Saigon is a huge sprawling city. We mostly stuck to District 1 (there are 16), along the Saigon river and full of museums, parks and other sights to see. The streets were busy, many beautiful tree lined boulevards and other packed with motorbikes and big trucks and shops and businesses. At every turn there seemed to be another construction project --huge skyscrapers, roads and bridges. As everywhere in Vietnam great places to eat, persistant vendors and friendly locals.
The best view of Saigon (according to our guide book) from the bar on the 26th floor of the Sheraton.
La vista de Saigon desde el piso 26 del bar del hotel Sheraton.
Un mojito para Amy y un tequila sunrise para Omar despues de una buena caminata en la cuidad.
The Reunification Palace, formerly South Vietnam's presidential palace. Built in 1966. This is where the North Vietnamese tank crashed the gate on 30 April 1975, the day Saigon surrendered.
El Palacio de Reunificacion y antiguo palacio (residencia) presidencial de Vietnam del Sur. En esta palacio fue donde el tanque de la armada de gobierino de Vietnam del Norte traspaso/derribo la puerta de entrada el 30 de Abril 1975, el dia que Saigon se rendio.
Omar next to the tank that crashed the front gate. /Omar a un lado de el tanque que derribo la puerta de entrada del palacio.
Interior of the palace. The palace has been left just as it was in 1975 when the president and his family lived there. The war headquarters were in a bunker beneath the building.