Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh pronunciation ) is the largest city in Vietnam and is located near the Mekong Delta. Under the name, Prey Nokor (Khmer: ), it was the main port of Cambodia, before being annexed by the Vietnamese in the 17th century. Under the name Saigon (Vietnamese: Sài Gòn; pronunciation ), it was the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina, and later of the independent state of South Vietnam from 1954 to 1975. In 1975, Saigon was merged with the surrounding province of Gia Định and renamed Hồ Chí Minh City (although the name Saigon is still frequently used, particularly by its citizens).

The city center is situated on the banks of the Saigon River, 60 kilometers (37 mi) from the South China Sea [1] and 1,760 kilometers (1,094 mi) south of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.

The metropolitan area, which consists of Hồ Chí Minh City metro area, Thủ Dầu Một and surrounding towns, has more than 9 million people,[citation needed] making it the largest metropolitan area in Vietnam and Indochina. source – wikipedia.org

I took a trip to Ho Chi Minh City last year. I was pleasantly surprised by this city. The people are friendly and helpful. The food, both traditional Vietnamese and European are good and reasonably priced. The city is also quite pretty and colorful.

All the photos were shot in RAW with Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF-S 10-22mm, Canon EF 50mm f1.4 and processed with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CS3.

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2 thoughts on “Ho Chi Minh City

  1. Hello, Your pictures are excellent. I have a 40d and 50 f1.4 and never get the same quality of shots. Do you mind posting some details on how you composed the shot and what you used for lighting.

    Thx from Vancouver, Canada

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