By train the journey from Dong Ha to Ho Chi Minh City is scheduled to take from 21 to 26 hours depending upon which train you take.
Train Times from Dong Ha to Ho Chi Minh City
- The fastest train service from Dong Ha to Ho Chi Minh City is Train #SE1 which departs from Dong Ha at 09:51 and is scheduled to arrive in Ho Chi Minh City 20 hours 41 minutes later at 06:32.
|Train||Dong Ha||Ho Chi Minh City|
|SE5||04:40||04:45 + 1 day|
|SE11||05:18||07:05 + 1 day|
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Location of Dong Ha Railway Station
Location of Ho Chi Minh City Railway Station
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About Travel to Ho Chi Minh City
With a population of approximately 9 million permanent residents Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s largest city and its most prosperous, with economic activity in Ho Chi Minh City accounting for over 20% of Vietnam’s GDP. The city is also very large with the metropolitan area covering over 2,000 square kilometres. The main tourists attractions, however, are located in relatively small area in District 1 of the city. Compared to Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, Ho Chi Minh City is relatively recent having been founded in the late 17th Century.
Both culturally and architecturally Ho Chi Minh City has been heavily influenced by the period of French colonial rule. Despite the very long struggle for independence the Communist authorities of the unified country have put a lot of effort into preserving the buildings the French left behind when they lost their South East Asian colonies in the period that followed the end of the Second World War. A prime example of this is Saigon Opera House, which had fallen into decay during the period of French rule due to its lack of both customers and performers. Between 1996 and 1998 the city authority undertook a massive restoration project of the opera restoring the exterior and modernising the interior. Other notable buildings from the colonial era include Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office, Ben Thanh Market, and Saigon City Hall. The city’s other major tourist attractions include the Reunification Palace, which served as the headquarters of the Government of South Vietnam until the Communist forces of North Vietnam took the city in 1975, and Tao Dan Park, which is the largest park in the city ands full of interesting sculptures and monuments.