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which city, Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City?

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which city, Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City?

Simple question....which is the most interesting and different city, Ho Chi or Hanoi?.....we are 2 amateur photographers who enjoy different cultures, architecture, back- streets, etc, etc....to us from what we have researched, we think Hanoi might be the better option.....thanks....Greg

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1. Re: which city, Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City?

Agreed.

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2. Re: which city, Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City?

Definitely Hanoi.

Because the old hasn't been torn down in favour of the new and the Western-oriented 'progress' that now characterises far too many cities in SE Asia and Asia in general, there is an interesting and diverse range of architecture that reflects various periods of the city's history, as well as a street life that unfolds and changes from hour to hour, lakes, parks large and tiny, trees everywhere, idiosyncratic quirks - the works actually.

I for one never tire of it.

The question is, do you have at least a couple of months to delve into a fraction of what it has to offer for those with observant eyes and questioning minds? No? No matter, even a few days will satisfy keen amateur photographers. Rise early and go to bed late though.

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3. Re: which city, Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City?

Definitely Hanoi, and make sure you get up one morning at 5am to see it come to life around the lake area. HCMC is far more western in my opinion and doesn't have the same crazy charm as Hanoi.

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4. Re: which city, Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City?

Most definitely Saigon - best city in Vietnam hands down for culture, nightlife, interesting things, people watching, shopping.

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5. Re: which city, Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City?

Ha Noi. Good luck and Happy travels!

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6. Re: which city, Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City?

Hanoi, no question!

Another place for atmosphere and color is the NW Highlands

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7. Re: which city, Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City?

One vote for Hanoi.

Plenty of places to enjoy during the night, and great places for photoshooting too.

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8. Re: which city, Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City?

it likes comparing orange to apple :D

I'd say HCM :D, its lively , more things to do

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9. Re: which city, Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City?

Hanoi has many back alleys with historic atmosphere, perfect for photo shooting at sunrise or sunset, eg: the Old Quarter, O Quan Chuong Gate, Hoan Kiem Lake & Ngoc Son Temple, the area around Metropole Legend Hotel, Long Bien Old Bridge, Literature Temple, Museum of Ethnology, etc.

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10. Re: which city, Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City?

HCMC is a big cosmopolitan city whereas Hanoi is more how you imagine Vienam to be especially around the old quarter so great photo possibilities.

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