Guide to Attractions and Activities in Ho Chi Minh City The old city of Saigon is now known as Ho Chi Minh City and fondly called by many as the “Pearl of the Far East.” Although there are many great cities to travel to when in Vietnam, having this title gives Ho Chi Minh city a special hidden charm that is unique to the place. People say that Ho Chi Minh city is not as romantic as the city of Hanoi, yet it boasts of its own unique features and attraction that can match any other tourist destination in any part of the world. The truth is tour packages in Ho Chi Ming City attract many visitors from all over the world. Below are some of the attractions and activities in this city that will prove why this place is worth visiting. 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. Tourists should not miss the Floating Markets in the Mekong Delta. In the morning you should visit the markets through a small sampan together with a local guide who will give you firsthand experience of the market’s colorful and relaxed ambiance. Seller’s boats contain fruits and vegetables from local producers that they sell to market goers. There are also sampans that are like mobile cafes where they offer soft drinks, iced tea, and strong noodle soup to market goers. In the Ho Chi Minh Cu Chi district there is a large network of interconnecting tunnels called the Cu Chi tunnels. This tunnels are connected to other tunnels which go all through Vietnam’s underground. It was for military purposes that the Viet Congs used the Cu Chi tunnels during the Vietnam War. Communication and supply route, a food and weapon cache, a hiding spot, a hospital and living quarters are the multi function of these tunnels during the war.
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Since there are many immigrant inhabitants in Ho Chi Minh City, a look around the local community would reveal a local culture which is a product of various cultures existing in the city. If you want to have an unforgettable cultural tour of the city, your should visit Chinese markets as well as the Thien Hau pagoda. If you want to really experience local community life, you should check out their lantern making activity.
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There is so much more to experience in this beautiful city of Ho Chi Ming. 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.

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