HO CHI MINH

Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh (Ho Chi Minh City) - one  of  the  most     important  commercial  and tourist centres in Vietnam - lies between the  Mekong River Delta  and  Eastern  Nam Bo.  Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Sai Gon)  is  the  second most important in Vietnam after the capital of Ha Noi. It is 1,730km by  land  from  Ha  Noi,   and  50  km  from  the  East Sea. Over the past centuries, Sai Gon was known as an important trading centre to Chinese, Japanese and Western merchants,  who  travelled  upstream  the  Sai  Gon River to Pho Island to do business. Sai Gon was  once  praised  as  the   "Pearl of the Far East".  At present, Ho Chi Minh City is not only a commercial centre,  but  also  a  scientific,  technological,   industrial  and tourist one. These are some tourist attractions in Ho Chi Minh City

Hoi  Truong  Thong  Nhat    (Reunification  Conference Hall) : Previously on the ground of the present  structure  was  Norodom  Palace  built  in   1873 as a residence of the French Governor General of Cochinchina. After 1954, President NgoDinh  Diem  of the Sai Gon administration and his family lived and worked in Norodom Palace.

In February 1963, a dissident of the Diem regime   launched  an  air bombardment  of  the palace and heavily damaged it. After that, Diem decided to demolish the damaged  structure  and   build  a  new one which was later replaced by another called the Independence Palace (designed  by Western-trained architect NgoViet Thu). The construction was undertaken by Saigon sappers and completed in 1966. At 11:30 on April 30, 1975, tanks  of the Liberation Army  overran  the   palace.   The then Sai Gon president, Mr Duong Van Minh,  who  had  just assumed the post of  president,  together with his 45-member cabinet surrendered   unconditionally. After the liberation  of  Sai Gon, the Independence Palace was  turned  into the  Headquarters  of  the   Municipal  Military   Administrative  Committee. In December    1975,    the    palace    was    the  venue  of  a  consultative  conference   for  national reunification. To  mark  the   historical    significance   of   that  event, the building was renamed Hoi Truong Thong Nhat.

Thao Cam Vien ( Zoo and Botanical Garden) : The construction of the   garden began in March 1864 under the charge of a French tropical botanist, J. B.   Louis Pierre,  and  was  completed in 1865 covering an area of 12 ha. In the same  year,  it  was  expanded by 8 ha. It was broadened by 13 ha to the other side of Thi Nghe canal in 1924, bringing its total area to 33 ha. Thao Cam Vien  houses  rare  animals,  ornamental  plants,   including  a  famous  collection of orchids and recreation areas for children and adults. There are thousands of trees and rare plant species from different   parts  in  the  region, as well as from Africa and America. The Zoo keeps hundreds of species  of  mammals,   reptiles  and   birds.   Many   of  the  cages   are   fairly  spacious outdoor enclosures for tigers, monkeys, lions, deers, apes, crocodiles, pythons, snakes, hippos...

Nha  Tho  Duc  Ba  ( Notre Dame Cathedral) :   The  cathedral was built between October 1877 and April 1880. With the approval of the Vatican, the cathedral was named Notre Dame during ceremonies held in December 1959.

Chua Vinh Nghiem ( Vinh Nghiem Pagoda) : In the old days, there was a pagoda  named Vinh Nghiem  in  the  former  Bac  Giang   province.  Belonging  to  Truc Lam  Buddhist Sect, Vinh Nghiem   Pagoda was built as successor to the ancient Vinh Nghiem and as  headquarters of the Vinh Nghiem region to perform religious affairs. The pagoda was built between 1964 and 1973 with funds raised from followers of Buddhism.

Ben Nha Rong ( Nha Rong Wharf) : As an office for a sea transport company, the building was a  combination  of  western  and   eastern  architectures  with  the  roof  decorated by carvings of dragons.  In  1911,  a  young  man  called    Nguyen  Tet  Thanh ( President Ho Chi Minh in his boyhood)   left  Nha  Rong  Wharf  on  board  of  a   French ship to seek ways to secure national salvation. At present, Nha Rong Wharf is a place of memorial to President Ho Chi Minh.

Vuon Lai Thieu ( Lai Thieu Fruit Tree Gardens) : Lai Thieu covering an area of 1, 230 ha has been famous for hundreds of years for its beautiful fruit tree gardens.

