In our latest travel slideshow series we showcase the bustling hive of activity alpha city of Saigon in this series of our favorite travel photos from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Going through our entire collection of photos from Saigon, and narrowing things down to just our favorite shots, was definitely a rather daunting exercise.
What do we like so much about Ho Chi Minh City? These are several words that could best describe our experiences traveling there:
From the chaotic madness of scooters and pedestrians all trying to negotiating the streets at once to a sleepy afternoon spent slurping on a bowl of Pho, we tried our best to absorb as much of Saigon as we possibly could.
Some of the highlights included:
Visiting the War Remnants Museum
Exploring Thien Hau Pagoda
Checking out bustling Binh Tay Market
Stopping over at the Reunification Palace
Marveling at the Notre Dame Cathedral
Check out the General Post Office
From the hectic streets filled to the brim with scooters to the fascinating temples we’ve selected pictures that we feel best represents our time exploring this mega city.
As a launching pad and transportation hub, Saigon is a great place to explore outer areas such as the Mekong Delta and the Cu Chi tunnels.
We loved the combination of Vietnamese restaurants and popular expat eateries where we could alternate between having Vietnamese and Western favorites.
Although Saigon isn’t the easiest city to negotiate on foot, it certainly makes for quite an experience trying first hand to cross a busy street where scooters and bikes literally weave in and out around you; although, it’s scary once you get the hang of it – and walk like a local – by moving at a constant speed, you’ll be doing it like a pro in no time.
Hopefully this series will inspire you to travel to Saigon to experience one of the grittiest yet rewarding large city in SE Asia.