Ho Chi Minh City has a nice colonial center, with broad promenades and squares and some French influence buildings that should not be missed. There are also many nice temples and pagodas. Another of the things visitors should not miss its popular markets -- a great place to taste the local food specialties, by the way.
The southern area of Vietnam normally includes the Mekong Delta, but as its culture and way of life differs radically from the rest of the country, it has a section of its own.
Though many modern developments have done, Mekong Delta still keeps its own unique cultural and natural environment that brings a great chance to those who love the Asian beauty of nature.
The Mekong Delta is the biggest basket of rice in Vietnam. The surrounding lands comprise low-lying rice paddies, with dense mangroves and palms bordering the rivers. The Mekong delta is also an only floating Market in Vietnam. You can’t find anywhere in Vietnam floating market like that. Canals and channels are making the rivers the best way to explore the region at a leisurely pace, while offering the opportunity to experience the truly unique lifestyle of this great river.