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Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is the most populous city in Vietnam at 9 million people. It is an enticing mix of the old and new, with European architecture due to French colonization to towering skyscrapers and modern shopping malls. Each of the 24 districts of Ho Chi Minh City are a little different, and begging to be explored!

Learn More About Ho Chi Minh City

Củ Chi Tunnels
This system of tunnels were of great importance to the Viet Cong in their fight against American forces in the Vietnam war. They are now part of a war memorial park, where visitors may crawl through some of the safer parts of the tunnels.

Ben Thanh Market
Located in the center of Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam in District 1, this market is an important symbol of the city and a popular destination for many local and foreign tourists from all around the world. The market operates all year round and has nearly 1,500 booths with more than 6,000 small businesses selling wholesale and retail items from consumables to luxury goods.

Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon
Built in the late 1880s by French colonists, officially Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception is one of the few remaining bastions of Catholicism in the largely Buddhist Vietnam.
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