A metropolis that amazes its visitor with its crowd, Ho Chi Minh is one of those cities through which we recognise Vietnam today. Vibrant, populous, developing are some of the adjectives which define the identity of this city that acquaints us with Vietnamese culture and tradition. The past reflects through its French colonial buildings and wide boulevards which add grace to the cityscape and render a different candour to it. Any visit to Ho Chi Minh City cannot be consummated without visiting The War Remnants Museum which exhibits one of the most gruesome chapters of the country: the Vietnamese wars told through the insider’s perspective.Called as Saigon by the locals, the city’s markets spills with Vietnamese art and crafts, resin knock-offs, hand woven silk textiles, lacquered paintings, plates, and bowls which are quite striking and unique to the country. The Bitexco Financial tower provides an observatory deck on 49th floor which gives you sweeping 360‐degree panoramic views of the entire city and the nearby Saigon River. Shaped like Vietnam’s national flower, the Lotus, this Skyscraper is symbolic of the energy and aspirations of its country’s people. The lovers of nature should not forget to take a tour the Mekong Delta, past rice paddies and houseboats. The city is full of nice and reasonably priced local hotels in the centre which are available for tourists as well as the very expensive international chains which offer a luxurious accommodation. Park Hyatt Saigon, Hotel Nikko Saigon, Caravelle Hotel, Sofitel Plaza, Renaissance Riverside, Sheraton Saigon Hotel are some of the decent hotels in Ho Chi Minh which offer convenience.