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  • Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)


    Country: Vietnam

    DISTANCE FROM ALMATY

    4609 km/2864 miles

    FLIGHT DURATION

    7 hours 30 minutes

    LOCAL TIME

    GMT +7

    CLIMATE 

    The city has a tropical climate, is generally hot and humid. There are two distinctive seasons: the rainy season, from May to November, and the dry season, from December to April. The annual average temperature is 280C (820F). The hottest month is April and the lowest is December. It is warm all year. 

    AIRPORT  

    Tan Son Nhat International Airport is located 7 km north of the city Centre.

    Transport to the city and charges:

    Bus:  VND 5 thousand ~ 30 cents (approximately).
    Taxis: VND 150-200 thousand ~ $10 (approximately). 

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Citizens of following countries do not require a visa to visit Vietnam for 30 days: Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.
    Citizens of Philippines do not require a visa to visit Vietnam for 21 days.
    Citizens of following countries do not require a visa to visit Vietnam for 15 days: Denmark, Finland, Norway, South Korea, Russia, Sweden, Japan.
    To enquire about visa requirements, please contact the Ho Chi Minh Consulate Department on (84-8) 38224224 – 38223055.
    Alternatively, please refer directly to the local immigration authorities or your travel agent.

    CURRENCY

    Vietnam Dong (VND)
    Notes: 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10 000, 20 000, 50 000, 100 000, 200 000, 500 000

    BUSINESS HOUR 

    Government: 08:00-17:00 Monday to Friday
    Banks: 08:00-16:30 Monday to Friday
    Shops: 09:00-22:00 Monday to Sunday 

    LANGUAGE

    Vietnamese

    UTILITIES

    220V, 50Hz

    TRANSPORTATION

    Taxis, public buses, and motorbikes. 

    ABOUT CITY 

    Ho Chi Minh City, situated in the southern part of Vietnam, is still called Saigon by most of the locals. It is the largest city, is also the cultural and economic center of Vietnam. This modern city used to be considered as the "Pearl of the Orient" by the French. 

    Right at the first glance, Ho Chi Minh City makes a deep impression of a big and busy city. Coming to the city with more than 300 years of age, you can, at any time, feel the dynamic and see how much it has been changing. 

    As the main gateway to the south, and a convenient location for transportation, Ho Chi Minh City is flavored with rich tourism resources. So, tourism contributes a major part of the Government's revenue. Visitors can find intriguing attractions through antique architectures, excellent museums, markets, shops, pavement cafes, delicious traditional food, and then from the Bach Dang Quay, they can join the Saigon cruise to indulge themselves to the immense water, leading to traditional villages, bushy orchards, floating markets, and Can Gio ecotourism farm with variety of flora and fauna. 

    The city is well connected with the rest of the world through air routes and sea, and thereby draws huge foreign funds in the fields of oil and gas, agriculture, textiles, and marine products.


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