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Where to Go When in Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh City is also known as Saigon and was one considered as the “Pearl of the Far East.” With this title, we can see that this city has a hidden charm that is peculiar to this Vietnamese city. Although Ho Chi Minh city is not as romantic as the city of Hanoi, it has its own characteristic features and points of attractions that puts it on equal footing which other travel destinations all over the world. It is a fact that tourists from all over the world are attracted by the tour packages being offered in Ho Chi Minh City. Below are a few of the many attractions and activities that you can find in Ho Chi Minh city which only goes to show that this is one place that you should visit as your next travel destination. The Mekong Delta is famous for its rich biodiversity that supports over 10,000 newly discovered biological species in its sprawling 39,000 square kilometers. It is also known for its unique cultural tradition of its inhabitants. Tourists should not miss the Floating Markets in the Mekong Delta. You should experience the morning market in this place using a small sampan and bringing along a local guide who will introduce you to the market’s colorful and relaxed ambiance. The boats of sellers are filled with fruits and vegetables from local producers which they sell to market goers. And there are also sampans that serve as mobile cafes offering soft drinks, iced tea, and strong noodle soup. One other place to visit in the Ho Chi Minh city Cu Chi district are the Cu Chi tunnels which is a large network of interconnecting tunnels. These tunnels traverse Vietnam’s underground and they are connected to other tunnels. During the Vietnam War, the Viet Congs used the Cu Chi tunnels for military purposes. Communication and supply route, a food and weapon cache, a hiding spot, a hospital and living quarters are the multi function of these tunnels during the war.
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Since there are many immigrant inhabitants in Ho Chi Minh City, a look around the local community would reveal a local culture which is a product of various cultures existing in the city. A visit of the Chinese markets as well as the Thien Hau pagoda will give you an unforgettable cultural tour of the city. Lantern making activity is also offered to visitors as a step further towards experiencing the local community life.
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Ho Chi Minh city has much more beautiful and satisfying attractions and activities. The ones listed above are just some of these that make traveling to Ho Chi Minh City a truly rewarding experience.