Cities in Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Ho Chi Minh, in Vietnamese Transcription – Ho Chi Minh, until 1976. – Saigon) – one of the largest Indochyan megacities (founded in 1698 g.) and significant trading port.

Over the years of its development, he experienced a lot of difficult years, which were reflected in the architecture and numerous monuments of this huge city. This is noisy, everlasting and dynamically developing center of the South, the economic capital and the cultural center of all Vietnam. His streets are a real focus of the inclosable number of markets, shops, cafes and trains selling their goods right on sidewalks.

Attractions Hoshimina

The most interesting sights of Ho Chi Minhine are the Semeal Pagoda Win-Ngy, Imperial Jade Pagoda, Pagoda Jacques Lam (1744 g.), Fung-Son, Ha-Loi and Jacques-Vienne (currently there is an original sculpture museum here, Trang-Hang-Dao Temple (1932-1958.), Cathedrals Notre Dame (1877-1880.) And Duke Ba, Palace THong-Nyat (1868 g.), Independence Palace (Presidential Palace), Bien Tang Markets and Colon, the famous Bien-Soup Store (during the Vietnam War – Conspierate Headquarters Vietrong in Saigon), as well as Hotel De Ville – a wonderful example of French colonial architecture.

No less interesting urban historical museum (1929.), Ho Chi Mine Museum on the Pier "Dragon House", Extensive and Tragic Museum of Military History (Museum of War Crimes), Municipal Theater, Ladies-Shen Parks ("Lake Lake Park") and Wang-Tan, Zoo and Botanical Garden (total area of ​​more than 20 hectares, 1865.) with a water park, sports center and the royal garden, us, the area of ​​the Ki-Hoa recreation (14 hectares) with the Hoa-Bin theater (the largest in the city) and, of course, the water park "Saigon Water Park".

Around Hoshimina

One of the main attractions of the Ho Chi Mini district are unique tunnels Ku (CU CHI), located approximately 70 km north-west of the city, near the village of Bendin. Stretching from the capital of South Vietnam to the Cambodian border the most complicated system of tunnels of tunnels (total length is estimated at 250 km., But this figure is approximate), located on several levels, includes countless secrecy lazes, residential premises, warehouses, workshops, hospitals, management centers and power points. Serving the stronghold of the partisan struggle in this region, the system of tunnels delivered many hassle of American troops and is still a place of pilgrimage of Vietnamese. In the town of Ku Chi (30 km. From Hoshimina) there is an interesting Military Historical Museum, as well as several small pagodas.

Just 60 km from Ho Chi Minh is the city of Taynin (Tay Ninh) – the Motherland of one of the most colorful and eclectic religions in the world – Caedisa. Arranged in 1919, this religious flow has absorbed the components of Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, traditional Vietnamese spiritual traditions, Christianity and Even Islam, turning into one of the fastest growing young religions of the world. Here is the main shrine of codes – "Great Temple" Codai.

Reviews and studies of trips

Cities in Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Ho Chi Minh City: in the city

We will get acquainted with the most famous sights of Ho Chi Minh, from Notre-Dame de Saigon and the country’s largest hostage to the Museum of Vietnamese Painting of the XX Century. Read more →

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Vietnamese Railways and Travel Class Ordinary Hard Seats

Rather on the trains of the Vietnamese Railway from Ho Chi Minhina to Hue, let’s see the picturesque views of the sea from the windows of a simple sedent car with rigid wooden seats. Read more →

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Vietnam. Technical post about the trip

The price of the flight was the same, by the way, that in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), which is in Hanoi, but the number of attractions in the vicinity of the capital of Vietnam has translated. Read more →

Cities in Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

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