Sleeper bus from Da Nang to Sai Gon (Ho Chi Minh city)
The current official name, Ho Chi Minh City, adopted in 1976 and abbreviated Tp. HCM, is translated as Ho Chi Minh City, abbreviated HCMC, and in French as Hô-Chi-Minh-Ville (the circumflex is sometimes omitted), abbreviated HCMV. The name commemorates Ho Chi Minh, the first leader of North Vietnam. This name, though not his given name, was one he favored throughout his later years. It combines a common Vietnamese surname (Ho) with a given name meaning “enlightened will” (from Sino-Vietnamese; Chi meaning ‘will’ or ‘spirit’, and Minh meaning ‘light’), in essence, meaning “light bringer”.
Today, the city’s core is still adorned with wide elegant boulevards and historic French colonial buildings. The majority of these tourist spots are located in District 1 and are a short leisurely distance from each other. The most prominent structures in the city centre are the Reunification Palace (Dinh Thong Nhat), City Hall , Municipal Theatre, also known as the Opera House), City Post Office , State Bank Office, City People’s Court and Notre-Dame Cathedral. Some of the historic hotels are the Hotel Majestic, dating from the French colonial era, and the Rex and Caravelle hotels are former hangouts for American officers and war correspondents in the 1960s & ’70s.
It was approximated that 4.3 million tourists visited Vietnam in 2007, of which 70 percent, approximately 3 million tourists, visited Ho Chi Minh City.
The city has various museums including the Ho Chi Minh City Museum, Museum of Vietnamese History, the Revolutionary Museum, the Museum of south-eastern Armed Forces, the War Remnants Museum, the Museum of Southern Women, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Nha Rong Memorial House, and the Ben Duoc Relic of Underground Tunnels. The Cu Chi tunnels are north-west of the city in Cu Chi District. The Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens, in District 1, dates from 1865. The Dam Sen Tourist and Cultural Park, Suoi Tien Amusement and Culture Park, and Can Gio’s Eco beach resort are three recreational sites inside the city which are popular with tourists.
Aside from the Municipal Theatre, there are other places of entertainment such as the Ben Thanh theatre, Hoa Binh theatre, and the Lan Anh Music Stage. Ho Chi Minh City is home to hundreds of cinemas and theatres, with cinema and drama theatre revenue accounting for 60–70% of Vietnam’s total revenue in this industry. Unlike other theatrical organisations found in Vietnam’s provinces and municipalities, residents of Ho Chi Minh City keep their theatres active without the support of subsidies from the Vietnamese government. The city is also home to most of the private film companies in Vietnam.
Like many of Vietnam’s smaller cities, the city boasts a multitude of restaurants serving typical Vietnamese dishes such as PHO or rice vermicelli. Backpacking travellers most often frequent the “Western Quarter” on Pham Ngu Lao Street and Bui Vien Street, District 1.
How to buy/book bus ticket from Danang city to Ho Chi Minh city (Sai Gon)
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– Length: 960 Km, about 21 hours.
– Departure time from Danang: at 13:30, 15:30, 16:30, 19:00.
– Booking office In Da Nang:
Add 1: 01A Pham Ngoc Thach St, Thuan Phuoc ward, Hai Chau Dist, Danang city
Add 2: 63 Huynh Ly St, Thuan Phuoc ward, Hai Chau Dist, Danang city
Tel: (+84-236) 3 89 82 86
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