Saigon Through A Lens

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Every photo has a story to tell. Through this project we are trying to give a glimpse of Saigon, Vietnam, to the rest of the world. It's a collection of photos we took during our trip with in-depth captions that tell you the stories behind them. Some of the highlights of this photo journal includes stories of landmarks, lifestyle, war, local people and history of Ho Chi Minh city, previously known as Saigon.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnamese Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh, formerly (until 1976) Saigon, largest city in Vietnam. It was the capital of the French protectorate of Cochinchina (1862–1954) and of South Vietnam (1954–75). The city lies along the Saigon River(Song Sai Gon) to the north of the Mekong River delta, about 50 miles (80 km) from the South China Sea. The commercial centre of Cho Lon lies immediately west of Ho Chi Minh City. It is famous for the pivotal role it played in the Vietnam War. South Vietnam, Vietnam War, Commercial Center, Photo Journal, Ho Chi Minh City, Rest Of The World, Airplane View, Centre, Lens

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnamese Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh, formerly (until 1976) Saigon, largest city in Vietnam. It was the capital of the French protectorate of Cochinchina (1862–1954) and of South Vietnam (1954–75). The city lies along the Saigon River(Song Sai Gon) to the north of the Mekong River delta, about 50 miles (80 km) from the South China Sea. The commercial centre of Cho Lon lies immediately west of Ho Chi Minh City. It is famous for the pivotal role it played in the Vietnam War.

A view of the streets of Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City was founded in 1698 and now has a population of million. Photo Journal, Ho Chi Minh City, Rest Of The World, Founded In, Vietnam, Lens, To Go, River, Street

A look at the streets at Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City was founded in 1698 and now has a population of 8.224 million.

This is one of the booby traps that was displayed at Cu Chi Tunnels. They used these as defence mechanisms for the U. Photo Journal, Ho Chi Minh City, Rest Of The World, Outdoor Furniture, Outdoor Decor, Vietnam, Lens, Army, Photo Diary

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The War Remnants Museum primarily contains exhibits relating to the Vietnam War, but also has exhibits on the first IndoChina war.The museum is operated by the Vietnamese government and was first opened in September 1975 and called the 'Exhibition House for U.S and Puppet Crimes." As diplomatic ties with the U.S strengthened in the late 90's, it was later renamed to 'War Remnants Museum.’ The museum has themed floors that include photographs, sculptures, etc. Photo Journal, Ho Chi Minh City, Rest Of The World, Vietnam War, Puppet, Floors, Ties, Sculptures, Photographs

The War Remnants Museum primarily contains exhibits relating to the Vietnam War, but also has exhibits on the first IndoChina war.The museum is operated by the Vietnamese government and was first opened in September 1975 and called the 'Exhibition House for U.S and Puppet Crimes." As diplomatic ties with the U.S strengthened in the late 90's, it was later renamed to 'War Remnants Museum.’ The museum has themed floors that include photographs, sculptures, etc.

Vietnam has about 12 million motorbikes, conservatively. Motorbikes outnumber cars 21 to 1. Saigon's motorbike culture is one of its many unique traditions. The Vietnamese can pack-stack literally anything, from an entire family of four, mountainous crates of chickens to a 20-foot long store sign. Family Of Four, Photo Journal, Store Signs, Ho Chi Minh City, Rest Of The World, Motorbikes, Crates, Vietnam, Lens

Vietnam has about 12 million motorbikes, conservatively. Motorbikes outnumber cars 21 to 1. Saigon's motorbike culture is one of its many unique traditions. The Vietnamese can pack-stack literally anything, from an entire family of four, mountainous crates of chickens to a 20-foot long store sign.

Tea drinking has been a Vietnamese culture for over 3000 years. This iced tea is served in every restaurant, pub or diner before the meal. This tea is served as a compliment with your meal and provides as a refresher in their two seasons, hot and hotter. Photo Journal, Iced Tea, Drinking Tea, Lens, Restaurant, Culture, Seasons, Food, Photo Diary

Tea drinking has been a Vietnamese culture for over 3000 years. This iced tea is served in every restaurant, pub or diner before the meal. This tea is served as a compliment with your meal and provides as a refresher in their two seasons, hot and hotter.

