The digital world offers a lot of options these days. The Apple map and Google map applications are very accurate in HCMC, and the route navigation function gives various routes for destinations. You’d also be glad to know that Waze is very much helpful in Ho Chi Minh, as it is one of the most convenient live maps to use when travelling to places. Regardless of which app you’ll choose to use, be sure to check the address you key in properly. Saigon’s streets look like grids so it’s fairly easy to go around but double check the ward when entering an address because HCMC is notorious for having the same street names within the same district, and this can prove tricky when trying to get safely to your destination. There are also a plethora of homegrown websites that can also be used for navigation such as diadiem.com, vietbando.com, and hochiminh.timduong.vn.
For information on roads go to Believe it or Not: Laws of The Road