Saigon, Vietnam

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Xin chào bạn bè!

Apirak says hi again! This time from Saigon in Vietnam! Thanks for the great card! I hope you still managed to have some dog meat ^^ Although I don’t think I’d eat that haha
Ho Chi Minh City, formerly named and still also referred to as Saigon), is the largest city in Vietnam. It was once known as Prey Nokor, an important Khmer seaport prior to annexation by the Vietnamese in the 17th century. Under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam 1955–75. On 2 July 1976, Saigon merged with the surrounding Gia Định Province and was officially renamed Ho Chi Minh City after revolutionary leader Hồ Chí Minh (although the name Sài Gòn is still unofficially widely used).
Did you know?
 Being built in the 19th century by French colonists, Saigon Notre Dame is an icon of HCMC. Besides serving for religious purpose, this church is also one of the tourist attractions in HCMC and among the favorite sights for couples to take their wedding photos. (You can see the church on the card!).
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