Here is the question :
WHAT CITY WAS FORMERLY KNOWN AS SAIGON?
Here is the option for the question :
- Hoi An
- Ho Chi Minh City
And, the answer for the the question is :
[STC002632] Ho Chi Minh City, the current capital of Vietnam, used to be known by its former name of Saigon. If you have recently reviewed the history of Asia, you are definitely aware of this fact. The Vietnamese conquered the area in the 17th century and made it a part of their country after it had been a part of the Kingdom of Cambodia in the past. After being taken over by the French in the 19th century, the city flourished as a major port and a collection center for the export of rice farmed in the Mekong River delta after the French transformed it into a major metropolis. In 1976, the city was given its current name, Ho Chi Minh City, in honor of a revolutionary figure who shared the same name. However, if you want to keep up with the locals, you can continue to call it Saigon. Saigon River is still commonly referred to by its previous moniker despite being one of the most important rivers in the city.