More than 7 million people live in Ho Chi Minh City.
Formerly known as Saigon, HCM City is the largest city in Vietnam. Its population is projected to grow to 13.9 million by 2025.
Though poverty levels overall have declined in recent years, stark economic disparity remains between Vietnam's urban and rural areas.
A Vietnamese girl sits on her father's new motorcycle in HCM City.
People tour Sung Sot cave in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, another of the country's UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The view of a train journey between Ha Long Bay and Hanoi, two of Vietnam's most popular tourist destinations.
Yen Bai, a province in northern Vietnam, is known for its rugged mountains and green rice paddy fields.