Ho Chi Minh City VIETNAM Called today Ho Chi Minh, this city was once called Saigon, but the current official name, adopted in 1976, is translated as Ho Chi Minh City, abbreviated HCMC, and in French as Hô-Chi-Minh-Ville (circumflex) is sometimes omitted), abbreviated HCMV. The name commemorates Hồ Chí Minh, the first leader of North Vietnam. This name, although not his name, was one of those he preferred during his last years. Combine a common Vietnamese surname (Hồ, 胡) with a given name which means "enlightened will" (from Sino-Vietnamese 志 明; Chí which means "will" or "spirit", and Minh which means "light"), in essence , which means "light bearer" .... always him ... ..visitatela Saigon, and 'beautiful and you will see that right in the center, near the Post Office there is a beautiful cathedral, the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, which stands out and is the backdrop for the many Vietnamese who also pass from here to take pictures of their marriage. This city at night can be really fun and provocative and by day it's the gateway to the many things to see here, like the Cu Chi Tunnels, tunnels excavated underground that have played a fundamental strategic role in keeping the war of exhaustion against the United States, or the Mekong delta, an area of enormous importance for the entire population of the south of the country and not only ... in short, beautiful days await you in these parts.