Is Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi?

Is Saigon in Hanoi?

Southern Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), formerly Saigon, was the US base during the Vietnam War and since the country’s unification has transformed into a thoroughly modern, thriving metropolis. The somewhat less modern capital, Hanoi, runs at a noisier pace, with its lively Old Quarter full of winding lanes.

Which province is Ho Chi Minh City in?

Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh Saigon/Sài Gòn
Coordinates: 10°48′N 106°39′ECoordinates: 10°48′N 106°39′E
Country Vietnam
Region Southeast
Founded 1698

Which is better Hanoi or Saigon?

Hanoi is ideal for those looking to experience a more traditional lifestyle while Ho Chi Minh City’s urban landscape is best suited for luxury travellers. You can also explore the best of both worlds as domestic flights between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are available on a daily basis.

When should I avoid Vietnam?

Oct-Dec are warm, sunny months in the north; from March it is unbearably hot. May, June and September are the best times to visit Vietnam to avoid the crowds.

At which line of latitude is the border between North and South Vietnam?

Although the accords stipulated that the line “should not in any way be interpreted as constituting a political or territorial boundary,” the rest of the agreement was not carried out, and the 17th parallel became the practical political boundary between North and South Vietnam.

Is it safe to walk in Hanoi at night?

In Hanoi, serious crimes against tourists are extremely rare, but it’s pertinent to exercise some caution. While it’s generally safe to walk around the streets of the Old Quarter at night, it’s best to avoid the darker lanes after around 10pm.

Is Hanoi poor?

Only 1.9 per cent of the population are poor in the two largest cities (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city; over four million inhabitants each), while the poverty rate is 5.8 per cent in small cities (average population 86,000), and 11.2 per cent in towns (including district towns, average population 11,000).

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