Ho Chi Minh City is one of the most famous cities in Vietnam and certainly a huge tourism center. This city has so many things to offer, from impressive ancient architectural buildings, to remains of the famous relics of the past, that it surely is worth visiting. Ho Chi Ming City is the largest city in Vietnam and in the past it was the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina. Between 1955 and 1975, it had been the capital of the independent republic of South Vietnam. The city’s name has been through different kind of changes, from Prey Nokor to Gia Djnh in the 1690’s, Saigon in 1860’s and finally Ho Chi Minh in 1975. This named was established after the North Vietnamese leader.
Cao Dai Temple
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You can find this beautiful temple near the border with Cambodia. Also known as the Holy See or the Great Temple, Cao Dai Temple is the center of the intriguing Cao Dai sect. This is a movement that incorporates aspects of Taoism, Buddhism, Catholicism and Confucianism. The Cao Dai Temple has a unique architectural style that is worth seeing. You can visit this beautiful temple on a day trip in Ho Chi Minh City.
War Remnant Museum
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This museum has been well known as the Museum of Chinese and American War Crimes, too. Here you can see many war relics, armored vehicles, aircraft and various instruments of torture. At the ground floor of the museum, there is exposed a collection of disturbing photographs and posters by people and children affected by napalming and bombing during the war. Also, you can see experimental weapons used during the war that once were cataloged as military secrets.
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This palace had been the residence of the President of South Vietnam until 1975. After that, Vietnam was divided into two parts. The Reunification Palace was the grandest building in Saigon during that time. As a tourist, you can visit this beautiful building and see the meneima room, dining room, meeting room, bedroom, kitchen and many other compartments that are equipped with beautiful furniture that was used by no one else than the President of South Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh City is one of the most beautiful cities in Vietnam. Here you can learn more about history, culture and war. Have you seen the Cao Dai Temple?
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