Cu Chi :      Top                                                                               

Located at  the  threshold   of  Saigon  and  adjacent  to  the revolutionary base, Cu Chi played  an important role in the two wars of resistance against the old and new colonial powers. Cu Chi   was   an   " underground    village"  with  its l abyrinth  of  interlaced   tunnels  having a combined  length  of  more  than   200 km.  The main  tunnel is 60 - 70 cm wide and 80 - 90 cm high.   Above  the  tunnel  is  a layer of earth about 3 m- 4 m thick, enough to sustain the weight of 50 -ton tanks   or heavy  artillery   as well as the destruction of bombs up to 100 kg. Although it  is  an   underground communication network, the tunnel is enlarged here and there into rooms large  enough  to  hold large meetings, a medical station or art performances. Those who had set foot in  that tunnel  network   should   greatly  admire  the talent, determination and endurance of the communist guerillas.  The  soil  in  Cu  Chi  was as hard as stone, but with such rudimentary handtools  as  hoes  and  shovels,   they  had dug and removed tens of thousands of tons of earth and stone,   and  camouflaged  the  openings  so well that nobody could find them. Many people have called it a wonder of the 20 th century.

Ho Chi Minh Airlines  -- Top

Air France

130 Dong Khoi, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 0981/2

Fax : 84.8.823 0190

Aeroflot

4H Le Loi, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 3489 / Fax : 84.8.829 0076

Asiana Airlines

141-143 Ham Nghi, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 2663 / Fax : 84.8.822 2710

British Airways

58 Dong Khoi, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 1288 / Fax : 84.8.823 0030

Cathay Pacific Airways

58 Dong Khoi, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 3203 / Fax : 84.8.825 8276

China Airlines

132-134 Dong Khoi, District 1

Tel : 84.8.825 1388 / 825 1389

Fax : 84.8.825 1390

China Southern Ailines

52B Pham Hong Thai, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 1172 / 829 8417

Fax : 84.8.829 6800

Emirates Airlines

5B Ton Duc Thang, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 8000 / Fax : 84.8.822 8080

EVA Air

32 Ngo Duc Ke, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 4488 / Fax : 84.8.822 3567

Garuda Indonesia

132-134 Dong Khoi, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 3644 / 829 3645

Fax : 84.8.829 3688

Japan Airlines

143 Nguyen Van Troi, Phu Nhuan District

Tel : 84.8.824 4462 / Fax : 84.8.842 1289

KLIM Royal Dutch

Ground Floor, Saigon Riverside Office

Building, 2A-4A Ton Duc Thang, District 1

Tel : 84.8.823 1990 / 823 1991

Fax : 84.8.823 1989

Korean Airlines

65 Le Loi, District 1

Tel : 84.8.824 2878 / Fax : 84.8.824 2877

Lauda Air

9 Dong Khoi, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 7117 / Fax : 84.8.829 5832

Lufthansa

132-134 Dong Khoi, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 8529/49

Fax : 84.8.829 8537

Malaysia Airlines

132-134 Dong Khoi, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 8529

Fax : 84.8.824 2884

Pacific Airlines

177 Vo Thi Sau, District 3

Tel : 84.8.820 0978

Fax : 84.8.820 0980

Philippine Airlines

132-134 Dong Khoi, District 1

Tel : 84.8.823 0502/44

Fax : 84.8.823 0548

Qantas Airways

Saigon Centre, 5th floor, Unit 6

65 Le Loi, District 1

Tel : 84.8.821 4660 / Fax : 84.8.821 4669

Royal Cambodia Airlines

343 Le Van Sy, Tan Binh District

Tel : 84.8.844 0126 / Fax : 84.8.842 1578

Singapore Airlines

Suite 101, Saigon Tower Building

29 Le Duan, District 1

Tel : 84.8.823 1583 / Fax : 84.8.823 1554

Swissair

Saigon Centre , 65 Le Loi, District 1

Tel : 84.8.824 4000 / Fax : 84.8.823 6550

Thai Airways

65 Nguyen Du, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 2810 / Fax : 84.8.822 3465

United Airlines

58 Dong Khoi, District 1

Tel : 84.8.823 4755 / Fax : 84.8.823 0030

Vietnam Airlines

116 Nguyen Hue, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 2118 / Fax : 84.8.823 0273

Ho Chi Minh City - Art Gallery   Top

Gallery Saigon

5 Ton Duc Thang, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 7102

Huy Hoang Gallery

23 Ly Tu Trong, District 1

Tel : 84.8.823 5080

Hoi My Thuat Gallery

218 Pasteur, District 1

Tel : 84.8.823 0025

Hong Lac Gallery

218A Pasteur, District 1

Tel : 84.8.824 3160

 

