Hotel Residence in Ho Chin Minh City
Capri By Fraser Ho Chi Minh City is within walking distance to the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), Paragon Parkson Building, Crescent shopping malls, Giant Supermarket, FV Hospital, Vivo City ,and Annam Gourmet Market. Getting around District 7 is easy, with well-known attractions such as Ben Thanh Market, Museum of Fine Arts and Mariamman Temple and educational institutions a short distance away. Commercial towers including Petroland, Manulife, Paragon and Vinamilk all within the vicinity as well.
War Remnants Museum
The war museum primarily contains exhibits relating to the American phase of the Vietnam War.
Museum of Vietnamese History
Formerly known as the Musée Blanchard de la Brosse, built by Auguste Delaval in 1926, the museum showcases Vietnam's history with exhibits from all periods.
Built on the site of the former Norodom Palace, it was both home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War, and the site of the end of the Vietnam War during the Fall of Saigon.
Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica
Located in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh City, the cathedral was established by French colonists and constructed between 1863 and 1880.
Saigon Central Post Office
Situated near the Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, the building was constructed when Vietnam was part of French Indochina in the early 20th century.
Ho Chi Minh City Hall
Built in 1902-1908 in a French colonial style for the then city of Saigon, it was renamed after 1975 as Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee.
Cu Chi tunnels
An immense network of connecting underground tunnels located in the Củ Chi district of Ho Chi Minh City, these tunnels are part of a much larger network of tunnels that underlie much of the country.
Set up in 2012 with just 3 shipping containers stacked akimbo on a grassy plot of land, the place is now fitted with wood plank swings, a Zen garden and more, promising endless fun for all in the family.
Heart Beat Saigon
Located at the Cargo Bar comprising international DJs from Germany, Thailand, France, and Vietnam, the Heart Beat Saigon plays anything from minimalist Detroit grooves to the energetic Euro tech house sound.
For drinks, dances, events and gigs, Cargo Bar is one of the hippest joints in the city.
A favourite bar well-visited by the local and foreigners
Be it for a drink or for a dance, this bar is a hit among locals and foreigners not only for its enchanting Latin sounds, but also for its moody and dim interior replete with candle-lit beer keg tables.
Located in the heart of the city, the biggest and hottest night club in town plays a broad mix of electrifying music throughout the night.
Offering 3 levels of cocktail lounge, middle floor club and roof terrace, this is one of the premier locations in Saigon where one will find a good selection of local artists spinning various genres of quality dance music.
A casual, upscale establishment in Ho Chi Minh City consisting of an outdoor posh sky bar, in-door lounge, covered outdoor terrace and most notably the unparalleled breath-taking views of Vietnam's largest city.
Sax N Art Jazz Club
The perfect place for those who appreciate great jazz music.
Pham Ngu Lao Street
A streetful of bars and cafes, this is a favourite hangout for backpackers.
Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Home to over a hundred species of mammals, reptiles and birds, as well as many rare orchids and ornamental plants, this place also contains the Museum of Vietnamese History, which houses 25,000 documents of history, culture and ethnography from the country's history and a monument to Vietnamese people who were killed in World War I.
The coastal suburban district of the city houses the Cần Giờ Mangrove Forest Mangrove Forest, a biosphere reserve listed by UNESCO.
Well-known for its soft shell crabs smothered in a sweet and tart tamarind sauce served alongside a plate of glass noodles with chunks of fresh crab meat (mien xao cua).
Serves Vietnamese sandwiches that are quick, cheap and delicious, this is the place to go for convenient French and Vietnamese fusion cuisine.
Mon An Chay
The Vietnamese Vegetarian Fare served here sticks to the familiar flavours and freshest ingredients, that are skillfully transformed into wholly satisfying delights.
Com Tam Bi Cha Thit Nuong Trung Opla
Popular for its broken rice served with three types of pork.
The Vietnamese egg rolls that are prepared with blistered wrappers and porky innards taste best deep fried.
Charcoal Grilled Pork comes marinated with a sensation and is often paired with cold vermicelli noodles or tucked inside a baguette.
Che Troi Nuoc
If you are game for a beany dessert, these tapioca dumplings with mung bean filling are a perfect food for pick-me-up.
Seafood a la Sidewalk
Making friends with the locals, sipping homemade brew, and be tantalized by grilled mussels with scallion oil and peanuts, these are all but part of a sure-fire formula for a truly enjoying evening.
These Vietnamese crepes are less than half the size of the southern ones, but are packed with a lot more flavour and an addicting crunch, especially when accompanied by Bo la lot (beef wrapped in betel leaves).
This off-the-beaten-track neighborhood has incredible energy that is filled with delectable street eats and is located not too far from the city center.
The Lunch Lady makes a different noodle dish every day in a magical way that appeals to every palate.
Ichiban Sushi Vietnam
Serves Japanese cuisine for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, also catering to late night delivery.
Scott and Binh's
Serves American vegetarian food in a contemporary and eclectic manner.
Serves Mediterranean cuisine through late night.
La Villa French Restaurant
Serves excellent French cuisine.
For those who crave for American food.
Enjoy Italian food served the New Yorker way, in a warm and casual eatery available from morning till late night.
If you are game for Indian fare. Available till late in the night.
The first Algerian Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City, serving Algerian style Couscous and Tajines.
Ru Pho Bar
For authentic Vietnamese cuisine any time of the day. Delivery service available.
Hum Vegetarian, Cafe & Restaurant
For some decent vegetarian fare.
Saigon Tax Trade Centre
A mall with 4 floors offering cosmetics, sportswear, home wear, electronics, souvenirs and clothing in a comfortable environment at competitive prices.
