May 1, 2012

City Tour

Surprise May Day post! My apologies for the long radio silence. Real life has been taking up all my time lately, now that I'm Gainfully Employed.

These photos are from my last day in Ho Chi Minh City. The architecture in the city is so diverse that it's possible to see grand, French-style buildings, shiny new skyscrapers and lively shop-houses all on one street. Many of the historical buildings are in District 1, within walking distance of one another, so we managed to visit them all in just half a day.

City Hall / Saigon Opera House / Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica /
a photogenic building / phone-booths


Boulevard

City Hall

Saigon Opera House

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My favourite building: the Central Post Office. I couldn't stop admiring its interior decor!

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Central Post Office


The Reunification Palace: This place is stuffed FULL of history. Every tile, every curtain, every speck of dust has a story to tell. Okay, maybe not, but there's really so much to see in this building, with its underground war rooms, secret lift and rooftop helipad (and old-school typewriters!).

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4 comments:

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    1. I hope to go back again too! It'll be really easy to hop over to Vietnam for a visit once you're here :)

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  2. This is a beautiful place! You make me want to go there now haha :)

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    1. Yes it is, definitely worth a visit.

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