Roughguides travel site commented both Hanoi and HCM city are “food paradise” but the taste of coffee and nightlife of each place brings distinctions.
Here are some differences as well as similarities between the two major cities of Vietnam.
Culture in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city
Hanoi and HCM city have sites such as museums, temples and impressive colonial architecture. Both churches are old French monuments and points of traditional water puppet.
HCM City has many more theme parks, so if you like games such as swings, gliders … go to the south. If you prefer to see the exhibition, Hanoi is the better choice to address many fascinating display of works of art and contemporary art.
The people of the capital are a bit unapproachable and the people in HCM city are more open. HCM City is also influenced by Western culture more than Hanoi, especially the United States and France. The latest trend of young people, the boom in business and technology converge in this city.