Travel Apps

Here we will guide you to use some basic app to help you explore Ho Chi Minh City easier and more enjoyable. You can install these applications in Vietnam or in your country.

GOOGLE MAPS

Google Maps is an application so popular, we will not guide how to use google maps because perhaps anyone know how to use. Here we will guide you how to enter name of the Vietnamese places into google maps.

 

google_maps_in_vietnam_2Route from Tan Son Nhat airport to Ben Thanh market

Vietnamese as well based on the alphabet, but has diacritical marks. To enter into Google Maps, you need to erase diacritical marks.
For example: Nguyễn Huệ you will enter  Nguyen Hue. (Even if name of places no diacritical mark, you do not need to erase). Illustration below.

 

google_maps_in_vietnam_wikivitri

When you enter Nguyen Hue, the system will automatically propose to you. You click on the first option (We highlighted in red).

Another example: you want to go to the address: " 10 Phan Bội Châu", you will enter is: "10 Phan Boi Chau". You select the first result that is the address you are looking for.

phanboichau_street_wikivitri

In our website, we wrote no diacritical mark, simply enter into Google Maps the name of places as we have wrote on the website.

 

OTHER NECESSARY APPS

Google Translate: You select your language translation into Vietnamese. This is a very popular application, and perhaps we do not need to guide you.

Busmap: This is a very useful app to help you take the bus in Ho Chi Minh City as Vietnam. We were guided in the Bus column.

Grabbike and Uber: These are two pretty good apps  for you to order taxis. We were guided in the Taxi column.