Goodbye Vietnam

The day of our departure was almost there, however we continued with last sightseeing in the Ho Chi Minh city. We walked in the parts of the city where tourists seldom go. This way the true face of the city can be explored. On the way we found some interesting temples, which I couldn't resist to visit.

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Ornate Temple.

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The Interior was also quite colorful.

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Details of the altar.

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The entrance to a another temple. This one seemed old.

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At the heart of the temple was some kind of a furnace.

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This temple had also a decorated interior, although the colors already somewhat faded.

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The mighty incense and smoke are perfect for good photos.

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The spiral incense are also very interesting. They can be a great motive.

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We find also a covered market. The atmosphere at this market is slightly different compared to the Ben Thanh market, where they are used to tourists.

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Supplies for the new year.

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Religious statues.

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Sales of rice.

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Dried shrimp.

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Dried fish.

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We went back to the other part of the city and visited the famous War Remnants Museum, which reminds us about the horrors of a war. A look at the building from the outside.

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There are numerous planes, tanks, helicopters, who participated in the war on the outer platforms.

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Evening light and crowded streets that never stops.

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Interesting architecture.

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The view on the street.

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Evening performance. Chipping bricks with a sword.

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Look at the Ho Chi Minh City from the terrace of our hotel.

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The next day we went on a trip to the Mekong Delta.

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Ride down the channels.

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Portrait while driving.

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Drying rice paper.

From the south to the north of the country and back we made all together 3500km. In 17 days of travel I've took 2857 photos. This was also the first major test for me, and for my new equipment – Fuji X-E2. All the photos were taken by two lense, with Fujinon 18-55 and Fujinon 35 1.4.

Stay tuned till next travel report.