Ho Chi Minh

Its been a while and i’m back again to share another photowalks.

Ho Chi  Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam. And formerly known as Saigon. The city’s name was taken from the North Vietnam’s  famous leader  Ho Chi Minh. Currency known as Vietnam Dong. Common means of transportation is by Cab or Trishaw . This City has a growing Economy visible through its structures, buildings and commercial establishments surrounding the City. Despite a fast and booming economy, it gives importance to their rich history preserving and keeping the historical structures and places to its best condition. I’m impressed by how they keep their natural surrounding  synched  to the city’s growth and most especially very much impressed by the nice, cheerful  and friendly people.

DSC_6103 Tan Son Nhat International Airport : the largest airport in Vietnam located in Ho Chi Minh

DSC_5369

We stayed at Elegant Saigon Hotel which is very near the city. The above photo is the kind receptionist at our hotel who’s very helpful to show  us of how to go around the city. We went to Ben Tahn Market after bringing our bags in our room. Ben Tanh Market is just a walking distance away from our hotel.

DSC_5420

Ben Tahn Market view taken from the rotunda Statue of Tran Nguyen Hanh. Inside Ben Tahn Market , lots of things to buy: They sell mostly the traditional Vietnamese clothes, souvenirs and coffee.

IMG_6328 copy

Bought some souvenirs inside the market

DSC_5398

Seen from afar is the Bitexco Financial Tower which is owned by Bitexco Group, a Vietnamese company.

DSC_5890

Vietnam is famous to this kind of hat

DSC_5403

We ate at one of the Vietnamese restaurant in Ho Chi Minh, popularly known as “Pho 2000”.

DSC_5401

We then saw this photo the former US president Bill Clinton which also paid a visit here.

DSC_6089

Rickshaw one of the common transpo in Ho Chi Minh

DSC_5623

Handicraft Factory. This is one of the most popular handicraft works in Vietnam. With handicapped or people with disabilities doing most of the handicrafts.

IMG_5726

A handicapped man doing this work of art from eggshells

IMG_5746

The Finish products

DSC_5647

This rectangular cover will flip over only to know that its a dangerous trap! Use by the vietnamese people during the war to trap enemies.

IMG_5852

Food during vietnam war: Tapioca roots with brown sugar and peanut with tea made from common leaves found around the area

DSC_5698

Empty Bomb Shell

DSC_5664

American M41 tank

1456609_688066574546548_1759289620_n

Cu Chi Tunnel: The entrance to the Cu Chi Tunnel. This tunnel has been used during French Occupation. If you’re brave enough to get in the tunnel, just try it for experience to see and feel on how the old Vietnamese people survived going through this tunnel.

DSC_5733

War Remnants Museum: Here you can find the air craft collection and the photos during the Vietnam war

IMG_5901

Memorabilia

DSC_5752

Reunification Palace:The home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

DSC_5841

Notre Dame Cathedral (the rear view): A cathedral which was established by French colonists, and was constructed between 1863 and 1880.

DSC_5832

Front view from afar of the Cathedral……

DSC_5945

….and a closer view of the Cathedral

DSC_5867

Saigon Central Post Office: Just near the Notre Dame Cathedral which you will not miss out is the Saigon Central Post Office. It is a neoclassical architectural style structure designed by the famous architect Gustave Eiffel.

DSC_5946

A bride and a  groom doing prenup moments in front of Saigon post office

DSC_5971

This is what’s inside the Saigon Central post Office

DSC_6096

Saigon Theater

DSC_6043

Saigon City Hall – A French colonial style structure

DSC_6055

Frontal view of the Saigon City Hall

DSC_5910

Thien Hau Temple: A Chinese style temple located in the Street of Nguyen Trai in Ho Chi Minh.

DSC_5922

A closer detail of the small statues in Thien Hau Temple

IMG_6037

A unique incense sticks in a spiral form hanging from the ceiling of this temple

IMG_5822

Vietnamese Rice paper for spring rolls

IMG_6092

Vietnamese Spring roll

DSC_5557

Ho Chi Minh by night

DSC_5568

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s