Ho Chi Minh City

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Ho Chi Minh City
Port of Entry
10°37.114'N, 106°45.916'E Chart icon.png
lat=10.61856 | lon=106.76527 | zoom=10 | y
Saigon and Vung Tau

Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thành Phố Hồ Chí Minh), commonly known as Saigon (Vietnamese: Sài Gòn) or by the abbreviations HCMC or Tp HCM, 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. It is known to all of its inhabitants as Saigon (or Sài Gòn) — although the name Ho Chi Minh City is the official name it is mostly used by northern Vietnamese and not by the Saigon people themselves.


See Vietnam.


See Vietnam.


See Vietnam.


See Vietnam.


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Ho Chi Minh City is a port of entry for Vietnam. For details see Entrance: Vietnam.


Contact the port on VHF channel 16 then anchor where directed.


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  • Delatbabel -- I am currently living in Saigon while land based (November 2014).


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See Vietnam.


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