Start the Year in the Land of the Ascending Dragon

Previously, I’ve been inactive in my blog. Well, it was due to a busy schedule that I never got the chance to sit down and write blog entries. Now, I have the time and I will tell you what I’ve been doing these past few weeks.

I have traveled to one of the countries in Southeast Asia and that was in Viet Nam. Viet Nam or officially called as Socialist Republic of Viet Nam is one of the countries that I considered I would love to visit and it’s been written here in my blog for almost 5 years. It’s number 7 on my list.

List of Countries that I Would Love to Visit

List of Countries that I Would Love to Visit

So, let’s start the year in the land of the ascending dragon. After all, I did write a post with regard to Viet Nam’s airport hub, Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport. When I sat foot on this great land, it was a dream come true. It was a very extraordinary feeling upon getting off the plane and leaving the airport. I arrived in Saigon or so-called Thành Phố Hồ Chí Minh at 0020H. I’ve stayed in a hotel near to almost all tourist attractions in the city. It was surreal and I still can’t believe that I’ve been able to explore the country that I’ve been wanting to see with my two eyes.

After I caught some sleep, I headed out to the city and explore. There are too many things to see. These are the photos I got.

Plaza near Saigon Opera House

Random Building in Dong Khoi Street

Random Building in Dong Khoi Street

Random Building in Dong Khoi Street

The AO Show in Saigon Opera House

The AO Show in Saigon Opera House

BiTexCo Financial Tower

Shopping at Dong Khoi Street

Saigon Opera House

UBND Thanh Pho Building

Bao Tang Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh or Ho Chi Minh City Museum

Saigon Notre Dame

Buildings near Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica

Buildings near Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica

Photoshoot in Central Post Office

Central Post Office

Central Post Office

Ben Thanh Market

Ben Thanh Market

Undeniably, Viet Nam is the land of the ascending dragon.  They called it ‘ascending dragon’ because when you look at the map, it appears like the dragon standing up. The culture and the history also are so rich that you will love to check up on. Not to mention, I have shown only the second city and I haven’t gone yet to Hanoi which is the capital of the country. For sure, Hanoi offers a lot more also to travelers like me.

So, be a traveler. It is time for you to get on your feet and experience Viet Nam first-handedly.

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