Bus Services from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City
Informally known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam. First thing that usually comes to mind when you mention the place is a very lively city and it truly is. It is a bustling French colonial city that was once in a very bad state until it found its spirit again in the 1990s. From the exciting markets to the sandy beaches, Ho Chi Minh City is undoubtedly one of the many cities in Asia that will never stop surprising you. If you happen to be in the city of Cambodia, you can easily get a bus from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City by making a few clicks on the Easybook website to get your bus tickets.
At just USD 18, you can book a transportation with bus company Giant Ibis to take you from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City by bus. There are two trips available for this route in a day with one bus departing in the morning and the other one in the afternoon, but do check the bus schedule in case of any changes. Once you have gotten your bus tickets to travel to Ho Chi Minh city, make your way to Doun Penh in Phnom Penh as that is where you will be picked up in which your drop-off point will be at Pham Ngu Lao (Ho Chi Minh City). The buses for this route will take approximately 6 hours on the road.
If you are not sure if Ho Chi Minh City is the right place for you to visit, let Easybook help to convince you to put it in your list of things-to-do with these few reasons:
War Remnants Museum
As a country filled a rich culture, Ho Chi Minh City does not lack on that with the War Remnants Museum located at Vo Van Tan. This historical attraction was opened after the end of the Vietnam War in September 1975 and has become one of the most popular places to visit in Ho Chi Minh City since.
Just that one word enough to pull in any types of attention. From street to exotic food, Ho Chi Minh City has some of the best to offer, but it is their traditional Vietnamese noodle soup dish called Pho that tops it all. You are spoiled for choices for food when you are here including their summer rolls, sandwiches, pancakes to the papaya salad. If you are feeling a little adventurous, you can brave yourself to try out more exotic items like fertilised duck eggs or deep-fried snake dishes – the venom will be neutralised by the ethanol, so don’t worry. Also, the food here at Ho Chi Minh City is relatively cheap, so you probably put on weight when leaving city.
What is Asia without its exciting markets? District 1’s Ben Thanh Market has to be the most popular one with over 3,000 stalls ready to make business. You can literally buy everything at a market here, but you must also master the art of haggling as the prices are usually made for tourists. You can check out Tan Dinh in District 1 for great clothing material and silks, or visit Ben Thanh Market at night to avoid all the sweating actions.
Bonsai River Cruise
Having dinner on a beautifully-lit cruise and soak in all of the beauty that Ho Chi Minh City has to offer on the Saigon River. This cruise will take about 2 hours with a captain on board to introduce you to the specialties from European to Asian cuisines served on the 19th century emperors dragon boat as you look out to the panoramic view of the wonderful city lights. Don’t forget to hit the dance floor under the stars with the live band playing in the background to end the night on Bonsai River Cruise. The travel from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City would feel so worth it.
Cu Chi Tunnels
If claustrophobia has an image, it would be Cu Chi tunnels located at the Cu Chi District of Ho Chi Minh City. Over here, you will find huge network of underground tunnels that are connected to each other. These tunnels were used during the Vietnam War as the Viet Cong’s base of operations in 1968 for many military campaigns. You will be able to explore the tunnels and take a few photos as you pop up to exit from one of the tunnels.
You will be able to find plenty of spectacular pagodas in Ho Chi Minh City, which are temples in that are formed on a tower in the shape of many tiers with Giac Lam being the oldest one built in 1744 with plenty of history inside. For the highest tower, head over to Vinh Nghiem pagoda as it is also one of the biggest in Ho Chi Minh City standing at 7 floors tall. Other noteworthy pagodas you should be visiting too are Xa Loi, Hoang Phap, Nam Thien Nhat Tru and Ngoc Hoang.
Water Puppet Shows
You have never fully seen a puppet show until you have witnessed the traditional Vietnamese Water Puppet Shows. There are two places that you can watch this fascinating cultural show which are located at the Villa Song Saigon and The Golden Dragon Water Puppetry Theatre. Accompanied by old-fashioned music performed live, you will be entertained by the puppet show staged on water which to tell a story of the Vietnam culture and traditions. Though it may be performed in Vietnamese, you will still be fascinated by the show nevertheless.
Central Post Office
The interior of the Central Post Office will make you gasp. This is definitely the grandest post office in all of Southeast Asia by far. Gustave Eiffel who also designed the iconic Statue of Liberty in New York City and Eiffel Tower in Paris helped to bring this Gothic-styled Saigon Central Post Office to life. Inside this majestic building that was opened in the year 1886, French colonial maps with a portrait of Ho Chi Minh on the dome-shaped roof inside. Over on the opposite side, you can also find the amazing Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon built by the French colonists. These two places are absolutely picturesque. Over here, you can find two bell towers that goes up as high as 58 meters.
That should be enough reason for you to travel from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City. Wait no longer and get on Easybook’s website and app to book your tickets to Ho Chi Minh City now. Tag us on social media in your photos when you are there!