Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon by its original and more popular name, is Vietnam on the move. Motorbikes and cars speed through its streets with the urgency typical of a metropolis. The city is leading Vietnam into an exciting future with its skyscrapers, designer malls, up-market bars and excellent eateries. The city has a timeless quality that can be found in its backstreets, busy markets, quaint shops, ornate pagodas, temples and churches. Incredible history and an exciting future exist side-by-side in this energetic place.