CNNGO EXPLORES HO CHI MINH CITY
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
This month CNNGo sets its sights on Saigon. Now known as Ho Chi Minh City, the city is in the middle of balancing a growing economy with an intense desire to hold onto its history. CNNGo kicks off the journey on the back of a bike with Vietnam Vespa Adventures which allows passengers to see snapshots of local life and tucked away hot spots. Then CNNGo meets up with local rapper Suboi who proudly takes CNNGo to her favorite places that have hints of old Saigon including an incredible family-style meal at Cuc Gach Wuan.
No trip to Vietnam is complete without appreciating the complex history of the country, and that’s where historian Tim Doling comes in. He explains the changing face of Ho Chi Minh City and shows CNNGo a hidden part of history in the middle of the city. Finally, CNNGo takes a quick trip down to the island of Con Dao, one of the newest tourist destinations in Vietnam. While the island may have a dark past with many revolutionaries imprisoned there during the French occupation, it also boasts breathtaking beaches.
Airtimes (Hong Kong/ Beijing/ Taipei/ Singapore/ Kuala Lumpur/ Manila):
Wednesday March 11 at 1730 HKT
Saturday March 14 at 1330 HKT
Sunday March 15 at 2030 HKT
About the program
CNNGo is a monthly 30-minute show featuring a unique take on global destinations, bringing views from genuine insiders on what gives dynamic cities in Asia and beyond their distinctive buzz. Whether you’re a local, a business or leisure visitor, or even just a cultural voyeur, CNNGo delivers the best of each city by those who know it best. More information on the show, extended interviews and additional interactive content is available at http://travel.cnn.com/gotravel
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