection from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau and there is no flight to Vung Tau. Travel by boat / ferry / hydrofoil takes about 1.5 hour, ferry is a popular option of transport and 2.5-3 hours by tourist bus/minivan. Bus tickets from Saigon to Vung Tau are cheap and start already at $5-7/pp.

Which is better Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh?

Hanoi is ideal for those looking to experience a more traditional lifestyle while Ho Chi Minh City’s urban landscape is best suited for luxury travellers. You can also explore the best of both worlds as domestic flights between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are available on a daily basis.

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What does Saigon mean in English?

• SAIGON (noun) Meaning: A city in South Vietnam; formerly (as Saigon) it was the capital of French Indochina. Classified under: Nouns denoting spatial position.

At which line of latitude is the border between North and South Vietnam?

Although the accords stipulated that the line “should not in any way be interpreted as constituting a political or territorial boundary,” the rest of the agreement was not carried out, and the 17th parallel became the practical political boundary between North and South Vietnam.

Is Ho Chi Minh City Safe?

The U.S. Department of State has assessed Ho Chi Minh City as being a HIGH-threat location for crime directed at or affecting official U.S. government interests. Despite this assessment, most visitors feel relatively safe. The level of crime is comparable to other cities of similar size throughout Asia.

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