Saigon Images 16 images Created 12 Mar 2009
Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon by most locals, has a zippy young spirit and is quick to embrace change. It’s a forward looking city, home to glittering skyscrapers, glitz restaurants, and quickly emerging as one of Asia’s great cities. Vietnam’s largest metropolis, Saigon has the kind of energy that can be both exhilarating and exhausting at the same time. Saigon is noted by Vietnamese for its variety of cuisine, thanks in part to its location near the abundance of fresh ingredients in the Mekong Delta. Though busier and more hectic than the capital Hanoi, Saigon buzzes with life and pizazz. It's hot, tropical climate also gives Saigon a more sultry, freewheeling “anything goes” atmosphere.