Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam. The former name of the city was Saigon. This city was the capital of the French protection of Cochinchina from 1862 to 1954. The metropolis fibs along the Saigon River to the north of the Mekong River delta.
This particular region was in the kingdom of Cambodia. It came to Vietnam in the 17th century.
For tourism Ho chi Minh gained importance in the last decade. Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) was remade into a prominent harbour city and an urban centre of attractive villas, setting public constructions, and well-paved, tree-lined boulevards. Railway lines running north and south of the city were assembled, and it evolved into the predominant collecting effectiveness for the export of rice extended in the Mekong River delta.