Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Asian energy & International influences

Whether you call it Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City, this charming port by any other name would still be as sweet. There’s an infectious energy on the streets at all hours of the day and in nightclubs with names like Apocalypse Now that don’t really start hopping until well after midnight. Vietnam’s largest city, HCMC—as the locals refer to it—is filled with French colonial architecture and Asian influences, creating a truly unique destination.

Many of the traditional French-style homes have been converted into trendy restaurants serving Vietnamese cuisine. Be sure to try the Bahn Mi—this ubiquitous sandwich is served on French-style baguette with Vietnamese ingredients like lemon grass chicken and pickled daikon and is the ultimate form of fusion cuisine.

Follow the fragrant scent of incense to the spectacular Jade Emperor Pagoda for a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of city streets. Then, explore the Ben Thanh market which is crammed with everything under the sun including fresh fruit and veggies, housewares, clothing, jewelry, and one-of-a-kind souvenirs.

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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

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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

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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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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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