The Ben Thanh Market, an iconic international tourist attraction in Saigon

The Ben Thanh Market, an iconic international tourist attraction in Saigon

Ben Thanh Market fails to hustle and bustle, is starving for domestic attention since it reopened after the pandemic-triggered closure. The Ben Thanh Market, an iconic international tourist attraction in Saigon: It has been almost two months since Vietnam lifted...
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Le Ba Tan allows customers to bring books to exchange for a cup of coffee

Le Ba Tan allows customers to bring books to exchange for a cup of coffee

The coffee shop covers only 60 square meters but houses around 10,000 books, stored in ceiling high shelves over four years. Le Ba Tan allows customers to bring books to exchange for a cup of coffee: With over 10,000 books...
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On Lang Pagoda in Saigon now dedicated to Chinese Sea Goddess Mazu

On Lang Pagoda in Saigon now dedicated to Chinese Sea Goddess Mazu

On Lang Pagoda located on Lao Tu street of Saigon’s District 5, is remarkable for its extensive line up of deities, currently totaling 16 Chinese Buddhist divinities. On Lang Pagoda in Saigon now dedicated to Chinese Sea Goddess Mazu: On...
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Bui Vien beer street, Saigon’s backpacker Mecca, is again buzzing

Bui Vien beer street, Saigon’s backpacker Mecca, is again buzzing

Bui Vien, dubbed “Saigon beer street,” is closed to vehicles during weekends. It is popular among foreign tourists for its energy, beer clubs, bars and pubs, loud music, lights, and general atmosphere of cheer. Bui Vien beer street, Saigon’s ...
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Pink trumpet flowers blossoming in Downtown Ho Chi Minh City

Pink trumpet flowers blossoming in Downtown Ho Chi Minh City

The pink trumpet flowers are perfectly suited to the hot weather and dry soil of southern Vietnam. The flowers reach full bloom between February and June. Pink trumpet flowers blossoming in Downtown Ho Chi Minh City: Downtown Ho Chi Minh...
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Saigon’s Museum of Geology a bridge that goes back you a billion years

Saigon’s Museum of Geology a bridge that goes back you a billion years

Built in 1970, Saigon’s Museum of Geology displays only 3,000 of the 13,000 items it has dating back to millions of years ago. The museum, situated at 2 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, District 1, looks like an aging block of rock...
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