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About Ho Chi Minh City 

Though not its capital, the former Saigon is Vietnam’s largest city and lies close to the port of My Tho on the Mekong River. Its coastal location means it’s a popular place to end your Mekong river cruise, typically with a hotel stay which will give you plenty of time to explore the city. The capital of former South Vietnam was renamed in 1976 after the country’s Communist revolutionary leader, who was leader of the North Vietnamese and who took control of the city in 1975 during the last days of the Vietnam War. The legacy of this notorious conflict can be explored during your visit, but there’s also a wealth of French colonial architecture as well as some more traditional attractions to discover. 

Exploring Ho Chi Minh City 

If immersing yourself in the city’s most notorious historical chapter is important, then don’t miss the Reunification Palace. This former government building has been preserved in time and has been left exactly as it was in 1966. This means it’s somewhat austere and functional in the Communist way of old but nevertheless the absolute best way to get a feel for this infamous period in the city’s history. Somewhat contradictorily, the basement is the highpoint, offering a tantalising look at the final days of the Vietnam War. The War Remnants Museum offers more when it comes to artefacts to see, exhibiting thousands of documents, photographs and films which as are informative as they are moving.

For the ultimate view of it all and for a taste of the city’s contemporary architectural side and commercial growth, don’t miss the Saigon Skydeck. This lofty observation platform can be found on the 49th floor of the Bitexco Financial Tower, the city’s tallest building. 

Ho Chi Minh City tips 

A visit to Ho Chu Minh City offers you the chance to sample both French and Vietnamese cuisine, with French cheese baguettes and Hue beef soup both being popular dishes.

Suggested Read: Port in Focus: Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City Itineraries

Avalon Waterways
Ho Chi Minh City

Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong River

35 sailing dates January 2020 to December 2020
12 Nights From Siem Reap, Cambodia to , Ho Chi Minh City

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Emerald Waterways
Hanoi

Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia from Hanoi

15 sailing dates January 2020 to April 2021
22 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Emerald Waterways
Phnom Penh

Majestic Mekong - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

29 sailing dates January 2020 to May 2021
14 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Emerald Waterways
Phnom Penh

Majestic Mekong - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

27 sailing dates January 2020 to May 2021
14 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Emerald Waterways
Siem Reap

Treasures & Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia

12 sailing dates March 2020 to May 2021
18 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Uniworld River Cruises
Phnom Penh

Timeless Wonders of Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong

15 sailing dates September 2019 to December 2020
12 Nights From Ho Chi Minh City, to Cambodia , Siem Reap
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Emerald Waterways
Siem Reap

Grand Tour of Vietnam & Cambodia from Siem Reap

2 sailing dates February 2020 to March 2020
22 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Ho Chi Minh City

Treasures & Temples of Vietnam & Cambodia

11 sailing dates July 2020 to May 2021
18 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
Emerald Waterways logo FROM £4159pp
APT Cruising
Phnom Penh

Vietnam and Cambodia Discover

1 sailing date January 2020
18 Nights From London, United Kingdom to London
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Avalon Waterways
Siem Reap

Ultimate Southeast Asia & the Majestic Mekong

22 sailing dates July 2019 to December 2019
22 Nights From UK, to UK
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Avalon Waterways
Siem Reap

Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam - Northbound

12 sailing dates July 2019 to October 2019
19 Nights From UK, to UK
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Emerald Waterways
Phnom Penh

Majestic Mekong - Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

2 sailing dates December 2019
14 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Emerald Waterways
Ho Chi Minh City

Majestic Mekong - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

2 sailing dates December 2019
14 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK

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Avalon Waterways
Ho Chi Minh City

Ultimate Southeast Asia & the Majestic Mekong

36 sailing dates July 2019 to April 2020
20 Nights From Bangkok / Laemchabang, to Vietnam , Hanoi
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Scenic River Cruises
Ho Chi Minh City

Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City

2 sailing dates April 2019
13 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Scenic River Cruises
Phnom Penh

Treasures of the Mekong- Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap

21 sailing dates July 2019 to May 2020
14 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Hanoi

Highlights of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong

8 sailing dates September 2019 to March 2020
19 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Phnom Penh

Essence of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong

18 sailing dates July 2019 to April 2020
23 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
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Scenic River Cruises
Shanghai

Hanoi to Shanghai

6 sailing dates August 2019 to April 2020
32 Nights From Fly From UK, to Arrive UK
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Scenic River Cruises
Phnom Penh

Yangon to Siem Reap

2 sailing dates October 2019 to February 2020
31 Nights From Depart UK, to Arrive UK
Scenic River Cruises logo FROM £11739pp

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