Tours in Ho Chi Minh City
Capital status Ho Chi Minh City is not quite familiar. At the end of the XIX century, the city was listed on the world map as the capital of French Indochina, and in the second half of the twentieth century, served as the capital of South Vietnam. Today, Ho Chi Minh City - the largest metropolis of the country. Sami Vietnamese often called him the old Saigon, while in no way detracting from the merits of the first president of the country, in whose honor was renamed Ho Chi Minh City and. Russian traveler also develops Vietnam and tours in Ho Chi Minh increasingly appear in search queries travel portals.
History and geography
Located almost in the extreme south of the country,Ho Chi Minh City are separated by 1700 kilometers of the capital. Despite the minor political status, cost the former Saigon Hanoi much stronger, and that he is also a transport hub of the country.
In the old days, Ho Chi Minh was a member of the State of Cambodia after the Angkor period, and Saigon it was named after the river that divides the city into two parts.
Briefly about the importance
- Direct flights from Moscow - Ho Chi Minh Citymake the Vietnamese and Russian airlines. The journey time is about 10 hours. To get to the former Saigon, you can and with connections in other countries, where such flight often is cheaper than thro.
- Getting around the city in a rented truckpossible, but extremely dangerous. Multi-million metropolis can boast perfectly adjusted movement, and therefore unfamiliar to the chaos on the European roads can easily get into an accident of varying difficulty.
- The most optimal way to move toparticipants tours in Ho Chi Minh - city buses. Many routes pass through the historic center and go round all the most important sights. Taxis are cheap, but on the cost of the trip will have to negotiate and make sure that the counter is working properly.
- The air temperature in the former Saigon throughsubequatorial influence climate is always constant and rarely drops below 32 degrees. In May, starts wet season, which lasts until the end of autumn, and therefore the best time to buy a tour in Ho Chi Minh City - spring or winter.
About security in any city in Southeast Asiashould not be forgotten, but because the evening and night movement is better not to do it alone or drunk. The most popular place in Ho Chi Minh City night partying - marketed under the clock tower. It sells everything you might imagine buyer starting from antiques to modern electronic gadgets.