Ho Chi Min City (HCMC) or Saigon



Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is Vietnam's largest metropolis and its capital of commerce. For the casual visitor can seem a chaotic mess of traffic-clogged roads and urban bustle, with nary a green space in sight.

Ho Chi Minh is the largest city in Vietnam and is located near the Mekong Delta (although the name Saigon is still frequently used, particularly by its citizens)

The city center is situated on the banks of the Saigon River, 60 kilometers from the South China Sea and 1,760 kilometers south of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.

Today, the city's core is still adorned with wide elegant boulevards and historic French colonial buildings. The most prominent structures in the city center are Reunification Hall, City Hall, City Post Office and Notre-Dame Cathedral

More than three million motorbikes drive along the streets once swarming with bicycles. Teeming markets, centuries-old pagodas, sleek skyscrapers and ramshackle wooden shops make an interesting city tour.

The city has various museums, such as the Ho Chi Minh City Museum, Museum of Vietnamese History and concerning modern history the Revolutionary Museum and the War Remnants Museum.

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