Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Something for Everyone

Saigon, the name itself conjures up enough memories of a long bygone time; be it the horrendous war that once shook the World, be it the nostalgia that kept lingering on, be it the bars filled with people and smoke, be it the sidewalk cafes with thumping music, be it the horrible facts kept in secrets forever...Things are definitely long gone, and hopefully forever...

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City; where traffic is chaotic, where people are always on the rush, where business is on the boom, where ten million mopeds/scooters plow the streets everyday.. And young girls are still there boasting charm wrapped in Ao Dai bearing shiny smiles…

Saigon Vietnam
The traffic of Saigon Vietnam

 Ho Chi Minh City is the biggest city in Vietnam and the leading economic center of the country. Straddling on the banks of the Saigon River, the city has always been the most important commercial hub in southern Vietnam since its early days. There is a great road system which links the city and the Central Highlands, the South Central Coast, and the Mekong Delta.

The Reunification Palace, Saigon Vietnam
The Reunification Palace, Saigon Vietnam

There are also many sea ports and river ports that facilitate trade between the city and other regions in Vietnam, as well as between Vietnam and other countries. Business here has always enjoyed prosperity and people flock to the city to seek fortunes. 

Thien Hau Temple in Saigon Vietnam
Thien Hau Temple in Saigon Vietnam

Many foreign visitors often have a few days at leisure in Ho Chi Minh City at the end of their holidays in Vietnam; it is lovely to get charged with the amazing life on the go here before heading home. Some people travel to Ho Chi Minh City to find something of Old Saigon, some others get here on a transit to other destinations… it is clear that Ho Chi Minh City – Saigon has a little thing for everyone and all end up having a great time. No doubt the city enjoys the most of international arrivals of the travel destinations in Vietnam.