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Ho bỏ ra Minh City, Pearl of the Far East

Ho chi Minh City, also named Saigon until 1975, is the largest city and the largest economic center of Vietnam

Ho đưa ra Minh đô thị whose status matches that of a Vietnamese province is divided into 19 districts và 5 districts with an area of 2,090km2 & a population of 7,400,100 (2005). It lies on the banks of Saigon River, close lớn Mekong Delta. This thành phố is the metropolis of the south, 1730km from Hanoi & 50km from the East Sea.

Nestled in the loop of Saigon River, Ho đưa ra Minh city is crisscrossed by hundreds of rivers & arroyos. It therefore has an important river network in Mekong Delta and serving until Cambodia. The climate of Ho chi Minh thành phố is marked by two seasons: the rainy season, from May lớn November brings the average annual rainfall of 1,979mm; & the dry season which lasts from December to lớn April. The average annual temperature is around 27.55oC, winter being virtually non-existent. The climate is very pleasant and conductive lớn tourism throughout the year.

Ho bỏ ra Minh city is the main industrial và economic center of Vietnam. Nearly 300,000 companies, including major companies are involved in high-technology, electronics, industrial processes, manufacturing of construction materials & agricultural machinery. The đô thị has created a high process of domestic & foreign investment. The total investment of the private sector in the đô thị is estimated at 160 billion VND (about US$10,000 million), with about 18,500 more lately industries. The investments focus on high technology, services và real estate projects. Currently, the city has 15 industrial parks and export processing zones outside the famous quang Trung Software Park & Saigon công nghệ Park.

Saigon Port dating back from 1862 is accessible lớn ships weighing up to lớn 30,000 tons; this is an unusual advantage for a port located in the interior. This port has a total of 50.5 million metric tons of cargo, representing one third of the national total.

Culture and Tourism

The first facet of Saigon (Ho bỏ ra Minh City) which strongly impresses tourists are its size, density and dynamism. The lights on the streets, activities và entertainment lasts until nightfall. The vehicles constantly circulate in the streets. The city is filled with stores, articles of all colors and a variety whereby this city is called “Saigon – shopping paradise”. Lots of restaurants with a varied menu attract tourists.

But behind this excitement, this exciting life aligns with longstanding traditions of a culture that has adapted lớn early interference with other cultures of the region & the West.

Ho bỏ ra Minh city is the vibrant center of South Vietnam. This is where the national writing, Quốc Ngữ, was popularized & has printed the first newspaper. The birth và development of the press, editions & schools, the contingent of intellectuals, literary or artistic activities and exchanges have made Saigon a large cultural influence city.

Tourism is an important economic resource for this bustling đô thị that attracts up lớn 70% of visitors to the country. Moreover, in view of a constant development of tourism, the city is undertaking work of rehabilitation & restoration of historic monuments, invests in museums, preservation of traditional values through holidays and rituals, as well as in cultures of the regional orchards & horticultural villages.

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Hundreds of temples to lớn pay tribution to the founders and heroes of the country are xuất hiện daily in the smoke of incense. The architecture of the old Saigon named “Pearl of the Far East” is preserved & embellished. The monuments have become very interesting sights. In addition, there are modern works inspired by the traditional architecture of Vietnam. In this densely populated city, visitors will be amazed at boulevards with large trees, parks with vibrant flowers and serene villas. In addition to the new buildings in the city center, tourists will have the opportunity to lớn visit the Main Market of Chinese and old busier parts by commercial & manufacturing activities day và night.

Places to lớn visit

For a complete và meaningful trip to Ho đưa ra Minh City, you cannot bởi without following attractions:

System of 11 Museums

Ho đưa ra Minh city brings together the largest number of museums in all other provinces of Vietnam. The works on display in museums are very varied. They represent not only the history & local culture, but also those of the entire South & Southeast Asia. It offers visitors much interesting knowledge.

The Vietnam History Museum is the largest one, và also the first city museum dating back from the early 20th Through a continuously enlarged collection và preservation of objects, this museum now has a rich collection of nearly 30,000 valuable objects.The Revolution Museum where a variety of planes, helicopters và other vehicles are on display in the gardens.The Ho đưa ra Minh Museum, located in the former premises of the Incorporated Transport Company, brick building and oldest French vestige. Indeed, Saigon was the Asian terminus of the transport of passengers & freight between Marseille and the Far East during the colonial period.

Chain of temples

More than 1,000 Buddhist temples, houses and shrines built over the centuries are also cultural, artistic & architectural heritage. Here you will find typical southern pagodas, ancient temples associated with the history of the discovery of the wild land. We can also count the largest & most beautiful “innovated” temples in the country, which is the combination of traditional and modern architecture. 500,000 Chinese live in Ho bỏ ra Minh đô thị so the number of Chinese pagodas are the highest in the country. Many temples were recognized as historical and cultural monuments of the city and the country.

Many pagodas that hóa trang the city: Emperor Jade Pagoda, Giac Lam Pagoda, Vinh Nghiem Pagoda, etc.The Mariamman Hindu Temple on Truong Dinh StreetThe Indian mosque on Dong Du StreetCha Tam Church in mang lại Lon Chinatown whose interior is a mixture of Gothic and Chinese. Christ is greeted by gongs.Chinese style temple dedicated khổng lồ the goddess Thien Hau, also located in mang lại Lon (Nguyen Trai Street)

French-style monuments

The French have left in Ho đưa ra Minh đô thị many interesting works. We can say that there are few cities in Southeast Asia that have as many schools of Western architecture and art as Saigon. For example, the headquarters of the People’s Committee of the đô thị was built with the style of the Third French Republic, the State bank is influenced by the architecture of New Art, the Children’s House with the neoclassical style, dragon House with oriental style, Notre Dame Cathedral with Romanesque...

Notre Dame Cathedral: This church is the largest of the thành phố that was built in 1880 và is also known as the state cathedral because the French government spent money khổng lồ build it. This is also where lớn carry out the main ceremony và at that time, Notre Dame was regarded as the biggest in French colonies. It was made of brick and tile from Marseille with stained glass windows và steel frames made in France by combining with the green stone of Bien Hoa province. The doors are rolled khổng lồ the Roman-Gothic pointed arches in the shape reminiscent of the great cathedral in Paris, Chartres và Reim.Tan Dinh Church: This church is smaller for the Vietnamese parish. It is the result of the mixture of different styles of the French religious architectureHuyen đam mê Church was built according to the pattern of that existing in France.Cha Tam Church in mang đến Lon has the same shape but the interior was decorated like Chinese temples.

Cu bỏ ra Tunnels

The most chất lượng tourist attractions in Ho chi Minh city are the Cu bỏ ra tunnels. This is a quality project in the military history of the world, a symbol of the iron will và intelligence of the People’s Army of the thành phố during the war against the Americans. All tunnels và Ben Duoc Temple on the banks of Saigon River are now a historical and cultural relic in harmony with lazy river, lush green paddy fields và orchards.

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Also recognized, the Can Gio mangrove forest where there was fighting against the ships of enemy attack in the mouth of Saigon River is worth a visit. Today, this place has become a world biosphere reserve và a big ecotourism destination with endless green mangroves.