Residents choosing to stay put in Hanoi and HCMC during the Hung Kings commemoration holiday are enjoying the relaxed ambience without the usual hustle and bustle.
|Many cafés in prime locations were packed with people sitting and chatting away for hours together.|
|The book street attracted many families with children, young people as well as foreigners. The sight of children engrossed in comics was a common one in many shops.|
|Although it is under a long-time renovation project, the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon still attracted many visitors to take pictures of and with the Virgin Mary statue.|
|Another popular place to spend time during the holiday is the Bach Dang wharf area, which has several open cafes to sit in and enjoy watching the Sai Gon River.|