After a two-year hiatus, Bonsai river cruises have returned.
We started doing our giveaways in our April issue and had a great response. So, here's another great competition for you.
The metropolis we now know as Ho Chi Minh City was built on the river. The Khmer were here first, before the administrator Nguyen Huu Canh gave Saigon its Vietnamese face in 1698. Located originally in the space between the Thi Nghe and Ben Nghe canals, with the citadel resting on the hill now occupied by Le Duan, what became known as Saigon was an inland sea port. Life here and transport was all about trade via the river. Even the residents of modern day Cho Lon, originally a standalone settlement 5km down the Ben Nghe Canal, arrived by boat.
Nguyen Duc Chinh, director of the city Ferry and Bridge Management One-Member Co Ltd, told Tuoi Tre that the service would cease to make way for the Thu Thiem New Urban Area Project in District 2.