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Things to do in Ho Chi Minh

Looking for a way to escape the tourist traps and figure out the best things to do in Ho Chi Minh City? Here’s your ultimate guide to understand what this city is about from a local perspective.

Ho Chi Minh City, the largest metropolitan city in Vietnam, is one of the most visited destinations throughout Southeast Asia. The city offers travelers the best of both worlds, allowing them to explore exotic local culture while still being able to enjoy modern life comfort. This unique experience exists because the city itself is one of contradiction. Skyscrapers and slum apartments, luxurious shopping malls and street vendors, five-star restaurants, and street food stalls, all co-exist in harmony. Thanks to this, Ho Chi Minh City captivates its visitors by an endless number of things to do.

Moving past history, Saigon nowadays is a major metropolis and entrepreneurial area, hosting national headquarter offices of big foreign companies. It has also become the hottest tech hub for startups in Southeast Asia recently. Young people from different parts of the world come to work in finance, design, tech, fashion, marketing, etc. With a constant pressure to innovate and adapt, Saigon culture is one of diversity, acceptance, and open-mindedness.

And there it goes… people of different generations and backgrounds hustle and live together, creating a myriad of things to do and see. Depending on your preference, whether it’s historical landmarks, cultural hubs, or hidden gems, Ho Chi Minh City will be able to satisfy you.

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