Known by locals by its former name, Saigon, the largest city in Vietnam became Ho Chi Minh City in 1976 following the country’s victory over the French colonial rulers (1954 – 1975).
What are the first things which come to your mind on mentioning Vietnam? We used to think about endless rice fields, pointed straw hats and steaming pho bowls. You may as well dream about thousand islands of Ha Long Bay or recollect the Vietnamese war veteran living next do to you and buying you lollipops on Sundays. And indeed, all of these images are very Vietnamese.