Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon and long considered as the Pearl of the Far East, is the most dizzying city of commerce and culture in Vietnam. A visit to Saigon is like an encounter with exotic delicious food, French colonial architecture and memories of Vietnam War.
Different from Hanoi, where has four seasons of weather, Ho Chi Minh city just has sunny and rainy days.
Being one of the biggest tourism centers of Viet Nam, Ho Chi Minh City attracts a large of visitors with various attractions, such as Ho Chi Minh Museum, formerly known as Dragon House Wharf, Cu Chi Tunnels, Nguyen Hue Walking Street – the most modern walking street in Viet Nam, system of museums, theatres, cultural houses, parks… The city also invested in many tourist areas such as Vam Sat – Can Gio, Thanh Da, Binh Quoi, A Glimpse of Viet Nam; many amusement parks such as Dam Sen, Ky Hoa, Suoi Tien, Thao Cam Vien… attract numerous domestic and foreign tourists.
This city is a coffee lover’s paradise. Every street, alley and corner there is a coffee shop. You have the big chains like Trung Nguyen (the Starbucks of Vietnam), hip and trendy cafes that wouldn’t look out of place in Paris, and tiny local cafes where the seating is a stool on the sidewalk.
It is a real shopper’s paradise with modern shopping centers and trendy boutiques rubbing shoulders with traditional street markets. The city’s best-known market is Ben Thanh Market where anything can be bought from fresh fruit and flowers to the latest imported electronics and cosmetics.
Ho Chi Minh cuisine is well-known for its tasty diversity. There is a wide range of choice for tourists: from luxurious restaurants to popular ones.
People in Ho Chi Minh city are flexible, enthusiastic, helpful, especially very friendly and hospitable.