Thursday, April 23, 2015

Night life in backpacker area, Saigon

Here are some photos taken in backpacker area, Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam where there are full of tourist services for backpackers such as: hotel, hostel, restaurant, bar and club, laundry, souvenir shop, tailor's, etc.

Photos show a part of night life in Saigon.

The area includes Pham Ngu Lao - Bui Vien - De Tham - Do Quang Dau Street and near by 23/9 park, District 1.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Beautiful architecture of Buu Long pagoda, Saigon

Buu Long (Bửu Long) Pagoda is located in 81 Nguyen Xien (Nguyễn Xiển) Street, Group 1, Thai Binh 1 Hamlet, Long Binh Ward, District 9, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

Here is direction for those who would like to visit this large and beautiful pagoda: from the centre of Saigon (District 1), reach Dien Bien Phu (Điện Biên Phủ) Street (direction to District 2) -> Straight to Ha Noi highway (Xa Lộ Hà Nội) -> Thu Duc crossroad (Ngã tư Thủ Đức) where Co-opMart supermarket is on your right -> Turn right to Le Van Viet (Lê Văn Việt) Street -> Straight at the end of this street, quite far, you see the fork -> Turn right to Nguyen Van Tang (Nguyễn Văn Tăng) Street. This is also Nguyen Xien (Nguyễn Xiển) Street. Continuous to go straight (quite far) and pay attention to your left. If you see the yellow top of stupa, here you come.

Guess the pagoda is far-away from centre of Saigon about 20 km.

The architecture of Buu Long pagoda is the mix of architecture of pagodas in Nguyen's King Dynasty in Vietnam and the one of pagodas in South East Asia (Thailand, Laos, Myanmar).

Here are some images that you can have a look at:

The architecture is like one of pagodas in Nguyen's King Dynasty in Vietnam

Gotama Cetiya stupa with architecture of pagodas in South East Asia

The gorgeous shape is contrary to...

... simple interior inside

Dong Nai river is in distance

A vegetarian restaurant inside the area.

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