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Ho Chi Minh City River Cruises

About Ho Chi Minh City 

Though not its capital, the former Saigon is Vietnam’s largest city and lies close to the port of My Tho on the Mekong River. Its coastal location means it’s a popular place to end your Mekong river cruise, typically with a hotel stay which will give you plenty of time to explore the city. The capital of former South Vietnam was renamed in 1976 after the country’s Communist revolutionary leader, who was leader of the North Vietnamese and who took control of the city in 1975 during the last days of the Vietnam War. The legacy of this notorious conflict can be explored during your visit, but there’s also a wealth of French colonial architecture as well as some more traditional attractions to discover. 

Exploring Ho Chi Minh City 

If immersing yourself in the city’s most notorious historical chapter is important, then don’t miss the Reunification Palace. This former government building has been preserved in time and has been left exactly as it was in 1966. This means it’s somewhat austere and functional in the Communist way of old but nevertheless the absolute best way to get a feel for this infamous period in the city’s history. Somewhat contradictorily, the basement is the highpoint, offering a tantalising look at the final days of the Vietnam War. The War Remnants Museum offers more when it comes to artefacts to see, exhibiting thousands of documents, photographs and films which as are informative as they are moving.

For the ultimate view of it all and for a taste of the city’s contemporary architectural side and commercial growth, don’t miss the Saigon Skydeck. This lofty observation platform can be found on the 49th floor of the Bitexco Financial Tower, the city’s tallest building. 

Ho Chi Minh City tips 

A visit to Ho Chu Minh City offers you the chance to sample both French and Vietnamese cuisine, with French cheese baguettes and Hue beef soup both being popular dishes.

Suggested Read: Port in Focus: Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City Itineraries

Siem Reap

Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong River

35 sailing dates January 2020 to December 2020
12 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City

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Phnom Penh

Treasures of the Mekong

1 sailing date July 2020
12 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Phnom Penh

Treasures of the Mekong

6 sailing dates July 2020 to March 2021
12 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Ho Chi Minh City

Treasures & Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia

1 sailing date August 2020
16 Nights From Hanoi, Vietnam to , Ho Chi Minh City
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Ho Chi Minh City

Treasures & Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia

5 sailing dates August 2020 to May 2021
16 Nights From Hanoi, Vietnam to , Ho Chi Minh City
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Phnom Penh

Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia from Hanoi

1 sailing date March 2021
22 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Ho Chi Minh City

Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia from Hanoi

15 sailing dates January 2020 to April 2021
22 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Phnom Penh

Majestic Mekong - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

1 sailing date January 2021
14 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Ho Chi Minh City

Majestic Mekong - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

29 sailing dates January 2020 to May 2021
14 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Phnom Penh

Majestic Mekong - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

1 sailing date October 2020
14 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Siem Reap

Majestic Mekong - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

27 sailing dates January 2020 to May 2021
14 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Ho Chi Minh City

Treasures & Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia

1 sailing date October 2020
18 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Phnom Penh

Treasures & Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia

12 sailing dates March 2020 to May 2021
18 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Ho Chi Minh City

Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong

15 sailing dates September 2019 to December 2020
12 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Siem Reap

Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia from Siem Reap

1 sailing date February 2020
22 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Siem Reap

Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia from Siem Reap

2 sailing dates February 2020 to March 2020
22 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £6069pp
Phnom Penh

Treasures & Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia

1 sailing date April 2020
18 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Siem Reap

Treasures & Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia

11 sailing dates July 2020 to May 2021
18 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £4159pp
Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam and Cambodia Discover

1 sailing date January 2020
18 Nights From London, United Kingdom to London
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Chau Doc

Ultimate Southeast Asia & the Majestic Mekong

22 sailing dates July 2019 to December 2019
22 Nights From UK, to UK
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