We finish our visit to Vietnam with a visit to Ho Chi Min City (Saigon).
This is the grand palace. Inside it is stuck in the 60s as far as design goes. I overheard a visitor saying it wasn't old enough because it was built post war. I think this person needs to go back to his history book and see the damage done during the war . . . It is a cold war relic with the bomb shelter below to prove it!
We stopped at a lacquer workshop. It was cool to see them making the pieces and we did purchase a piece for our art collection. (Our walls are decorated with pieces we love from our trips).
|Our piece - it is straight just not in this picture, surrounded by things from Japan|
This is the post office that was designed by a very famous architect - Mr. Eiffel.
This was my favourite Buddha from the entire trip.
Slums in the city.
Come back next week when we take a break from sight seeing and talk about living on a boat for 14 days!