Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam - A Simple City


A city core with wide elegant boulevards and historic French colonial buildings… It originated from a small fishing village and is now a city with modern facilities and many nice and friendly people Ho Chi Minh.

The largest city in Vietnam where the streets are always busy with interesting people and buildings. Stroll along the streets for endless photo opportunities, shopping and delicious local food. It originated from a small fishing village and is now a city with modern facilities and many nice and friendly people.

Ho Chi Minh City was formerly known as Saigon and is located in the southern part of Vietnam. Being the largest city in Vietnam, it has a total population of over seven million. It is my third trip there on business and I can still recall the first time I stepped out of the airport … I was amazed by the number of motorcycles roaming their busy streets. Traffic seems chaotic but the riders and drivers were very careful and pretty courteous. Taking a walk around the city, you can find both modern and retro lifestyles and buildings melted into one. One moment you will find street hawkers with their customers happily enjoying their meals sitting by the roadside on little wooden stools and the next you’ll find some elegant looking cafe and restaurants.

People are generally very friendly and nice but if you speak English only, you will probably have to check out the more modern shops and restaurants because you might end up looking like an alien when ordering food or bargaining with the locals who speak only Vietnamese. Tons of shops offer very beautiful artwork and handicrafts. Don’t forget to check out their local food especially the beef noodles (I think they call it ‘pho’).

written by ndroo on 2009-07-14 #places #street-photography #expired-film #location #olympus-xa2 #vietnam #ho-chi-minh #randoms #viet-nam


  1. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    It doesn´t looks that crowded as I was expecting..... :) Nice shots....

  2. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    It's indeed a very beautiful city in all its chaos. Crossing the street there is an adventure within itself.

  3. anabananaangel
    anabananaangel ·

    i miss vietman, grand memories of getting lost in ho chi min, new years and markets. great set of shots:d

  4. stouf
    stouf ·

    Feels like being there ! Nice shots !

  5. ndroo
    ndroo ·

    Thank you, everyone. Well these photos were actually taken some years back when I just picked up lomography/film photography. It was taken using an old XA2. I remember being pretty clumsy with the cam & film back then. Hahaha. One of the shot with major light leak was when I accidentally opened the back in bright daylight. Haha.

  6. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    wow i remember some of these places...thank you

  7. lonur
    lonur ·

    I'll be there next week!

  8. datminh221
    datminh221 ·

    i wish you guys open a shop in Vietnam, i live in vietnam and love lomograph but i can't order through online, if you open a shop in vietnam, i would buy alot of camera (maybe, mostly likely to be yes)

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