Street of Saigon
Ho Chi Minh City Travel Blog› entry 27 of 59 › view all entries
February 12th, 2010 – by: herman_munster
By Bus from Siem Reap direct to Saigon(Ho Chi Minh) with lunch stopover in Phnom Pehn. The VIP bus I took was less hassle than the cheaper option as the passenger only needed to switch bus one time in Phnom Pehn. Passengers have to switch bus 3 times on the cheaper option when they are crossing the border. It took nearly 12 hours journey passing through Phnom Pehn, Tonle Sap Lake, and crossing river by ferry.
Saigon is a city of moped! This slice of Indochina has many interesting sights to see but Iâ€™m regretting of only had a very short time. One of which The War Remnants Museum which I spent hours and never felt bored. It is the House for Displaying War Crimes of American Imperialism and the Puppet Government of South Vietnam. The Vietnam War left the country tore with ongoing effects of chemical weaponry that it's too sad to see how some of new generation suffers. The pictures and displays of defected infant is really an eye opener. The graphic photographs, accompanied by short copy in English, Vietnamese and Japanese, covering the effects of Agent Orange and other chemical defoliant sprays, the use of napalm and phosphorus bombs, and atrocities such as in the My Lai massacre.The war itself should be called American War not Vietnam war! The massacre that happened over 40 years ago becomes an unforgettable piece of history. With the on-going war in Iraq it will be no surprise in the next 30 years, the similar post war displays and effect will be displayed in Baghdad. America under Bush is an axis of evil!
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