Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s center of commerce and the country’s biggest city, thought not its administrative capital. As a result of the sweeping economic changes wrought by “doi moi” (« Renovation » is the name given to the economic reforms initiated in Vietnam the goal of creating a "socialist-oriented market economy") in 1986 , this effervescent city, perched on the banks of the Saigon River and still know as Saigon to its eight million or so inhabitants, has changed its image from that of a war-torn city to one of the thriving metropolis. All the accouterment of economic success- fine restaurants, slash hotels, glitzy bars and clubs, and shops,… The hotchpotch landscape of French stones of empire, venerable pagodas and austere, societ-style housing blocs is unique.
Is the city’s most popular attraction. War Remnants Museum is a unit under the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ho Chi Minh City. Located in the museum system of Vietnam, the museum for world peace and a member of the World Council of Museums (ICOM), the War Remnants Museum, the Museum of thematic research, collection, storage, preservation and display of the material, photographs, artifacts on the evidence of the crime and the consequences of the war that the invasion force has caused to Vietnam. Museum store more than 20,000 documents, exhibits and films, in which more than 1,500 documents, artifacts, films have been applied to introduce in eight thematic exhibitions frequently. In 35 years, the Museum has welcomed over 15 million visitors at home and abroad. Currently with about 500,000 visitors each year, the War Remnants Museum is one of the only cultural tourism to attract high public credibility at home and abroad.
This is the city's biggest, most authentic market. It is the busiest market for almost a century and know to the French as the Halles Centrales. You can find almost anything you need here, from basic supplies to souvenirs. The food is outstanding and the people-watching is great even if you don't buy anything.
Also known as the Tortoise Pagoda, this figurine-filled place of worship is considered by many to be Saigon’s finest. The Pagoda was build by the city’s Cantonese at the beginning of the twentieth century. If you visit just one temple in town make it this one, with its exquisite panels of carved gild woodwork, and its panoply of weird and wonderful deities, both Taoist and Buddhist, beneath a roof that groans under weight of dragons, bird and animals.
The dense cluster of streets comprising the Chinese ghetto of Cho Lon is the best place to loose yourself in its amorphous of life: amid the melee, street side barbers clip away briskly, bird-sellers squad outside tumbledown pagodas and temples, heaving markets ring to fishwives’ chatter and store display mushrooms, dried shrimp and rice paper.
Enjoy the view from the 49th floor of the Bitexo Tower, city’s newest icon.
Dong Koi is the main street that run trough the center of District one. Take a leisurely stroll down this colorful street full of fancy shops for a glimpse of Ho Chi Minh City at its most polished.
Check out the local talent at happening bars like La Habana and Yoko’s
Heading to Ho Chi Minh City for an adventorous and fun vacation? Feel right at home with our homestay in the city! A visit to Saigon will guarantee a thrilling encounter with food, french colonial architecture and a walk down the war memory line. And not to forget, a good dose of the world’s best coffee!
Green Building Apartment, Q.3. Opposite Le Thi Rieng Park.
Located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City’s well connected urban space.