Ben Thanh Market
The huge marketplace in the city central is popular for its local handicrafts, textiles, souvenirs and authentic Vietnamese fare.
Phan's Custom Tailoring
Serving locals and foreigners, the outlet offers high quality custom-tailoring services as well as designer wear of local premium labels.
Established in 2007 by Vietnamese designer Minh Le, here you will find sophisticated crochet swimsuit range with styles that can take you from beach babe by day to boho chic by night.
The House of Saigon
The place to go for high quality handicrafts that are uniquely Saigon.
Mekong Quilts - Mekong Creations
Offers a large variety of products from quilts and bamboo to water hyacinth as part of a community development project, in the form of a social enterprise where profits will go to support the villages.
Catering to the young and old, for games and entertainment that will keep you busy for as long as three hours.
A O Show
A unique blend of bamboo cirque, acrobatic acts, and theatrical visual drama that depict the charming beauty of Southern Vietnam living in villages & cities, where the richness of its culture remains entrenched despite inevitable urbanization.
Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre
For traditional performances that still find appeal among the young and old today.
The Touch of Masters' Hands
The Vietnamese Authentic Cultural Show: For professional and authentic Vietnamese traditional art shows, discover the hidden charms of Vietnamese culture here in a world of mesmerizing music played with traditional Vietnamese instruments.
Xin Chao! Daily Show
Children will love this live action theatre show that portrays Vietnam’s culture and epic history through acrobatics, dance and kungfu.
Hon Viet - The Soul Of Vietnam
The Vietnam's favourite and brilliantly original culture show is highly acclaimed for its talented cast and unforgettable theatre experience.
Saigon Art Retreats
A place where art enthusiasts will marvel at the country’s traditional creations.
Capri by Fraser Ho Chi Minh
Capri by Fraser Ho Chi Minh City / Vietnam
Facilities, Amenities and Services within the vicinity
- Sushi Bar (within property's premises)
- B’s Mart convenient store (within property's premises)
- Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (3-minute walk)
- Crescent Mal, with shops, supermarket and theatre (10-minute walk)
- Coop Mark Supermarket (7-minute drive)
- FV International Hospital (5-minute drive)
- A plethora of restaurants, Korean, Thai, Japanese and Vietnamese (within 10-minute drive)
- Golf (within 10-minute drive)
- Clinic (10-minute drive)
- International schools (15-minute drive)
Getting to Capri by Fraser, Ho Chi Minh City
Capri by Fraser, Ho Chi Minh City is located in the heart of Saigon’s District 7.
From Tan Son Nhat International Airport
- Take any of the main operating taxis and direct the driver to Nguyen Van Linh boulevard.
- At the intersection of Nguyen Van Linh and Nguyen Luong Bang boulevard, make a right turn,
- Followed by a left turn into Hoang Van Thai Street.
- Capri by Fraser, Ho Chi Minh City is right after Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), Manulife Tower and next to Ibis Hotel.
About Ho Chi Minh City
Following the fall of Saigon in 1975, the former capital of the French colony of Cochinchina was renamed to Ho Chi Minh City after the Vietnam War ended with a Communist victory. However, the old Saigon moniker is still fondly used by both Vietnamese and foreigners, especially when referring to the most central part of the city, to which most tourists flock.
Populated by more than 9 million people, Ho Chin Minch City is known for its motorbikes that throng the streets, amongst other things. With a rich cultural heritage that dates back to 820 B.C. and its colonized days, the city is still profoundly French with its classical Western-style buildings, villas and elegant boulevards.
Today, the metropolis is buoyant with entertainment and commerce and has attracted backpackers and business travellers alike.
Essential Facts About Ho Chi Minh City
Mainly Vietnamese, with some French, Russian and Chinese. English is used at major corporations and key places of interest.
There are various kinds of visas for foreigners entering Vietnam. Visa-on-arrival is available at the airport and can also be obtained at the Vietnamese embassies or consulates in your country. It is recommendable to get your visa before entering the country. Most ASEAN countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Korea and Japan are allowed visa-free entry for up to 30 days. Please check with your nearest Vietnamese embassies or consulates.
Customs: On arrival, one must complete the white arrival-departure card. Visitors must declare foreign currency in excess of US$7,000. It is prohibited to import and export anti-government literature.
Vietnam uses the Vietnamese Dong (VND), although the US dollar is widely accepted in bigger establishments. Major credit cards are acceptable in most hotels, restaurants and tourist establishments.
A 5% service charge is added to the bill; tipping is at your discretion.
Banks and government offices:
Mondays to Fridays, 07:30/08:00 to 17:00/17:30 hours
Saturdays, 09:00 to 13:00 hours
Mondays to Fridays, 07:30/08:00 to 17:00/17:30 hours
Saturdays, 07:30/08:00 to 13:00 hours
Shops and department stores, may vary but mostly:
Mondays to Sundays: 08:30 to 22:00 hours, including public holidays.
Country dialling code: 84, Hanoi area code: 4
- Mobile Phones
- Network providers available in Hanoi are Vinaphone, Mobifone, Viettel, HT Mobile, S-Fone and City Phone.
- Public Phones: Phone cards are required and these can be purchased in denominations of VND30,000 - VND500,000.
There are a few international standard clinics and hospitals available. It is advisable to seek medical advice about vaccinations and inoculations from your family doctor before travelling, especially if you intend to go off the beaten track to explore the provinces.
Voltage is 220V AC, although 110V AC is sometimes used in rural areas.
- 1 January – New Year's Day
- January/February according to the lunar calendar – Tet or Vietnamese New Year (many businesses close for up to a week)
- April (date to be determined according to the lunar calendar) – Hung Kings Commemorations
30 April – Reunification Day (or Liberation Day)
- 1 May – International Labour Day
- 2 September – National Day