Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh City commonly known by its previous name “Saigon”. It is the largest and most populous city in Vietnam, situated in South Vietnam. The city surrounds the Saigon River in southeastern region and covers about 2,061 square kilometres. This is the business and financial hub of Vietnam, with a prominent history going back hundreds of years. Prior to Vietnamese settlement in the 17th century, the city was a scarcely populated area that had been part of historic kingdoms of Funan, Champa, and Khmer. The city was the capital of South Vietnam until the end of the Vietnam War. In 1976, the government of a unified Vietnam renamed Saigon to its current name in honour of leader Hồ Chí Minh.
The city is an emerging international tourist destination, with popular landmarks related to the remnants of its colonial past showcased through colonial architecture. A major transportation hub, the city hosts the Tan Son Nhat International Airport. With increasing development, Saigon Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, War Remant Museum, Ben Thanh Market, Bui Vien Walking Street, Sai Kung Grassland Park, Saigon River, Suoi Tien Theme Park, Dam Sen, Cu Chi Tunnels, Linh Ung Pagoda, Giac Lam Pagoda, Jade Emperor Pagoda are the most beautiful place to visit in Ho Chi Minh City.