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Ho Chi Minh City HCMC Saigon December 15-16

Coming into Ho Chi Minh City from the airport I'm reminded that India is in Asia too.

Back in the mid-70s the winners of what they call The American War went on a renaming binge and hence Saigon became Ho Chi Minh City. It's odd that 'City' in English is part of the name but so it seems. I've not heard anyone say Ho Chi Minh 'something else'. There are a lot of signs in Vietnamese that just say Ho Chi Minh and that might be refering to the city too.

All these pictures are from the central District 1 in HCMC. This area is still (semi?)officially Saigon so that's why it is especially confusing.
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