With over 6 million inhabitants the city of Saigon, whose official name is Ho Chi Minh City (abbreviated as HCM city or HCMC) is the largest city in Vietnam and is located in Southern Vietnam near the Mekong Delta. It was originally a Khmer city named Prey Nokor, before being annexed by the the Vietnamese in the 17th century. Under the French rule it was the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina and its name was Saigon. After the reunification of Vietnam it was renamed as Ho Chi Minh City.
The city has a tropical climate, with an average humidity of 75%. Saigon is the most important economic centre in Vietnam, accounting for a large percentage of its economy. 300,000 companies are located in the area, including many large enterprises, high-tech, electronic, processing and light industries, and also construction, building materials and agro-products businesses.

01 Opera House 02 Opera House 03 Opera House front view 04 Opera House front view 05 Opera House front view
06 Hotel Continental 07 Hotel Continental 08 City hall 09 City hall clock tower 10 City hall
11 City hall 12 Notre Dame cathedral 13 Notre Dame cathedral 14 Notre Dame cathedral 15 Notre Dame cathedral 16 Notre Dame cathedral
17 Notre Dame cathedral 18 Notre Dame cathedral 19 General Post Office 20 General Post Office facade 21 General Post Office
22 General Post Office interior with vaulted ceiling 23 General Post Office interior with vaulted ceiling 24 Phone booths in General Post Office 25 Phone booths in General Post Office 26 Counters in General Post Office 27 Counters in General Post Office
28 Facade of colonial era building 29 Archbishop palace facade 30 Archbishop palace facade 31 Archbishop palace facade 32 Nhac Vien building 33 Detail of yellow colonial style building
34 Detail of yellow colonial style building 01 Souvenir sellers near Sheraton hotel 02 Hotel Sheraton 03 Hotel Sheraton entrance 04 Milano optician shop 05 Caravelle hotel skyscraper 06 Armed forces memorial poster
07 Creperie Cafe tables and chairs 08 Gate of Reunification Hall 09 Reunification hall 10 White building and street 11 Hotel Rex
12 Hotel Rex 13 Shopping mall interior 14 Square and skyscraper 15 Furniture shop 16 Man repairing chair
17 Cong Vien Van Hoa park 18 Cong Vien Van Hoa park 19 Motorbike repair shop 20 Motorbikes parked 21 Statue of general Tran Hung Dao
22 Me Linh square 23 Statue of general Tran Hung Dao 24 Me Linh square and statue of general Tran Hung Dao 01 Illuminated building at sunset 02 4WD car parked in front of hotel 03 Skyscraper at dawn
04 Restored colonial era building 05 Vietnam House restaurant at night 06 Opera house at night 07 Opera house facade at night 08 Clarins mall at night
09 Me Lin square and Saigon river 10 Saigon river at night 11 Saigon river at night 12 Hotel Rex at night
13 Hotel Rex at night 14 Statue of Bac Ho at night 15 Statue of Bac Ho and City Hall at night 16 City Hall at night 17 City Hall clock tower at night
01 Flowers and fruits shops 02 Flowers and fruits shops 03 Durian fruits 04 Fruits stall 05 Fruits stall 06 Vegetables stall
07 Vegetables stall 08 Open air grocery 09 Vegetables stall 10 Vegetables stall 11 Vegetables stall 12 Shirts seller
01 Mariamman Hindu temple 02 Mariamman Hindu temple 03 Main gate of Giac Lam pagoda 04 Giac Lam pagoda tower 05 Cemetery - Giac Lam pagoda 06 Inner court - Giac Lam pagoda
07 White Buddha statue in Giac Lam pagoda 08 Inner court - Giac Lam pagoda 09 Cemetery - Giac Vien pagoda 10 Goddess statue - Giac Vien pagoda 11 Altar - Giac Vien pagoda
12 Altar - Giac Vien pagoda 13 Altar - Giac Vien pagoda 14 Altar - Giac Vien pagoda 15 Altar - Giac Vien pagoda 16 Giac Vien pagoda interior
17 Giac Vien pagoda 18 Monk in yellow robe - Giac Vien pagoda 19 Giac Vien pagoda 20 Roof detail - Giac Vien pagoda
21 Mosque 01 Street traffic with motorbikes and cars 02 Tree lined street 03 Street traffic with motorbikes and cars 04 Street traffic with motorbikes and cars
05 Pavement and shops 06 Pavement and shops 07 Alley near Giac Vien pagoda 08 Bicycle rickshaw 09 Motorbikes parked next to temple 10 Motorbikes on avenue
11 Street traffic with motorbikes and cars 12 Street traffic with motorbikes and cars 01 Ship and billboards 02 Riverfront and billboards
03 Riverfront and Saigon harbour 04 Riverfront and billboards 05 Riverfront and billboards 06 Saigon skyline 07 Saigon harbour at sunset
08 Panorama view at sunset 09 Panorama view
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