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Commonly referred as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is all about dynamism, crowded streets, skyscrapers and urbanization fusing well with culture side including Oriental style pagodas, ancient temples and traditional markets. With a sudden bout of economic uprising, the city offers something for everyone and thus serving as a destination worth visiting.
The largest city of Vietnam and a former capital of the Republic of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh is a city buzzing with frantic energy all the time. Once tagged as the Pearl of the Orient by French, today it is a great blend of little chaos and peace, crowded streets and tiny hidden alleyways, sky touching office buildings and ancient structures. Nestled on the banks of Saigon River, the place is thriving as to-be metropolis serving as countyês major commerce hub. One can witness the success story of the city through its posh restaurants, luxury hotels, numerous bars and clubs and showrooms selling premium goods. The lifestyle of Ho Chi Minh is on open display all the time with most of the living rooms opening on to the street, people zooming around on motorcycles, and chatting and napping in the parks. The cosmopolitan city is vibrant, rich in food, fast paced and with a dash of romance displayed in French architecture. The city also offers a wide range of tourist attraction from historic buildings such as war-related museums and elegant pagodas defining their history to beautiful shopping malls.