Ho Chi Minh City What to Pack

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  • Clothing & Shoes, Ho Chi Minh City

    1. Clothing & Shoes

    you can buy class A counterfeit Bags like Kipling, Samsonite, Mango, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Etc. at Lucky Plaza Mall, Benh Than Market and lot of other stores in District 1 and at the nguyen hue...

  • Weather Gear, Ho Chi Minh City

    2. Weather Gear

    The popular Vietnamese Straw hat not only protects you from the sun but also from rain sinece it's waterproof! Straw hats are a generic in asia an most asian countries like china, korea, cambodia,...

  • Bring sleeping bag liner with you, Ho Chi Minh City

    3. Bring sleeping bag liner with you

    If you are going to do a cross country trip in Vietnam utilizing the different modes of transportation available, I suggest that you pack a silk sleeping bag...

  • Bring Water Proof and Ultra Zoom cameras, Ho Chi Minh City

    4. Bring Water Proof and Ultra Zoom cameras

    the best way to enjoy walking and hiking around Saigon and the Mekong Delta is to really have powerful compact ultra zoom cameras like the Nikon cool Pix 810...

  • Pack some contemporary books about Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City

    5. Pack some contemporary books about Vietnam

    Don't waste space bringing lots of clothes, basic toiletries or medicines. In Saigon, sunglasses, summer clothes and winter jackets (made for export) are sold...



    When traveling and am out and about in a city I always carry the following necessary items.A small backpack that has my necessities and camera gear out of...

  • Currency, Ho Chi Minh City

    7. Currency

    Vietnamese Dong is the currency of the country and is the means of payment for some supermarket and some local businesses. The US dollars serves as an...

  • First aid kit is a must, Ho Chi Minh City

    8. First aid kit is a must

    Small body bag that contains your wallet and passport/copy of passport. Comfy slip-ons, crocs, that are non-slip. Brick pavements are great for walking around...

  • Backpack, Ho Chi Minh City

    9. Backpack

    I just recently retired my old Karrimor backpack. This is a new Karrimor Global 50-70liters.It come with a removable day sack which is very useful for camera...

  • Unless u r a Math genius, u need a calculator., Ho Chi Minh City

    10. Unless u r a Math genius, u need a calculator.

    1. Rain CoatA rain coat is advisable during the monsoon season. The very thin plastic type disposable rain coat is sold everywhere in HCMC. During my trip to...

  • Don't bring much., Ho Chi Minh City

    11. Don't bring much.

    Take as little as possible. Just buy what you need or have your hings laundered. There really wasn't a need for anything "dressy." Don’t worry about getting...

  • Travel light!, Ho Chi Minh City

    12. Travel light!

    Just pack light (cotton T-shirts, bermudas, etc). The weather was hot and humid (although we were there in June, which was supposedly the monsoon and rainy...

  • Things that we couldn't buy in Southern Vietnam..., Ho Chi Minh City

    13. Things that we couldn't buy in Southern Vietnam...

    Take enough sun lotion with you for your whole trip. It was the one thing that we didn't take with us, assuming it would be on sale everywhere - how wrong we...

  • You're wired!!, Ho Chi Minh City

    14. You're wired!!

    During my stay on Saigon, I took up the most day trip & overnight trips. If I’m not checking into hotels in those days away for trips, I normally deposit my...

  • U$D, Ho Chi Minh City

    15. U$D

    US Dollar are widely acceptable in Vietnam. Bankers will give better exchange rate on bigger note ($50 & $100).If you happen to run out of VND for small...

  • Packing List, Ho Chi Minh City

    16. Packing List

    Perhaps this is what you should pack before you leave Saigon. Just around the tourist area, there are 4 or 5 shops mainly selling immitation paintings of famous...

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