HoChi Minh, for whom Saigon was renamed after the end of "The American War, was reportedly a simple man who would have abhored the cult of personality that has arisen around him, especially in the north.
Here our intrepid VT-er takes a look at "Uncle Ho" in statue form in a seminar room at the university in HCMC.
Vietnamese people have nice delicate aspect. I saw this little girl in a traditional music show during a Mekong Delta organised tour. She and her sister sang traditional vietnamese songs during a morning break for a tea at a local farm.
Its supposed to fix you! I was ogling and musing about these potions everywhere, until I was told that this is medicinal! - complete with cobras and scorpions!
HCM is one of the few places I have visited where traditional dress is still worn in the streets and not just for tourist consumption. The older generation still wore the traditional hats of Vietnam.
The Vietnamese are avid sports fans, particularly for football. This was the victory celebration the evening that the Vietnamese Women's team won their match in the SEA Games.
As noted in a "must see" tip, the cathedral is closed except for one Sunday service. But the young couples come here in large numbers to have their wedding pictures taken!
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