After a day tour in Ho Chi Minh City, expatriates and Vietnamese immigrants couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. They’ve long since fallen prey to the hidden charms of one of Southeast Asia’s most hectic and eclectic cities. Today, Ho Chi Minh City is the country's biggest tourist center, attracting 70% of international visitors to Vietnam. Apart pretty good infrastructure, relatively convenient transportation, the city is a place with rich tourism resources. Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam's undisputedly commercial headquarter with a keen sense of its own importance as Vietnam emerges from years of austerity to claim a place in the "Asian Tiger" economic slugfest. Located on the Saigon River, Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as it is still called by all, is Vietnam's major port and largest city, and still survives in wide downtown avenues flanked by pristine colonials.