Awesome Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City is the biggest city in Vietnam, also known as Saigon until 1975. It was changed when the South lost against the North. Despite of the name changing, a lot of locals still prefer to call it Saigon. North had a war against the South regarding of Vietnam to be turned into a Communist country. There wasn’t declaration of when the war started, but it’s widely acceptable that it begun late 1955 and ended 1975.
Escape the chaos of Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi and head south to Hoi An Vietnam. Hoi An is English translates to “peaceful meeting place” and I’d have to agree with that. Hoi An is an oasis in Vietnam and our personal favorite city in Vietnam. I’d suggest at least two nights in Hoi an, or many more if your time allows. When you visit this beautiful city, here are the top things to do in Hoi An Vietnam.