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HO CHI MINH CITY (HCMC for short), still known as Saigon to its seven million or so inhabitants, is Vietnam's centre of commerce and the country's biggest city by far, though not its administrative capital – an honour that rests with Hanoi. Fuelled by the sweeping economic changes wrought by doi moi in 1986, this effervescent city, perched on the west bank of the Saigon River, is in the throes of a programme of re-invention shaking it to its French-built foundations. Years of rubbing shoulders with the consumer-oriented Americans made the Saigonese wise to how to coin a profit. Now they are pressing …
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Top Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Caravelle Hotel

Opened in 1959, The Caravelle has been a city landmark and recognized leader in heartfelt Asian hospitality, hosted the world of most famous press corps during a time of extraordinary ...

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Reunification Palace

On April 30, 1975, Communist tanks smashed through the gates of what was then the symbol of the South Vietnamese government, and marked the end of the Vietnam war. The palace was ...

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Ngoc Suong (Le Marina)

The fish and shellfish are particularly fresh at this popular restaurant. The majority of the dishes are Vietnamese specialties. Shrimp may come raw, steamed with beer or in coconut juice ...