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About Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, abbreviated as HCMC, also known by its former name Saigon, is the most populous city in Vietnam with a population of 9 million (13 million in the metropolitan area) as of 2019. Located in southeastern Vietnam, the metropolis surrounds the Saigon River and covers about 2061 km2. From 1955 to 1975, Saigon was the capital of the Republic of Vietnam, commonly known as South Vietnam.

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Want to know about travelling to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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There are 1006+ hotels available in Ho Chi Minh City. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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