Following the end of the war in 1975, America and Vietnam did not resume relations until the mid-1990's. Today, Americans are welcome and the Vietnamese have quickly learned to take advantage of our fascination with the war by offering tours of many of the places we first heard about in the news over 40 years ago.
Today, Saigon offers much more than war memories. The bustling Saigon city streets are packed with motor bikes and people, and the History Museum, lacquerware factory, and Cholon Market provide a nice balance to the war sites. There's even a post office designed by Gustave Eiffel, who is most famous for that tower in Paris.
Two Days in Saigon - Crystal Symphony Travel Journal
Water Puppets at the Saigon History Museum (c) Linda Garrison