Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as the city is still frequently referred to, is Vietnam’s largest city. It is a fast-paced metropolis full of contrasts, with street vendors selling fruit and vegetables next to glitzy western-style bars and boutiques.
Amazingly, the city’s history dates back only 300 years. In 1859 the city was captured by the French and became the capital of Cochin China. From 1956 until April 1975 it was the capital of the US-backed Republic of Vietnam. Today, Ho Chi Minh City is very much the heart of Vietnamese business and entrepreneurial activity. Yet, the city still retains its connections to the past, particularly in Cholon which is the city’s Chinatown. Here dozens of elegant temples and pagodas can be seen. The French also left their mark with some fine colonial-era buildings such as the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office.
Take your family on an unforgettable journey through Vietnam. This tailor-made trip takes in the country’s highlights from the busy cities of Hanoi and Saigon to the serene rice paddies of the Mekong Delta.
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This family activity holiday in Vietnam explores much of this vibrant and friendly country, travelling from north to south by train and enjoying a wealth of unique activities and experiences.