Ho Chi Minh City Famous Landmarks

vietnam, cambodia and laos 11th solo backpacking tour
august 24 - september 1, 2011 wednesday to thursday


objective: to visit the best tourist spot that fits to my budget at limited amount of time.
additional tasks: lost half of my pocket-money in day 1... show must go on for the planned itinerary no matter how it takes

ho chi minh solo day tour
ben dinh cu chi tunnel


continued...

after half-day cu chi tunnel tour, a just-walk tour on ho chi minh city that includes the following;

The War Remnants Museum is a war museum at 28 Vo Van Tan, in District 3. It primarily contains exhibits relating to the American phase of the Vietnam War. Operated by the Vietnamese government, the museum was opened in September 1975 as "The House for Displaying War Crimes of American Imperialism and the Puppet Government [of South Vietnam]." Later it was known as the Museum of American War Crimes, then as the War Crimes Museum until as recently as 1993. Its current name follows liberalization in Vietnam and the normalization of relations with the United States.

war remnants museum

war remnants museum

war remnants museum

Reunification Palace formerly known as Independence Palace, built on the site of the former Norodom Palace, is a landmark in Ho Chi Minh City. It was designed by architect Ngô Viết Thụ and was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. 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 tank crashed through its gates.

reunification palace

Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, officially Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception, is a cathedral located in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh City. Established by French colonists, the cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880. It has two bell towers, reaching a height of 58 meters (190 feet).
   
Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica

Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica

ho chi minh departure at night
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