Explore Ho Chi Minh City: War Remnants Museum

In the second part of the Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) series, I wrote about exploring this city on foot. One of the places which you could visit when exploring and walking around in HCMC is the War Remnants Museum. The War Remnants Museum is a gallery showcasing war crimes and its legacy in Vietnam – first those of the French and then those of the Americans. Some people feel that this museum is “blatantly one-sided with the emphasis on anti-American propaganda”.  Regardless of one’s opinion on US involvement in the Vietnam War, one must visit this museum to learn,

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Explore Ho Chi Minh City On Foot

I wrote about what you can do on your first day of arrival in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and here some suggestions you can do to on the second day. And a great way to do this is to explore Ho Chi Minh City on foot… Tai Binh Market This is not a market which sells souvenirs and handicrafts to tourists but a market where locals go to buy fresh produce. Tai Binh Market is located at the end of the backpackers’ area in District 1 and is best to go there before 10am. The market also sells street

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First Day in Ho Chi Minh City: Ben Thanh Market Area

Ho Chi Minh City or HCMC is the largest city in Vietnam, and this metropolitan city was formerly known as Saigon. After the fall of Saigon in 1975, it was renamed to Ho Chi Minh City. But the old name of Saigon is still used by both Vietnamese and foreigners. If you are planning to be in HCMC for a short time, I would say 4D/3N is ideal. For starters, here are some activities you could do on your first day. Accommodation in Ben Thanh Market Area It is recommended to stay at District 1 of the city because of

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