Saigon People's Committee at nightSaigon officially known as Ho Chi Minh City nowadays has always been the biggest city in Vietnam and the economic center of the country. Saigon is not to be missed on your vacations to Vietnam. Let’s find the most comprehensive collection of articles for Saigon Travel including travel holiday guide, tourism information, tourist photos for Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Here you can find the detailed information of the destination such as what to see, things to do, tourist spots, weather and climate, food and dining, how to get there, Saigon history, Vietnam War,...

  • Cu Chi is 65 km (1.5 hour drive) northwest of Ho Chi Minh City. The tunnel network of Cu Chi became legendary in the war for facilitating the local guerrillas to gain victory over the American troops.  At its height, these three-leveled tunnels stretched over 250 km. Touring Cu Chi, the travelers would learn more about the war and the resilience of the Vietnamese.

  • Ho Chi Minh City still called Saigon by the locals is the biggest city and the economic center of Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City spreads its way on the banks of the Saigon River and has always been busy with trade since its formation. The areas more interesting to the travellers include the riverside, the city center and China Town.

  •  Officially named Ho Chi Minh City, the century-old name Saigon is still preferred and used more by the local Vietnamese. From the very first day when the city was founded, Saigon has remained the leading economic center of Vietnam.
  • The Independence Palace (also called the Reunification Palace) was built from 1868 and completed in 1871 by the French after they had conquered the six provinces in  the South of Vietnam (Cocochine). The Palace had been meant to be the Residence of the Governor of South Vietnam and it was called Norodom Palace (after the King of Cambodia).