Ho Chi Minh Travel Information

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Ho Chi Minh Scene Vietnam's bustling largest city sets the cultural and economic pace for the country. The former Saigon boasts charming French colonial architecture and wide boulevards, usually thronged and choked with traffic. Taxis are an option for seeing the sprawling city. The War Remnants Museum shows the Vietnam War through Vietnamese eyes. Don't miss the impressive Jade Emperor Pagoda. Go to the frenetic Ben Thanh Market for food, flowers or frogs. Tour through the Mekong Delta, past rice paddies and houseboats.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh: Cu Chi Tunnels • War Remnants Museum • Bitexco Financial Tower Observation Deck • Ben Dinh Tunnels • The Venerable Thich Quang Duc Monument • Benthanh Street Food Market

Highly rated hotels in Ho Chi Minh: The Reverie Saigon • Caravelle Saigon • Park Hyatt Saigon • Le Méridien Saigon • Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers • Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 • InterContinental Saigon Hotel • Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon • Hôtel des Arts Saigon - Mgallery • Lotte Hotel Saigon • InterContinental Residences Saigon • Hotel Nikko Saigon • Sofitel Saigon Plaza • Pullman Saigon Centre • The Reverie Saigon Residential Suites



Viet Nam's electricity is 110V, 220V 50Hz and uses plug types A, C & D
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Great Circle Distance between Heathrow and Tan Son Nhat International Airport is 6,349 miles, with a flight time of approx 13 hrs. Ho Chi Minh's IATA airport code is SGN.


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Climate: In the southern part of the country and on the southern islands the climate is hot all year round, with the rainy period in the summer. Between November and mid-February, the temperatures are around 31°C. In mid-February, the temperatures starts to rise and reach the highest level of the year between March and May, averaging 35°C but with peaks of 40°C, before the arrival of the monsoon in the summer. The rains during the May to mid-November monsoon season are abundant with the maximum rainfall in September. The best time to visit southern Viet Nam is from December to mid-February. March and April are still dry months, but they can be uncomfortably hot. However, sea breezes blow along the coasts and on the islands. Viet Nam is located in the path of typhoons, the tropical cyclones of the western Pacific, which affect the country from the east. In the south, typhoons generally occur from mid October to late December, with the most in early November. In January, and again from March to mid-May, some tropical depressions can occasionally form, generally off the central-southern coast, but they almost always dissipate over the sea before reaching the coast. However, they can cause abnormal waves.

Covid-19 Data for Viet Nam

Data (updated weekly) from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control on the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases & deaths.








BA Tier Points Earned

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TOTAL
(SGL)
TOTAL
(RTN)
Economy7070 140280
WTP
Business140140 280560
First210210 420840
 

Economy Tier Points shown are based on fully flexible fares. 'Low' Economy earns 50% of the shown amount. 'Lowest' Economy fares earn 25% of shown amount.

When journey is booked in World Traveler Plus or First and those cabins don't exist on particular legs, the next cabin down will be used on those legs for points collection.

When booking with BA, tier points can be earned on the following Oneworld Oneworld Alliance ® airlines:
asAlaska Airlines, aaAmerican Airlines, baBritish Airways, cxCathay Pacific, ayFinnair, ibIberia, jlJapan Airlines, mhMalaysia Airlines, qfQantas, qrQatar Airways, atRoyal Air Maroc, rjRoyal Jordanian, s7S7 Airlines, ulSriLankan Airlines



Avios Required (per leg) for BA Redemption Flight from London to Ho Chi Minh City, (Zone 7, 5,501-6,500 miles)

Cabin Off Peak TravelPeak Travel
Economy19,50030,000
World Traveller Plus39,00060,000
Club75,00090,000
First102,000120,000


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