Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam. It is located in the south of the country on the Saigon River. The city was founded in 1698 by the Nguyen Lords. It is a major commercial center and the most important city in Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh City is a major transportation hub with an international airport and a seaport. The city is home to a large number of universities and colleges. The economy of Ho Chi Minh City is based on manufacturing, trade, and tourism.
The city is a popular tourist destination with many attractions including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Saigon Central Post Office, and the War Remnants Museum. The city is also home to a large number of night clubs, bars, and restaurants.