Ho Chi Minh City at its most dizzying: a high-octane city of commerce and culture that has driven the country forward with its pulsating energy. It is a popular tourist destination due to its fascinating culture, classic French architecture, and sleek skyscrapers as well as ornate temples and pagodas. The city is also filled with rooftop bars that overlook Saigon and beyond, while fantastic restaurants offer a combination of French, Chinese, and, of course, local Vietnamese cuisine. Wander through timeless alleys to incense-infused temples before negotiating chic designer malls beneath sleek 21st-century skyscrapers. The real beauty of the former Saigon’s urban collage is the seamless blending of these two worlds into one exciting mass.