Ho Chi Minh city, locally known as Saigon is the biggest city and the most dynamic economic center of Vietnam, located in the South of country. Saigon is the city of energy and discovery, a super-charged city of sensory overload. Motorbikes is everywhere from the boulevards to small alleys while coffee with milk ( ca phe sua da) seems the most popular drink choice of resident. The city is a real surprise to tourist with full of traffic madness.
Saigon’s life is busy and noisy in the public, on motorcycles, at coffee shop, park, restaurant (quan nhau) to local market, the life is changing fast in this city, between the new and old. With population up to 10 million people, Saigon is a hub of people from all regions in country, do different jobs for living.
Saigon has history linked with Chinese people, French colonial time and American people before 1975, you still find some colonial architecture in some of city’s corner of District 1. Saigon was even proudly known as the Pearl of the Orient in the early period of 20 century. Getting to visit Saigin, some tourist attractions that you should not miss: Ben Thanh Market, Independence Palace, Saigon Cathedral of Norte Dame, Central Post office, War Remnants Museum, Opera House, Thien Hau pagoda…
Like other city of Vietnam, street food is so delicious in Saigon, represented for South Vietnam’s food taste but it has so many choices for you.
In Saigon, you will be surrounded by millions of motorbikes in traffic, taste delicious street food and visit many interesting attraction that keep you busy and much entertained.