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Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon, situated in the southern of Vietnam, is still called Saigon by most of the natives. The modern city used to be considered as the Pearl of the Orient by the French. It is a brazen, industrious and dense metropolis, the largest city in Vietnam and the business capital of the country. With a population of five million, this city of Vietnam is crowded, noisy, yet it is also exciting and historic, the essence of the nation.

The wide Saigon River, which takes a huge turn from the east of Saigon, links the city with the sea. Unlike Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) may lack charm and elegance, but the city with its essential French colonial character has enough to draw your attention. The colonial villas, wide avenues and a lively cafe society in the city remind you the days of French dominance.

Over the last 10 years, Ho Chi Minh City has experienced a spectacular change in its cityscape. And today, this city has a cosmopolitan and energetic atmosphere. The once low-rise landscape of the city's central area, District 1, is now marked with shining skyscrapers including high-rise apartments, international hotels, luxurious restaurants and bars and companies. This bustling, vibrant, industrial hub of the nation is the biggest city of Vietnam as well. Saigon is also the cultural center and economic capital of the country.

The city is well connected with rest of the world through air routes and sea and thereby draws huge foreign funds in the fields like oil, gas, agriculture, textiles, and marine products. However tourism contributes a major part of the government's revenue. Visiting Ho Chi Minh City, the travelers have a chance to visit a lot of interesting places from historic sites to entertainment and shopping area.

The city with its teeming metropolis mingled with the elegance of ancient culture, gives you a microcosmic view of the entire nation.

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Attractions in Ho Chi Minh City

  • GIAC LAM PAGODA

    GIAC LAM PAGODA

    Giac Lam is one of the oldest pagodas in Ho Chi Minh City. Originally, it was built by Ly Thuy Long

  • CENTRAL POST OFFICE

    CENTRAL POST OFFICE

    The Central Post Office is one of the oldest buildings in Ho Chi Minh City. It was built around 1886 – 1891, based on the design of Gustave Eiffel

  • SAIGON RIVER EXPRESS

    SAIGON RIVER EXPRESS

    Saigon River Express provides you with many different tours visiting different areas in Southern Vietnam

  • GIAC VIEN PAGODA

    GIAC VIEN PAGODA

    Located at number 161/85/20, Lac Long Quan Street, District 11, Giac Vien is one of the oldest temples in Ho Chi Minh City

  • SUOI TIEN THEME PARK

    SUOI TIEN THEME PARK

    this was an uninhabited land which had a natural stream flowing across endemic forest and natural scenery

  • VINH NGHIEM PAGODA

    VINH NGHIEM PAGODA

    It’s home to a vast sanctuary where followers pay their respects, make offerings and pray for blessings every month and a seven-floor

  • Cho Lon

    Cho Lon

    Cho Lon is crowded and busy all the times thus tourists don’t have to worry about the suitable time to travel there. Even at night, there are still food stalls serving till midnight.

  • BINH QUOI VILLAGE

    BINH QUOI VILLAGE

    Binh Quoi Tourist Village is just about 8 – 10 km from Ho Chi Minh City centre and can be a nice day trip from the crowded city centre.

  • VAM SAT ECOLOGICAL TOURIST CENTER

    VAM SAT ECOLOGICAL TOURIST CENTER

    Located in Can Gio District, Vam Sat lies between the two rivers Vam Sat and Long Tau.

  • PEOPLE'S COMMITTEE BUILDING

    PEOPLE'S COMMITTEE BUILDING

    The building was built and put into use in 1909 as a hotel whose original name was Hôtel de Ville.

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