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19 December 2010

Hidden Charm of Vietnam Part 2

By Hsin Yee

Thank you for your interest in this post.

Now, let’s continue our story.

After exploring the museum, we proceed to the Reunification Palace. It is also known as the Independence Palace. Here, we were able to see the interior design and the functionality of rooms in this palace which was previously resided by the President.

Mr. D our local tour guide explaining the significance of this palace.


This is the Credentials Presenting Room where all books, drawings etc are presented here for approval to be published.


This is the interior of banquet hall, meeting room, the old war room inside the old palace.

Later on, we went to the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office. It is an ancient church built by the French.

After our city tour, we went back to our hotel and proceed with our shopping journey at Ben Thanh Market before we went for our dinner at 1930hours. On this day, we went for a very special place for our dinner. It was the Saigon Boat Restaurant. Our dinner was held on a ship where it cruised on the Saigon River for an hour. There are 3 levels on this vessel. The ground and first level, Vietnamese and Chinese dishes were served while on the second level, Western food was served. On all levels, there were bands performing songs in Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, English and more. Besides that, there were some other performances on board too. We indeed had an enjoyable and sumptuous dinner. The wind blowing on the Saigon River made me feel refreshing and rejuvenating.

This ended our day. On the next day, we paid a visit to wartime location. Stay with us and we would like to share our following memorable moment of our trip with you.

And this lead us to our blog post – Hidden Charm of Vietnam Part 3.