Saturday, August 18, 2007

Vietnam - Ho Chih Ming City (Part II)

This is Part II of my Vietnam series. You can find Part I here.

The handful of landmarks in Ho Chih Ming city are mainly left by their French masters during the colonial days, and luckily survived all the wars. The Americans & Chinese made their contributions, too. However, truely "made in Vietnam" landmarks are hard to find in Ho Chih Ming city itself.

People's Committee Building, HCMC

Central Post Office

Notre Dame

Interior of Notre Dame

The Stain Glasses

This is the contribution from the Vietnamese Chinese community. It is a very typical Chinese temple that is a mixture of Buddhism, Taoist and some folklores and superstitions. The interior is dark and shady. The altars had turned black from years of incense offerings. The gods are crowded in the altars, sharing the tiny little space.

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