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.
Museum of Ho chi minh city.
We were also able to take a glimpse of Bitexco Financial Tower from the museum.
|Bitexco Financial Tower|
Notre Dame Cathedral
Very Beautiful cathedral at the center of city, it is adjacent to post office.
Central post office.
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. I regret not to hire a guide to explore this place.
|The Banquet Chamber|
|View from the roof|
|Helicopter on the roof|
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.
|Deformed fetus due to agent orange.|
|TUONG BA ME-MOTHER|
|Bullet mark on the camera of a reporter.|
My Lai Massacre
Only thing which made us happy was the section displaying picture of war ravaged cities and contemporary pictures side by side.
It is small Hindu temple dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Mariamman.
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.