HoChiMinh City Fine Art Association

 

218A Pasteur, District 1

Tel : 84.8.823 0025

HoChiMinh City Press Club

14 Alexadere De Rhodes, District 1

Tel : 84.8.825 6177 / Fax : 84.8.825 6176

Khong Gian Xanh Gallery

1A Le Thi Hong Gam, District 1

Tel : 84.8.821 3695

Lac Hong Art Gallery

97A Pho Duc Chinh, District 1

Tel : 84.8.821 3771

Phuong Dong Gallery

135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 1716

The Metropolitan

235 Dong Khoi, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 0099 / Fax : 84.8.822 4310

Tu Do Gallery

142 Dong Khoi, District 1

Tel : 84.8.823 1785

Xuan Gallery

32 Vo Van Tan, District 3

Tel : 84.8.829 1277

Vinh Loi Gallery

41 Ba Huyen Thanh Quan, District 3

Tel : 84.8.822 2006

Ho Chi MinhBanks  Top                                                                                               

ABN Amro

162 Pasteur, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 2992 / Fax : 84.8.829 7204

ANZ Bank

11 Me Linh square, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 9319 / Fax : 84.8.822 9316

M-F 0830-1600, S 0830-1200

Bangkok Bank PCL

117 Nguyen Hue

Tel : 84.8.822 3419

 

Banque Francaise du Commerce Exterieur (BFCE)

 

11 Me Linh square, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 2830 / Fax : 84.8.822 9126

Bank National de Paris

1 Ton That Dam St., District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 9504 / Fax : 84.8.829 9486

Bank of Tokyo - Mitsubishi

5B Ton Duc Thang St., District 1

Tel : 84.8.823 1560 / Fax : 84.8.823 1559

Chinfon Commercial Bank

27 Tu Xuong, District 3

Tel : 84.8.822 0888 / Fax : 84.8.820 2431

Credit Agricole Indosuez

21-23 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai., District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 5048 / Fax : 84.8.829 6065

Credit Lyonnais

65 Nguyen Du St., District 1

Tel : 84.4.829 9226 / Fax : 84.4.829 6465

Firstvina Bank

3-5 Ho Tung Mau St., District 1

Tel : 84.4.829 1573 / Fax : 84.4.829 1583

Hong Kong Bank

New World Building

75 Pham Hong Thai St., District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 2288 / Fax : 84.8.823 0530

Indovina Bank

36 Ton That Dam St., District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 4995 / Fax : 84.8.823 0131

M-F 0800-1100, 1300-1600

S 0800-1100

VID Public Bank

15A Ben Chuong Duong, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 3583 / Fax : 84.8.822 3612

