WELCOME TO HO CHI MINH CITY Welcome to Hochiminh city ! - one of the most bustling cities of Vietnam where you can find the remains of the times to the best five star in the world. In fact, Hochiminh city is a city of commerce, industry, travel … where used to be considered as " The Pearl of Far East Asia ". Although, it is growing to catch up the world's economic speed, there still is the charm of the people and cultures. Visitors feel welcome and secure like at home as they always see Saigonese' smiles presenting their greetings to them at all times. We believe that whether you are on a business trip or at leisure travel, Hochiminh city will be certainly will definitely be one of your major spots.
Area: 2,095 sq. km
Population: 6,9239,938 habitants (2005)
Regional code: 08
Districts: District 1, District 2, District 3, District 4, District 5, District 6, District 7, District 8, District 9, District 10, District 11, District 12, Tan Binh, Binh Thanh, Phu Nhuan, Thu Duc, Go Vap, Binh Tan.Tan Phu.
Rural districts: Nha Be, Can Gio, Hoc Mon, Cu Chi, Binh Chanh.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Hoa, Khmer, Cham...
Geography: In the core of the Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is second the most important in Vietnam after Hanoi. It is not only a commercial center but also a scientific, technological, industrial and tourist center.
- The city is bathed by many rivers, arroyos and canals, the biggest river 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.
Transportation: Ho Chi Minh City is the main junction for trains, roads, water, and air transportation systems for domestic trips and for foreign destination.
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Roads: Ho Chi Minh City is 1,730km from Hanoi, 99km from Tay Ninh, 30km from Bien Hoa (Dong Nai), 70km from My Tho, 129km from Vung Tau, 168km from Can Tho, 308km from Dalat, and 375km from Buon Ma Thuot. The City has National Highway 13 which connects Vietnam with the rest of Indochina.
Train: Thong Nhat express train connects Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, vie many provinces in Vietnam.
Air: Tan Son Nhat International Airport, 7km from center of city, is the biggest airport with many domestic and international routes. There are flights from Hanoi and Danang to Ho Chi Minh City and between the City to many regions as well a lot of countries on over the world.