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Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh City formerly named Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam. It was once known as Prey Nokor, an important Khmer sea port prior to annexation by the Vietnamese in the 17th century. Under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam 1955–75. On 2 July 1976, Saigon merged with the surrounding Gia Định Province and was officially renamed Ho Chi Minh City after Hồ Chí Minh (although the name Sài Gòn is still unofficially widely used).

The metropolitan area, which consists of the Ho Chi Minh City metropolitan area, Thủ Dầu Một, Dĩ An, Biên Hòa and surrounding towns, is populated by more than 9 million people making it the most populous metropolitan area in Vietnam.

Camboticket now allows you to book bus ticket from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap.  To check bus routes to/from Ho Chi Minh and fares across the top bus operators and book your tickets, please visit the home page.

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