Coming to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC, formerly Saigon) for the first time, it seems incredible that its inhabitants suffered the cruelty of the Vientam War so recently. The people are very lively and they seem young and eager to move forward. They´re living in the present while looking to the past to face the future.
At the roundabout of Nga Sau Cong Hoa, during rush hour, you can see the huge amount of traffic that frequents Ho Chi Minh Ciy (Saigon). Thousands of cars, motorcycles, bikes and vans gather at this roundabout every day. The peak times are around 17 to 19 pm 7:30-9 am. I recommend that you take a camera and start shooting photos of things as curious as motorcycles with 5 people or people walking across the roundabout.
Le Loi Avenue is the biggest stretch of traffic and people in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon). This avenue is where you'll find the most glamorous shops - major European fashion companies, jewellers, delicatessens, restaurants (both Vietnamese and Western), cafes ... and of course the stalls on the pavement. During the day the traffic is horrendous. As is normal in Vietnam, there are traffic lights, but nobody pays any attention to them. Crossing the street can be a real adventure! You can find the famous Hotel Continental and the Opera House here, as well as the Ben Thanh market