On our mission to complete all other ASEAN destinations (we have yet to visit the Philippines, Brunei, Myanmar and Laos by the way), we picked Vietnam and decided to visit Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as it is more popularly known. The only thing that passed through our mind when we choose Ho Chi Minh City, SHOPPING! Time allocated:
A heritage trail brought Lily Sidariani through Vietnam’s past, starting from the central region and ending at Ha Long Bay up north, spellbinding her all the way with its graceful culture and rich history. Vietnam is generally divided into three regions. Northern Vietnam is the oldest of these three since the collective Vietnamese culture originated
As cultural landmarks go, the Saigon Opera House falls easily into the ‘right under your nose’ category. The 115-year-old theatre reigns majestically over bustling Lam Son Square, the historic and cinematic heart of Ho Chi Minh City.
As Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon stands for the image of future Vietnam, Hanoi on the other hand, is the epitome of romantic era of French colonization with intricate designs of the buildings that whisper music of serene and romance.