Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My/Saigon), Vietnam Overview
Ho Chi Minh City , formerly named Saigon (Vietnamese: Sai Gon; listen, French: Saïgon), is the largest city in Vietnam. It was once known as Prey Nokor, an important Khmer sea port prior to annexation by the Vietnamese in the 17th century. Under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam from 1955–75. South Vietnam was a capitalist and anti-communist state which fought against the communist North Vietnamese and Viet Cong during the Vietnam War, with the assistance of the United States and other countries.
Ho Chi Minh City is located in the southeastern region of Vietnam, 1,760 km (1,090 mi) south of Hanoi. The average elevation is 19 metres (62 ft) above sea level. It borders Tây Ninh Province and Bình Dương Province to the north, Đồng Nai Province and Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu Province to the east, Long An Province to the west and the South China Sea to the south with a coast 15 km (9 mi) long.
Detailed Map of Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My/Saigon), Vietnam
The city has a tropical climate, specifically a tropical wet and dry climate, with an average humidity of 75%. The year is divided into two distinct seasons. The rainy season, with an average rainfall of about 1,800 millimetres (71 in) annually (about 150 rainy days per year), usually begins in May and ends in late November . The dry season lasts from December to April. The average temperature is 28 °C (82 °F), the highest temperature sometimes reaches 39 °C (102 °F) around noon in late April, while the lowest may fall below 16 °C (61 °F) in the early mornings of late December into early January.
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The first Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine (FITO): Nearly 3,000 items relevant to traditional Vietnamese medicine dating back to the Stone Age. Implements used to prepare traditional medicine: knives, grinders, mortars and pestles, pots and jars. Objects found in a traditional pharmacy: scale, cabinet, advertising board, printing mold, spirit gourd, tea pot, bowl, lime pot and other ceramic articles.
The War Remnants Museum ( Vietnamese: Bảo tàng chứng tích chiến tranh) is a war museum at 28 Vo Van Tan, in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam. It primarily contains exhibits relating to the American phase of the Vietnam War.
The Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon Opera House ( Vietnamese: Nhà hát lớn Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh; French: Opėra de Saigon), is an opera house in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is an example of French Colonial architecture in Vietnam.
The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ( Vietnamese: Lăng Chủ tịch Hồ Chí Minh) is a large memorial in Hanoi, Vietnam. It is located in the centre of Ba Dinh Square, which is the place where Vietminh leader Ho Chi Minh, Chairman of the Communist Party of Vietnam from 1951 until his death in 1969, read the Declaration of Independence on September 2, 1945, establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
Saigon Central Post Office ( Vietnamese: Bưu điện Trung tâm Sài Gòn, French: Poste centrale de Saïgon) is a post office in the downtown Ho Chi Minh City, near Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, the city's main church. The building was constructed when Vietnam was part of French Indochina in the early 20th century.
Bitexco Financial Tower is a skyscraper in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, owned by Bitexco Group, a Vietnamese company. With 68 floors above ground and three basements, the building has a height of 262.5 metres (861 ft), making it the 124th tallest building in the world.
Caodaism or Caodaiism (Vietnamese: Đạo Cao Đài 道高臺, "Way of the Highest Power"; Chinese: 高台教; pinyin: Gāotáijiào ) is a monotheistic religion, officially established in the city of Tây Ninh in southern Vietnam, in 1926. The full name of the religion is Đại Đạo Tam Kỳ Phổ Độ ("The Great Faith [for the] Third Universal Redemption").
Independence Palace ( Dinh Độc Lập), also known as Reunification Palace ( Vietnamese: Dinh Thống Nhất), built on the site of the former Norodom Palace, is a landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It was designed by architect Ngô Viết Thụ and was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
Phạm Ngũ Lão street is located in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, Vietnam. It was named after Pham Ngu Lao, the national hero. The intersection of Pham Ngu Lao and De Tham streets are referred to as the backpacker district of Saigon.
The Binh Quoi Tourist Village ( Làng Du Lịch Bình Quới in Vietnamese) is a tourist attraction in the Bình Thạnh District of Ho Chi Minh City, in southern Vietnam. The Tourist Village comprises the two parts of the Bình Quới Tourist Area.
The Museum of Vietnamese History is located at 2 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Formerly known as the Musée Blanchard de la Brosse, built by Auguste Delaval in 1926, and The National Museum of Viet Nam in Sai Gon, it received its current name in 1979.
Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts is the major art museum of HCM City, Vietnam, and second in the country only to the Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts in Hanoi.
Dam Sen Cultural Park ( Vietnamese: Công viên Văn hóa Đầm Sen) is an amusement park located in District 11, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The park has an area of 50 hectares, of which 20% comprises lakes and 60% trees and gardens.
Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica ( Vietnamese: Vương cung thánh đường Đức Bà Sài Gòn or Nhà thờ Đức Bà Sài Gòn, French: Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Saïgon), officially Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception ( Vietnamese: Vương cung thánh đường Chính tòa Đức Mẹ Vô nhiễm Nguyên tội) is a cathedral located in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Cần Giờ Biosphere Reserve (Khu dự trữ sinh quyển rừng ngập mặn Cần Giờ) is a wetland located 40 km southeast of Ho Chi Minh City. This reserve has been listed the biosphere reserve by UNESCO. The site is an important wildlife sanctuary in Vietnam as it is characterized by a wetland biosystem dominated by mangrove and many rare species.
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Modern Vietnam Today. Saigon 2014 Phu My Hung beautiful skyline.
Phantom GoPro view of SSIS...Phu My Hung, Ho Chi Minh City
This was the first clip that I took using my new Phantom DJI Quad-copter and GoPro Black edition camera. Hope to do a lot more with these devices once I get all the kinks ironed out.
The Phu My Bridge - Saigon, Vietnam (2007- 2009) - Construction Time Lapse
The Phu My Bridge is the first major privately-funded project of its kind in the country. It was designed and constructed by BBBH, a consortium of Germany's Bilfinger Berger Civil and the Australian company, Baulderstone Hornibrook. Their client was the Phu My Bridge Corporation, a private Vietnamese group with a 30-year license to operate the bridge.
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Phu My (Vietnam)
The harbour of Ho Chi Minh City is in Phu My, a modern city
Traveling from Saigon to Phu My, Vietnam on Highway 1
Headed away from Ho Chi Minh City on Vietnam's Main Highway aboard a bus back to our cruise Ship, Voyager of The Seass
Saigon Sam Part 17: Garden Plaza and Park in Phu My Hung Part 1/2
Garden Plaza condo environs in Phu My Hung, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Sai gon today, Nam Sai Gon (Phu My Hung), Viet Nam
owadays SaiGon is more and more crowded and narrow. South SaiGon is a new city,Modern and very comfortable. (Ho Chi Minh City - VietNam)
Voyager of the Seas docked in Phu My, Vietnam
The Cruise ship as its docked in Vietnam in the Saigon River near Ho Chi Minh City as we stand in line for security to get back on the boat
Saigon Sam Part 16: Garden Plaza and Park in Phu My Hung Part 1/2
Garden Plaza condo environs in Phu My Hung, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.