We're ending three weeks of vacation in Southern Vietnam with three nights in Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon. What are the great areas of town to roam if one wants to see both old and new?
If you plan to travel to Vietnam, I recommend you should spend couple days in Saigon, also known as Ho Chi Minh City. There are many interesting places that you can experience in Saigon. For example enjoy a sunset cruise on Saigon River, spend haft day in Cu Chi Tunnels or visit Mekong Delta. You can go there by bus but it will be crowded and exhausted because of traffic jam. Thus you should try travel there by speedboat. There are many companies offer this types of services, among them I think Les Rives is the best company. You can view their website: https://lesrivesexperience.com
I stayed at the An An Hotel. It was a great place to get out walking - which is how I usually find the interesting stuff in any city.
In Ho Chi Min city . district 1 is a best choice :) It's a great place . You can book room in there.