Ho Chi Minh City

Skyscrapers and street-side barbecue.
Sunset in Saigon | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
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Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) in Vietnam is a maddening crush of humanity and humidity. I took this shot crossing the road on a Saturday night when when everyone in the city (especially the young) take the opportunity to get out of the house and cruise the streets. | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Coffee shop building complex | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
A woman takes part of a religious offering in a confucian temple in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Honeymoon Part 2: Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Cigarette hanging, a rickshaw man scouts for his next fare. | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Image of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Image of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Lunch Table at a Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Traffic in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) - Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Night View of District 7 in Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Image of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Image of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Notre dame cathedral, Ho chi minh city Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Front view of the Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
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Bến Thành market ,Phường Bến Thành, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Việt Nam Chợ Bến Thành | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Image of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Image of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) – Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon with the statue of Virgin Mary | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Bến Thành Market | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
This is a photo of a monument in Thailand identified by the ID | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Miếu thờ Lê Văn Duyệt trong khu lăng của ông, nay thuộc quận Bình Thạnh, TP. Hồ Chí Minh, Việt Nam) | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
January 1968, my last month in country. Saigon was a fascinating place to spend nearly a year.  I learned to love its Chinese bakeries, French bookstores, boulevards, and the French cultural center. | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Cầu Long Thành, Đường cao tốc TP.HCM - Long Thành - Dầu Giây | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Bến Nhà Rồng vào buổi tối, tháng 1 năm 2013 | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
The entrance of Thu Thiem Tunnel in District 2 | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Landmark 81 by night | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Notre Dame Basilica, Saigon, Vietname - rear of church | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Ho Chi Mihn View | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
The city that never sleeps, took this shot at Bui Vien street in Ho Chi Minh, one of the most crazy party streets that i have seen! | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Sun set  | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Landmark 81 the tallest building in Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Quan 1 | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
A photo taking in the Sunday morning in HCMC Central Post Office, with the light of sun. | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Trading used Engines in Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
A huge superstructure in Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Independence Palace (Dinh Độc Lập), also known as Reunification Palace (Vietnamese: Dinh Thống Nhất), built on the site of the former Norodom Palace, is a landmark in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon), Vietnam. It was designed by architect Ngô Viết Thụ and was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. It was the site of the end of the Vietnam War during the Fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975, when a North Vietnamese Army tank crashed through its gates. | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Street Life in Saigon | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Honeymoon Part 2: Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
View from Independence Palace | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Image of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Busy Streets at Flower Market in Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Ho chi minh | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Den Hung, Ho Chi Minh City | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
phường 6, Quận 3, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, the most populous city in Vietnam with a population of 8+ million. | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Saigon Hi-Tech Park. | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
HTV headquarter on Dinh Tien Hoang street in District 1, HCMC | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
View of Ho Chi Minh City from Bitexco Financial Tower, Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Nhà thờ chính tòa Đức Bà, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Việt Nam. | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
Overpopulation in Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam. | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
View of Independence Palace from the Palace Grounds. | Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam
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City in 🇻🇳 Vietnam with a population of around 8.2 million people.

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam and the country's economic and cultural center. The city is located on the Saigon River in the south of the country and is home to more than 8 million people. HCMC is a fascinating mix of East and West, with French colonial architecture and Chinese and Vietnamese temples and markets. The city is also home to a large number of museums, including the History Museum, the War Remnants Museum, and the Museum of Vietnamese Art. The city is a shopper's paradise, with markets selling everything from silk to souvenirs. Restaurants serving up a variety of cuisines can be found throughout the city, and the nightlife is lively, with bars and clubs catering to all tastes.

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I love HCMC. The streetlife, just looking at people walking by.

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Great weather. Cheap and delicious food. Lots of sighseeing places. Traffic is very hectic!

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Great city to visit!

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I love HCM

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I lived here for 7 years and consider it my second home. I rate it 5 stars as I love the city! And yet I would completely understand if someone hated it. It is a beautiful mess of a place. For work, I love the buzzing entrepreneurial energy. You get the feeling that everything is possible with the local young population's enthusiasm and talent. For play, the food is just amazing. Vietnamese cuisine is of course great by itself, but in this megacity the selection is out of this world. I recommend going to Vietnamese barbecue restaurants like 5ku. And having the best phở (noodle soup) you will ever have at Phở Hòa. I also never miss a chance to eat Vietnamese beef steak at Bò Né Lệ Hồng. I often eat on the streets or in the lively alleys, where I tend to go for bún thịt nướng (rice noodles and grilled pork), cơm tấm sườn ốp la (broken rice with a pork chop and an egg sunny side up), or a bánh mì (filled baguette) of some kind. I could go on... Go any time of the year, even the rain season is nice most days. Stay in District 1 or 3. Avoid the backpacker area like the plague. The main weak points are the traffic and the polluted air, so be prepared for that. Use Vinasun Taxi, Mai Linh Taxi, Vinataxi, or Grab to get around when it is too far to walk. I tend to recommend combining Ho Chi Minh City and the island Phu Quoc. You then get to enjoy the best of two worlds, this energetic place, and then an ice-cold lemonade made from local lime fruits under a palm tree on the beach.

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You can expect temperatures of around NaN° Celsius in August during the day in Ho Chi Minh City.