Ho Chi Minh City Overview

Longitude: 106°01’25’'- 107° 01'10’’ east

Latitude:    10°22'13’’ - 11° 22' 17’’ north

Square: 2,095 Km2       Population: 7.682 millions

Average temperature: 27.55°C

Annual average raining level: 1,979 mm

Administrative map includes 17 inner districts and 05 outside districts

Area phone code: 08.

Introduction

HCMC was recorded into administrative document in 1698 under the name of Sai Gon as the new land of the country and it is now has been passed more than 300 years of history. Under the Nguyen dynasty, here was located the biggest fortification in 1790 with the name of Gia Dinh. In 1859, French colonists had invaded into the South and attacked Sai Gon to fail. Since 1862, a new city with 500,000 of population was found in a master plan. Architecture of city was in imitation of Western styles in 19th century and enlarged following the two datum lines: North – South and East – West. It had been resorted with trading association from all around the world and Sai Gon harbor formed in 1862. At the end of 19th century (1874), French President had assigned the establishment fo Sai Gon city. After the victory of Ho Chi Minh operation in spring 1975, Sai Gon was renamed to Ho Chi Minh City by the National Assembly on 2nd July 1976.

Places to go

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Our Ho Chi Minh City trips

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Grand Vietnam - Best Sellers Hanoi Capital, Vietnam to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Grand Vietnam - Best Sellers 13 days Contact us View Trip
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Ho Chi Minh City – Buon Me Thuot – Don Village – Kon Tum – Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City 7 days/ 6 nights Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Hoi An Town - Quang Nam, Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City – Buon Me Thuot – Don Village – Kon Tum – Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City 7 days/ 6 nights 7 days Contact us View Trip

Top Attractions

Notre Dame Basilica

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Reunification Palace

Also known as the Independence Palace, this building marks, for many, the end of the Vietnam War. Free tours with an English-speaking guide can be arranged in the lobby.
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Travel Experiences

Try Not To Get Hit By a Scooter – No Joke!

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The best street foods in Saigon

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Shopping

Haggle for bargains in Ben Thanh market

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Food Culture

Bun Ca

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Indulge in the Street Food

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