Vietcombank

29 Chuong Duong, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 7245 / Fax : 84.8.829 7228

Ho Chi Minh City - Bars  -- Top

Artist Discotheque

25 Phan Phu Tien, District 5

Tel : 84.8.886 1421

Cool interior, local clientele

Apocalypse Now

2C Thi Sach, District 1

Tel : 84.8.824 1463

Loud and raucous. Billiards, open late

Backpacker Bar

167 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1

Tel : 84.8.836 7971

Large popular bar, open very late

Blue Lotus Bar

Garden Plaza Hotel, 309B - 311

Nguyen Van Troi, Tan Binh District

Tel : 84.8.842 1111

Upbeat bar and club. Ladies night Fridays

Cafe Latin

25 Dong du, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 6363

Serves tapas in funky surroundings

Camargue

16 Cao Ba Quat, District 1

Tel : 84.8.824 3148

Gorgeous villa with pool table. Serves great

European food on the upstairs deck

Catwalk

New World Hotel, 76 Le Lai, District 1

Tel : 84.8.824 3760

3 in 1 entertainment center with disco, karaoke and garden pub

Cheers

275A Pham Ngu Lao

Tel : 84.8.836 7052

Live Vietnamese and Philippino bands

Cafe Phany

74 A1 Hai Ba Trung, District 1

Tel : 09070 8152

Executive bar, friendly service

Deelite

2B Le Duan, District 1

Tel : 84.8.824 4494

Trendy locals rock here

For You

12 Nguyen Hue, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 8015

Nice design, billards, serves food

Gecko Bar

74/1A Hai Ba Trung, District 1

Tel : 84.8.824 2754

Watch sports on the satellite TV

Globo Cafe

6 Nguyen Thiep, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 8855

Afro-Cuban sounds and decor. Gets busy

Gossip

Mercure Hotel, 79 Tran Hung Dao, District 1

Tel : 84.8.824 2525

Best light show in town, very popular despite the 8USD cover charge

Guitar Bar

62 Hai Ba Trung, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 2166

Live music, friendly staff

Hien and Bob's Place

43 Hai Ba Trung, District 1

Tel : 84.8.823 0661

Coldest beer in town

Long phi

163 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1

Tel : 84.8.836 9319

Relaxed bar plays alternative tunes

Marine Club

17A4 Le Thanh ton, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 2249

French food and late night drinks. Popular

Mogambo Cafe

20 Bis Thi Sach, District 1

Tel : 84.8.825 1311

Serves hearty American bar-food

Planet Europa

Saigon Superbowl, A43 Truong Son,

Tan Binh District, Tel : 84.8.885 0184

Disco, karaoke, food and drinks

Q Bar

City Concert Hall, 7 Lam Son Square District 1

Tel : 84.8.823 5424

First, and last, stop on the city's bar circuit

Red Rhino

8A Thai Van Lung, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 2216

Mellow bar and restaurant with pool table

Rosy Nightclub

119 Nguyen Hue, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 4378

Underground music after 11pm

R & D Pub

Omni Saigon Hotel, 251 Nguyen Van Troi,

Phu Nhuan District, Tel : 84.8.844 9333

Top 40's, Rock n'Roll, etc.

