Ho Chi Minh City

A Guide To PARKROYAL’s Best Local Experiences

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April 28 Burmese market - PARKROYAL Blog

What’s the point of visiting a new country if you don’t immerse yourself in the local culture and do as the locals do? Shed the conventional image of a tourist, and put on the mantle of a bona fide globetrotter with the help of Local Experiences, one of many membership benefits of DISCOVERY, our loyalty programme that lets our members enjoy privileges at over 550 Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) hotels worldwide. From...

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The 6 Best Phos in Vietnam

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December 17 Bowls of Pho soup in Vietnam

A dish synonymous with Vietnam, nothing sums up the country’s culinary tradition quite like pho. Pronounced ‘fuh’, this fragrant noodle soup is generously topped with fresh sprouts and herbs before being slurped down by the spoonful, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. Whether you’re a seasoned pho pro or you’re new to this dish, there’s no shortage of great places to dig in to this world-famous meal when visiting Vietnam....

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What to eat, see and do in Saigon

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December 9 Saigon-Vietnam-Skyline-Featured-Image

Ho Chi Minh City (commonly known as Saigon) is a culinary melting pot where street carts rub shoulders with the latest hipster eateries. Charming colonial buildings are found alongside the city’s notorious traffic, but that’s what makes a trip to Saigon so exciting – the old and new and the fast and slow all happening at once. Here are some of the unmissable sights, meals and experiences you’ll find in...

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Five Places to Shop in Ho Chi Minh City

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May 27 Ho Chi Minh City skyline

Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City has no shortage of fantastic shopping, dining and sightseeing options, but to experience the city like a true local, you need to look further than the tourist-targeted souvenir shops. Ho Chi Minh is a mecca for shoppers – you can find everything from genuine fakes to stunning fabrics and textiles around the city’s many markets. Hitting the shops not only offers the chance to pick...

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