Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon, is a city in southern Vietnam famous for the pivotal role it played in the Vietnam War. It’s also known for its French colonial architecture, including Notre-Dame Basilica, made entirely of materials imported from France, and the neoclassical Saigon Central Post Office. Food stalls line the city’s streets, especially around bustling Ben Thanh Market.
Brasher, more dynamic and younger than the more traditional Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s most exciting and sophisticated metropolis, defiantly embracing consumerism and capitalism, but without forsaking its Saigonese charm.