Even its original phone booths still remain in place.
Birds in cages and beautiful flower beds
There were lots of bouquets of flowers everywhere. I was told March 9, 2015 was Ladies Day. It is a tradition to send or give flowers to all the ladies.
Consulate General of the United Kingdom.
Balloons, street food, drinks and hats were sold in front of the Zoo and Botanical Gardens
The interior is full of the smells from incense spirals hanging down from the ceiling
The altars are richly decorated.
This is not a museum for the sensitive as it houses hundreds of photographs of atrocities committed during the 20th century and, in particular, the Vietnam War.
The museum is themed based, List of Themes, including a section on Historical Truths, showing the build up to the conflict.
Imprisonment conditions during the War.
The Agent Orange and Aggressive War Crimes floor was far too graphic to capture. There were photos of torture, death, destruction, and of the horrible aftermath of the chemical warfare.
Outside the building is a range of American military hardware that had been captured or abandoned, much of it handed over to the South Vietnamese regime. There’s a F-111 fighter-bomber jet, Chinook helicopters, tanks, more planes, and a display of unexploded ordnance.
There is a very nice café outside the museum to rest your feet, sit under a fan and have a cold drink. It's mid-afternoon it's hot and humid.
Located in the heart of district one, the Rex Hotel is a building often associated with wartime Saigon.
The hotel was built in 1880 during the French colonial period. During the Vietnam War it became a popular spot for journalists, Newsweek and Time magazines had their Saigon Bureau located on the second floor.
Graham Greene wrote part of The Quiet American—while staying in Room 214; many of that book’s pivotal scenes are set around the hotel and its terrace bar.
It is an example of French Colonial architecture.
Cam on nhieu = Thank you very much
March 8, 2015