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How to Call Ho Chi Minh City from the USA

  1. Start with 011 — the exit code for the U.S. and Canada.
  2. Next, enter 84 — the country code for Vietnam.
  3. Then, dial 8 — the Ho Chi Minh City area code (landlines only*).
  4. Finish by dialing the local 5-7 digit Ho Chi Minh City phone number.

*When calling mobiles in Ho Chi Minh City, enter in the U.S./Canada exit code, the Vietnam country code and then either: a) “1” before the 9-digit mobile number or b) “9” before the 8-digit mobile number.

Those are the steps for calling Ho Chi Minh City. Please check out how to call Vietnam to learn how to call all the major cities today.

The hard facts about Ho Chi Minh City:

Named after the late Communist leader, Ho Chi Minh City (originally Saigon pre-1976) is the largest city in Vietnam. Despite its size, Ho Chi Minh City is not the country‘s capital — Hanoi is. With a population hovering near nine million, Ho Chi Minh City is the economic center of the country. Incredibly, Ho Chi Minh City‘s airport accounts for more than half of Vietnam‘s air traffic, emphasizing how crucial the city is for both domestic and international transit. And, speaking of tourists, Vietnam‘s largest metropolis has plenty to offer in the way of sights, with many historic buildings such as the Notre Dame Basilica and the Hotel Majestic.


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