Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Asian energy & International influences

This city, still familiarly referred to as Saigon by many, has an infectious energy all its own. You can feel the buzz generated by the mass of motorbikes and scooters that have all but replaced the traditional cycle rickshaw called a cyclo, and in nightclubs with names like Apocalypse Now that don’t really get hopping until midnight.

French colonial architecture mixes with modern and Asian influences, and many fine old houses have become trendy restaurants serving up fine Vietnamese cuisine.

One or two of the colorful pagodas, heavy with the scent of incense burned to bring good fortune, and the huge Ben Thanh market, crammed with everything under the sun, are definitely worth a visit.

Ho Chi Minh Museum

Ho Chi Minh Museum

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Ho Chi Minh Museum

Ho Chi Minh Museum

Ho Chi Minh Museum is found in the old customs house and features many of Ho’s personal effects, including clothing and memorabilia.

Reunification Hall

Reunification Hall

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Reunification Hall

Reunification Hall

Reunification Hall was formerly the Presidential Palace and is the site where tanks of the North Vietnamese army crashed through the gates in April 1975, which ended the American involvement in Vietnam.

Journey to Mekong Delta

Journey to Mekong Delta

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Journey to Mekong Delta

Journey to Mekong Delta

Journey through miles of flat rice fields, along bustling highways, and through small villages to the Mekong River. Your boat journeys through a maze of small canals, witnessing the lives of the river dwellers, and on to one of the many islands in the Delta, where you will visit a traditional home.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam At a glance

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Current Time:
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Local Details:
GPS: 10°49'23.16"N 106°37'46.79"E
Size: 2,297.00 KM2 (886.88 MI2)
Population: 7,400,000
Density: 3,222 Pop/KM2 (1,244 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +84

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