Street Photography in Ho Chi Minh City

Street photography is fun in Ho Chi Minh City. It has lots of space for people to go on foot and it’s safe. Though I wasn’t able to explore many places in Ho Chi Minh City, my wife and I had a great time. I will let the photos speak for themselves, so enjoy.

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  • […] place if you love street photography (I came across these great street shots when looking into HCMC There are also lots of lovely temples to explore, and I always enjoy looking at all the beautiful […]ReplyCancel

  • JosephJune 2, 2013 - 9:19 am

    Hi Hendra,

    I’m in Ho Chi Minh now and your photos are inspiring. I am going to be staying in Singapore overnight in 2 weeks. Any suggestions on where I could get great street shots and cityscapes?

    Thanks and keep snapping


    • Hendra LauwJune 2, 2013 - 11:47 pm

      Hi Joseph,
      Thanks for your kind compliments. Enjoy your time in Ho chi Minh.
      When you are here overnight, I would suggest going to Marina Bay area for the cityscapes and for street shots, you can explore Little India both during the day and at night.
      Have fun and keep snapping too. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Mark BuckleyMay 18, 2012 - 9:17 am

    Hendra, gorgeous shots. That open f stop in the first shot instantly caught my eye. I’m moving to Ho Chi Minh in a few months and I was hoping to see some good examples of street photography and you’ve got just that. What were these taken with? Regards, Mark. P.S., it’s never too late to learn how to process your own film, I found it almost as thrilling as shooting!ReplyCancel

    • Hendra LauwMay 18, 2012 - 3:40 pm

      Hi Mark, Thanks a lot!
      Those were taken at various spots, but within 1 – 2 km from Hotel Continental Saigon. The first one was taken in front of the Opera House near the hotel. The rest were taken in places like Ben Tanh market and the streets near the hotel. Happy moving to Saigon. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • micMay 3, 2011 - 1:27 am

    i love the last photo! what a moment!ReplyCancel

  • Hendra LauwApril 9, 2011 - 3:06 pm

    Hey Gary, thank you so much. Take care. 🙂

    Hey Robb, thanks so much too. No, I shot black and white film when I first learned photography, but I did not learn the darkroom processing. I always sent the negatives to a black and white lab. I wish I learned. Now too late, I guess. 🙂
    Sure, let me know when you are in SIN. We meet up.ReplyCancel

  • Gary NgApril 9, 2011 - 2:10 am

    Superb photography Hendra ! Love every shot and It’s full of feelings !!!ReplyCancel

  • Robb La VelleApril 9, 2011 - 12:57 am


    beautiful, as usual. You have truly mastered the art of maximizing the effects of BW. Did you used to print old school, fibre-based BW prints? These images rival the quality of my old, high silver content Oriental Seagull images. I miss that paper…

    I’m in SIN in June with the fam en route to Saigon. Would be great to meet up!


  • unerApril 8, 2011 - 10:14 pm

    nice shots! many people talk about ho chi mih, looking forward to set my foot thereReplyCancel

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