Welcome To Ho Chi Minh
Saigon, the city has a rich and colourful culture. It's time to put you in touch with the pulse of contemporary Saigon, to bundle you up in enriching, authentic experiences, and start writing the stories that you will be telling for years.
InterContinental Asiana Saigon's Concierge team is respected for “In The Know” service that connects our guests and residents to the pulse of contemporary Saigon by providing them access to authentic and enriching experiences
Kick start a perfect day out with a steaming hot bowl of Pho Bo or Pho Ga (Vietnamese beef noodle or chicken noodle, respectively) - Vietnam’s most famous breakfast - then complement it with a strong dose of Café Sua Da (Vietnamese iced milk coffee) at Market 39, located on the lobby level of the hotel. For the more adventurous types who would like to sample other breakfast options, head out and take a morning stroll to Dong Khoi Street. There you’ll find lots of streetside Vietnamese baguette stalls, coffee shops and noodle stands on every corner. At the beginning of Dong Khoi Street, you can easily spot the historic 130-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral, an essential photo opportunity for any visitor, and interestingly enough, the statue of the Virgin Mary in front of the church caused quite a stir when a ‘tear stain’ appeared along her right cheek in 2005. The incident caused huge traffic jams throughout the city when locals and tourists gathered to witness the ‘miracle’ for themselves. Now head right of the Notre Dame Cathedral and you’ll come upon the Saigon Post Office, the building dates back to the early 20th century when Vietnam was still part of French Indochina. Today it remains a fully functioning post office with public telephone booths to make international phone calls, writing benches and tables, and souvenir shops. The outside area between the Saigon Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral is a popular backdrop for wedding photos so on any given morning you’ll likely see couples posing in their full wedding attire. Continuing on Dong Khoi Street the Saigon Opera House, or Nha Hat Thanh Pho in Vietnamese, will be to your left. “Nha” means house, “Hat” means singing, and “Thanh Pho” means city – the Saigon Opera House frequently showcases Vietnamese opera performances. Interested in seeing a show? No problem, our Concierge can help book tickets for you. Keep pace along the street and you’ll encounter numerous touts beckoning you into their shops with special offers of massage and food deals. It is also worth wandering into some of the various tailoring shops along here to purchase one-of-a-kind pieces that can be customised to fit your body perfectly for a fraction of the price back home. Vietnamese tailors offer high quality workmanship at a great value, and with an impressive turnaround time to boot. A short stroll from the hotel brings you to the 130 year old Notre Dame Cathedral, an essential photo for all who visit the city. Interestingly, the Mary statue in front of the church brought tourists from all over the world with it’s apparent “weeping” in 2005. Glance to the right of the Cathedral to see the Saigon Post Office, similarly dating to the early 20th Century while Vietnam was part of French Indochina, the building remains a fully functioning post office to this day.
After lunch, head to the Ho Chi Minh City Museum (on the corner for Ly Tu Trong and Nam Ky Khoi Nghia in District 1) for an evocative look into the history of the country, a timeline of when the Vietnamese founded their first nation in the North of Vietnam until the present day. The space occasionally hosts exhibitions featuring antiques collectors with relics and antiques dating back as far as thousands of years. From here, take a five-block walk to the chaotic, but exciting, Ben Thanh Market – erected in 1912, this is one of the city’s oldest historical landmark. The market, a commercial symbol of Ho Chi Minh City, is very popular amongst tourists looking to buy traditional handicrafts, textiles, and souvenirs. On your way back to the hotel, don’t forget to stop by the Reunification Palace - a must-see for anyone visiting Saigon. Formerly known as the Independence Palace, the Reunification Palace’s art deco design was created by architect Ngo Viet Thu and was both the home and workplace of the-then President of South Vietnam during the American War. From the palace to the hotel is a short 10-minute walk. Now it’s time to relax after a day of walking and sightseeing at Spa InterContinental, located on the 3rd floor of the hotel. Here your body and soul can relax and rejuvenate. Our spa brings local expertise to life with unique treatments that rely on traditional Vietnamese herbs and plants that, for generations, have been used to heal.
Start your evening off at our stylish Purple Jade bar and enjoy our signature Ductini cocktail while deciding on the plethora of delicious dining choices this cosmopolitan city provides. Right next door, Kumho Link food galleria offers a variety of international cuisines, from Japanese and Chinese to Korean and Western, that’s sure to satiate any discerning palate. However, the gorgeously decorated Mandarine Restaurant is the perfect combination of authentic central Vietnamese food and ambiance, and with just a short taxi ride away, it definitely shouldn’t be missed.
- Corner Nguyen Du St. &
- Ho Chi Minh
- Front Desk +84-8-35208888
Distance 7 KM / 4.35 MI EAST to Hotel
Taxi Charge (one way): $0.00 (USD)
Train Charge (one way): $0.00 (USD)
Ferry Charge (one way): $0.00 (USD)
From the airport turn right to Truong Son Street Left on Hoang Van Thu Street then turn right to Nguyen Van Troi straight till Independence Palace turn left to Le Duan Street Hotel is on corner of Hai Ba Trung Street and Nguyen Du Street.
- Parking Available/234 Spaces
- Spacious parking venue for residents' bikes and cars.
- Valet Parking Available
- Controlled Access Gates to Parking
- Parking Area Equipped with Lights
From Tan Son Nhat international airport, turn right to Truong Son street, then left to Hoang Van Thu and then right to Nguyen Van Troi, continued with Nam Ky Khoi Nghia. Drive straight until reaching Reunification Palace, turn left to Le Duan boulevard, then right to Hai Ba Trung street. When reaching corner of Hai Ba Trung and Nguyen Du, turn left. InterContinental Asiana Saigon residences is at your left hand side.