Okay, continuing my travel experience through Vietnam, Malaysia, and Singapore. Last story that I posted was telling you about the adventure in White Sand Dunes at Southern Vietnam, Mui Ne. My visited to Mui Ne was the last day while I was in Vietnam. Now before I tell you about my ‘race’ into 3 countries in 24 hours, you have to not missing the old building city tour in Ho Chi Minh City.
I was arrived in Ho Chi Minh City at 6 am after 6 hours travel from Mui Ne. And my flight to Singapore was still at 10 pm. It means that I still had lots of times to take shots on HCMC’s famous landmarks. These are the landmarks list that you must to not missing when you are city touring at HCMC
Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica. This church is the main-icon of HCMC. I heard from some people who said that you are never been to HCMC if you haven’t taken a picture in front of this building. The cathedral with official name Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception was built in era of French colonial, at 1880. All materials that used in this cathedral were originally imported from French.
Saigon Post Office. This central post office is just next to Notre-Dame Cathedral. It was also built in the same era with cathedral. Nowadays, this building is also selling various souvenirs for tourists.
Saigon Opera House. With official name The Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City, this theatre was equipped with 800 seats inside.
Ho Chi Minh City Hall. Though this building is not open for public and tourist, Ho Chi Minh City Hall or Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee is looks so pretty in the night-time with its surrounding various bulbs. Beautiful parks with statue of Ho Chi Minh in front of this building has been attracting tourist to push more the shutter button on camera. Well it was kinda hard when I have to say see-you-again to Ho Chi Minh City through that statue.
Ben Thanh Market or Cho Ben Thanh. It’s a largest market in HCMC that provides and sells any kinds of tourists needs from foods and souvenirs.
The same points from those 5 buildings are, they were built in the era of French colonialism (1800s) and until now they are still used as what they were built for. If you want to take a city tour, it’s better for you to start the journey from Notre-Dame Cathedral and ends in Cho Ben Thanh.