"Saigon" Ho Chi Minh City by AndreSTGT

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Despite its 6-8 million inhabitants Saigon does not look like a metropolis.
The streets are full of bicycles and scooters, but there are hardly any cars.
In some respect it is a typical South-East Asian city with the markets, the smells, the dirt.
But on the other hand, there is an untypical café culture, beautiful parks and a lot of colonial architecture, legacies of the French.

All this makes Saigon very pleasant and atmospheric, which makes up for its lack in real tourist sights.
A good way to explore the city is by rickshaw. Bargaining for a fair price for a sightseeing tour can be a pain in the ass, but it should not cost more than 1-1.50$ per hour.

  • Last visit to Ho Chi Minh City: Mar 2000
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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