The wonder of the Mekong Delta is in stark contrast to the urban expanse of modern Ho Chi Minh City to the north. Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam, and serves as the gateway between the central highlands and the Mekong Delta regions of Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City is where most travellers find themselves flying into - or out of - and is the economic hub for Vietnam. It’s glitzy, modern, and seems to have more in common with cities like Bangkok and Hong Kong than it does any other city in Vietnam.

Best Seasons:Dec - Apr
Popular Locations:Cu Chi Tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City culture tour, My Tho