Saxo Club

91 Hai Ba Trung, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 8305

Live jazz, popular bar

Saxophone Lounge

New World Saigon

76 Le Lai, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 8305

Live jazz from 9pm, dancing

Starlight Nightclub

68A Nguyen Hue, District 1

Tel : 84.4.823 1818

Live music at 9pm, dancing

Stephanie's

14 Thai Van Lung, District 1

Tel : 84.8.825 5950

Popular spot, pool table and food

Venus Club

Saigon Star Hotel

204 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 3

Tel : 84.8.823 0260

Live music, karaoke, dancing

Yesterday Grill and Bar

142 Vo Thi Sau, District 3

Tel : 84.8.820 3917

Wide selection of drinks

Ho Chi Minh City - Bookshops      Top

Bookazine

28 Dong Khoi, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 7455

Con Meo - The Cat

243 De Tham, District 1

Tel : 84.8.836 0016

Nguyen Hue Bookstore

40 Nguyen Hue

Tel : 84.8.825 8588

Nguyen Thai Son

86A Nguyen Thai Son, Go Vap District

Tel : 84.8.894 3246

Van Lang

9 Phan Dang Luu, Phu Nhuan District

Tel : 84.8.841 3306

Viet My - Stern's Books

2A Le Duan, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 9650

Xuan Thu

185 Dong Khoi, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 4670

Ho Chi Minh City –International Cuisine          Top

Akatonbo

38 Hai Ba Trung, District 1

Tel : 84.8.824 4928

Well-priced Japanese food

Ashoka

17/10 Le Thanh Ton, District 1

Tel : 84.8.823 1372

Traditional Indian cuisine

Augustine

10 Nguyen Thiep, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 2941

Popular French food in the heart of Saigon. Busy at dinner. Good prices

Chao Thai

16 Thai Van Lung, District 1

Tel : 84.8.824 1457

Upscale Thai food. Deservedly popular

Ciao Cafe

21-23 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 9796

Pizza and sandwiches. Busy at lunch

Jollibee

A43 Truong Son, Tan Binh District

Tel : 84.8.885 0241

Fast food from the Philippines

Kentucky Fried Chicken

Saigon Superbowl, A43 Truong Son,

Tan Binh District - Tel : 84.8.885 0182

The Colonel lands in Vietnam

Le Beaujolais

211 Dong Khoi, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 2342

Basic French food, central location

Le Caprice

Landmark Building, 5B Ton Duc Thang,

District 1 - Tel : 84.8.822 8337

French food. Fantastic panoramic view of the Saigon River

My Steak House

915 Trang Hung Dao, District 5

Tel : 84.8.839 2616

The name says it all. Popular and cheap

O'Briens

74A Hai Ba Trung, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 3198

Irish-type pub server pizzas, steaks etc

Restaurant 180

180 Nguyen Van Thu, District 1

Tel : 84.8.825 1673

German chef serves international food

Ristorante Sandro

142 Vo Thi Sau, District 3

Tel : 84.8.820 3552

Popular Italian eatery, nice decor

Sawaddee

29B Thai Van Lung, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 1402

Well-priced and tasty Thai food

Spices

132 Ham Nghi, District 1

Tel :84.8.821 1687

Malaysian food in elegant surroundings

Urvashi

27 Hai Trieu, District 1

Tel : 84.8.821 3102

Good-value food from Northern India. Spicy and delicious

Yesterday Restaurant

142 Vo Thi Sau, District 3

Tel : 84.8.820 3917

Tex-Mex favourites

Wild Horse Saloon

8A1/D1 Thai Van Lung, District 1

Tel : 84.8.825 1901

Eat steak and salads in a Wild-West themed eatery

MEDEVAC       Top                                                                    

AEA International

- 24-hour Alarm Centre & Medical

Emergency Teams

- 65 Nguyen Du, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 8520 / Fax : 84.8.829 8551

International SOS Assistance

- 24-hour Alarm Centre & Medivac

- 151 Bis Vo Thi Sau, District 3

Tel : 84.8.829 4386

DENTISTS

Orthodontology Centre

263 Tran Hung Dao, District 1

Tel : 84.8.835 7595

OSCAT/AEA International Clinic

65 Nguyen Du, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 8520

Ancient Town traditional food

211ter Dien Bien Phu

Tel : 84.8.829 9625

Vietnamese fare in a classy restaurant

Bamboo Chopsticks

594 Bis Ba Hat, District 10

Tel : 84.8.855 6820

Mekong Delta specialities

Bodhi Tree

175/6 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1

Tel : 84.8.836 7397

Buddhists serve cheap vegetarian food

Dynasty

New World Hotel, 76 Le Lai, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 8888

Dim Sum and Cantonese cuisine

Golden Phoenix

Equatorial Hotel, 242 Tran Binh Trong

District 5, Tel : 84.8.839 0000

Top-notch Chinese dining

Lau Vietnam

103A Hung Vuong, District 5

Tel : 84.8.835 4824

42 kinds of hot-pot and fresh seafood

Lotus Court

Omni Saigon Hotel, 251 Nguyen Van

Troi, Phu Nhuan District

Tel : 84.8.844 9222

Popular Cantonese food and Dim Sum in a formal dining room

Madarine Restaurant

11A Ngo Van Nam, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 9783

Traditional Vietnamese cuisine. Beautiful restaurant for special occasions

Ritz Taiwanese Restaurant

333 Tran Hung Dao, District 1

Tel : 84.8.832 4325

Popular Chinese restaurant

Tan Nam Restaurant

60-62 Dong Du, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 8634

Upscale Vietnamese food

Tri Ky

478 Nguyen Kiem, District 3

Tel : 84.8.844 2299

Snake wine and cobra dishes

Vietnam House

93-95 Dong Khoi, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 1623

Traditional Vietnamese food in a villa

Ho Chi Minh City Hotels                   Top

Amara Hotel Saigon

323 Le Van Sy, District 3

Tel : 84.8.843 9999 / Fax : 84.8.843 8888

Bao Yen Hotel

9 Truong Dinh, District 3

Tel : 84.8.829 9848

Binh Minh Hotel

148 Tran Hung Dao, District 1

Tel : 84.8.832 2021 / Fax : 84.8.832 2019

Bong Sen Hotel

117 Dong Khoi, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 1516 / Fax : 84.8.829 8076

Business man Hotel

77B Bui Thi Xuan, District 1

Tel/Fax : 84.8.839 7377

Caesar Hotel

34 An Duong Vuong, District 5

Tel : 84.8.835 0677 / Fax : 84.8.835 0106

Century Saigon Hotel

68 Nguyen Hue Blvd, District 1

Tel : 84.8.823 1818 / Fax : 84.8.829 2732

Continental Hotel

132-134 Dong Khoi, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 9201 / Fax : 84.8.824 1772

Doi Sao

16 Hoang Viet, Tan Binh District

Tel : 84.8.844 3623 / Fax : 84.8.842 0037

Elegant

92 Vo Thi Sau, District 1

Tel : 84.8.824 1200 / Fax : 84.8.820 0686

Embassy Hotel

35 Nguyen Trung Truc, District 1

Tel : 84.8.823 1981 / Fax : 84.8.823 1978

EPCO Hotel

120 Cach Mang Thang Tam, District 3

Tel : 84.8.825 1125 / Fax : 84.8.822 3556

Empress Hotel

136 Bui Thi Xuan, District 1

Tel : 84.8.832 2888 / Fax : 84.8.835 8215

Equatorial Hotel

242 Tran Binh Trong, District 5

Tel : 84.8.839 0000 / Fax : 84.8.839 0011

Far East Hotel

275A Pham Ngu Lao, District 1

Tel : 84.8.836 8941 / Fax : 84.8.833 2812

Garden Plaza

309B Nguyen Van Troi - Tan Binh District

Tel : 84.8.842 1111 / Fax : 84.8.842 4370

Guest House 127

127 Cong Quynh, District 1

Tel : 84.8.836 8761 / Fax : 84.8.836 0658

Hong Ngoc Hotel

5 Nguyen Van Thu, District 1

Tel : 84.8.823 1168 / Fax : 84.8.829 5043

Hoang Ha

 

