This will be the first post that I write about my country(I think) and this post is also for Challenge 4 March 2011.
If anyone want to vist my country, you will want to visit my community which is Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon, the biggest city in Vietnam. I live in District 2 of Ho Chi Minh City but I want to show the whole beautiful city and so I can have more things to show you guys, and I’m really excited to show the world my beautiful country!
Ho Chi Minh city is in the South of Vietnam and so there’s only 2 seasons here, dry and wet season.
My city is different than our Capital City, Ha Noi or the beautiful city of Hue because the city is the center of the country’s economy and it’s one of the ‘youngest’ city in Vietnam. According to the Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Economist Intelligence Unit and ECA International, Ho Chi Minh City is ranked 132 on the list of world’s most expensive cities.
I think the most beautiful place or area to visit in HCM City is District 1. There are lots of beautiful places like the famous Ben Thanh Market, Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica… In my opinion, you should know at least some simple Vietnamese like ‘hello’ which is “Xin chào” or ‘how much is it?’ which is “Bao nhiêu?” to be able to visit and go around my community. Don’t worry too much about the Vietnamese because some places here, they know English, too.
The best time to visit my country or community is around autumn or winter because the weather at that time is quite cool(for us maybe) and there’s no rain. And you don’t need to have any special clothing to be here and guests are always welcomed!
What do you like to do if you’re in Ho Chi Minh City? Answer the question on the poll on the left sidebar! 🙂