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  • Serenity and Luxury at La Veranda Resort

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La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc
Tran Hung Dao Street
Duong Dong Beach
Phu Quoc Island
Vietnam

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South of Vietnam

Area: 2,095.5 sq. km
Population: 9,396,000  (2011)
Administrative divisions: 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, BinhThanh, Phu Nhuan, Thu Duc, Go Vap, BinhTan,Tan Phu.
Rural districts: Nha Be, Can Gio Hoc Mon, Cu Chi Binh Chanh.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Hoa, Khmer, Cham

History
south of vietnamMany centuries ago, Saigon was already a busy commercial center. Merchants from China, Japan and many European countries would sail upstream of the Saigon River to reach the islet of Pho, an established trading center. In the year of 1874, Cho Lon (China Town) merged with Saigon, forming the largest city in the Indochina. It had been many times celebrated as the Pearl of the Far East. After the reunification of the country, the 6th National Assembly in its meeting of the 2nd of July, 1976 officially renamed Saigon to it’s current name of Ho Chi Minh City, celebrating of course the great father or “Uncle” of Vietnam. The history of city relates closely with the struggle for the independence and freedom of Vietnam.

south of vietnamStill known to many as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is a bustling city of contrasts. The pace of life is frenetic, and yet the wide boulevards and parks help the city retain an air of calm. Classic French architecture competes for attention with brand new high-rise buildings. The port hosts vast tankers and cruise-liners while tiny sampans dart around them on the Saigon River.

The eclectic mix of old and new in Saigon is the legacy of the many occupiers of the city since the Khmers used the area for hunting five hundred years ago. When the French took control in the late 19th century, they razed the city and rebuilt it in the image of a European capital. The resulting wide boulevards, elegant French architecture, and leafy ambience, that still remains today, but with a distinct Asian feel. Sidewalks designed for evening strolls are now lined with food stalls and cafes that spill into the street. The villas left by the French have been converted into the city's best restaurants, and the wide tree-lined streets are abuzz with motorbikes.

Ho Chi Minh City is actually three cities in one, and the official city limits encompass a vast area stretching nearly from the East Sea to the Cambodian border. However, all the major attractions are in the center of the city and can be reached easily on foot. A foray to Chinatown requires wheeled transportation, and there is none better than the city's ubiquitous mode of transportation, the cyclo. All the sights and sounds of the city can be experienced first-hand and at a leisurely pace, making traveling by cyclo a unique pleasure.

Geography

In the core of the Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is second the most important city in Vietnam after Hanoi. It is not only a commercial center but also a scientific, technological, industrial and tourist center. Many rivers and canals engulf the city, the largest being the Saigon River, which is fuelled by the Mighty Mekong. 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.

Climate:
The climate is generally hot and humid. There are two distinctive seasons: the rainy season, from May to November, and the dry season, from December to April. The annual average temperature is 270C. The hottest month is April and the lowest is December. It is warm all year.

Tourism
south of vietnamToday, Ho Chi Minh City is the big tourism center in Vietnam, attracting a large number of visitors to Vietnam. The City has various attractions as Ho Chi Minh Museum, formerly known as Dragon House Wharf, Cu Chi Tunnels, system of museums, theatres, and cultural houses. Recently, many additional tourist areas evolved with significant investment such as Thanh Da, Binh Quoi Village, Dam Sen Park, Saigon Water Park, Suoi Tien, Ky Hoa, which draw numerous people from all over the world.

Despite its quite recent past, Ho Chi Minh City still possesses various beautiful buildings, displaying a characteristic combination of Vietnamese, Chinese and European cultures. These include Nha Rong (Dragon House Wharf), Quoc To Temple (National Ancestors Temple), Xa Tay (Municipal Office), Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theatre as well as many pagodas and churches (Vinh Nghiem, Giac Vien, Giac Lam, Phung Son pagodas, Notre Dame Cathedral). After more than 300 years of development, Ho Chi Minh City presents many ancient architectural constructions, famous vestiges and renowned sights. It is remarkable for its harmonious blending of traditional national values with northern and western cultural features.