51 Truong Quoc Dung - Phu Nhuan District

Tel : 84.8.844 3781 / Fax : 84.8.844 3702

Hoang Yen

83A Bui Thi Xuan, District 1

Tel : 84.8.839 1348 / Fax : 84.8.839 7589

Hoang Trung Hotel

33 Bui Thi Xuan, District 1

Tel : 84.8.886 5195

Huong Xuan

18D Le Hong Phong, District 10

Tel : 84.8.835 1265

Huong sen

66-68-70 Dong Khoi, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 9400 / Fax : 84.8.829 0916

International Hotel

19 Vo Van Tan, District 3

Tel : 84.8.829 0009 / Fax : 84.8.829 0066

Ky Dong

10 Bis Ky Dong, District 3

Tel : 84.8.844 0387 / Fax : 84.8.843 8830

Kim Do Hotel

133 Nguyen Hue District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 5914 / Fax : 84.8.822 5913

Liberty 4

265 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1

Tel : 84.8.836 4556 / Fax : 84.8.836 5435

Liberty Hotel

167 Hai Ba Trung, District 3

Tel : 84.8.829 4227 / Fax : 84.8.829 0919

Lisa Hotel

353 An Duong Vuong, District 5

Tel : 84.8.835 1908 / Fax : 84.8.835 1850

Lucky

372 Le Van Sy, Tan Binh District

Tel : 84.8.844 8385 / Fax : 84.8.844 8386

Lotus Hotel

117 - 123 Dong Khoi, Distict 1

Tel : 84.8.829 1516 / Fax : 84.8.829 5510

Mekong Travel Hotel

243A Hoang Van Thu

Tan Binh District

Tel : 84.8.844 2986 / Fax : 84.8.844 2981

Mercure Hotel

1 Dong Khoi, District 1

Tel : 84.8.824 2525 / Fax : 84.8.824 2533

Metropole Hotel

148 Tran Hung Dao, District 1

Tel : 84.8.832 2021 / Fax : 84.8.832 2019

Minh Phung

329 Minh Phung, District 11

Tel : 84.8.855 0448 / Fax : 84.8.855 1247

Minh Tam

329 Minh Phung, District 11

Tel : 84.8.832 4837 / Fax : 84.8.835 5471

Mogambo Guesthouse

20 Bis Thi Sach, District 1

Tel : 84.8.825 1311

Mondial Hotel

109 Dong Khoi, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 6291 / Fax : 84.8.829 6273

Nancy

615A Tran Hung Dao, District 5

Tel : 84.8.835 7869

New Asia Hotel

383 Dien Bien Phu, District 3

Tel : 84.8.833 4084 / Fax : 84.8.833 4897

New World Hotel

76 Le Lai, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 8888 / Fax : 84.8.823 0710

Nhat Tan Hotel

358/3 Dien Bien Phu, District 10

Tel : 84.8.832 3965

Ngan Ha

190 Le Thanh Ton, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 3283 / Fax : 84.8.829 2799

Norfolk Hotel

117 Le Thanh Ton, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 5368 / Fax : 84.8.829 3415

Phuc Dong Bac

171 Nguyen Bieu, District 5

Tel : 84.8.835 2530 / Fax : 84.8.835 2489

Phung Thanh Hotel

15A Nguyen Thi Huynh, Phu Nhuan District

Tel : 84.8.844 8787 / Fax : 84.8.842 4928

Phuong Dong

55B Nguyen Van Thu, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 24307 / Fax : 84.8.822 1346

Omni Saigon Hotel

251 Nguyen Van Troi, Phu Nhuan Distrtict

Tel : 84.8.844 9222 / Fax : 84.8.845 5234

Oscar Saigon

68A Nguyen Hue, District 1

Tel : 84.8.823 1818 / Fax : 84.8.822 2958

Pastell Saigon

99 Pasteur, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 8222

Palace Hotel

56-64 Nguyen Hue, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 2860 / Fax : 84.8.824 4230

