Ho Chi Minh City[13 photos]

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Description

Ho Chi Minh City (003)
Ho Chi Minh City (003)
10° 44′ 58″ N, 106° 39′ 4″ E

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).

See also

Hạ Long Bay

Hanoi

Hội An

Mekong (Vietnam)

Other sites in Vietnam

Vietnam

Hạ Long Bay (1)
Hạ Long Bay (1)

Vietnam (Cộng hoà Xã hội Chủ nghĩa Việt Nam) is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia and is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the north-west, Cambodia to the south-west, and the South China Sea to the east. [Read more]