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travel42 Port Guide: Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City travel42 Port of Call Guide

The Vietnamese seem to use the names Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, or simply "HCMC" interchangeably.

By any name, Ho Chi Minh City is the economic center of Vietnam, although geographically it's 700 mi/1,120 km south of Hanoi. With a rapidly growing population, new hotels, chic bars and trendy clubs, Ho Chi Minh City is enjoying a climate of prosperity and growth.

On Ho Chi Minh City's doorstep is the Mekong delta, with its burgeoning markets, luminous green rice fields, Khmer pagodas, and fru...

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