If you are ever visiting Vietnam, these seafood dishes are a must try. One of the most popular dishes is the seafood hot pot. The soup is brought out with the broiler lit under it. Cut vegetables and an array of seafood is brought alongside the hot pot and the customer can than add whatever they want according to their own taste buds. Visit Vietnam, Hot Pot, Seafood Dishes, Taste Buds, Cabbage, Lens, Soup, Popular, Vegetables

If you are ever visiting Vietnam, these seafood dishes are a must try. One of the most popular dishes is the seafood hot pot. The soup is brought out with the broiler lit under it. Cut vegetables and an array of seafood is brought alongside the hot pot and the customer can than add whatever they want according to their own taste buds.

Gỏi cuốn literally means "salad rolls" and should be distinguished from the fried rolls, which are also sometimes called spring rolls (or chả giò). Salad Rolls, Spring Rolls, Cabbage, Lens, Vegetables, Ethnic Recipes, Food, Egg Rolls, Veggies

Gỏi cuốn literally means "salad rolls" and should be distinguished from the fried rolls, which are also sometimes called spring rolls (or chả giò).

The Notre Dame Cathedral is the largest cathedral standing in the downtown area of Ho Chi Minh City. It is one of the legacies from the French occupation. The French brought Catholicism with them and, as a result, a need for a cathedral to serve the colonials. Its construction began in the 1880's and opened In 1962.Today it's known as The Basilica of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. Immaculate Conception, Photo Journal, Ho Chi Minh City, Rest Of The World, Notre Dame, Barcelona Cathedral, Colonial, Catholic, Vietnam

The Notre Dame Cathedral is the largest cathedral standing in the downtown area of Ho Chi Minh City. It is one of the legacies from the French occupation. The French brought Catholicism with them and, as a result, a need for a cathedral to serve the colonials. Its construction began in the 1880's and opened In 1962.Today it's known as The Basilica of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.

The Independence Palace, also known as the Reunification Palace stands in Ho Chi Minh City. It served as the home and workplace for the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. In 1975, a North Vietnamese army tank crashed through the palace to mark the Fall of Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War. The palace is built on the same site where the Norodom Palace once stood, which was built by the French during their occupation of Vietnam in the 1860's. South Vietnam, Vietnam War, North Vietnamese Army, Reunification, Photo Journal, Ho Chi Minh City, Rest Of The World, Workplace, Palace

The Independence Palace, also known as the Reunification Palace stands in Ho Chi Minh City. It served as the home and workplace for the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. In 1975, a North Vietnamese army tank crashed through the palace to mark the Fall of Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War. The palace is built on the same site where the Norodom Palace once stood, which was built by the French during their occupation of Vietnam in the 1860's.

The Cu Chi Tunnels are an immense network of underground tunnels in the Cu Chi district of Ho Chi Minh city. They served as the base for Viet Congs during the Vietnam War where they were used for the passage of food, weapons, and shelter from American soldiers. Life in the tunnels was difficult as there was a lack of air, water and food supply and they were poisonous insects, snakes, etc. Sickness was also highly prevalent in the tunnels, especially malaria. Poisonous Insects, Photo Journal, American Soldiers, Ho Chi Minh City, Rest Of The World, Vietnam War, Snakes, Shelter, Weapons

The Cu Chi Tunnels are an immense network of underground tunnels in the Cu Chi district of Ho Chi Minh city. They served as the base for Viet Congs during the Vietnam War where they were used for the passage of food, weapons, and shelter from American soldiers. Life in the tunnels was difficult as there was a lack of air, water and food supply and they were poisonous insects, snakes, etc. Sickness was also highly prevalent in the tunnels, especially malaria.

Traditional Vietnamese weddings are inspired by Confucian and Buddhist ideologies. In the past, family members arranged most weddings. Usually the engagement takes place a year before the wedding. The preparation for the wedding ceremony begins with a religious leader picking a date and time for the wedding. The events of the wedding go like this: permission to receive the bride, receiving the bride at her house, bringing the bride to the groom's house, and everything ends with a wedding… Traditional Vietnamese Wedding, Everything Ends, Photo Journal, Ho Chi Minh City, Rest Of The World, Wedding Ceremony, The Past, Groom, Lens

Traditional Vietnamese weddings are inspired by Confucian and Buddhist ideologies. In the past, family members arranged most weddings. Usually the engagement takes place a year before the wedding. The preparation for the wedding ceremony begins with a religious leader picking a date and time for the wedding. The events of the wedding go like this: permission to receive the bride, receiving the bride at her house, bringing the bride to the groom's house, and everything ends with a wedding…

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