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Street scene in Hi Chi Minh City.  <img src='http://www.guidegecko.de/images/spyglass1.png' align='texttop' /> Click for full image
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Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide

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Ho Chi Minh City is commonly known as Saigon or by the abbreviations HCMC or HCM. It is the largest city in Vietnam and the former capital of the Republic of Vietnam.

Following the fall of Saigon in 1975, Saigon was renamed Ho Chi Minh City. However the old Saigon moniker is still used by both Vietnamese and foreigners, especially when referring to the most central part of the city, where most tourists flock to.

Ho Chi Minh City has very few places of interest for tourists. Most ofd them are related to the Vietnam (American) War, such as the Reunification Palace or the War Remnants Museum. Other than that, there is the Notre Dame Cathedral and the City Hall. If you are not going to the DMZ, also visit the Cu Chi Tunnels that date back to the Vietnam War.

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  • Areas/Districts in Ho Chi Minh City:
  • Cu Chi

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