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Where to Go When in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City is also known as Saigon and was one considered as the “Pearl of the Far East.” Although there are many great cities to travel to when in Vietnam, having this title gives Ho Chi Minh city a special hidden charm that is unique to the place. Although Ho Chi Minh city is not as romantic as the city of Hanoi, it has its own characteristic features and points of attractions that puts it on equal footing which other travel destinations all over the world. It is a fact that tourists from all over the world are attracted by the tour packages being offered in Ho Chi Minh City. Below are some of the attractions and activities in this city that will prove why this place is worth visiting.

One place to visit is the Mekong Delta a sprawling 39,000 square kilometers and made famous by its rich biodiversity supporting over 10,000 newly discovered biological species. The human inhabitants of this place is also for their unique cultural tradition. The Floating Markets is something that you should not miss in the Mekong Delta. In this floating market you should ride in a sampan bringing along a local guide who will show you how the conduct business in this colorful and relaxed ambiance. Seller’s boats contain fruits and vegetables from local producers that they sell to market goers. There are also sampans that are like mobile cafes where they offer soft drinks, iced tea, and strong noodle soup to market goers.

In the Ho Chi Minh Cu Chi district there is a large network of interconnecting tunnels called the Cu Chi tunnels. These tunnels traverse Vietnam’s underground and they are connected to other tunnels. When the Vietnam war was raging, the Viet Congs used these tunnels for their military purposes. It served as a communication and supply route, food and weapon cache, hiding spot, hospital and living quarters.
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There are many immigrant inhabitants in HO Chi Minh City so if you go around the city, the local culture is actually a product of various cultures existing in the city. A visit of the Chinese markets as well as the Thien Hau pagoda will give you an unforgettable cultural tour of the city. Their lantern making activity is offered to visitors as a step to further experience what it is like to live in their local community.
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There is so much more to experience in this beautiful city of Ho Chi Ming. If you want a really rewarding travel vacation, a trip to Ho Chi Minh city will give you this kind of experience.