The city of Ho Chi Minh, or what was popularly known as Saigon, is 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. Ho Chi Minh though is not as romantic as Hanoi yet it has its own set of characteristic features and point of attractions that makes it equal with other travel destinations around 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. The human inhabitants of this place is also for their unique cultural tradition. The Floating Markets is something that you should not miss 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. Fruits and vegetables from local producers are being sold by locals in seller’s boats which they sell to market goers. In this floating market there are also sampans which function as mobile cafes offering drinks and strong noodle soup to those who are done with the day’s marketing chores.
The Cu Chi a tunnel in Ho Chi Minh City Cu Chi district is a large network of interconnecting tunnels. These tunnels traverse Vietnam’s underground and they are connected to other tunnels. When the Vietnam war was raging, the Viet Congs used these tunnels for their military purposes. There were many uses for this tunnel during the war including communication and supply route, food and weapon cache, hiding spot, hospital and living quarters.
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Ho Chi Minh city is a mixture of cultures, and since many immigrants inhabited the city this unique local culture is really 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. Their lantern making activity is offered to visitors as a step to further experience what it is like to live in their local community.
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Ho Chi Minh city has much more beautiful and satisfying attractions and activities. These attractions and activities mentioned are only a few of the many things that make a visit to Ho Chi Minh City an experience to treasure.