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HCM City among must-see destinations on a world cruise

Updated at Thursday, 10 Jan 2019, 15:25
The Hanoitimes - It’s a big world out there and a world cruise is the perfect way to explore it.
Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam has been named among five must-see destinations on a world cruise, according to a list released by World of Cruising, a luxury publication packed with the latest cruise trends.
 
HCM City among must-see destinations on a world cruise.
HCM City among must-see destinations on a world cruise.
World of Cruising advises travelers that Ho Chi Minh City is the best destination for those who love discovering culture. Ho Chi Minh City is a dynamic city that reverberates through your entire soul.
Commerce and culture merge and shift in a way seen nowhere else in the world and the chaos that this city offers will awaken your senses. While here, expect to wander through tranquil temples before engaging in a spot of haggling at the city’s famed market – Ben Thanh – for unique handcrafted souvenirs to take home, the magazine described.
Word of Cruising also suggested an excursion, if time allows, to the Cu Chi Tunnels  for an eye-opening history lesson. Ho Chi Minh City is both exotic and compelling – making for an unforgettable addition to any world cruise itinerary.
Earlier, Ho Chi Minh City has been ranked 4th among the 2019’s coolest city for break destinations, according to a list released by Refinery29, a leading global media company focused on young women.
“Culture trip calls this Vietnamese metropolis a truly affordable city with a buzzing cultural scene to match,” Refinery29 wrote.
There are plenty of hidden alleyways and public art displays to explore, so make sure you try “ca phe da” (iced coffee), a traditional Vietnamese iced coffee drink that provides an energizing caffeine and sugar hit, Refinery29 advises.
The number of visitors to Ho Chi Minh in 2018 was estimated at 36.5 million, of the total, 7.5 million were foreigners, which is an increase of 17.38% against 2017 number, according to the municipal Department of Tourism.
The city enjoyed a robust growth in tourism development in 2018 with revenues of VND140 trillion (USD6.1 billion), or 21.55% increase compared to last year figure.
Ha Phuong
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