Change of Guards

The #ChangeofGuards at #HoChiMinh’s mausoleum in #Hanoi, #Vietnam – watching the ceremony of the change of guards in front of the mausoleum that holds Ho Chi Minh’s remains is one of the events that you should definitely plan to attend when visiting Hanoi. While some countries have similar ceremonies like the ones at Arlington cemetery or Buckingham Palace this is unique to Vietnam’s history.

Ba Thien Hau Temple

I recently had the chance to explore South East #Asia a bit more and started with a quick stop in #HoChiMinhCity, former #Saigon in #Vietnam. The #city is amazing to explore, full of large markets and beautiful #temples like the Ba Thien Hau Tempel where locals can pray and send their wishes to the goddess of the sea. Traveling Vietnam you will see that the architecture, religion and food has been influenced by their neighbors like China, combined with their very own unique history. I highly recommend visiting the city and exploring the temples and markets for yourself!