Smartphone can ease traveling a lot nowadays, from booking fly tickets, seeking for information, booking a room… However, in different countries, or even cities, it will be hard for you guys to know what app is popular and useful. Therefore, when visiting Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), or Vietnam in general, let’s us give you a hand with these 5 essential apps so it can save you a lot of time and effort to enjoy the wonderful day here.
GRAB & GOVIET
No worry about dishonest drivers to rip off your pocket, and say goodby to the long queue of taxi in the airport. Using these apps, you can easily find cheap and certificate drivers during you time in Vietnam in general and Saigon in particular. These apps are very popular in Saigon, Hanoi and some other provinces along the country. You can know exactly the route and how much you need to pay then it will be much easier to make a decision. Well, if you are traveling alone, Bike option is perfect, if you are going in group, choosing a type of cars as your own will. New installs can also receive discount offers, wow.
Foody is an app that promotes the famous local food places. It provides a lot of great place which you can find delicious local food with reasonable prices. The app always show you the menu in restaurants so you can have sometime to review and do some comparison. It works in mostly every city of Vietnam and contributed by the local citizens so it’s very valuable in term of recommendation.
In case it’s raining, or you want to stay in the hotel but still need to enjoy delicious local food, you can easily use this app to order the dishes and they will be delivered within 30 mins. It works just like Foody, you just need to pay a bit more for delivery.
Seeing the city on a bus is always a good experience, you can know how the city running and observe the local life the fullest in a convenient way. Unlike 5 years ago, now the bus system of the city is developed a lot and we have this app to help you to find the right routes. It is well designed and have an English version. We used this app and the routes in Saigon is very exact.
Google Maps is always a good choice for traveling across the country, of course, it has been developed very well by Google and trusted around the world, and I think you’re also familiar with this one. Not only for finding the route, this app can help you to see information of places in the city. However, we see that the Public transportation maps on Google still have some room for improvement so we suggest to use this along with BUS MAP.
This app helps you to find home stays, hotels, hostels with reasonable price, and give you chance to live with locals. AirBnb is rising very fast among Saigon’s hospitality industry and the price is really competitive. By chance, in case you haven’t book any hotel or want to live with the locals, we suggest you to find a room via this app. We also have some listings of Beso House on AirBnB so you can live with us, yay! Can’t wait to see you at Beso House, we will help to to install the apps or give you a guide to the city.
Hope these information can help you to explore the city!