by any name , it’s an exciting city…

The French called their colonial capital the Pearl of the Orient and the triumphant Communists renamed it Ho Chi Minh City but this former Cambodian port town is still called Saigon by almost everyone who lives here.  Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) has served as a natural fortress and has been fought over by countless people during the past 2000 years.

About a decade ago, a group of famous Vietnamese artists left Ho Chi Minh City and resettled along the Saigon River.

The Cu Chi Tunnels are famous from the Vietnam War , an underground network where Vietcong waged a guerilla war.,

The Mekong River Delta is a flourishing region criss crossed by numerous natural and man made canals serving the local traffic.  Local Villages, picturesque river feature.,just 2 hours by road from the city but a world away,

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