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'''Saigon''', currently better known as '''Ho Chi Minh City''', is the largest city in [[Vietnam]].
 
'''Saigon''', currently better known as '''Ho Chi Minh City''', is the largest city in [[Vietnam]].
  
User [[User:Worldhitch|Worldhitch]] mentioned that in '''Saigon''' you won't have the feeling to be ''out'' of the city for a very long time... But ''don't panic''!
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User [[User:Worldhitch|Worldhitch]] mentioned that in '''Saigon''' you won't have the feeling of being ''out'' of the city for a very long time... But ''don't panic''!
  
 
== Public Transport ==
 
== Public Transport ==
Saigon is covered by [http://hoatdongbus.saigonbus.com.vn/sites/default/files/news-images/sodotuyen2012-09-19.jpg an extensive bus network,] which reaches well into the suburbs. You can get the map on paper for free at Ben Thanh market.
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Saigon is covered by [http://hoatdongbus.saigonbus.com.vn/sites/default/files/news-images/sodotuyen2012-09-19.jpg an extensive bus network], which reaches well into the suburbs. You can get the map on paper for free at Ben Thanh market.
  
 
== Hitchhiking out ==
 
== Hitchhiking out ==
  
 
=== Towards [[Hanoi]] ===
 
=== Towards [[Hanoi]] ===
There's 2 main roads:
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There are 2 main roads:
 
AH1, super busy road along the coast, crowded and in good shape.
 
AH1, super busy road along the coast, crowded and in good shape.
 
Ho Chi Minh highway, going through the highlands, more scenic, some parts have very light traffic or bad roads.
 
Ho Chi Minh highway, going through the highlands, more scenic, some parts have very light traffic or bad roads.
  
Bus 43 goes to the beginning of [https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ho+Chi+Minh+City,+District+7,+Ho+Chi+Minh,+Vietnam/@10.7907948,106.7501096,14z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x317529292e8d3dd1:0xf15f5aad773c112b this highway] get off at Nguyễn Thị Định. User [[User:Jans|Jans]] spotted bus 15 and bus 22 on the [https://www.google.com/maps/place/12+B%E1%BA%BFn+Ph%C3%BA+%C4%90%E1%BB%8Bnh,+Vietnam/@10.8518188,107.00924,12z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x31752e7440f63119:0x248b6f95f08e456c other end of the highway,] but has no idea on the further route of these buses.
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Bus 43 goes to the beginning of [https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ho+Chi+Minh+City,+District+7,+Ho+Chi+Minh,+Vietnam/@10.7907948,106.7501096,14z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x317529292e8d3dd1:0xf15f5aad773c112b this highway]. Get off at Nguyễn Thị Định. User [[User:Jans|Jans]] spotted bus 15 and bus 22 on the [https://www.google.com/maps/place/12+B%E1%BA%BFn+Ph%C3%BA+%C4%90%E1%BB%8Bnh,+Vietnam/@10.8518188,107.00924,12z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x31752e7440f63119:0x248b6f95f08e456c other end of the highway], but has no idea about the further route of these buses.
  
 
=== Towards [[Cambodia]] ===  
 
=== Towards [[Cambodia]] ===  
Take a bus to ''Ben Xe An Suong''. This is a huge bus station, so there are about 15 lines from somewhere in the centre going there. Walk out of the bus station and you will stand right on the motorway that leads straight to the border.
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Take a bus to ''Ben Xe An Suong''. This is a huge bus station, so there are about 15 lines from somewhere in the centre going there. Walk out of the bus station and you'll be standing right on the motorway that leads straight to the border.
  
 
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[[Category:Vietnam]]
 
[[Category:Vietnam]]

Revision as of 13:36, 19 March 2015

<map lat='10.771928557041234' lng='106.68617248535156' zoom='11' view='0' float='right'/> Saigon, currently better known as Ho Chi Minh City, is the largest city in Vietnam.

User Worldhitch mentioned that in Saigon you won't have the feeling of being out of the city for a very long time... But don't panic!

Public Transport

Saigon is covered by an extensive bus network, which reaches well into the suburbs. You can get the map on paper for free at Ben Thanh market.

Hitchhiking out

Towards Hanoi

There are 2 main roads: AH1, super busy road along the coast, crowded and in good shape. Ho Chi Minh highway, going through the highlands, more scenic, some parts have very light traffic or bad roads.

Bus 43 goes to the beginning of this highway. Get off at Nguyễn Thị Định. User Jans spotted bus 15 and bus 22 on the other end of the highway, but has no idea about the further route of these buses.

Towards Cambodia

Take a bus to Ben Xe An Suong. This is a huge bus station, so there are about 15 lines from somewhere in the centre going there. Walk out of the bus station and you'll be standing right on the motorway that leads straight to the border.