Are Hanoi and Saigon the same?

Hanoi is located in northern Vietnam and is home to pristine temples and expansive lakes, while Ho Chi Minh City, at the southern end, attracts travellers looking to learn more about Vietnam’s rather bleak recent history.

Why did they change Saigon to HCMC?

In 1975, the North of Vietnam won the war and changed the name of Saigon to Ho Chi Minh City, in honour of the prime minister, a revolutionary leader of the communist party. The name change was not voluntary on the part of those living in the South; it was a statement of the North’s success.

Where is Vietnam in the map of the world?

southeastern Asia
Vietnam is located southeastern Asia. Vietnam is bordered by the South China Sea and Gulf of Tonkin to the east, China to the north, and Laos and Cambodia to the west.

Is Vietnam friendly to American tourists?

Vietnam is a friendly and safe place to travel. With a sprinkling of common sense, your trip should be smooth and trouble free. Tourists usually complain about over-aggressive street vendors, tour operators with a bad attitude and dangerous driving.

Are there any trains from Hanoi to Saigon?

There are also tourist trains – Violette Trains, New Livitrans Express, Lotus Train, Laman Express (from Hanoi to Da Nang) and Livitrans Express, Violette Trains, Saigon Golden Train (from Da Nang to Saigon). There are about 6 regular trains of Vietnam Railways from Hanoi to Saigon every day. How do I get from Hanoi to Hoi An by train?

How to get a road map of Vietnam?

Read about the styles and map projection used in the above map (Detailed Road Map of Vietnam). Detailed street map and route planner provided by Google. Find local businesses and nearby restaurants, see local traffic and road conditions. Use this map type to plan a road trip and to get driving directions in Vietnam.

What are the names of the cities in Vietnam?

The 5 municipalities are: Can Tho, Da Nang, Ha Noi (Hanoi), Hai Phong and Ho Chi Minh City (formerly, Saigon). The provinces are subdivided into Provincial Cities, Towns, and Rural Districts (huyen). Hanoi, the capital and the second-most populous city of Vietnam is located in the northern region of the country.

Which is better, Ho Chi Minh city or Hanoi?

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.