Photos by Adam Jones
These photos were taken during two months in Indochina
(Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam) from May to July 2009.
Photo Gallery 56: Vietnam - Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)
We reached Saigon (everybody still calls it Saigon) after a terrifying and bone-crunching
16-hour overnight bus ride down Highway 1 from Quang Ngai, a distance of about 850 km. I took
Griselda to the airport for her flight back to Mexico, and set about exploring this vibrant, pulsating city
of some six million people.
The delightful alleyway outside my hotel in Pham Ngu Lao district -- a real slice of Saigon life.
This photo and following: Saigon street scenes and people shots.
This photo and the next: samples of French colonial architecture in Saigon.
This photo and following, continuing in the next gallery: the War Remnants Museum, which
documents the horrors of the "American War" in a sobering but surprisingly straightforward manner.
Visitors to the museum; the photo at left is another of Ran Haeberle's images of the
My Lai massacre.
This photo and the next: victims of malformations caused by US spraying of the Agent Orange herbicide
across huge swaths of South Vietnam.
All photos copyright 2009 by Adam Jones, unless otherwise indicated. These images may be freely used for educational and other non-commercial purposes, if the author is credited and notified. For commercial use, please contact the author. All photos are available in high-resolution versions suitable for print publication.