Saigon Skydeck – Vietnam

The Saigon Skydeck is located on the 49th floor of the Bitexco Financial Tower in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City. The Skydeck is all about the view of the city and the surrounding area. The view from the Skydeck during the day gives you a completely different perspective of Ho Chi Minh City…

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Bitexco Financial Tower – Vietnam

The Bitexco Financial Tower (also known as the Lotus Tower) is located in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City. The building stands 262 meters high (68 stories) and houses offices, shops, restaurants and a movie theater. The Bitexco Financial Tower is the second tallest building in Vietnam and is the defining building for the…

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Ben Thanh Market – Vietnam

Ben Thanh Market is Vietnam’s largest market and is located in District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City. The main entrance is the south entrance where the clock tower is located. Entering the market can be a little intimidating as it is full of products being sold from wall to wall. The market is over…

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Anh Sao Bridge – Vietnam

Anh Sao Bridge also known as Starlight Crescent Bridge is located in District 7 of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This part of the city is international, commercial and financial district of Ho Chi Minh City. The bridge is a pedestrian bridge that crosses over a canal that connects Crescent Mall and Ho Ban Nguyet…

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Lunar New Year (Part 3) Dragon Dance – Vietnam

This post is a continuation from the post on Lunar New Year (Part 2) Lion Dance. The Lunar New Year Dragon Dance and the Lion Dance are part of the same celebration. I chose to make separate posts because I wanted to have individual focus on each part of this celebration. The photos in this…

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Lunar New Year (Part 2) Lion Dance – Vietnam

Being in Ho Chi Minh City during the Lunar New Year is a unique experience. Normally the city is very busy but on New Year’s Day the city seems almost deserted. It is really strange, the normally packed streets are empty, restaurants and stores are closed. Over the next few days thing start to re-energize….

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Lunar New Year Celebration – Vietnam

Happy New Year! Today is New Year’s Day for people that celebrate the Lunar New Year. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in Asia for the Lunar New Year? I had always wanted to see a Lunar New Year Celebration in the Far East and I finally had that opportunity…

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Saigon Skyline – Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City is a big city and it is spread out over a large distance. Most of the city is low-rise buildings (6 floors or less) and seems to go on forever but the central business district which is designated as District 1 has many high-rise buildings. The central business district borders the…

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Ngoc Hoang Temple – Vietnam

Ngoc Hoang Temple is also known as the “Jade Emperor Pagoda”, the “The Luck Sea Temple”   or “Tortoise Pagoda”. The temple is a Taoist Pagoda located in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. It was built by the Chinese Community in 1909 but being in this temple it feels like it is…

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