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1/50.- Welcome to Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City Virtual Tour! The city Of Ho Chi Minh, popularly known as Saigon, is the South capital of Vietnam. This city is the business center of Vietnam. Many international companies have their headquarters here.

Although it is also a big and chaotic metropolis, I consider this city friendlier to tourists than Hanoi. Ho chi Minh has a nice colonial center, with broad promenades and squares and some French influence buildings that should not be missed. There are also many nice temples and pagodas. Another of the things visitors should not miss are its popular markets -- a great place to taste the local food specialties, by the way. If you come with me I will try to show you all of this on this virtual presentation of this city. I will also give you some tips and hints for visiting Saigon.

There are also many interesting excursions to do while visiting the South of Vietnam. You have to spare two or three days to visit the Mekong Delta. You can also go to great beach locations like Muine and Vung Tau. If you have more days, you can take a plane, and visit the paradisiacal island of Phu Quoc. A great one day excursion is a tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels -- built during the Vietnam War, or the American War, as locals call it.

On the following pages, you will also have the chance to do some virtual visits. Click on the picture to see the first of these virtual tours, the Vinh Nghiem Pagoda!

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In case this is your first tour with me, let me introduce myself: my name is Enric, and my intention is to go to the most beautiful places on earth and put photos of them on this web site.

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