Saigon

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), 12th-14th April
We arrived in Ho Chi Minh after over two weeks travelling down Vietnam. The capital city with12 million people and 7 million motorbikes/scooters, the largest in Vietnam, it didn’t disappoint. Traffic was pretty crazy with scooters coming from every direction. We stayed in the backpacker district, full of tourist offices, shops, bars and restaurant. A happening spot day and night. It was a bit of a challenge to find a suitable hotel but we found one eventually. That night, we walked the streets and took in the atmosphere which reminded us a little of Bangkok.

Next day, we walked around the city to see the sights including; War Remembrance museum, Norte Dame Cathedral, Post Office and the Reunification Palace. The palace was particularly nice, with many large state rooms and entertainment areas. In the evening, we walked to the markets for some shopping. After, we went back to district 1 where we were staying for dinner consisting of Vietnamese curry and Vietnamese noddles. The following day, we took a half day tour to Cu Chi Tunnels. This was an interesting area, we crawled through tunnels underground, Patrick crawled down full 100m deep. It was a very small area, I gave up after 60m. Later back in the city, we had a quick late lunch and walked to Saigon square shopping centre. The centre consisted of a large shopping area selling branded clothes, shoes and handbags. That night we booked the Mekong Delta tour which we went on the following morning. The tour takes three days and on the third day we can take the slow boat to the boarder with Cambodia.
P1040062 P1040082  P1040088 Inside Cu Chi Tunnels

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One thought on “Saigon

  1. Theresa Mc Guane. says:

    That was all so interesting and lovely pictures.So interesting about the tunnels and the pictures of the inside.You did great to do 60m.

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