Ho Chi Minh City

Last week, I went with a school trip to Ho Chi Minh. We landing in the city's International Airport in the late afternoon and was greet by a warm and sunny weather. Since we flew on Jetstar, we were all super hungry by the time we collect our luggage. First stop: lunch! Along the way, the city quickly revealed its culture and its people's way of life.

Welcome cum advertisement board

More motorbikes than cars on the road

Traveling in style even on a motorbike

A lonely mini drink stall along the roadside

On our first night, we went to watch the water puppet show. The puppeteers stand in a pool of water and controlled the wooden hand-carved puppets from behind a bamboo screen. The entire play was narrated in Vietnamese.

The water puppet theater

Water puppets dancing around in the brown water

Being a French colony from 1874 to 1954, Vietnam has historical architectures designed with French influence.

Ho Chi Minh City Hall (not open to public)

Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica

Grand Post Office

Inside the Grand Post Office

ATM booth inside the Grand Post Office. (I wonder if they were phone booth previously.)

On our last day of the trip, we visited the War Remnants Museum, which displayed many exhibits about the Vietnam War (1955 to 1975).

A collection of retired tanks are displayed outside the museum building.

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