Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) - the largest city in Vietnam, located in the Mekong Delta. Megapolis seething with life in it, which is considered a major commercial, cultural and tourist center of the country.

Ho Chi Minh City many call the Asian Paris. But at the same time, not the fact that Ho Chi Minh City to everybody's liking. We can say that the city has, their individuality and their color will not repeat.

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I stayed in Ho Chi Minh City 3 days in 2011 during a trip to three countries (Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam) south-east Asia. During these three days, we walked around the city, made a shopping tour to the local market as well as made a tourist cruise on the Mekong River. Photo tour can be viewed on this page.
Conclusions - Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) large rich city with bustling life in these cities has its supporters and opponents.
How much time to allocate a viewing Ho Chi Minh: I think 3-4 days is enough that to see the main attractions of the city, as well as visit the local markets. 
Prices in Ho Chi Minh City: Meals - Lunch from $ 2.5 per dinner for two with wine, $ 13. Accommodation for two - in the common room from $ 5, $ 15 room. Transport - Taxi $ 1.5-5, public $ 0.2.

Photo trip to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)


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Street in Ho Chi Minh City
 
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Plaza in Ho Chi Minh City
 
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Trishaw, for many tourists it is the kind of attraction
 
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In many places in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) you can meet disintegrated with exotic fruits
 
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Also in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), a lot of places where you can buy sea products
 
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Poles, entangled in a bunch of wires, are one of the symbols of the city, even sold T-shirts with their image
 
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Another feature of Ho Chi Minh City, is a huge amount of moto bikes. Approximately 80% of road traffic consists of scooter.
 
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Despite the fact that Ho Chi Minh City, is one of the most modern cities in Vietnam, it will not be difficult to find women with "traditional Vietnamese yoke."
 
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If you are a lover of the nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City, you will be what to do. In the area of Dong Hoi, there are many clubs, bars and restoranov.Pust it does not have the scale in Thailand, but still.
 
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Breakfast at the Vietnam - baked in meat and quail eggs and fruit iced tea
 

Mekong river

Mekong - the longest river in Indochina, flows in Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, China, Thailand. Length - about 4500 km, the basin area - 810 thousand square kilometers.. Its origins Mekong takes - in Tangla Range on the Tibetan Plateau.

Mekong committed many tourist cruises. Tourists are attracted by the exotic scenery, ancient Buddhist temples, a factory for the manufacture of coconut candy. Tour of the Mekong is one of the most popular among tourists in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh).

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During the tourist cruise on the Mekong, are imported into different "shops" where you can take pictures with a snake, taste and buy a variety of exotic products.

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Alternatively exotic alcohol with snakes and scorpions inside.
 
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Exotic fruits
 
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A small shop for the production of chocolates. Sweets for sale immediately.
 
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jackfruit
 
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Walking along the Mekong
 
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Last look at the Ho Chi Minh City from the airport building.
 
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