Ho Chi Minh City1 (in Vietnamese, Thành Phố Hồ Chí Minh, formerly Saigon, in Vietnamese, Sài Gòn) is the most populous city in Vietnam. Located west of the mouth of the Saigon River and north of the Mekong River delta. Under the name KhmerPreah Nokor Khmer, it was the main port of Cambodia before that region was annexed by the Vietnamese during the seventeenth century. Under the name of Saigon it was the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina and then it happened to be the capital of South Vietnam after independence, between 1954 and 1975. In 1975 the city of Saigon was joined to the surrounding province of Gia Định and it was given the current name of Ciudad Hồ Chí Minh, although that continues to be used in a popular way.
The dynamic Ho Chi Minh, still called by locals like Saigon. The visits to the War Museum and the old Presidential Palace begin and from there walking (although if you wish the vehicle will be available at all times), you will access the main monuments of the colonial period of the city; The Post Office, the Hotel de Ville or the Town Hall, Dong Khoi Street, (the old Rue Catinat). The House of the Opera Lunch at local restaurant. Return to your starting point. After this fantastic tour, enjoy to discover Saigon at your leisure, you will love it!