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Old November 11th, 2012, 04:05 AM   #1
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My Saigon -2012-

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I had a chance to visit Saigon in June and spend a few days. I've got some photos to share.

First views from the plane. There is a rather huge amount of constructions (including infrastructure) taking place. Perhaps something that was happening in China not too long ago
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Urban landscape. HCMC is not too much of a highrise city. Although new highrises are popping up all over the place
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Landing at Tan Son Nhat International Airport
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Old November 11th, 2012, 04:09 AM   #2
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Airport terminal
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First experience of the city as a pedestrian - Near Ben Thanh Market where I was staying
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What instantly attracted my attention was a rather widespread use of English on street signs and names
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Luxury shops located on the ground floor of famous Rex Hotel
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Old November 11th, 2012, 04:12 AM   #3
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Traffic on Le Lai street in District 1
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Old November 11th, 2012, 04:17 AM   #4
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Bitexco Financial Tower is well visible from many locations in District 1. It is a true modern landmark and statement of a city that has a strong determination to go forward. In my opinion it is one of the most beautiful skyscrapers built recently
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Motorbike traffic is very intense and rather extreme in some cases. This is the main means of transport in the city
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Pedestrian walk along Le Loi street
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Old November 11th, 2012, 04:18 AM   #5
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Bitexco Tower in full height
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Old November 11th, 2012, 04:20 AM   #6
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There are many coffe shops all over the central area of Saigon which extends beyond District 1
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Old November 11th, 2012, 05:11 AM   #7
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thank you for sharing.......awesome pictures
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Old November 11th, 2012, 05:52 AM   #8
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thanks for your pics
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Old November 11th, 2012, 07:00 AM   #9
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very nice pics, thanks for sharing
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Old November 11th, 2012, 11:53 AM   #10
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Thank you, your photos is awesome in HCMC.
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Old November 11th, 2012, 09:34 PM   #11
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Thank you

Continuing with my photos from some main areas in District 1

I have noticed a lot of modernist/ArtDeco-like buildings in Saigon. However my efforts to find some systematic and clear information on the Internet were fruitless. It would be really interesting to know moare about he architectural heritage of Saigon because it does feel very interesting
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Rex Hotel. There is a rooftop bar there. I will get there later
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Municipal Theatre
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Hotel Continental Saigon
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Side facade of the Municipal Theatre building
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Back facade of the Municipal Theatre
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Hai Ba Trung, one of the main streets in District 1
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Old November 11th, 2012, 09:50 PM   #15
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Ship scale models for sale on the street
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Intercontinental Hotel
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Hard Rock Cafe
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People's Committee of District 1
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thank you for your beautiful pictures, seem like you visited Saigon before Vincom Center A finished.
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Old November 11th, 2012, 10:12 PM   #19
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thank you for your beautiful pictures, seem like you visited Saigon before Vincom Center A finished.
Thank you. Yes it seemed like a construction site still. I just checked some photos online. It's a beautiful building.
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Old November 12th, 2012, 03:16 AM   #20
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A video compilation I took at some random locations showing traffic

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