HCMC Dining Guide

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Fly a Kite

Every evening, and especially on weekends, Saigon's few open spaces fill up with people flying kites. I have no idea if there is any significance regarding Vietnamese culture, but this is very popular along the canal that separates district 4, 5 and 8, and out on the Thu Thiem peninsula in District 2. In a way, kite flying is the perfect activity in a city that doesn't have much free horizontal space, but still has lots of open vertical space outside of downtown. Plus, the wet season is usually pretty windy, so kites can hang up in the sky for hours. (Click on the pictures for a bigger version.)




 And, just for shits and giggles, a lovely recent sunset from my building.

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