Life In SLUM OF SAIGON – AMAZING Experience In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 🇻🇳


This experience might be kind of unusual, but the total time we spent in less-traveled roads of Ho Chi Minh totally open our eyes to a different side of life that we never saw about Vietnam on the internet. We get the chance to fully observe the difference in lifestyle and conditions of those in the less developed communities, compared to those living in the urban areas.
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This video is about the experience that we explore beyond touristy areas of Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) to observe the slum community guided by local Vietnamese and see the boundary between rich and poor here in Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh City, also known by its former name of Saigon (Vietnamese: Sài Gòn), is the most populous city in Vietnam. Located in southeast Vietnam, the metropolis surrounds the Saigon River. From 1955 to 1975, Saigon was the capital of the Republic of Vietnam, commonly known as South Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City is the most visited city in Vietnam, with 6.3 million visitors in 2017. Many of the city’s landmarks which are well known to international visitors include the Bến Thành Market, Ho Chi Minh City Hall, Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, Independence Palace and it’s a popular destination to have the day trip to Cu Chi tunnel and Mekong delta.
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  1. Divert Living 30 July, 2020 at 19:57 Reply

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  2. Jericho Arabe 30 July, 2020 at 19:57 Reply

    shanty town is a statement on how the government manages well its people. The more slum area, the more we know the government doesn't really care to those who are in dire need

  3. Sabudin Miya 30 July, 2020 at 19:57 Reply

    that's trespassing in people's personal property and or wouldn't take your camera and go into someone's house and film how they live in you? breach of privacy? stop looking down on people !!!

  4. ingrid khan 30 July, 2020 at 19:57 Reply

    What a beautiful video. For me, your best ever video – so real. It makes me realize how grateful I should be for the things I have. The people are incredible.

  5. Xperiment Tialx 30 July, 2020 at 19:57 Reply

    I love you if you give me money 💰. They family must be very happy. Haha. Poor husband 😢

  6. Michael Whittle 30 July, 2020 at 19:57 Reply

    I went Vietnam Saigon, first trip overseas on way to philippine, it shocked me
    In many ways In fact people were a some kind helpful polite building well unravel nightlife food such variety, I ate main outlets but tried far street dished, don't judge just try accommodation metropolitan was top class for me and great staff wish could afford go back , many homeless around would but I all ways find few dollars. One come with women cuddle up 2 kids on foot path night after night sad I lost money from banks so budget draw tight as but I manage by Vietnamese family few meals so was very happy sad bank f2f me in philippines and Vietnam or would given 2 weeks accommodation help her and kids . Love you Vietnam love markets love slims love the modern side food lot is cool , hope one day can return ,,,love you Vietnam thank you metropolitan motel Saigon great stay kind service. Beautiful people nice tourist venues.

  7. Lol 30 July, 2020 at 19:57 Reply

    1) Don’t act like slums do not exist in US and Thailand. Especially Thailand’s At least these people have food to eat and not addicted to drugs or prostitutions

    2) Going to a well sufficient neighbourhood to give out low value goods is a big insult and slap in the face of hardworking people there

    3) Vendors from Mekong delta who come to Saigon to sell fruits are not desperate or living in slums. Stop trying to give pity party to hard working people who are making big risk and sacrifices. They don’t have to be in that situation if they don’t want to

    4) Stop trying to divide Vietnamese people by your stupid North South crap. You have no business of entering our country trying to drive drifts in our people

    5) your tour guides are ridiculous, making offensive inappropriate sexual jokes that insulted her own people and telling completely stupid lies. They are an insult to Vietnam, especially the larger sized one.

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