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Ho Chi Minh City

It was called Sai Gon by the French but before that it was actually Gia Dinh

 

Ho Chi Minh City, with a population these days of approx 9 Million people is the largest city in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.  

Sai Gon was re-named Ho Chi Minh City in 1975 to honour President Ho Chi Minh for his vision, sacrifice & courage.  The name change also meant a clean break from life suffering under the various seedy, corrupt & degenerate regimes imposed on them over the years by the west or the coalition of the willing as they're known these days

From 1955 to 1975 the then Southern Viet Nam had 3 name changes (State of Vietnam, Republic of Vietnam (RVN) & Republic of South Vietnam), 14 Presidential & 15 Prime Ministerial changes with only 2 elections. Talk about rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.  It appears that the sole purpose of these Governments (see mobs), was just to stay alive & steal as much money as possible before the next coup happened, which of course was never very far away.

Nowadays however, HCM City is the economic power house of Viet Nam & has helped in no small measure, to rocket Viet Nam's growth along at approx 10% this year. 

To give you an idea of what that means, two of the former coalition of the willing partners, Australia & the USA are currently hoping to grow at a rate of 1½% this year.

HCM City is busy, hectic & fun and is sure to give you yet another perspective of Viet Nam as you travel through this wonderful country.  HCM City offers great shopping, food, clubs, night life, markets, more shopping and spectacular buildings full of history and stories that our guides will be happy to share with you

 

HCM City by Day

           

           

HCM City by Night

           

           

           

The famous Sai Gon river cruise

           

           

 

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This page was last updated on  18/09/15

Griswald’s Vietnamese Vacations & our Kangaroo Café in Hanoi have been operating good quality, reasonably priced tours to Vietnam for over 20 years.

Griswald's specialise in tailor made tours to Vietnam, travel in Vietnam, holidays in Vietnam and private tours to Vietnam. 

For those travelling independently to Vietnam, from our Kangaroo Cafe in Ha Noi we can assist with Tours to Halong Bay and Tours to Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island as well. 

We're well known for our signature Halong Bay Tours & our tours to Sapa & our focus is on genuine, small group travel in Vietnam.

  Sapa Tours start with our 2 nights on the train & 1 Night hotel, Tour to Sapa. We also have Sapa Home stay tours & our mixed Sapa Hotel and Home stay tours too.

For more about our tailor made Vietnam Travel, Vietnam Tours, Customised Vietnam Tours and Vietnam Holiday packages, please email us.


Griswald’s Vietnamese Vacations & our Kangaroo Café in Hanoi have been operating good quality, reasonably priced tours to Vietnam for over 20 years.

Griswald's specialise in tailor made tours to Vietnam, travel in Vietnam, holidays in Vietnam and private tours to Vietnam. 

For those travelling independently to Vietnam, from our Kangaroo Cafe in Ha Noi we can assist with Tours to Halong Bay and Tours to Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island as well. 

We're well known for our signature Halong Bay Tours & our tours to Sapa & our focus is on genuine, small group travel in Vietnam.

  Sapa Tours start with our 2 nights on the train & 1 Night hotel, Tour to Sapa. We also have Sapa Home stay tours & our mixed Sapa Hotel and Home stay tours too.

For more about our Tailor Made Tours to Vietnam, Vietnam Travel, Vietnam Tours, Customised Vietnam Tours and Vietnam Holiday packages, please email us.

For all other information on Vietnam like tours to Ba Be Lakes, Hoa Lu & Tam Coc, The Perfume Pagoda, Mai Chau & of course Ha Long Bay, Cat Ba Island & Sa Pa, The Kangaroo Cafe is great.