Park View Hotel (Canh Vien)

251 Nguyen Van Troi St, Phu Nhuan District

Tel : 84.8.820 3078 / 84.8.820 3248

Fax : 84.8.829 6421

Rang Dong Hotel

81 Cach Mang Thang Tam, District 1

Tel : 84.8.832 2106 / Fax :84.8.839 3318

Rex (Ben Thanh) Hotel

141 Nguyen Hue, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 2186 / Fax : 84.8.829 6536

Riverside Hotel

18 Ton Duc Thang, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 4038 / Fax : 84.8.825 1417

Rose II Hotel

141 Nguyen Thai Binh, District 1

Tel : 84.8.823 0299

Saigon Prince

63 Nguyen Hue, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 2999 / Fax : 84.8.824 1888

Saigon Star Hotel

204 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 3

Tel : 84.8.823 0260 / Fax : 84.8.823 0255

Saigon Lodge

215 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, District 3

Tel : 84.8.823 0112 / Fax : 84.8.825 1070

Sol Chancery Saigon

196 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 3

Tel : 84.8.829 9152 / Fax : 84.8.825 1464

Spring Hotel

44-46 Le Thanh Ton, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 7362 / Fax : 84.8.822 1383

Tan Loc Hotel

177 Le Thanh Ton, District 1

Tel : 84.8.823 0028 / Fax : 84.8.829 8360

Tan Son Nhat Hotel

200 Hoang Van Thu, Phu Nhuan District

Tel : 84.8.844 0517 / Fax : 84.8.844 1324

Tao Dan Hotel

35A Nguyen Trung Truc, District 1

Tel : 84.8.823 0299

Thien Thanh

220 Tran Quanng Khai, District 1

Tel : 84.8.843 8891 / Fax : 84.8.843 8872

Truc Mai

75 Dang Van Ngu, Phu Nhuan District

Tel : 84.8.844 3556 / Fax : 84.8.844 8833

Trung Mai

785 Nguyen Trai, District 5

Tel : 84.8.855 4067

Van Thanh

61/13 Dien Bien Phu, Binh Thanh District

Tel : 84.8.8995495

Victory Hotel

14 Vo Van Tan, Distric 3

Tel : 84.8.823 1755 / Fax : 84.8.829 9604

Windsor Saigon Hotel

193 Tran Hung Dao, District 1

Tel : 84.8.836 7848 / Fax : 84.8.836 7889

Shows      Top

CINEMA

Institute for Cultural Exchange

with France (IDECAF)

 

31 Thai Van Lung, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 5451

French language movies shown nightly

Khai Hoan

212 Nguyen Trai, District 1

Tel : 84.8.832 2009

Phu Nhuan

95 Nguyen Van Troi, Phu Nhuan District

Tel : 84.8.844 2840

Tan Son Nhat

186 Nguyen Van Troi. Tan Binh District

Tel : 84.8.842 1613

LIBRARIES -- Top

Library for General Sciences

69 Ly Tu Trong, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 5055

Library for Social Sciences

34 Ly Tu Trong, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 6744

THEATRE  -- Top

Ben Thanh

6 Mac Dinh Chi, District 1

Tel : 84.8.824 4491

Hoa Binh

14 - 16, 3 Thang 2 St, District 10

Tel : 84.8.865 5199

Ho Chi Minh

7 Cong Truong Lam Son, District 1

Tel : 84.8.825 1563

PUPPETS

HoChiMinh City Puppet Band

28 Vo Van Tan, District 3

Tel : 84.8.825 8496 - 829 5300

Puppet shows daily at 9am & 2pm

FITNESS CENTRES  -- Top

Cercle Sportif

55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 1

Tel : 84.8.825 8210

Regency Fitness Centre

21-23 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 9197

Saigon Gym

Omni Saigon Hotel

251 Nguyen Van Troi, Phu Nhuan District

Tel : 84.8.844 9222

Sport --Top

AKIDO : Japanese self defense. Classes on

Sundays at 3 pm. Call Tony Tartaglia at 890 9654

for details

BOWING

Saigon Superbowl

43A Truong Son, Tan Binh District

Tel : 84.8.885 0188 ext 20

32 lanes, shop and arcade

Bowling Centre

285B Cach Mang Thang Tam, District 10

Tel : 84.8.864 3784

GOLF --Top

Dalat Palace Golf Club

Tel : 84.8.822 8888

Rach Chiec Driving Range

An Phu Village

Tel : 84.8.823 1223

Song Be Golf

254B Nguyen Dinh Chieu, District 3 and

Thuan Giao Commune, Thuan An District, Song Be Province

Tel : 065.855 803

Vietnam Golf and Country Club

Long Thanh My Village, Thu Duc District

Tel : 84.8.825 2951

HASH HOUSE HARRIERS : -- Top

Meet Sundays at 2.30pm at the Caravelle Hotel.

