Ho Chi Minh City is the most populous city in Vietnam with a population of 8.4 million. Under it’s former name Saigon, it was the capital of French Indochina from 1887 to 1902 and again from 1945 to 1954. On 2 July 1976, Saigon merged with the surrounding Gia Định Province and was officially renamed Ho Chi Minh City after revolutionary leader Hồ Chí Minh. Ho Chi Minh City is the financial centre of Vietnam and is home to the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange, the largest stock exchange by total market capitalization in Vietnam and the headquarters of many national and international banks and companies. While things are improving, visiting
Ho Chi Minh City remains challenging if you are in a wheelchair (especially if you are in a motorised wheelchair and cannot transfer).
Attractions and Opportunities
No accessible bus service.
There is also lack of wheelchair access to rail stations. The government is actively looking into these issues and have started to take actions. Wheelchair access will gradually be addressed over time, and the system is likely to attract more passengers.
Private Vehicle Rental
You can rent an accessible vehicle, with the option of a driver as well. Contact Ethnic Voyage Vietnam for details.