Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City

Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon/HoChiMinh City, Vietnam (B)

Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city and economic/financial centre of Vietnam. For many international travellers, Ho Chi Minh City is their springboard en route to other destinations within Vietnam. Having said, Ho Chi Minh City itself is a fascinating destination. With interesting sites and activities that warrant further explorations. Here, we bring you the Top Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City!

Ho Chi Minh City was formerly known as Saigon. And can be traced back to at least 1859, when the French colonized southern parts of Vietnam. The French colony was called Cochinchina, and Saigon was made the capital of this colony in 1862.

The French colonial period lasted till 1954, when the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) was established with Saigon as its capital. This was to last till 1975, at the conclusion of the Vietnam War, with victory for North Vietnam. As a result of the war, Vietnam was reunified and Saigon was officially renamed Ho Chi Minh City, in reference to the North’s inspirational leader Ho Chi Minh. The capital of reunified Vietnam would follow that of North Vietnam and remain at Hanoi. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City
Guide Location: Vietnam » Saigon/HoChiMinh City
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Allan See Toh
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Ben Thanh Market
  • Ho Chi Minh City Hall
  • Saigon Opera House
  • The Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon
  • Saigon Central Post Office
  • Independence Palace
  • War Remnants Museum