|Tuk tuks come in all shapes, sizes and colors in Thailand and are commonly used by tourists and locals as opposed to more expensive car or van taxis.|
|Colorful water toys with a variety of beach equipment and gear at a shop near the beach.|
We have all the ingredients but needed the opener for a can of tomato sauce used in making the ketchup. (Store bought brands of ketchup are loaded with sugar and our recipe is not).
|Pillars at entrance to the pier.|
|Many types of boats are moored in Chalong Bay.|
|High speed and luxury boats anchored at the shoreline.|
|View of Chalong Bay in Phuket.|
|Back view of the popular lighthouse in Chalong Beach in Phuket.|
|The Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City.|
|Meeting room in palace.|
|View from upper level of palace toward the congested street.|
|The ambassador's/dignitary's room (pre 1975).|
|Tourists gathered at each of the room's entryways.|
This image (below) is one of the most famous pictures depicting the Reunification Palace which has seen a rich and varied history and once served as the base of the US-backed Vietnamese General Ngo Dinh Diem during the Vietnam War, until his assassination in 1963.
|Not our photo which was shown at this site.|
|View through second story decorative stone pillars to the gardens below.|
Reunification Palace Highlights
The Reunification Palace is a five-story building with the basement housing a warren of tunnels, a war room and telecommunications centre. The war command room still has maps on its walls and period telecommunications equipment on display, whilst adjoining basement rooms feature war propaganda materials.
|Desks in the lowest level bunker.|
Other areas of interest are the third floor featuring a card playing room, a fourth floor which once had a casino and was used for entertaining guests and a rooftop terrace with a heliport.
|Old computer systems in bunker.|
|Communication equipment in bunker.|
|More radio equipment in bunker.|
We'll be back with more tomorrow. Please stop by! Have a great day!
Photo from one year ago today, August 2, 2015:
|In Port Douglas, we visited the Four Mile Beach. For more photos, please click here.|