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Saigon or Ho Chi Minh - City

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

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