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Monday, June 4, 2012

The glance for Saigon

If you have only 24 hours to travel around Saigon, “What are the best places to go?” maybe your biggest question. Here is a quick review that provides you some suggestions of spots that you should use your time to take a look.

Finding a hotel is first thing that you have to do at the very first moment and accommodations around District 1 are always recommended due to convenience in transportation.

For those who want to learn more about the revolution in Vietnam in 20th century, there are several options. Cong Xa Paris Square located  in downtown Ho Chi Minh city is the good idea for a short, quick trip and of course it free. Next spot should be Reunification Palace on Nam Ky Khoi Nghia st. For a small fee around $3, you can buy a ticket to visit home of President of South Vietnam.

 Cong xa Paris Square in Ho Chi Minh 

From there, you can walk down to Cach Mang Thang Tam street (August Revolution st)  in district 3 and contemplate the new statue of Buddhist Monk Thich Quang Duc. This statue is erected to commemorate his self-immolation in order to protest the current political statement which was harsh treatment on Buddhist monks in the early 1960s’

 Statue of Buddhist Monk Thich Quang Duc

Moreover, Staying in Saigon is not only a journey back to time, travelers will completely fall in love with the dynamic and vibrant beauty of this city in the new century. Thus, district 5 and 6 will be the next destination for tourist to stop, people can take a look to tall buildings in latest designs or simply jump in Le Grande Mondial, the most profitable casino in Saigon  to try their luck

 Ben Thanh market

If you feel hungry after walking and want to relax a little, so head to Saigon Pho 2000, ideally located next Ben Thanh Market, for a bite to eat. Then, you can continue your journey to discover the city through shopping, or biking along the tree-line streets. There are of course high-end and low-end facilities located along Le Loi street and café aplenty for your downtime. The top floor restaurants and bar is a must for any visitors to Saigon. There is live music, among  all your other necessities, but it is more than that. You can feel the history as you sit there with a nice view of the city


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