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Ho Chi Minh City At Its Best

Posted on November 19, 2009 | Fascinating CitiesNo Comment

Ho Chi Minh City some times also referred as the Paris of the east. It is one of the largest metropolises in the country. Home for nearly 6 million people the city is the most populated city of the country. The vendors, pagodas and the colonial architecture, the designer boutiques, the street food this city has many shades. The ideal time to visit the city experience the hustle at bustle of the city with the climate at its best is around the month of January or February. In these months the temperature is good and you can surely tolerate the humidity level in the atmosphere.

The Tet festival usually occurs in the month of January and February and it is the biggest and most awaited festival of the year. If you are planning to visit the city during this time book the hotels beforehand else you won’t get the accommodation.

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Another such important festival is the Lord Buddha’s birthday. It is celebrated with lots of fun, excitement and enthusiasm. Celebrated on the 15th day of the forth lunar month the festival is celebrated at the Nghia An Hoi Quan Pagoda.Fisherman's Festival

Ho Chi Minh City is surely a city of festivals and if you want to known more about the city’s life and culture the festive time is the ideal time to visit the city. Few of the other festivals which are celebrated in the city are, Le Van Duyet Temple Festival, Thien Hau Pagoda Festival, Nghia An Hoi Pagoda, The Fisherman’s Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, National Day, Death Anniversary of Tran Hung Dao, Ho Chi Minh’s Birthday, Wandering Souls Day.

Thanh Minh is a festival where the dead ancestors are remembered and worshipped also it is the time to pay respect to your dead ones.

Liberation Day is celebrated in the memory of the end of the Vietnam War and the beginning of the process of reunification.

Liberation Day

Held at Ba Chua Xu Lady Temple, a Chua Xu Festival is a religious get-together which is celebrated for nearly four days.

Le Van Duyet Tomb Festival is celebrated at the end of the month of July at Le Van Duyet Tomb in Binh Thanh district. The festival is celebrated in the memory of the end of the rule of Nguyen Dynasty. People come together and pray for good weather, happiness, the safety of their country as well as their crops. Singing and playing games are few activities of the event.

Held early in the month of September the National Day is celebrated to mark the Vietnam’s independence from the French. You will witness various parades, lots of music, fireworks, and dancing. You will enjoy the site and will surely join the celebration.

Celebrated all over South Vietnam the boat competition and thanks giving to the moon is a typical Khmer festival usually occurs in the month of October. Boat racing competition and offerings of fried rice are all part of the festival.

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