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The rest of the day was pretty much spent in Saigon. The next destination, was the Ben Tanh Market, which is more like a cultural market selling souvenirs. Here the market is split into two sections, the first part which is closer to the main entrance is government owned and thus all the stall sell products at givernment controlled pricing. However …
From the earlier point, we had to board a small boat called 'sampan' in the Vienamese language through some small streams. Coincidentally, such a boat is also called Sampan in the Malay language.
This is a beautiful island, not much of a sand and sea kind of thing, but it is an island which has a very fertile soil that is suitable for tropical fruits. This island is known as Thoi Son Island to the locals but for the tourists, they have been named to Unicorn Island. There is a cluster of four islands here, namely Unicorn Island, Dragon …
From Saigon, we drove 90 kilometers South East to the little delta town of My Tho. Previously this journey used to take up to three and a half hours but now with the recently built highway, the first highway of Vietnam, the journey was made shorter to about two hours journey.
Of course, this highway is still not officially …
The next part of the afternoon, we visited the landmark buildings in Ho Chi Minh City. This started with the War Remnants Museum which is right at the centre of the city.
This museum has a collection of weapons and photographs which clearly depicts the entire 30 year war that happened in Vietnam. Once one goes through this place, you …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBongsen Hotel Ho Chi Minh City
This is a great place to stay. Right at the centre of downtown Saigon, within close proximity of all the visiting places. The rooms great, price is great too. Taxis are always around so you would never feel unsafe. Stayed here for 4 nights. Would strongly recommend it to anyone.
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