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Daily Bruin Abroad: Vietnam

By Ashley Kenney

Oct 8, 2019 3:10 pm

The Saigon River runs through Ho Chi Minh City, allowing cargo ships and passenger boats to look onto the city center in District 1.

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Motorcycles and mopeds are some of the most popular methods of transportation in Vietnam. Driving down tight sidewalks and alleyways, motorcyclists use their compact size to their advantage.

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Among fresh produce, shoes and counterfeit designer bags, Bến Thành Market, a large marketplace in Ho Chi Minh City, features hundreds of booths and vendors that sell a variety of goods.

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A woman prepares raw meat to be sold in Bến Thành Market’s open-air environment.

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Pedestrians and motorcyclists share the road on a crowded street. About 95% of registered vehicles in Vietnam are motorcycles and scooters.

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Tân Định Church, located in District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City, was built during the French colonization of Vietnam in the 19th century.

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Vendors sit along the street at the Bình Tây Market in Chợ Lớn, Ho Chi Minh City’s own Chinatown.

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Known for its white sand beaches and resorts, Phú Quốc is a small island off the coast of Vietnam that serves as a popular tourist destination.

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Phú Quốc is home to many fishing villages and boats where locals will head out daily in order to catch seafood.

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Vietnamese cuisine frequently features seafood, especially on the island of Phú Quốc. Various fish and mollusks are freshly grilled or baked and served with a dipping sauce made of lemon juice, salt and locally grown black pepper.

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Tourists can take day trips on speedboats to the nearby islands of Phú Quốc to snorkel and see white sand beaches.

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While tourists can enjoy local cuisine during their day trips, much of the leftover waste from their meals piles up on the island.

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The Saigon Central Post Office was constructed during the French colonial rule of Vietnam and was designed by Alfred Foulhoux.

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Street vendors sell desserts, such as the tofu-based đậu hũ nước đường, on Bùi Viện Street, a part of Ho Chi Minh City’s ''backpacker’s area.''

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Incense burners are placed in front of the altar of Mazu, a Chinese sea goddess, that Ba Thien Hau Temple in Ho Chi Minh City is devoted to.

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The Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon was constructed in the late 1800s and is currently undergoing renovations.

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Bình Quới Tourist Village showcases picturesque rice paddies and lily pads. The Village is a popular destination that highlights traditional South Vietnamese cuisine in its three-story floating restaurant.

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Within the Bình Quới Tourist Village, there is a memorial for Trịnh Công Sơn, a popular Vietnamese musician.

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