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View Poll Results: Rate the skyline
10 77 13.23%
9.5 10 1.72%
9 20 3.44%
8.5 18 3.09%
8 53 9.11%
7.5 39 6.70%
7 71 12.20%
6.5 25 4.30%
6 56 9.62%
5.5 29 4.98%
5 45 7.73%
4.5 19 3.26%
4 22 3.78%
3.5 12 2.06%
3 or less 86 14.78%
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Old March 2nd, 2003, 08:17 AM   #1
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Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon - Vietnam

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

Population: (mid 2005) 6,239,938

Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thnh phố Hồ Ch Minh pronunciation is the largest city in Vietnam and is located near the Mekong Delta. Under the name, Prey Nokor, it was the main port of Cambodia, before being annexed by the Vietnamese in the 17th century. Under the name Saigon (Vietnamese: Si Gn; pronunciation), it was the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina, and later of the independent state of South Vietnam from 1954 to 1975. In 1975, Saigon was merged with the surrounding province of Gia Định and renamed Hồ Ch Minh City (although the name Saigon is still frequently used, particularly by its citizens).

The city center is situated on the banks of the Saigon River, 60 kilometers (37 mi) from the South China Sea and 1,760 kilometers (1,094 mi) south of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.

The metropolitan area, which consists of Hồ Ch Minh City metro area, Thủ Dầu Một and surrounding towns, has more than 9 million people,[citation needed] making it the largest metropolitan area in Vietnam and Indochina.



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Old March 2nd, 2003, 09:48 AM   #2
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Meh, nothing... 4.5
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Old March 2nd, 2003, 01:30 PM   #3
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Nothing good. 4
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Old March 2nd, 2003, 03:08 PM   #4
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isn't Saigon the same as Ho Chi Minh? Saigon is the old name
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Old March 2nd, 2003, 06:17 PM   #5
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looks better than I tought it would be
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Old March 4th, 2003, 02:43 AM   #6
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not much, but nice for that region...

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Old March 4th, 2003, 08:16 AM   #7
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Better than I expected.
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Old March 4th, 2003, 04:36 PM   #8
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better than i tought also... humm 5/10
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Old March 15th, 2003, 06:52 AM   #9
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Saigon is not the old name for the city, it's the 'correct' name for the city. I think only Vietnamese Communists refer to the city as Ho Chi Minh City. My girlfriend calls it Saigon, and she was born there; she says most Vietnamese living abroad call it Saigon as well.

Skyline isn't great, so I'll give it a four. That second picture makes the city as a whole look pretty nice, though. I hope to visit within the next 2 to 3 years.
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Old March 15th, 2003, 05:47 PM   #10
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Not too bad. 4/10
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Old March 18th, 2003, 11:11 PM   #11
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I like the 2nd pic the most.... Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) skyline is kind of okay, but not attractive.. 4.5!
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Not much of a skyline for a city that size, but still pretty good looking. 5/10
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Not bad...5/10
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Old March 22nd, 2003, 07:53 PM   #14
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lovely city, nice skyline, 5.5/10
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Old April 16th, 2003, 10:08 PM   #15
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Old July 3rd, 2003, 05:16 AM   #16
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5/10
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Old July 31st, 2003, 07:14 AM   #17
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to a 5M city it's too small.
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Old September 10th, 2003, 01:42 PM   #18
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Saigon District 1

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Old September 11th, 2003, 08:37 AM   #19
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5/10. There is still not much to comment on just yet....
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Old September 12th, 2003, 07:13 AM   #20
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