Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Bulging with a population of nearly seven million, Ho Chi Minh City, is Vietnam’s largest and most exciting city. Sexy neon lights, rooftop bars, sophisticated cafes, a burgeoning art and music scene, Ho Chi Minh City is driving Vietnam forward with its pulsating energy. Nicknamed ‘‘Paris of Asia’’, the city is known for its French colonial architecture, including Notre-Dame Basilica, made entirely of materials imported from France, and the neoclassical Saigon Central Post Office. Food stalls line the city’s streets, especially around bustling Ben Thanh Market. Visit the many tea-houses which hosts live music performance of both Vietnamese and international artists.

The startup scene is vibrant in HCMC, with a strong concentration of foreign and local entrepreneurs and technologists working out of apartments, plentiful WiFi cafes, and coworking spaces. The city offers lots of opportunities to jump into the local scene quickly.

Women digital nomads will feel comfortable in Ho Chi Minh City, as Vietnam is generally a safe country for women to travel around alone. Take the normal precautions, especially late at night when there are few people on the streets and you should avoid taking a cyclo by yourself; use a taxi instead. Petty crime such as purse snatching is on the rise, so take common–sense precautions.

Ho Chi Minh City has two distinct seasons: Hot and Wet. December to April: the Dry Season - hot, dry, and low humidity. March to May: temperatures are at their hottest, reaching as high as 39°C (102°F). May to November: it’s rainy season in Saigon, and that means more frequent showers. December: early-morning temperatures can get as low as 16°C (61°F). December to April, the Dry Season, is generally thought of as the best time to visit.

Paris Tours

Coworking Spaces in Ho Chi Minh City

Saigon Coworking

101 Cù Lao, phường 2

Start Saigon

8bis/14 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai, Đa Kao, Quận 1

WORK Saigon

267/2 Dien Bien Phu, Ward 7, District 3


21 Nguyễn Trung Ngạn


24C Phan Dang Luu st., Ward 6, Binh Thanh District , 1F

Solunoit Coworking

345/134 Tran Hung Dao

Cafes with wifi

Don't want to work at a coworking space? Check out these cafes with wifi instead.

Places to exercise

Tao Dan Park

Feel the serenity of the lush green space as you go for an early morning or evening stroll. A short walk from Ben Thanh Market.

X-Rock Climbing

The facility features a 16 meter high climbing wall with top rope and lead climbing routes for climbers of all abilities.

Sunlight Yoga Studio

A boutique yoga studio in the center heart of the city.