Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – south Vietnam

Saigon Saigon is the biggest city of Vietnam, although it’s not the capital. The numbers are somewhere around 3,4 million people living in the inner city and 10 million including surrounding areas. The weather in Saigon can be from real hot, around 40 degrees in summer, to very wet during …

Namo Buddha – Historical Buddhist place

Namo Buddha is a place where not many tourists visit, although it’s located at only 43 km east of Kathmandu. People travelling on a package deal to Nepal won’t visit Namo Buddha. Neither will people travelling on their own because it’s not on the way to Pokhara or Chitwan. Namo …

Khaopoon Cave – Kanchanaburi city

Cave When you visit Kanchanaburi city, the town of the bridge over the river Kwai and the war cemetery, you could consider a visit to Khao poon cave (also written as Khao Pun). The place is also known as Wat Tham Khao Pun. Wat is the Thai word for temple. …

Buddha birthplace in Lumbini, Nepal

Sakyamuni Buddha Buddha is known all over the world, but strangely enough not so many people know that Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal. There is still friction by many Nepalese people that many Indians say that Buddha and Buddhism comes from their country, India. The confusion is partly rooted …

Siem Reap – Angkor Temples – Cambodia

Siem Reap is a small town in the northwest of Cambodia, which is mostly known and famous because of being the gateway to the Angkor temples. Within Siem Reap there are plenty of hotels. From big luxury resorts, to small lodges and homestays. For people who like nightlife and western …

War Remnants Museum – Ho Chi Minh City

War Remnants Museum When you visit Vietnam, or in particular Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), then you will probably visit the war remnant museum. The war remnants museum opened in Sept 1975, not long after the fall of Saigon. The first name of the museum was Exhibition house for U.S. …

Hanoi Hilton Prison

Vietnam is well known for it’s wars. They kicked out the French, the Chinese and the Americans at some point in history. When you are in Hanoi it might be interesting to visit the old prison there, also known as the Hanoi Hilton prison. There are no longer prisoners locked …