Vietnam War museum - Ho Chi Minh
Famous post office
Dog meat restaurant
Ho Chi Minh Sheraton
Sheraton Hotel - Ho Chi Minh
Highlights: Gastronomy ★★, Art / Museums★★, Historical sites ★★★, Natural Beauty ★★, Shopping ★; Sports/Adventure 0, Geographic extremes 0, Glamour 0
When to go: March and April
Where to go: Ho Chi Minh and Halong Bay
Downside: Swarms of thousands of noisy motorcycles everywhere.
Our Experiences: Ho Chi Minh (ex-Saigon) was the center of Vietnam war. The Americans lost the last battle and fled away from the North Vietnamese invaders, that then changed the city name to Ho Chi Minh, their communist leader. There is a nice war museum, with real war airplanes and helicopters. One of the most visited place is the Post Office. It is a 19th century French style building, that shows some of the French colonial occupation on Southeast Asia. The Vietnamese gastronomy is also interesting but doesn´t compare to other neighbours, like Thailand or China.
One strange curiosity. They eat dogs!
Hotels we love and recommend: Sheraton (Ho Chi Minh )