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Monday, September 9, 2013

HO CHI MINH CITY, , VIETNAM

TRAVEL DAT - SEP 2012
STAY  @  Sanouva hotel ($55)


We stayed 2 night at Sanouva hotel, which was very near to most of the attraction in the city.  We started our self walking tour  from hotel in morning after breakfast. We were given a map with tourist locations marked on it by the receptionist. We found  very easy to follow the maps as all the streets were properly marked. 
One day in ho chi minh city
Our itinerary

























Museum of Ho chi minh city.
Exterior of the building was beautiful. Nothing much to see except few paintings, guns and war related stuff.
Museum of Ho chi minh city
Cycles used for supply during Vietnam war
Museum of Ho chi minh city
Artifact in museum
We were also able to take a glimpse of Bitexco Financial Tower from the museum.
Bitexco Financial Tower
Bitexco Financial Tower 
Notre Dame Cathedral
Very Beautiful cathedral at the center of city, it is adjacent to post office.


Notre Dame Cathedral, ho chi minh cityNotre Dame Cathedral, ho chi minh city

Inside the Notre Dame Cathedral, ho chi minh city

   Central post office.

   Central post office ho chi  minh city
Inside Central post office ho chi  minh city


Reunification place.
It was the site of the end of the Vietnam War during the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, when a North Vietnamese Army captured this place. regret not to hire a guide to explore this place.


Reunification place , HO chi minh city

Reunification place

The Banquet Chamber inside Reunification place
The Banquet Chamber
 Underground cabins inside Reunification place
Underground cabins
   
View from the roof of  Reunification place
View from the roof
Helicopter on the roof 
Tank displayed in the ground of reunification palace
Tank displayed in the ground
War Remnants Museum
It is a war museum exhibits items relating to the American -Vietnam war.Few of the display are very depressing.The devastating effect of agent orange is beyond imagination.Once you come out from museum you realize how horrible wars are.May planes,tanks and guns are displayed in museum ground.

Tank displayed infront of War Remnants Museum
Fighter planes infront of War Remnants Museum
Deformed fetus due to agent orange.
Deformed fetus due to agent orange.
 
TUONG BA ME-MOTHER  IN WAR MUSEUM
TUONG BA ME-MOTHER
Bullet mark on the camera of a reporter.
Bullet mark on the camera of a reporter.
My Lai Massacre

My Lai Massacre


Only thing which made us happy was the section displaying picture of war ravaged cities and contemporary pictures side by side.

ection displaying picture of war ravaged cities and contemporary pictures side by side
Transformation
ection displaying picture of war ravaged cities and contemporary pictures side by side

 Mriamman Temple
It is small  Hindu temple dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Mariamman.
Hindu temple in ho chi mih city dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Mariamma


 Cho Ben Thanh Market 
It is situated at the center of the city.You can find variety of food,clothing and gifts.
Snake wine in the market
We finish our journey in the evening and had dinner at Indian restaurant before heading back to hotel.