Living in HCMC
With 8+ million residents, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC or Saigon) is a fast-paced, modern city in constant development as the economic centre of Vietnam. Last year, HCMC was highlighted as the world's second most dynamic city.
HCMC is full of cafes, restaurants and bars serving food from around the globe. Saigon offers glimpses of history and culture, including Chinese pagodas, French colonial landmarks, local "shoebox" shop houses, and modern glass/steel towers.
There is something for everyone, including sports clubs, galleries, cafes and eateries, art classes, yoga, kids clubs, shopping malls, markets, museums, and parks, to name a few. Saigon is a wonderful place for families offering a wide variety of accommodation options and lots of family-friendly cafes, restaurants and activities.
Centrally located in the south of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is well connected to other areas of the cosmopolitan Asian country. With over 7 million motorbike users and regular bus routes, visitors can explore every corner of the stunning metropolis. With Ho Chi Minh City as an ideal base, there are many opportunities to explore the natural beauty of Vietnam and the many neighbouring countries; Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Singapore are less than two hours from HCMC. Hong Kong, China, Laos, the Philippines, and Taiwan are also easily accessible and offer a wealth of unforgettable experiences.
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