Sights at Ho Chih Minh City (Saigon)

Cafe Apartment – a building made up of just cafes!

Finally, we get to visit Vietnam – another city I have never been to. I was stoked about the caffeine scene in this city, known for its French colonial past and pervasive coffee spots.

The anniversary touch added by Liberty Central Citypoint hotel
The swimming pool at the hotel top floor
The view from our hotel room
The view from the corridor outside our room
Ho Chih Minh Square lit up at night
The night crowd at the wide stretch of Ho Chih Minh Square
The relics on display at War Remnant Museum
The war planes outside War Remnant Museum

The tankers outside War Remnants Museum
Inside the colonial Central Post Office
Vintage interior inside the Central Post Office
A screenshot on a colonial building front taken inside the bus
Book Street, located just opposite the Post Office, a nice shaded stretch for cafes and mainly local Viet literature
Notre Dame Cathedral
Central Post Office facade
Another street shot while commuting in the bus
Old tree street shot met by passing
We signed up for a half day tour to Cu Chi Tunnel with a tour agent down town (USD20) per person. And these are the underground tunnel size back then during Vietnam war…so small!
Cu Chi Tunnel – types of deadly traps set up back during Vietnam War.
Shooting Range available at the end of Cu Chi Tunnel …
Reunification Palace.

Overall, if you are a coffee lover and looking for a short getaway using just Sat/Sun. I would highly recommend HCMC to do just that.

Uber is available in this city, not sure why the local scare of ‘fake Uber’ taxi driver, we had no issues with it and it was very very affordable to use Uber rather than local taxis when we have language barrier, no cash involved.


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