Ho Chi Minh City – A City On The Move – Health, Happiness & Holidays

Ho Chi Minh City – A City On The Move – Health, Happiness & Holidays

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November 8, 2013 by kelliespark Leave a Comment The best way to soak up the atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City – or Saigon as it is still often referred to by locals – it to wander the streets. Sightseeing in and around the city will provide you with an excellent insight into Vietnam’s remarkable history, its wonderful people and culture and the amazing drive and energy that is transforming the city. This is one of Asia’s most captivating cities. Savour the flavours, check out the shops, dance the night away in one of the groovy bars or clubs and give yourself a big “well done” when you discover the art of crossing the road!

Meander along from the Saigon River to the Notre Dame Cathedral. The street showcases some of the city’s most historic French colonial buildings including the Majestic and the Continental Hotels, the theatre, cathedral and post office – one of the most stunning pieces of architecture. Stay out of the sun under the every present tamarind trees. This area was written about in the 1950′s novel – The Quiet American and in the 1960′s the cafe’s were transformed into the bars frequented by foreign soldiers in Vietnam. Today the former elegance is present in the cafe’s, galleries and restaurants.

This is the main Catholic cathedral built by the French in the 1880′s. This is a great photo setting and you can often see Vietnamese wedding photo’s being taken.

Here you will witness a graphic and disturbing account of atrocities committed during the Vietnam War. There is some great information and pictures on display however be warned – some of the exhibits are very confronting and some visitors may find the historical perspectives controversial.

Up next…..The Ho Chi Minh food scene…

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