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Ha Long vs. Ho Chi Minh City , which is better?

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Top sights

Ha Long

Ho Chi Minh City

Bến Thành Market

Bến Thành Market

Bui Vien Street

Bui Vien Street

Food

Ha Long

Banh gat gu

Banh gat gu

Cha Muc (Squid Sausage)

Cha Muc (Squid Sausage)

Sam (Horseshoe crab)

Sam (Horseshoe crab)

Ho Chi Minh City

Banh Mi

Banh Mi

Bún mắm

Bún mắm

Bánh xèo

Bánh xèo

Gỏi cuốn

Gỏi cuốn

Cơm tấm

Cơm tấm

Phở

Phở

Drink

Ha Long

Ho Chi Minh City

  • Coffee
  • Nước mía
  • Nha đam
  • Sâm lạnh
  • Nước Dừa
  • Rau má
  • Sai Gon beer

Hostels

Ha Long

Ho Chi Minh City

92 Hostels

Hotels

Ha Long

Ho Chi Minh City

2,850 hotels

Climate

Ha Long

Monsoon

Ho Chi Minh City

Aw

Area

Ha Long

272 km²

Ho Chi Minh City

2,096.56 km2

Population

Ha Long

227,000 (2013)

Ho Chi Minh City

Total

Ha Long

Ho Chi Minh City

8,611,100

Density

Ha Long

Ho Chi Minh City

4,100/km2

Time zone

Ha Long

Ho Chi Minh City

ICT (UTC+07:00)

National

Ha Long

Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam

Hạ Long, a city on Vietnam’s northern coast, is a jumping-off point for Hạ Long Bay, a broad inlet of dramatic, often mist-covered limestone islands. Replicas of traditional junk boats tour the bay and depart from the city’s Bai Chay district. Bai Chay also has an artificial beach, a casino, cafes and dozens of hotels from resort-style complexes to hostels.

Ho Chi Minh City (commonly known as Saigon) is a city in southern Vietnam famous for the pivotal role it played in the Vietnam War. It's also known for its French colonial landmarks, including Notre-Dame Cathedral, made entirely of materials imported from France, and the 19th-century Central Post Office.