Ho Chi Minh City

Coordinates: 10° 44′ 58″ N, 106° 39′ 4″ E

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Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh) formerly named and still usually mentioned as Saigon (Vietnamese: Sài Gòn), is the largest city in Vietnam by population. It was once known as Prey Nokor prior to annexation by the… [Read more]

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Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh) formerly named and still usually mentioned as Saigon (Vietnamese: Sài Gòn), is the largest city in Vietnam by population. It was once known as Prey Nokor prior to annexation by the Vietnamese in the 17th century. Under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam 1955–75. On 2 July 1976, Saigon merged with the surrounding Gia Định Province and was officially renamed Ho Chi Minh City after revolutionary leader Hồ Chí Minh (although the name Sài Gòn is still widely used).

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Hanoi (Vietnamese: Hà Nội) is the capital of Vietnam and the country’s second largest city by population. From 1010 until 1802, it was the most important political centre of Vietnam. It was eclipsed by Huế, the imperial capital of [Read more]

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Hội An

Coordinates: 15° 52′ 38″ N, 108° 19′ 33″ E

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Huế

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Sa Đéc (1)

Mekong (Vietnam)

Coordinates: 10° 18′ 8″ N, 105° 45′ 47″ E

Sa Đéc is a provincial city in Đồng Tháp Province (Sa Đéc and Kiến Phong) in the Mekong Delta of southern Vietnam. It is a river port and agricultural and industrial trading center. Before the 19th century, it was the capital of Dong[Read more]

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Long Xuyen - Thai Nguyen (1)

Other sites in Vietnam

Coordinates: 10° 23′ 1″ N, 105° 26′ 35″ E

Long Xuyên is the provincial city and capital city of An Giang Province, in the Mekong Delta region of south-western Vietnam. It is located at approximately 1,950 km south of Hanoi, 189 km from Ho Chi Minh City, and 45 km from the Cambodian border.

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