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Reasons to Visit Saigon -The top 7!

Ho Chi Minh, commonly known as Saigon to many, is one of the top tourist destinations in Asia. Here are five reasons why you must visit this amazing city!

1

The local Food

Vietnamese food won't be well-known if it is not delectable. There are many local dishes that you ought to try here in Saigon that is both exquisite and fantastic. Head to one of the food carts in the city for authentic flavours.

2

Coffee shops

Vietnamese coffee is a well-known affair and there is a reason why you cannot walk 40 feet in the roads of Vietnam without encountering a coffee shop. The coffee culture here must be explored and the city is very proud of it. There are all kinds of coffee shops and make sure to explore them all.

3

Development

The skyline of Ho Chi Minh is constantly changing quite drastically with the additions of new skyscrapers. There are restaurants, bars, buildings, parks and the likes being developed and added on to the city time and time again. And that is the reason why a lot of people come to Vietnam to witness these drastic changes that perk the curiosity of tourists. If you would like to check out Ho Chi Minh city hotels close to popular tourist destinations and attractions, you can properties like PARK ROYAL Saigon, for instance.

4

The neighbourhood

The local neighbourhood is another aspect you have to explore when in Ho Chi Minh. No one neighbourhood is like another. There are palm tree fringe boulevards to a network of alleyways all serving as local neighbourhoods. Take this offbeat path and explore to your heart's content and you will find the best of Vietnam in these neighbourhoods.

5

Khaosan Road

This is the ideal place for the backpackers, and it is the street that is known to never sleep. There are restaurants, bars and pubs that are open all night long and you can hop from one place to another and have an entertaining evening out. This is a popular spot people head to for any night-time activities they have in mind.

6

Motorbikes

The Top Gear crew, with Jeremy Clarkson and his comrades, would not have done a Vietnam special with motorbikes if it wasn't something unique right? Around ten million motorbikes cruising through these streets which are more than in any city across the world today. This organised chaotic throng of motorbikes deserves its own TV show. Be a part of this craze and check out for yourself how it feels. Renting motorbikes here is very cheap and an experience you must have.

7

Markets

Asian markets sell all kinds of things, things you never quite knew you needed in your life. The stores that are lined across the street sell all kinds of trinkets that can serve as souvenirs and gifts to take back home. Besides, markets are the best places to taste local authentic food. And when in Vietnam, you cannot miss out on this delicious cuisine.

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