 

HIGHLIGHT OF THE SOUTH

Jade Pagoda
Built in 1892 the Jade Pagoda is dedicated to a pantheon of Taoist and Buddhist divinities. This pagoda was an important meeting place for Chinese secret societies that planned to overthrow the government in Peking during the Manchu Dynasty. It is one of the most colorful pagodas in HCMC, filled with incense, candles and statues of various divinities and heroes. A robed Taoist Jade Emperor surveys the main sanctuary, under a roof covered in elaborately patterned tiles.

  • Address: 73 Mai ThiLuu Street, District 3
  • Location map: Map
  • Opening hour: Everyday, 8.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Entrance fee: Free
  • Recommend: Visitor can make donation

Giac Lam Pagoda
Built in 1744, this is the oldest pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City. Situated in Tan Binh District the pagoda evokes a feeling of another world, with its pungent incense, funeral tablets and carved inscriptions. Carved wooden pillars bear gilded descriptions of the lives of the monks whose portraits adorn the walls. This pagoda also houses many beautifully carved wooden statues of the Buddha, reincarnations of Buddha, judges, guardians from Hell and the Buddha of Mercy.

  • Address:118 Lac Long Quan Street, District 3
  • Location map: Map
  • Opening hour: everyday, 5.00 am – 8.00 pm
  • Entrance fee: free

Thien Hau Temple
Cantonese fishermen built this Chinese temple, dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea, at the end of the 18th century. The altar for the Goddess features three statues of the goddess Thien Hau. Votive paper offerings are burned in a large furnace at the entrance.

  • Address:  710 Nguyen Trai Street, District 5
  • Location map: Map
  • Opening hour: Everyday, 8.00 am – 4.30 pm
  • Entrance fee: Free

Notre Dame Cathedral
Built between 1877 and 1883, Notre Dame Cathedral, with her two 40 meter towers topped with iron spires is one of Ho Chi Minh City's major landmarks. It is built in a neo-Romanesque form. The cathedral's red bricks and colored glass windows were imported from France. The cathedral was consecrated in 1962. Full services in both Vietnamese and English are held every Sunday morning.

  • Address: Han Thuyen Street, District 1
  • Location map: Map
  • Opening hour: Everyday, 8.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Entrance fee: Free
  • Recommend: If you visit on weekdays, use the side gate (if  the main gate is close) to get inside the church

Saigon Post Office
Located next to Notre Dame is Saigon's French-styled post office. Built between 1886 and 1891, the ochre-colored building has a glass canopy, ceiling fans, and enormous wall maps of "Saigon etSes Environs". At the far end of the arched building is a large portrait of Ho Chi Minh.

  • Address: 2 Cong Xa Paris, District 1
  • Location map: Map
  • Opening hour: Everyday, 7.00 am – 8.00 pm
  • Entrance fee: Free

Ben Thanh Market
south of vietnamBen Thanh is the largest market in Ho Chi Minh City. Shopkeepers sell a wide variety of local and imported products ranging from garments and textiles to handicrafts, flowers, and vegetables. The market was finished in 1914. The French-style building has a distinctive clock tower at its entrance.

  • Address: Le Loi Street, District 1
  • Location map: Map
  • Opening hour: Everyday, 6.00 am – 6.00 pm
  • Entrance fee: Free
  • Recommend: Ben Thanh Night market, which flanks the 2 side roads of the Ben Thanh Building, comes on at about 5 pm and all the way to 12 midnight

War Remnants Museum
This is a poignant display of the futility of war. Some of the black and white photography in the ‘Requiem’ exhibit is particularly touching; dedicated to both foreign and Vietnamese journalists and photographers who suffered during the conflict. The courtyard outside contains the spoils of war, namely rusting jets, tanks and cannons.

  • Address: 26 Vo Van Tan Street, District 3
  • Location map: Map
  • Opening hour: Everyday, 7.30 am – 12.00 pm, 1.30 pm – 5.00 pm
  • Entrance fee: Around VND 15.000/guest

REUNIFICATION PALACE  (Formerly The Presidential Palace)
Originally built for the French Governor-General of Indochina in 1868 the NorodomPalace as it was then known was abandoned in 1880 when government services moved to Hanoi. When the Government of South Vietnam was established in 1954, the palace became the luxurious residence of President Diem. In 1963, the palace was abandoned after a renegade pilot in the South Vietnamese army bombed and attacked the building. The current structure was opened in 1966. One of the most striking images of the War was the sight of North Vietnamese tank 843 crashing through the palace gates marking a symbolic end to the conflict in Indochina. On a tour of the palace one can visit underground tunnels and bunkers filled with radio equipment and maps left virtually untouched since 1975.

