Gallery: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

When I look back at the thousands of pictures I took during my travels, I always seem to be lacking in a good selection of pictures when I’ve visited a big, buzzing city. I think this is just because I’m too busy wandering around, wide-eyed and taking it all in. Ho Chi Minh City is a good example of this – it’s one of the biggest and most buzzing cities in the world.

Like any big city, there is so much to see and do. I visited some sights related to the Vietnam War – the War Remnants Museum and the Cu Chi Tunnels – because I was really keen to learn about the war and Vietnam’s history in general. There were some very sobering sights at the museum and I realised how complicated the history of the Vietnam War is. I would highly recommend the Cu Chi tunnels, although maybe don’t crawl through them yourself if you’re claustrophobic!

I also spent a lot of time indulging in Vietnamese food and enjoying the café culture. Ho Chi Minh City has a really vibrant café scene. If you take a quick look through Trip Advisor you’ll see what I mean – there are endless gorgeous cafes to relax in and escape from the heat.

Ho Chi Minh City
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Display at the War Remnants Museum
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Display at the War Remnants Museum
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Climbing into one of the Cu Chi tunnels
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An entrance to the Cu Chi tunnels
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Display of traps at the Cu Chi tunnels
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Pancake-making demonstration – I saw a lot of these in Vietnam!
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Walking through the woods where the Cu Chi tunnels are located
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Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk
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I always enjoyed it served over ice because it was so hot

I hope you enjoyed these pictures. Have you visited Ho Chi Minh City? What were your favourite things to do?


11 thoughts on “Gallery: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  1. Its incredible to think how people squeezed into these tunnels. But then we also realized that people had been living in cave like structures for a long time (think Goreme for example). Difference being these were wartime structures!

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