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Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City

A Vibrant Metropolis of Youthful Energy

Formerly known as Saigon when it was the capital of French Cochinchina, Ho Chi Minh City today is the largest city by population with nearly 13 million residents. Though it has dramatically changed into a megacity with cutting edge skyscrapers and morden shopping malls, the past is never far away in its historic sites and beautiful French colonial buildings. The city is constantly famous for millions of scooters and people on the go.

  • Location: on the southern tip of Vietnam, situated in the Vietnam's Mekong River Delta
  • Known as: the largest city in Vietnam with nearly 13 million people (2019), covers about 2,061 square kilometres.
  • Popular activities: visiting, shopping and dining
  • Must-visits: City Hall, Ben Thanh Market, Central Post Office, Nguyen Hue Street, Cu Chi Tunnels and so on.
  • Time needed: at least 01 day and more than 3 days to explore main attractions surrounding the city.

Ho Chi Minh City Highlight Guides

Saigon has spent more than half a century in near constant turmoil - which may explain its residents’ incredible tolerance for disruption and change.

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Saigon has spent more than half a century in near constant turmoil - which may explain its residents’ incredible tolerance for disruption and change.

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Saigon has spent more than half a century in near constant turmoil - which may explain its residents’ incredible tolerance for disruption and change.