Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s largest city, with a population of around 7.9 million inhabitants. The city is a spectacularly fast-growing, thriving metropolis and modern centre of business and commerce. The busy container port of Saigon has the most throughput and productivity in the country. Like Ha Noi in the north, HCMC is steeped in history.
Nowadays you will experience a city that is a mixture of high-end shopping malls with office blocks towering over the local street markets, Buddhist temples and pretty French Colonial style buildings. HCMC is an increasingly popular all year round tourist destination, as well as home to many foreign nationals.