list of Ho Chi Minh hotels
1 to 12, Tan Binh, Binh Thanh, Phu Nhuan, Thu
Duc, Go Vap; six rural districts: Nha Be, Can
Gio, Hoc Mon, Cu Chi, Binh Chanh
Economic potentialities: Ho Chi Minh City is not
only a commercial center but also a scientific,
technological, industrial and tourist center.
Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, lies
between the Mekong Delta and South Vietnam. It
is 1,730 km from Hanoi and 50 km from the East
Sea. The city is the second most important in
Vietnam after Hanoi. The main ethnic groups populating
the area are the Kinh and Hoa.
This region is crisscrossed by hundreds of rivers
and canals, the largest being the Saigon River.
The Port of Saigon, established in 1862, is accessible
to ships weighing up to 30,000 tons, a rare advantage
for an inland river port.
The climate is generally hot and humid. The annual
average temperature is 27oC. The hottest month
is April and the coldest is December.
Over the past centuries, Saigon, once praised
as the "Pearl of the Far East," was
known as an important trading center for Chinese,
Japanese, and Western merchants who traveled upstream
the Saigon River to Pho Island.