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Exploring Saigon, the Vietnam city of Ho Chi Minh

By Thai Lien Subscribe to RSS | August 11th 2012 | Views:

Asia is best known for its exotic tourist locations that are spread across over 40 countries. The best know are India, China, Singapore, Malaysia and so on. Obviously, these countries are well known for ages but in this review we are about to learn about touring one of the most historic sites in Asia - Vietnam’s Saigon city.

Vietnam is fast catching up the list of top tourist attractions in Asia as a top and also one of the cheapest destinations. Whenever we talk about touring Vietnam Saigon, the legendry city of old Vietnam rushes to our mind. It is the world famous spot that marked the conclusion of the great Vietnam War. Since the end of the war, although the city has been merged with other cities of South Vietnam and renamed as Ho Chi Minh, the communist rule couldn’t erase the city’s original name from people’s mind. If you visit Vietnam you will still find hotels, restaurants, streets and institutions named after Saigon. Wherever you go you will find citizens unofficially referring the place as Saigon.

In the entire Vietnam, Saigon is the best spot to enjoy a great Asian holiday. It has several architectural monuments which reflect a blend of French and Vietnamese culture. From streets and buildings to cuisines and art forms, the city has preserved its classic style and flare in just about everything it has to offer. This the reason why it is one of the favorite spots among Historians, artists and students who find the city as one of the most legendry sites in the world.

Majority of the tourists visiting Saigon belongs to other Asian countries like Thailand, Malaysia, China, etc. The spot is famous for its Vietnamese cuisines that are irresistibly delectable and offers contrasting varieties. These cuisines have trace of classic French recipe, traditional Chinese techniques and Thailand’s seafood secrets.

In the whole of Vietnam, Saigon is the only place where you would get to visit some of the best war museums you will ever see. The city is home to the famous Vietnamese History Museum, the War Remnants Museum, the Museum of South East Armed Forces, the Revolutionary Museum and the Southern Women Museum.

There are many historical places and cultural centers in Vietnam. The major sites considered for tourism other than Saigon include the city of Hanoi, Hoi An, Danang etc. If you want to enjoy the most luxurious stay while you are in Vietnam, Hanoi is the place to be. Hanoi is a beautiful and busy city and is also the capital of Vietnam. It is popular for Ha Long Bay which is selected by UNESCO as a world heritage site. You can enjoy the sight of limestone mountains and have exciting boating journeys across its beautiful isles.

For booking hotel and tourism aids in advanced you can look for tourist agents in Vietnam. They are affordable and reliable. These services would also cater to your transportation needs while you are in Vietnam. They would also provide you with a tourist guide while you arrive at the airport.

Thai Lien - About Author:
The author is an experienced writer in tourism industry and works for Travelsense Asia, a leading travel agency in Vietnam. At present, he is writing on different topics like Vietnam Tour, Laos Travel, Hanoi Tour etc. To find more info click any of the,

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