  • Address: 106 Nguyen Du Street, District 1, HCMC
  • Location map: Map
  • Opening hour: Everyday,  7.30 am – 5.00 pm
  • Entrance fee: Around VND 20,000/adult                                
  • Recommend: Guide tours in English is available

Chinatown – Cho Lon
The largest Chinatown in Vietnam is Cholon, in district 5 and 6 of Ho Chi Minh City. Cholon’s current status was the result of political developments in the 18th and 19th centuries. The central market in Cholon is the Binh Tay market offering a wide range of products from food to clothing to daily necessities. It is also a wholesaler market and a tourist attraction. Another indication of Chinese activities in Cholon is the number of shops specializing in Chinese cultural and ritual items like religious objects and lion dance costumes and equipment. Today as modern buildings emerged in Cholon, the historical clan associations, temples and monasteries served as markers of history, reflect the relationship between the Chinese population and the state and continue in their roles as centers of Chinese cultural activities.

  • Address: 106 Nguyen Du Street, District 1, HCMC
  • Location map: Map
  • Opening hour: Everyday,  7.30 am – 5.00 pm
  • Entrance fee: Around VND 20,000/adult
  • Recommend: Guide tours in English is available

Rue Catinat (Dong Khoi Street)
Running from Notre Dame Cathedral down to the riverside, Dong Khoi St. is perhaps the most famous street in Saigon. Dong Khoi is lined with restaurants, cafes, art galleries and handicraft shops, and a stroll from one end of the street to the other is one of the joys of a visit to Saigon.

  • Address: Dong Khoi Street, District 1
  • Location map: Map
  • Opening hour: Everyday
  • Entrance fee: Free

The Cao Dai Temples Of Tay Ninh
The Cao Dai Sect was founded in the 1920's by Ngo Van Chieu, a Saigon civil servant and its followers believe in a combination of the Islamic, Christian, Buddhist, Taoist and Confucian faiths. The symbol of the religion is an "all-seeing eye", which dominates the altar at the Cao Dai Holy See, a colorful temple described by Graham Greene in The Quiet American as "The Walt Disney Fantasia of the East". Monks dressed in bright colors represent different branches of the sect and the noon mass (one of four each day) is an amazing spectacle.

  • Address: TayNinh province
  • Location map: Map
  • Opening hour: Everyday, 8.00 am – 5.00 pm
  • Entrance fee: Free
  • Recommend : Do not wearing clothing such as shorts, singlets etc.

The Tunnels Of Cu Chi
Located a one-hour drive northwest of Ho Chi Minh City are the extraordinary Cu Chi tunnels. During the war Vietnamese guerillas built this labyrinth of narrow tunnels using them to hide during bombing raids and stage surprise attacks. The entire area of Cu Chi was designated a free fire zone and was heavily bombarded: you can still see numerous craters caused by 500 pound B52 bombs. There are over 200 kilometers of tunnels in the area, all of which were dug using only hand tools. Two sections of tunnel are open to the public and ex-Vietnamese fighters lead tours through the underground hospitals, kitchens and sleeping quarters. Visitors to Cu Chi can also fire AK47s and M16 rifles on a specially designed firing range.

    • Address: Ben Dinh, NhuanDuc, Cu Chi Ward
    • Location map: Map
    • Opening hour: Everyday, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
    • Entrance fee: Around VND 80.000/guest

Transportation:
Ho Chi Minh City is the main junction for many trains, roads, water, and air transportation systems for domestic trips and international destinations.

By Road: Ho Chi Minh City is 1,730km from Hanoi, 99km from TayNinh, 30km from Bien Hoa (Dong Nai), 70km from My Tho, 125km 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.
ByTrain: Thong Nhat express train connects Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, via many provinces in Vietnam.
By 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 as countries all over the world.

 

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