VII  Technical Session on

Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling TSCG'2013

International University, Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM,  June 24-27 2013

People-s Committee
Night in Saigon
Ben Thanh Market

Three beautiful images of Ho Chi Minh City (formely Saigon): (left) Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Building (with the statue of Ho Chi Ming in the front); (middle) a view of the city at night; (right) Ben Thanh Market.



The workshop will be held at the International University, Ho Chi Ming City (Vietnam). International University (IU) is one of six member universities of Vietnam National University HCMC. It was established in December 2003. As an interdisciplinary university, it is the first public university in Vietnam that uses English as the primary language in teaching and researching.

More information about the International University, Ho Chi Ming City is available here.

The city: Ho Chi Minh City (formely Saigon)

In the core of the Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City (formely Saigon) - the "Paris of the East" - is the economical and financial capital of Vietnam. It is the largest city (population over 7 million) and the previous capital of the republic of Vietnam. It is also one of the most beautiful and glamorously developing towns of Vietnam. The city with its bustling street markets, cafes, shops, pagodas and museums offers a microcosmic view of the entire nation.

Getting the city:

If you arrive from abroad, your usual arrival point is the Tan Son Nhat international airport, located 7 km away from the heart of the city is the main gateway for flights arriving from the rest of the world.

Saigon Airport

Places to Visit:

Ho Chi Minh City's stunning displays of French colonial architecture and exquisitely carved and paneled traditional pagodas is what it is known for. Today, Ho Chi Minh City is the big tourism center in Vietnam, attracting a large of visitors to the country. Ho Chi Minh City has various attractions as Ho Chi Minh Museum, formerly known as Dragon House Wharf, Cu Chi Tunnels, a lot of museums, theatres, cultural houses... Recently, many tourist areas are invested such as Thanh Da, Binh Quoi Village, Dam Sen Park, Saigon Water Park, Suoi Tien, Ky Hoa..., which draw numerous tourists.

In short,
Ho Chi Minh City has a lot of interesting historical and war museums which all tourists to this city should definitely visit. They include:
Mekong river at Saigon
Mekong river at Ho Chi Minh City.

Vinh Nghiem Pagoda

Vinh Nghiem Pagoda.

As most of the tourist attractions in the city are centrally located the best way to get the essence of this vibrant city is to walk or ride around in a cycle.
Alternatively you can opt for the sightseeing tours in Saigon - Ho Chi Minh City. Different travel agencies offer a variety of tour packages for trips in and around the Saigon Ho Chi Minh City.


The climate is generally hot and humid. There are two distinctive seasons: the rainy season, from May to November, and the dry season, from December to April. The annual average temperature is 270C. The hottest month is April and the lowest is December. It is warm all year.


Many centuries ago, Saigon was already a busy commercial center. Merchants from China, Japan and many European countries would sail upstream the Saigon River to reach the islet of Pho, a trading center. In the year of 1874, Cho Lon merged with Saigon, forming the largest city in the Indochina. It had been many times celebrated as the Pearl of the Far East. After the reunification of the country, the 6th National Assembly in its meeting of the 2nd of July, 1976, has officially rebaptized Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City. The history of city relates closely with the struggle for the independence and freedom of Vietnam.


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Conference venue

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