Long weekend in Ho Chi Minh to meet some friends. I was arriving earlier than them so my plan was to visit the highest building to have a good view of the city landscape. I prefer the nature tourism than the city one but for sure, when I am visiting a city I always try to get to the highest point.

Here there were no doubts as there are no many high buildings and the Bitexco Financial Tower can be easily spotted out if you are not far from the center. Theses are the views from the top:

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After meeting my friends it was time to do the mandatory city walk under a terrible sun…some kilograms were lost that day

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The city itself doesn’t have as many monuments as other cities might have but definitely a visit to the War Remnants Museum is a must. Some parts (as the agent orange section) can bee too strong for some people but I would definitely recommend to visit it if you have the chance , I found it quite interesting and shocking.

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And what do you do when you meet a bunch of friends who are living in different countries and you haven’t see for a while? Yes, that night we had to go out… but we decided to stop it before it was too late as we had to wake up early the next day. Our objective: pay a visit to the Mekong. I have to say that it was the typical tour where you don’t see much but you are asked to pay for every single thing. In any case the tour guide was good so there were some interesting points and anyway…leave the hot city for some hours sounded like a perfect plan.

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Once back in the city, my friends had to continue their trip to Camboya while I still had the rest of the day free before I had to catch my fly back to Taiwan. I still would had time to meet my ‘local’ friend one more time after doing a night walk. Definitely the city looks better at night:

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One last advice, rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh are insanely cheap (around 1$ for a beer in one of the highest buildings in the city with live music…)!

See you next time Saigon!

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