Ben Thanh market is located in district 1; just a walking distance from the Pham Ngu Lao Road. You can easily see it with the belfry and the clock on its entrance. Opposite of this is a statue of a... more
If there is one thing I didn't enjoy the most in my travel in Vietnam, that is visiting the War remnant museum. It was really devastating to see the effects of war to people then and now.
The museum... more
We initially wanted to do a two day tour in Mekong Delta but ended up taking a three day cruise on Emotion boat to Ben Tre, Vinh Long and Long Xuyen. It turned out to be our highlight in Vietnam: had... more
The first palace on the site of the Reunification Palace was the Norodom Palace built in 1871. It was the French Governor General’s headquarter and palace, but was destroyed by bombs in 1962. The... more
Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, officially Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception is a cathedral located in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Established by French colonists, the... more
Cholon's main market, a Chinese-style architectural masterpiece with a great clock tower in the centre.
Much of the business here is wholesale. If you are buying in bulk, this is the place to do... more
HCMC's post office is just across the Cathedral. It has very beautiful architecture. I learned from my friends that it is open even during weekends. If you send postcards it would cost around 3,000... more
The City Hall in Saigon is an old french building that was originally build as a hotel in the early 20th century.
It is standing right next to the famous Rex Hotel smack in the center of town and is... more
Located in Chinatown ,this is not one of the more elaborate temples but it was sure a happening spot on the New Years day that we visited.
It was interesting to see the throngs of people coming to... more
For a relaxing massage after a tiring day, you should try Ngoc Anh Spa. Sauna, steam bath and jakuzi is available as well as different types of massage. All the masseurs and masseuses are certified. A... more
this will be my Ho Chi Minh Statue Night View Pictures
Uncle Ho (as Ho Chi Minh is most commonly referred to in the west) is most famous for leading the Viet Minh independence movement from 1941... more
Cao Dai Temple or the Great Holy See Temple is one of the places you must have to see when in HCMC. This is the 2nd place we visited for the whole day tour so we can witness the midday mass held by... more
This Temple I was taken to when on my city tour.
I was dropped off at the temple courtyard which had a tortoise pool, and quite a few people in the courtyard.
On entering the main hall, the first... more
The Museum of Vietnamese History is located right next to the Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Ho Chi Minh City. It was established on August 23, 1979 – but was formerly named “Musée Blanchard de la... more
This is the 2012 pictures of the Rex Hotel. It now has a revamped lobby and a new luxe shopping arcade.
The Rex hotel has undergone major changes since 5 years ago when I was here. This will be a... more
This will be pictures of the Assorted Water Puppets of the Show
According to Wikipedia:
The orchestra accompanies the performance with traditional music and song
Dance of the water fairies
Saigon River Express offers VIP speedboat tours to the Cu Chi Tunnels - the Mekong Delta - and jungle canal tours around Saigon. This is the service that was recommended as part of "Three Perfect... more
Also known as the Saigon Opera House, this wonderful example of French colonial architecture lies in the heart of the city's District 1 area, surrounded by new shopping plazas and posh hotels. Built... more
The New US Consulate, Located inside what was the compound of the former U.S. Embassy in the then capital of South Vietnam, the building is only a stone's throw from the presidential palace of the... more
This is a local market where you can buy a lot of stuffs in wholesale. The problem here is that the place is too crowded and hot inside and the vendors were not speaking in English. If youre into... more
The Ho Chi Minh City Museum is located in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City – in an old colonial building with a long fascinating history. It was built between 1885 and 1890 and at first, the building... more
The statue of Tran Nguyen Han is located in the roundabout where the streets of Le Loi, Ham Nghi, Tran Hung Dao and Le Lai intersect – just in front of the Ben Thanh Market.
General Tran Nguyen Han... more
This beautiful French-colonial building known as Nha Hat Thanh was built in 1899 as a concert hall. It is generally known as the Opera house. The main hall was used as headquarters of the South... more
This was an 8 hour tour of the city by Delta Tours. It was a good value at $8.00 but a little slow paced for us. I think we could have covered it is 6 hours,for sure. it did get us around to see the... more
Written before the trip @ Changi Airport : I'm filled with anticipation as I'm writing this. I'm finally going to HoChiMinCity! Since I only have a few days here, I intend to have a blast of a time......
Things have changed dramatically since I first started coming here over 12 years ago, it's modernising, you can buy just about anything (well sort of, you can get marmite at least now) and the economy...
Saigon was kind of a magical name to me. After seeing so many movies and books about old Saigon, Saigon at the colonialist period, french Saigon... I admit I had an idealised concept of the city. I......