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Geography HCMC Fieldwork Report

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Introduction The Aim To investigate the nature of tourism in Ho Chi Minh City. To compare the touristic nature of District One and Pham Ngu Lao To test the theory of agglomeration. Hypothesis 2) District 1(near Dong Khoi) and Pham Ngu Lao cater to different types of tourists. 4) Low budget/and/or long term travelers prefer Pam Ngu Lao 5) Package and or middle to high class tourists prefer to stay in District 1(near Dong Khoi) Explanation First of all, we have to think about the location. Dong Khoi is located at the center of the District 1. It's easy to access popular sightseeing places such as museums (history museum, revolution museum), Notre Dame Cathedral, Central post office, the zoo, et cetera. The most expensive as well as famous brand shops, stores and restaurant are closely lining the streets in this area. So, hotels that are located on Dong Khoi Street normally provide a range of quality services for the tourists such as, convenience and more expensive items. Therefore, most of the 5 star hotels are located near Dong Khoi Street. These are; New world hotel, Sheraton hotel, HYATT hotel and Caravelle hotel, to name a few. Pham Ngu Lao is also located in District 1. But it's on the outer edges of District 1. Pham Ngu Lao is one of the more dangerous area in the Ho Chi Minh City at night. ...read more.

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The reasons may be, near the Dong Khoi Street, there are lots of known, famous places to go, shopping, appreciate and tour. Therefore, most of the tourist may prefer to stay near Dong Khoi Street. However, the fact is the accommodation that are located near Dong Khoi Street, really expensive than the accommodation that are located in Pham Ngu Lao. So, the tourist who haven't got enough money or don't want to spend for about $150 for a night rest (Refer to Fig 1.9). The average price of hotels that are located near Pham Ngu Lao is approximately $22 per night with air conditioning. (Fig.1.10) Name of the hotel Lowest Price Sheraton $210 Caravelle $230 Majestic $110 Grand $85 Continental $90 Average $145 Fig 1.9 <Name, price of the representative hotel that are located near Dong Khoi Street> Name of the hotel Lowest Price 211 $12 Orient $12 SOUTHERN $12 HUYNH ANH $15 DUNA $15 VIEN DONG $30 LIBERTY 3 $35 LIBERTY 4 $45 Average $22 Fig 1.10 <Name, price of the representative hotel that are located near Pham Ngu Lao Street> The reason that I use Lowest Price, the tourist who traveling HCMC, most of them are tour themselves individually (refer Fig 1.11). They will surely stay at single room. All the single rooms are has lowest price. So I just made a chart for lowest price. What I mean of 'representative hotel' is, the hotel that assume have more than 30 rooms. ...read more.

Conclusion

Package tour is special case. I hypothesized that there's stratagem between the hotels and tourist agency'. Evaluation When I'm analyzing survey, what I want you to consider is, in the PNL's survey, there's 80 people's data in it. However DK's suvey, there's 83 people's data in it. I intended to make a graph to refer percentage, but it's really hard to calculate all questions' percentage. So I decided to use the question that I really needed. Survey result error was one of the hardest problems for me. In Fig 1.15, there's lots of error. It's really hard to analyze. In Fig 1.9, 10.10 I used term of 'representative hotel', which means, the hotel that assume have more than 30 rooms. However I couldn't confirm about 'how many rooms does hotel have that are located DK?' So, I just assumed it. I couldn't prove some of my explanation such as 'Pham Ngu Lao is one of the more dangerous area' or 'stratagem between the hotels and tourist agency'. I intended to get the information about it. But there is no way to get that information. We can just hear it from someone like a rumor. Land use map was Useless for me. I tried to deal with agglomeration. But I realize when I'm analyzing the data. Land use map is unnecessary for my hypothesis. So I gave it up to use. One thing that I want to mention lastly is, I couldn't keep word limit. It's really hard to keep the word limit. So I next time, I'll try to keep the word limit. ...read more.

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