Ho Chi Minh
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- Location: southeastern Vietnam, 1,760 km south of Hanoi
- Status: the largest and also most crowded city of Vietnam
- Population: 7,521,138 (statistics 2011)
- Area: 2,095 square km
- Vietnam’s commercial, technological, industrial and tourist center
Most visitors who once have been to Ho Chi Minh City - the Pearl of the Orient are likely to be impressed by the modern, frenetic and classic beauty of this populous metropolitan area.
Inaugurated as the second heart and soul of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh is not merely the largest city in Vietnam with the population of 7 million in the area of 2095 square kilometers (908 square miles) but it is also the biggest centre of economy, science, technology and culture of the country.
Yet within the teeming metropolis are the timeless traditions and beauty of an ancient culture. There exists a mix of the East and the West style in this bustling city where modern skyscrapers are juxtaposed with faded colonial buildings. To enjoy the intriguing mixture of modern and traditional elements, you are recommended to pay a visit to numerous Chinese style pagodas and historical landmarks, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Post Office and the Reunification Hall. The Notre Dame Cathedral known as "Nhà thờ Đức Bà" in Vietnamese is a magnificent building attracting not only Catholics but also most tourists for its neo-Romanesque style architecture and a sacred atmosphere. Not far away from this old architectural monument is the Saigon Central Post Office, a prominent feature representing the French colonial style, is constructed between at the end of 19th century by the famous architect Gustave Eiffel. For visitors who want to know how the Formerly South Vietnam's Presidential Palace looks like, Reunification Palace is definite a must-see place. If this building does not satisfy your curiousness of Vietnam’s history, you can visit some museums like Ho Chi Minh Museum, Revolutionary Museum and Vietnam History Museum.
There are many other places of interest waiting for you to discover, such as Ben Thanh Market - one of the most recognizable symbols and unique images of this enchanting city, Cu Chi Tunnels - a huge war museum offering visitors a sneak peak at the underground life of Viet Cong-era soldiers, Thien Hau Pagoda - a place dedicated to Lady Thien Hau, the sea goddess, who left two giant turtles to keep an eye on things in her absence and Phung Son Tu Pagoda - a place worshipping the God of happiness and virtue.
Ho Chi Minh City is also deemed to be the best entertaining place in Vietnam. Here emerge three main amusement parks namely Dam Sen, Suoi Tien and Dai Nam which are three complexes with zoos, delightful sceneries and swimming pool for numerous water games like water polo. Staying overnight in this charming city, visitors have chance to experience a vibrant nightlife with many local and western bars and cafes concentrated in the city center.
Visiting Ho Chi Minh City, you are likely to have incredible time enjoying local delicacies such as "banh xeo" (pancake) in food stuff deep inside a market place or on street’s sidewalk around open-air kitchens and sampling a variety of foods ranging from Vietnamese regional specialties to international cuisine at Vietnamese, French, and Chinese restaurants. Good news for coffee lover is that Vietnam coffees among the best in the world, and very inexpensive, so don’t be hesitant to taste the wonderful flavor of Vietnam coffee during your trip to Ho Chi Minh City.
• Come to see the iconic Reunification Palace made its name in global history
• Visit one of the most attractive sights in Ho Chi Minh City to take a deep look into abundant remnants of the Vietnam War
• Explore the Notre Dame Cathedral - the architecture remains from French colonial period
• Discover the Cu Chi Tunnels to experience people’s lives in a whole historical time
• Take part in the process of making rice as a professional famer
• Experience the best simple beauty of Vietnamese countryside
• Go through historic relics and admire the glorious Vietnamese wars
• Meet with humble and funny local people along the way
• Arrive in Phong Nam Pier then have a nice cruise along An Hoa River
• Have chance to visit charcoal workshop and observe the coconut-processing workshop
• See the way of making brinks from local people
• Row boat along water palm creek and see the beautiful scenes
• Enjoy a tour around Dragon – Unicorn – Turtle - Phoenix Islands to fully discover the magnificent beauty of this land
• Come to see the special coconut candy-making process and have a taste
• Participate in some interesting activities to explore deeper into the countryside on Mekong's banks
• Travel to Vinh Long and visit Cai Be floating village to see people's life on water
• Drop by a nursery garden and taste various local juicy fruits
Inspired by the teahouses of the French colonial era, Silverland Charner is a charming blend of old and new Saigon, where every space brings the spirit of Indochine to life. Every visit to Silverland Charner is a journey through the city's past, from the wicker furnishings and pastel colors to the Indochine-inspired names of our guestrooms....
Silverland Yen Hotel is located on Thu Khoa Huan St. and Huyen Tran Cong Chua St. which were built by French architectures when forming Sai Gon. In Vietnamese, Yen is as a silent note on peaceful streets with over 100 years old tamarind trees, is a witness how urban changes. Surprisingly, Yen is only few steps away from Ben Thanh Market, Tao Dan...
Conveniently located in Ho Chi Minh City, Paradise Saigon Boutique Hotel & Spa is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 0.5 km away, and it normally takes about 25 minutes to reach the airport. At Paradise Saigon Boutique Hotel & Spa, the excellent...
Past sleepy palms and nurtured greens, a sanctuary by the river awaits. Villa Song Saigon was renovated and completely refurbished in December 2013 to express its unique charm, redolent of days long past. The small luxury hotel therefore is an objet d’art in the centre of a vibrant urban landscape. Taking inspiration from French colonial...
Located in the heart of District 1, just steps from one of Ho Chi Minh City’s oldest parks and a 15-minute walk from the famous Ben Thanh Market, Fusion Suites Sai Gon is a down-to-earth“all-suite hotel” designed to bring peace and harmony to the modern urban adventurer.With a daily spa treatment included in the room...
Alagon D'antique Hotels & Spa in Ho Chi Minh City is located in the prime location, within a 5 minute walk from the popular places. With 110 guest rooms including Suites and Deluxe, hotel offers the luxurious and elegant furnishings. All accommodation is decorated with French colonial touches.
Offering quality accommodations in the nightlife, shopping, restaurants district of Ho Chi Minh City, C Central Hotel Bui Vien is a popular pick for both business and leisure travelers. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see...
Located within the lively Bui Vien neighborhood, C Central Hotel De Tham offers sleek and modern accommodations in the heart of Hi Chi Minh City’s, District 1. It is within walking distance to famous landmarks, including Ben Thanh Market and Fine Arts Museum, many bars and restaurants, shopping centers as well as historical and cultural...
Located in the lovely area of District 1, Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint Hotel enjoys a commanding position in the nightlife, shopping, restaurants hub of Ho Chi Minh City. At Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint Hotel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. Experience...
Nestled under a shaded tropical canopy, An Lam Retreats Saigon River is a 20-minutes boat ride from Ho Chi Minh City’s busy centre. Ashore the peaceful Saigon River, their retreat offers an enchanting blend of privacy, serenity and exclusivity. With 19 spacious suites and villas spread across a lush garden, their delicious Western and Vietnamese...