Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in southern Vietnam with a population of about 8 million people, which is constantly growing due to visitors from all over the country.
The metropolis has several informal names. Due to its importance in cultural, economic and industrial life, it is called the Southern Capital. For the French colonial past, expressed in architecture, – eastern Paris. Locals and tourists often use the former name Saigon.
The weather in Ho Chi Minh City is determined by the subequatorial climate, so you can visit this colorful and diverse city in any season. All year round, the temperature is confidently kept at +30 ° С. At night in the winter months it can get colder up to + 22-24 ° С. The heat peak occurs in April and May. Even in the shade, the sun heats the pavements to + 33-35 ° C.
Life in Southeast Asia depends on the monsoon. Vietnam is no exception. The rainy season in Ho Chi Minh City lasts from May to November. Private showers are short-term in nature, so they are hardly capable of seriously ruining the trip.
The southern capital of Vietnam has a number of significant attractions that should be marked on the map of the route of each tourist.
Reunification Palace (Presidential Palace)
Built in the 19th century by the French colonialists, the palace is a model of European influence in architecture. In 1963, it was seriously damaged by bombing, but then rebuilt. Until 1975, pro-American rulers lived in the chambers of the palace.
Notre Dame Cathedral
The temple stands in the main square. Its construction lasted from 1877 – 1883. This is one of the most unique structures in the country. The cathedral is active, anyone can come to the service.
Ben Thanh Market
This is the largest market in Ho Chi Minh City, where tourists like to visit more than locals. On the shelves you can find any goods – from clothing and souvenirs to cultural relics and exotic products.
Tunnels Ku Chi
A network of branched tunnels is located about 30 km from Ho Chi Minh City. They were dug during the Civil War. In fact, it is a small multi-level city with warehouses, rooms, weapons rooms, hospitals. Arising literally from under the ground, the Vietnamese partisans inflicted crushing blows on the Americans. Enemy soldiers could not get into the tunnel, as they got stuck in narrow manholes, calculated exactly on the size of the average Asian.
Dam Sheen is the largest amusement park in the city. Here is a beautiful lake with well-equipped places for a leisurely vacation, a small copy of the Jacques Vienne pagoda, a water park, a park with a variety of birds, a sports center and many more interesting places that offer fun and good time.
The zoo and the botanical garden deserve special attention. The latter was still laid in the early 19th century. Since then, a unique collection of flora has been collected.
The History Museum and the War Relic Museum are of particular interest.
In addition to parks, museums and architectural monuments, the city has decent clubs and restaurants. Some institutions are intended exclusively for the local public.
Tourists should pay attention to the Apocalypse Now club. Vietnamese bohemians and advanced youth love to be here.
Saigon Club operates on the 10th floor of the fashionable Caravelle Hotel. For private conversations, it is worth sitting in a bar, from the window of which a gorgeous view opens. On the spacious dance floor there is enough space for everyone.
Sax n ‘Art Jazz Club invites intellectuals. Quiet jazz sounds in the evenings.
The Temple Club restaurant retained the spirit of Saigon of the 30s. Earlier in the assignment was a Chinese temple. The owners of the institution decided to partially preserve its decoration. The result was a very eclectic space.
The fashionable Le Bordeaux Restaurant is a status place. It offers the best delicacies of French cuisine.
Jin-Emon Heritage Restaurant serves Japanese cuisine. The menu is not limited to banal sushi and rolls. The interiors are designed in the spirit of the Land of the Rising Sun.
Formally, Mui Ne is one of the many neighborhoods of Phan Thiet, in fact it is an independent resort located on the cape of the same name.
Once in the local coastal waters fished. Today, the area was occupied by lovers of water sports and tailwind. A stable wind blows here, providing the best opportunities for windsurfing and kitesurfing.
The endless dunes surrounding the 15-kilometer coastline form a new landscape every day. To ride out of the dune on an impromptu “ice” is a special pleasure. The cleanest sea gives a cool cool in a sultry day.
On the streets of the town is often heard Russian speech. These are our tourists and downshifters who have exchanged stuffy and gray megalopolises for freedom. Restaurants in abundance offer simple dishes with local products at attractive prices. Rent for housing is more than acceptable.