The largest city of Vietnam and the country's commercial capital, Ho Chi Minh City, is the seat of a flourishing economy and a variety of industries. The city of Ho Chi Minh covers an area of 2,356 square kilometers. Today, approximately 6,063,000 people live in Ho Chi Minh City. The dry season is from December to April, a time when the city is full of tourists.
Within the set up of a metropolis lie the charm of the traditional Vietnamese culture and the beauty of an ancient history. The people of Ho Chi Minh City are proud of their age old culture, traditions and customs. In January they celebrate the colorful festival called Tet Festival.
Ho Chi Minh is a vibrant city throbbing with life. It still preserves its political significance and ancient culture. Characterized by shops, markets and jostling streets, Ho Chi Minh is becoming more and more alive with each passing day.