"The central area of HCMC is..." Vietnam Favorite Tip by BorderHopper

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Favorite thing: The central area of HCMC is still called Saigon. The outlying districts are refered to as Ho Chi Minh City. Many people in this part of the country still call the entire city Saigon and only the people in the North call it HCMC. This is a photograph taken from the Rex Hotel rooftop looking down upon Saigon and the buisness district. It is a very modern section of the city with high-rise buildings, banks, and fancy hotels.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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