Ho Chi Minh City (commonly known as Saigon) is a city in southern Vietnam famous for the pivotal role it played in the Vietnam War. It’s also known for its French colonial landmarks, including Notre-Dame Cathedral, made entirely of materials imported from France, and the 19th-century Central Post Office. Food stalls line the city’s streets, especially around bustling Bến Thành Market.
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Many of the best attractions in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) centre around the events of 20th-century war like the War Remnants Museum details the effects of the long war between America and Vietnam. There are preserved tanks, planes and other war machines on the outside grounds Photographs, exhibits and written documentation show the horrific war.
The Chu Chi Tunnels lets visitors experience what it must have been like for soldiers who used an extensive network of tunnels to move around undetected by their enemies. There is an informative movie to watch, followed by a guided tour of some mock recreations of daily life for the Viet Cong hiding in the jungle. Burnt out tanks make for a great photo prop and then everyone gets to crawl through a small section of the tunnels which has been widened and supported.
The city of Ho Chi Minh is close distance to the Mekong River.
Running down from the Tibetan plateau, the Mekong River crosses through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam before it empties into the South China Sea. Like many other great rivers in the world, much of life centers close to the river. Exploring the Mekong Delta, one will realize exactly that.
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