The climate in Ho Chi Minh City is divided into two seasons: the rainy season and dry season. Especially, rainy season last quite long. It is about from 2 to 3 months. However, residents are used to living here a long time.
The streets of Ho Chi Minh are a frenzy of activity and noise. The roads are congested with vehicles, from sparkling limousines to dusty rickshaws, while countless of people stream past on the pavements, and in the crowded narrow alleyways, the sense of the pedestrian are bombarded with a variety of exotic sights and smells. Around the city is like covered by a myriad of skyscrapers. Meanwhile, Sai Gon river is very tranquil with huge ships float on the surface. I was definitely impressed by atmosphere here. It is not extremely different from Hanoi. However, I feel as if something makes me fervent.
Below the bright neon lights, advertising every brand name conceivable, visitors can find an endless variety of shopping malls. You can buy anything here such as luxury clothes, jewelry, furniture and so on. Moreover, famous restaurants are also found in everywhere. There are many kinds of the restaurant coming from many countries all over the world. Tourists can enjoy a myriad of different dishes with many aroma dishes. I have had a memorial experience. Besides traditional food of a lot of countrysides in Vietnam, I have also enjoyed dishes that I have never tried such as pizzas from Italia, grilled meat from Korea, sushi from Japan and so on. Besides, Ho Chi Minh also has many markets for residents and tourists. Ben Thanh market is one of the famous markets in Ho Chi Minh City. When you see this market in outside, Clock Tower will come to your view. The people here see it as an unofficial symbol of Ho Chi Minh City. Ben Thanh market is known as a mainly business center of normal people in Ho Chi Minh. Residents sell many kinds of things such as vegetables, clothes or personal items. Each year, a variety of tourists come to Ben Thanh market for visiting or buying.
Because of lying in the center of Northern, Ho Chi Minh has no beautiful beaches for visitors enjoying the atmosphere. However, you can spend two hours going to other areas that is adjacent to Ho Chi Minh to go on holiday. Vung Tau beach is one suggestion for you. It is about 106 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh city. Vung Tau is a seaside town about 2 hours away from Ho Chi Minh City by car, making it a popular weekend getaway for local and foreign city dwellers. Called Cap Saint-Jacques by French colonists, it features a long coastal promenade connecting two beaches, colonial-era architecture, bars, and restaurants, as well as beach umbrellas, chairs, loungers, and kayak rental kiosks. While Vung Tau can be visited all year long, we highly recommend making your way here during the week if you prefer a more relaxed setting. Long Hai is another suggestion. It is mostly frequented by the local population during the weekends, offering plenty of hippy bars, seafood eateries, and water sports facilities at affordable prices. Located almost 100 kilometers southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, the beach also houses a wide range of expansive resorts with stylish rooms and villas overlooking the East Sea. The more high-end establishments tend to offer shuttle services for guests departing from Ho Chi Minh City, whether via private car or ferry from District 1.
Ho Chi Minh City has some typical culture that it is not the same as whatever countrysides in Vietnam. The lifestyle is one example. When I came here at the first time, I was so confused. It is not extremely noisy and it is also not too silent. Moreover, if you are foreigners, you can see that Ho Chi Minh people’s voice is different from Ha Noi people. In my thought, I feel their voice very sweet. This is the other type of northern people. Besides, Ho Chi Minh people are very active, enthusiastic and modern. When I talked to them, they also have a bit humorous and it helps me be more confident when communicating.
Ho Chi Minh city is definitely an interesting place!!