Saigon or Ho Chi Minh - City
Saigon is still called in Vietnamese, and was already the " Pearl of the Orient " and the Paris of Asia. " Founded under the Second Empire, Saigon was the capital of Cochin , one territory established French colony (the other two , Tonkin and Annam , as protectorates) Built on the site of an ancient Khmer city , Prey Nokor , it is a river port on the Saigon River 80km from the sea, in the center of a vast network of waterways and rich rice-growing region , but overcrowded. The name may come from the Chinese Saigon sai , meaning wood, and gon , Vietnamese name kapok tree that grew in
Originally created by the Viet Minh in French Indochina (the network was then twenty kilometers), these tunnels have been developed considerably during the US -Vietnam conflict to reach about 250 km. The Cu Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War, and was the base of operations of the Viet Cong during the Tet offensive of Mau Than in 1968.
Cai Rang - Can Tho floating market
In the Mekong Delta, countless arms dotted with floating markets here and there attract more of the river than ever. Some of them are very impressive as that of Cai Rang in the city of Can Tho, one of the three biggest in the Mekong Delta. The floating markets are a typical cultural and social aspect of the Mekong Delta, famous for his arms and being omnipresent water.