As for streets, they are generally safe but some areas should be avoided, such as parts of Ho Chi Minh filled with clubs and bars that are usually filled with suspicious individuals. Sexual assaults and robberies are more probable in these places, so be cautious and avoid these places late at night.
Is it rude to call it Saigon?
Its offensive to the Vietnamese diaspora if you dont call it Saigon. Obviously this question is about what to call it when youre in the country of Vietnam, but to the diaspora that fled the country after the Vietnam War, calling it Ho Chi Minh City ranges from mildly to extremely offensive.
Is Vietnam a poor country?
Vietnam is now defined as a lower middle income country by the World Bank. Of the total Vietnamese population of 88 million people (2010), 13 million people still live in poverty and many others remain near poor. Poverty reduction is slowing down and inequality increasing with persistent deep pockets of poverty.
Is Sài Gòn a French name?
Upon capturing the city during the Cochinchina Campaign in 1859, the French officially westernized the citys traditional name into Saigon (French: Saïgon). The Vietnamese most often write the name as Sài Gòn, in two words, following the traditional convention in Vietnamese spelling.
What was the old name for Vietnam?
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What is the coldest month in Vietnam?
January The coldest month is January where minimum temperatures can occasionally fall below 0 °C (32 °F). The highest temperatures occur in late winter and early summer. This is usually during March and April.