I’ve decided that I really want to know about each of the places we are going to go. So, I’ll start with Saigon and what there is to do in Saigon. I’m sure that Ms. Pham and a couple of the other students who have experience in Vietnam have a better idea of this, but I’ll just use the general knowledge available on the World Wide Web.
Saigon is another name for Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam with a population of approximately 6.405 Million (Vietnam). As the largest city, it makes since that Ho Chi Minh City is also a major economic hub for Vietnam.
Some of the things that are listed as “top things to do” include:
Built in the 1960’s, this is a government building that served as the home for the South Vietnamese president until 1975.
Ben Thanh Market:
The central market in the Ho Chi Minh City. It is located in an extremely lively area.
Cu Chi tunnels:
These are old tunnels from the war. There are two sections open to the public.
Various War Museums:
There are several war museums that are suggested, along with some other history museums.
There are also several pagodas that are suggested.
“Vietnam.” Central Intelligence Agency. Central Intelligence Agency, Web. 29 Mar. 2015.
“Top Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City – Lonely Planet.” Lonely Planet. Web. 29 Mar. 2015.