Architecture, Ho Chi Minh City
Favorite thing: Neither in the Cholon (Chinese) District found I the nice old atmosphere I was waiting for. Only in a few corners (like this) you could find the old charming architecture I though was so characteristic in Saigon...
There were not as many colonial remants as I expected in Saigon. I tried hard, but all I found was a few buildings in the area of the Embassies, in the north of the Dong Khoi Central area.
It was not as in the "Indochine" or "The Quiet american" films, but the ones left were nice...
District 1 of HCMC that is actually the former Saigon is lovely. There are so many nice buildings and organised avenues. Saigon for sure is one of the nicest cities in Asia.
Fondest memory: Lovely restaurants, nice people. A place to see!
Favorite thing: Saigon is full of gracefully decading Colonial Architecture. I happen to come across to this mansion on my way back from Xa Loi Pagoda.