Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam, still called Saigon Vietnam is a big, crowded city. There are not many bike tours are arranged in the town itself because of busy traffic. But a wide range of great fun Mekong Delta bicycle tours start from HCM city, offering the chance to ride on the back roads, countryside lanes.
Ho Chi Minh City Map
In the core of the Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is second the most important in Vietnam after Hanoi. It is not only a commercial center but also a scientific, technological, industrial and tourist center. The city is bathed by many rivers, arroyos and canals, the biggest river being the Saigon River. The Port of Saigon, established in 1862, is accessible to ships weighing up to 30,000 tons, a rare advantage for an inland river port.
Many centuries ago, Saigon was already a busy commercial center. Merchants from China, Japan and many European countries would sail upstream the Saigon River to reach the islet of Pho, a trading center. In the year of 1874, Cho Lon merged with Saigon, forming the largest city in the Indochina. It had been many times celebrated as the Pearl of the Far East. After the reunification of the country, the 6th National Assembly in its meeting of the 2nd of July, 1976, has officially rebaptized Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City. The history of city relates closely with the struggle for the independence and freedom of Vietnam.
Today, Ho Chi Minh City is the big tourism center in Vietnam, attracting a large of visitors to Vietnam. HCM city has various attractions as Ho Chi Minh Museum, formerly known as Dragon House Wharf, Cu Chi Tunnels, system of museums, theatres, cultural houses… Recently, many tourist areas are invested such as Thanh Da, Binh Quoi Village, Dam Sen Park, Saigon Water Park, Suoi Tien, Ky Hoa…, which draw numerous tourists.
Despite its quite recent past, this city nevertheless possesses various beautiful buildings, displaying a characteristic combination of Vietnamese, Chinese and European cultures. These include Nha Rong (Dragon House Wharf), Quoc To Temple (National Ancestors Temple), Xa Tay (Municipal Office), Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theatre as well as many pagodas and churches (Vinh Nghiem, Giac Vien, Giac Lam, Phung Son pagodas…).
After more than 300 years of development, HCM City presents many ancient architectural constructions, famous vestiges and renowned sights. It is remarkable for its harmonious blending of traditional national values with northern and western cultural features.
The climate is generally hot and humid. There are two distinctive seasons: the rainy season, from May to November, and the dry season, from December to April. The annual average temperature is 270C. The hottest month is April and the lowest is December. It is warm all year.
Cycling tours from Ho Chi Minh City
Bicycle Tour Mekong Delta – Cai Be, Vinh Long, Ben Tre 2 Days$ 160 – $ 282 Select options
Bike Mekong Delta Vietnam – 4 Day Itinerary$ 338 – $ 612 Select options
Bike Ride Mekong Delta – Cai Be, Tra Vinh, Can Tho 4 Days$ 338 – $ 612 Select options
Bike Trip Mekong Delta – Saigon to Chau Doc 5 Days$ 419 – $ 764 Select options
Biking Mekong Delta Vietnam – Cai Be, Tra Vinh, Can Tho – 4 Days$ 338 – $ 612 Select options
Biking Tour Mekong Delta – Cai Be, Tra Vinh, Can Tho 4 Days$ 338 – $ 612 Select options