CNES, 1994 DISTRIBUTION SPOT IMAGE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CNES, 1994 DISTRIBUTION SPOT IMAGE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Infrared SPOT-3 satellite image of Ho Chi Minh City (centre, blue), the largest city in Vietnam and former capital of South Vietnam. North is at the top. Vegetation appears red, water dark blue, roads and buildings blue-grey, clouds white. Ho Chi Minh City lies on the Saigon River north of the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam. Its international airport can be seen in the northwest of the city. The land to the south is mostly swamp (red). Much of the land to the north of the city is cultivated, rice being the principal crop. Image produced by the French satellite SPOT-3.
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