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  • 10

    Votes: 86 13.5%
  • 9.5

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  • 9

    Votes: 27 4.2%
  • 8.5

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  • 7.5

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  • 6.5

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  • 4.5

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  • 4

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  • 3 or less

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Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

Population: (mid 2005) 6,239,938

Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thành phố Hồ Chí 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: Sài Gòn; 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 Chí 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 Chí 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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Don't be that guy!
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not much, but nice for that region...

5.5/10
 

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Right you are, Ken
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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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Not much of a skyline for a city that size, but still pretty good looking. 5/10
 

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5/10. There is still not much to comment on just yet....
 
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