Ho Chi Minh City (commonly known as Saigon) is a city in southern Vietnam famous for the pivotal role it played in the Vietnam War. It’s also known for its French colonial landmarks, including Notre-Dame Cathedral, made entirely of materials imported from France, and the 19th-century Central Post Office. Food stalls line the city’s streets, especially around bustling Bến Thành Market.
The story of wartime Saigon is told at the War Remnants Museum, the tunnel network at Củ Chi and Independence Palace, where North Vietnamese tanks famously breached the gates in April 1975. The city has many sites to see, in addition to the above, a few of them are: Notre Dame Cathedral, Jade Emperor Temple, Vinh Nghiem Pagoda. There are also boat trips on the Mekong River as far as Cambodia. Since old time, the City has been a most strategic area on the South as well as a dense and prosperous trade centre
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