Reunification Palace: The Sexiest Building in Southeast Asia

the Reunification Palace was described as “deliriously glamorous, a lip-smacking mix of Turandot melodrama and James Bond cool. Walls sprout gilded sconces the size of industrial-strength woks. Ceilings drip with blocky chandeliers. A reception room is sheathed in gold lacquer and scattered with Parsons tables, while the den is a 1960’s rec room writ large, right down to the barrel-shaped wet bar and king-size sectional sofa.”

Saigon: The Notre Dame Basilica and Post Office

The Notre Dame Basilica Following the French conquest of Cochinchina and Saigon, the Roman Catholic Church decided to establish a community and religious services for the French colonialists. The first church was built on today's Ngo Duc Ke Street. In that street, there use to be a Vietnamese pagoda which had been abandoned during the war. ...

Saigon: The Ben Thanh Market

Ben Thanh Market (from Vietnamese Ben meaning “wharf”, and Quy Thanh meaning “turtle citadel”) is a big marketplace in the downtown area of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in District 1

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Saigon: The City Of Motorbikes

“If you want to have a girlfriend in Vietnam, the first thing you need to do is buy a motorbike. No motorbike. No girlfriend.”

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