Contract John Bennett, at 842 0594 or 845 7594

HORSE RACING   Top

Horse Racing Phu Tho Sport Club

2 Le Dai Hanh, District 11

Tel : 84.8.865 4626

Bet up to VND 50,000 on the ponies. Open weekends 12.30pm to 4pm

SOCCER :

Saigon Saints : Contact Thomas Emmers

at 09070 3958

Saigon Raiders :

  Contact Henrik at 84.8.823 0015

Other games every Sunday from 4pm to 6pm at Phu My Internatiol Shool Stadium. For more information, contact Philip Vo at 84.8.890 6900

ICE SKATING

Ky Hoa Rink

16A Le Hong Phong, District 10

Tel : 84.8.862 7169

3USD per hour

SOFTBALL : Contact Peter Beard at 09090 3543

SWIMMING -- Top

Lam son Swimming Pool

242 Trang Binh Trong, District 5

Tel : 84.8.835 8028

TENNIS COURTS

Lan Anh International Tennis Court

291 Cach Mang Thang Tam, District 10

Tel : 84.8.862 7144

TOUCH RUGBY : Contact Duncan Andrews at 84.8.829 0100

ULTIMATE FRISBEE SATURDAY : meet at the Oscar Hotel, 68A Nguyen Hue, District 1 at 3.30pm or at Saigon South International School at 4pm. For more detail, contact Jacques at 84.8.824 4395. All welcome

YOGA : Two classes run by foreign yogis at HCMC Traditional Medicine Institute at 273 Nguyen Van Troi, Phu Nhuan District, Contact Mme Cuu 84.8.820 1196

Tourist Sites  -- Top

MUSEUMS

Art Museum

97A Pho Duc Chinh Street, District 1

Tel : 84.8.821 0001

Vietnam's fine arts

History Museum

2 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, District 1

Tel : 84.8.829 8146

Explore the country's cultural past

HoChiMinh Museum

1 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, District 4

Tel : 84.8.825 5740

Museum explains HoChiMinh's life

HoChiMinh Campaign Museum

2 Le Duan Street, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 9387

Displays highlight HoChiMinh's revolutionary contributions

Museum for South - Vietnamese Women

202 Vo Thi Sau, District 3

Tel : 84.8.820 4119

Revolutionary Museum

114 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, District 3

Tel : 84.8.825 0155

War heroes fight oppression

War Remnants Museum

28 Vo Van Tan Street, District 3

Tel : 84.8.829 5587

A graphic look at the effects of three decades of war

PALACE OF CULTURE --Top

Lao Dong

55B Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, District 1

Tel : 84.8.822 5778

Phu Nu

192 Ly Chinh Thang, District 3

Tel : 84.8.8445 460

Thanh Nien

4 Pham Ngoc Thach, District 1

Tel : 84.8.824 4339

PAGODAS -- Top

Dieu Giac

Dieu Giac is an orphanage as well as a pagoda. Built in 1971, the pagoda is now home to 98 orphans. The youngest child is a few weeks old and the eldest is 13. Five nuns care for and teach these children with the help of 12 volunteer nurses and one student.

The pagoda began to house orphans in 1989. Until 1993, the nuns received no financial aid. They sold vegetarian food in an attempt to make ends meet. Today, Dieu Giac receives some financial help but is is never enough. Dieu Giac is located at 6/10 Tran Nao, D.2, Tel : 84.4.897 6418

Thien Hau

710 Nguyen Trai, District 3

Tel : 84.8.855 5325

Typical Chinese-disign pagoda

Vinh Nghiem

339 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, District 3

Tel : 84.8.844 1153

Tallest tower of any pagoda in Vietnam

PARKS -- Top

Dam Sen

3 Hoa Binh, District 11

Tel : 84.8.855 4963

Local amusement park

Saigon Water Park

Kha Van Can, Thu Duc District

Tel : 84.8.897 0456 / Fax : 84.8.896 5300

Newly-opened water slide park

Suoi Tien

Tan Phu, Thu Duc District

Tel : 84.8.896 0260

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