EXPLORE HO CHI MINH CITY, THE ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CENTER
TOUR CODE: DAY1
Time : 08:00 – 12:00 OR 13 :00 – 17:00
Saigon – the former name of the current official name of Ho Chi Minh city, is now the economic and financial center of Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh City is one of 5 Municipalities of Vietnam (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang, Hai Phong, Can Tho).
The city locates in the south-eastern region of Vietnam, 1,760 km (1,090 mi) south of Hanoi. The average elevation is 19 meters (62 ft) above sea level.
It borders Tây Ninh Province and Bình Dương Province to the north, Đồng Nai Province and Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu Province to the east, Long An Province to the west and the East Sea to the south with a coast 15 km (9 mi) long. The city covers an area of 2,095 km2, (809 sq mi or 0.63% of the surface of Vietnam), the 2nd position after Hanoi Capital.
Half Day City Tour in Saigon
This personalized private tour is one of the best ways to explore and discover what Saigon has to offer to visitors.
Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is the largest and busiest city in Vietnam with a population of more than 8,6 million inhabitants. Much of the daily life takes place on the streets, which are lined with shops, stalls and vendors with their wares spread out on the footpath.
Don’t miss the bustling Ben Thanh Market – a fantastic place for bargains of every kind!
There are several interesting sights in Saigon. The Reunification Palace was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until April 30, 1975, when the North Vietnamese tanks came crashing through the front gates, bringing the U.S.-Vietnam War to a dramatic end.
Close to the Palace some of the best examples of French colonial architecture are represented in the forms of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Notre Dame Cathedral was built between 1877 and 1883, and the stones used to create it were exported in its entirety from France.
Next to the cathedral stands the Central Post Office, finished in 1891. It is another fine example of French architecture and is Vietnam’s largest post office. For all of its French colonial history, Ho Chi Minh City is by far Vietnam’s most modern city. It has numerous shopping malls, cinemas, coffee shops, discotheques and a bewildering number of bars.
Ngoc Hoang Temple where President Obama or US visit during his visiting Vietnam.
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