Ho Chi Minh City – formerly known as Saigon

Saigon (excuse me if I’m still using the old name but it’s just shorter!) is about one hour flight away from Hue, so we took an early morning flight to get there.

We arrived in a place with blue skies, modern looking buildings and traffic that seemed to at least loosely adhere to some kind of rules. Very nice!

We went to see the Reunification Palace, which was the home and workplace of the president of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

Saigon reunification palace

Reunification palace Saigon

We immediately really liked the architecture of the Reunification Palace. And when we went inside, we were even more impressed. The rooms looked like a cool mix of 60s style interior with Vietnamese traditional paraphernalia.

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