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