Ho Chi Minh City


July 3, 2022

Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, [tʰaɲ˨˩.fo˦˥.ho˨˩.ci˦˥.miɲ˧] Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh), formerly Saigon (Vietnamese: Sài Gòn (North) Saigon (South)) is Vietnam's largest city. Located in the Mekong Delta Ho Chi Minh City is the economic center of Vietnam. Of the country's 7.5 percent population, GDP is 20.2% and foreign investment accounts for 34.9% of the country.


Saigon in the past was once a city in Khmer rule called Phrai Nakhon (Khmer characters ព្រៃនគរ). Therefore, the name of the city was changed to Vietnamese that Gia Định and later renamed Saigon (Sài Gòn) hundreds of years later. when separated from Vietnam into two parts Saigon is the capital city of South Vietnam. When North Vietnam seized it, it was renamed Ho Chi Minh City after the Viet Minh leader, Ho Chi Minh.



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Most of the Vietnamese in Ho Chi Minh City travel by motorcycle. There are taxi services by many companies. and there is a bus service called Saigon Bus. Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport (Tân Sơn Nhất) is Vietnam's largest airport in terms of passenger traffic, located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. 2020 and will become the largest airport

Sibling City

There are 26 sister cities/regions of Ho Chi Minh City:


Other Resources

Travel to "Ho Chi Minh", a place of past wars Archived 2012-11-06 at the way back machine