Ho Chi Minh overview

Ho Chi Minh city, also known as Saigon, is the biggest city in Vietnam in terms of population and economy development. Being a dynamic and bustling city, Ho Chi Minh city also has a diversified and unique culture, attracting thousands of tourists every year.

Ho Chi Minh city was found by Nguyen Dynasty in 1698. When French colonials invaded Vietnam, Saigon was quickly exploited as an economic center of Vietnam and then became the colonial metropolis of Indochina during the period from 1887 to 1901.

Saigon used to be the capital of Republic of Vietnam. As soon as Vietnam gained its independence in 1975, Sai Gon was renamed after Ho Chi Minh, the beloved president of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Nowadays, Ho Chi Minh city is comprised of 24 districts, 303 wards with the total area of 2095,06 square kilometers. Located in transition area of Southeast and Southwest of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh city owns favorable conditions for economic and cultural development. Being a gateway to the world, Ho Chi Minh city plays an integral role in transportation.

In addition, Ho Chi Minh city is a trading, cultural and educational center of Vietnam. It is well-known for modern infrastructure and crowded luxurious shopping malls. Especially, the entertaining industry here is developing with surprising speed.

Visiting Ho Chi Minh City city, you will have change to explore local customs and traditions, go to ecotourism sites as well as historical sites. The trip to this dynamic city will surely give you interesting and unforgettable experiences.