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altLocation
Ho Chi Minh City is located in the southeastern region of Vietnam, 1760 km south of Hanoi. Its average elevation is 19 meters above sea level. The city covers an area of 2095 square kilometers and borders the South China Sea to the South with a coast of 15 kilometers.


Dialing code
+848

Emergency numbers
Police - 113
Fire brigade - 114
Ambulance / Medical Aid – 115

Population
Approx 9 million

Languages
National language – Vietnamese (Mon-Khmer)
Second languages – French, English
Recently, Chinese and Japanese have become popular

Time Zone
GMT/UTC + 7:00 hours

Average January Temperatures
26.5 Degrees Celsius

Average July Temperatures
28 Degrees Celsius

Annual rainfall
1800 millimeters on average per year
 

 

Transportation/Getting Around

From the airport
By bus from the airport
A 5 minute walk from the domestic terminal of the ...
Car for hire
It is not usually advisable to hire a car without a driver; however cars with English speaking ...
Driving Tips
Most visitors prefer not to drive in Ho Chi Minh City as the streets are usually crowded with ...
Buses
There are 4 main bus stations within the city:
   1] Cho Ben Thanh Bus ...
Metro
The train is usually used to travel to and from Ho Chi Minh City.
The train station, GA ...
Taxi
Taxis are probably the most comfortable way of traveling. It is usually not difficult to hail a ...