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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In war movies, you may have seen the Cu Chi tunnels, famed for being an intricate network of underground facilities through which the Viet Congs launched surprising attacks against Americans in the 1960s. These tunnels are such an integral (and scary) part of that war, and I think visitors to Ho Chi Minh City should not miss the chance to visit and see it for themselves. Cu Chi tunnels is not just tunnels in one location, it covers over 250 km with several stories deep – some of them probably even undiscovered still. Don’t hesitate; let’s join this Ho Chi Minh City tour with us to get a deeper understanding about the famous Vietnam-American war.
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Designed to capture the real essence of Ho Chi Minh City, this Ho Chi Minh City tour will give you an insight into the history, culture and the daily life of the locals in this charming and dynamic city. Don’t hesitate to let this tour lead you to every corner of Ho Chi Minh City to visit, to enjoy and to love our city!
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Visitors to Ho Chi Minh City cannot miss the chance to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels – an underground battleground for many years during the Vietnam War, pass through a labyrinth of interlaced tunnels. In addition, taking this Cu Chi tour from Ho Chi Minh City, you also have a chance to see the green paddy fields along the road to Cu Chi, and local peasants at work, etc. These are really pleasant sights and will surely offer you some insights into Vietnamese culture as well.
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If you have a short time free in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon) but still want to get the typical characteristics of this charming and dynamic city, this half day trip in Ho Chi Minh City gives you a fascinating insight into the culture and daily life of the local. It leads you to numerous characteristic corners of this city and let you enjoy unforgettable memories in Vietnam. Don’t hesitate to book it now!