|By Joshua Rappeneker from Tokyo, Japan (originally posted to Flickr as People's Committee) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons|
Under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochin-china and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam from 1955–75. South Vietnam, as an anti-communist, capitalist republic, fought against the communist North Vietnamese and Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. Saigon fell when it was captured by the communists on 30 April 1975, ending the war with a Communist victory. On 2 July 1976, Saigon was officially renamed Ho Chi Minh City.
Today, the city's core is still adorned with wide elegant boulevards and historic French colonial buildings. The majority of these tourist spots are located in District 1 and are a short leisurely distance from each other.
Offline version of this walk for your iPhone you can get via PinMyWAY app.