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Ho Chi Minh City & Saigon River from the Air

At nearly 7.4 million people (April 2010), Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is Vietnam's largest metropolitan area. Before annexation by the Vietnamese in the 17th century, it was an important Khmer port, called Prey Nokor. Located on the banks of the Saigon River 60km from the South China Sea, HCMC is the commercial capital of Vietnam, accounting for over 20% of the nation's GDP. This photo was taken on the final approach to Tan Son Nhat International Airport, looking towards the southeast. (Brian K. Smith photo | View slideshow)

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Vietnam is like a shoulder pole connecting the two rice baskets of the Red and Mekong river deltas. Justly famous for its food and beaches, you might be surprised by its temperate mountain regions and colourful ethnic minorities. If you enjoy culture, history, food, and outdoor activities, you will find ample reasons to visit Vietnam. To learn more about the country, read our articles and see our photos. Have any questions or comments? Become an Adventurocity community member and share them on our spam-free message boards.

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