Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon as it still known to many, is Vietnam's largest and most dynamic city. In 1862, the French declared the city, then known as Saigon, as the capital of colonial Cochinchina. What hasn't changed in Ho Chi Minh City is commercial zeal.
My Tho is the first city in the Mekong Delta travelers from Ho Chi Minh City will arrive. Situated about two hours by bus south west of Ho Chi Minh city, Its proximity to Ho Chi Minh City has made My Tho the most popular destination for day-trippers to the delta looking for a taste of authentic delta life.
Ho Chi Minh City is regarded as "the Diamond of the Far-east" with modern office skyscrapers, amidst Oriental style pagodas and food stalls along the street, create a dynamic urban area in very special sense which tourists could not miss going there.