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
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...
Ideally situated in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Huong Sen Hotel is within easy reach to shopping venues, business centers, airline offices, and banks. The Saigon riverside is just a few minutes' walk away, and the Tan Son Nhat International Airport is a short 15 minutes away by taxi. Each room provided comes tastefully decorated and fitted with...
When visiting Ho Chi Minh City, you'll feel right at home at Millennium Boutique Hotel, which offers quality accommodation and great service. 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 destinations. Offering hotel guests...
The Harmony Saigon Hotel & Spa is a luxurious and modern architectural hotel, featuring a classic European style, furnished with top-end finishes and amenities. Conveniently located in the city center, making accessibility to major attractions very efficient. Enjoy the Ben Thanh night shopping market, Tao Dan Park, Opera House and the Bitexco...
Conveniently situated in District 1, Roseland Centa Hotel & Spa offers modern accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and has a wardrobe. City views can be seen from certain rooms. The Jacuzzi Pool is Roseland Centa ‘s highlight where you can soothe your senses in the warm water and enjoy the...
Papaya Saigon Central Hotel is located in the heart of the modern city, Saigon, which used to be considered as the “Pearl of the Orient” by the French. The hotel sits in an extremely characteristic and lively area within a short walking distance to all historical or tourism sites. Upon entering this charming hotel, you will immediately sense...
Alagon Zen Saigon Hotel- A dream-like gem in the very centre of Saigo. Located in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City and close to Ben Thanh Market, Opera House, War Museum, Independance Palace... the hotel is at the heart of this buzzing city. With 116 modern , trendy and stylish rooms, Alagon Zen Hotel & Spa leads the way in imaginative and...