Good Morning Viet Nam…

Saigon is now officially Ho Chi Minh City but the locals call it Saigon anyway. It very much resembles Paris; not too surprising since much of the architecture is from the French colonial period. It is a study in contrasts: an old city, filled with young people, ancient traditions and unbelievably chaotic traffic mostly led by motorbikes. It has to be seen to be believed. Here are some photos.

Joe

Water Puppet Show Masters
Water Puppet Show Masters
The busy streets of Saigon
The busy streets of Saigon
View from the Rooftop Bar of the Rex Hotel
View from the Rooftop Bar of the Rex Hotel
The Saigon Post office built by France during the colonial era.
The Saigon Post office built by France during the colonial era.
Outdoor Market in Saigon's China Town
Outdoor Market in Saigon’s China Town
Noodles for sale in an open market in Saigon's Chinatown.
Noodles for sale in an open market in Saigon’s Chinatown.
Motorbikes whiz along the streets of Saigon
Motorbikes whiz along the streets of Saigon
Saigon's streets are crammed with people riding motorbikes.
Saigon’s streets are crammed with people riding motorbikes.
Photo of burning incense in a Buddhist Temple in Saigon, Viet Nam
Photo of burning incense in a Buddhist Temple in Saigon, Viet Nam
Bikers weave in and out of Traffic
Bikers weave in and out of Traffic
Biker Takes a Break
Biker Takes a Break
Inside a  Buddhist Temple in Saigon, Viet Nam
Inside a Buddhist Temple in Saigon, Viet Nam

One thought on “Good Morning Viet Nam…

  1. Hey Joe – you got a picture of the altar to the God of Business! Such a contradiction, this Saigon – a Communist country where Buddhists and others can worship, and they get to worship a God of Business!
    MA

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