Aside from historical places, there are also other interesting places to visit in downtown Saigon. An example of which is the Ben Tanh market which is famous for foreigners touring the area. This market is even featured in my travel guide book.
It was an opportune time for me to unwind in Saigon because it was a festive season and the streets were adorned with decors being lit up at night and added to the city's spectacle.
Here are some of the pictures I took as I walked in the streets of Saigon.
Ben Tanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City
Tran Nguyen Monuments.
The street decors of Ho Chi Minh City during the day.
The street decors lit at night add sparkle to the city.
Another street décor design.
Ho Chi Minh City Skyline taken from the rooftop of Caravelle Hotel.
A park in downtown Ho Chi Minh City.
Ho Chi Minh City adopted Singapore's "clustering" technique for landscaping.
A government building in colonial style architecture.
The lotus lantern at night.
Thuong Xa Tax, a mall in downtown Saigon.
The glittery building as seen from the Bitexco Financial Tower, the tallest building in Vietnam from 2010 to 2011.
The arch to welcome 2014 at 23/9 Park.
A showcase of Vietnam's tradition also at 23/9 Park.