Exploring Saigon, the bustling and vibrant hub of Southern Vietnam, will always yield a sort of “East meets West” vibe as you meander through the chaotically organized streets and markets flooded with life.
Take a photo of Saigon, and you’ll find it out of date within weeks. Once a city devastated by war, it’s now becoming a modern metropolis, buzzing with contemporary hotels, modern restaurants and shops. Wander its streets and you’ll discover it still retains character, however, with French-colonial architecture, flourishing markets and peaceful temples. Officially re-named in 1976 to Ho Chi Minh city, it’s still referred to by the locals as Saigon.