My unforgettable memory about Vietnam | My Family Travels
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     My family was about to leave Vietnam in one month.  After visiting all of the relatives, we decided to have a trip to a wonderful place. My aunt suggested going to Dam Sen Park (3 Hoa Binh St., Saigon District 11, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.). Then at about 3:00 PM, we together drove to the park. I could wait no more to put my feet on the Dam Sen Park’s land. We arrived at about 3:30 PM and the “journey” began.

 

      My first feeling was empty. I felt as if I were lost in an endless world. Our first stop was at the Au Lac Square. It was a monument of Lac Long Quan and Au Co who were known as the ancestors of the Vietnamese people. The landscape around it looked very beautiful by cheerful apricot and charming flowers. Next, we went to the Orchid Garden where sightseers can appreciate all types of valuable orchids and enjoy their relaxing fragrance. It was one of my favorite places. As we were walking, I saw the sculptures of personalities from the famous Chinese movie – Western Travel Story. I was so excited that I yelled, “Let’s go in there!” What an amazing place! The miserably dangerous journey of Duong Tang and his loyal followers was displayed excellently. I could not remember how many times I yelled because of the scary space with blood and deaths of giant puppets and dreadful sounds. When we came to the end, I quickly jumped out and felt so relaxed, “Ha! I’ve just returned from the dark underground!” It was very interesting, though. Leaving the Western Travel Story, we went to the Ice Lantern. Before entering, we had to wear long jackets to stay warmed because the temperature was about -10 degree Celsius, which is very strange to Southern people who are familiar with sunny weather all the year around. It was an amazing place with outstanding ice sculptures of architectural works around the world such as U.S. Congressional House, Chinese decorated chair, Indian Jai Mahal, or London Tower. I never thought it would be extremely cool like that. However, I really loved it-the shining and pure colors. When we went out, I could truly feel the total opposite feeling between two different places as I was standing in the desert.

 

      It was almost dinnertime so we settled at Floating Restaurant. I liked the way they decorated it – simple and natural but very delicate and elegant. The food tasted well with the great decorations like dragons, flowers, and the fragrance from the kitchen. I could not wait anymore to use my chopsticks to pick up delicious food such as cooked anabas with brine, or egg. After enjoying such perfect diner, we walked along the lake to get to the Crocodiles Farm where we had a terrific feeling by decoying crocodiles with small rods. How cool it was! Then we ambled to the landscapes such as Artificial Mountain, Japanese Garden, China Exhibition, Nordic Castle and Cactus Garden. I felt as I was living in the heaven with innumerable Chinese flowers and Japanese bonsais. Then we went for the monorail. In the sparkling night-lights, we were relaxingly enjoying the nighttime while seeing the entire park.

 











    Finally, we returned home at about 10:00 PM. What a wonderful time for my family! Besides that, I had great opportunities to learn more about the architectures, flowers, and plants around the world such as Japanese bonsais, Chinese flowers, European architecture, or other works from England, India, etc. It has been one of my unforgettable memories about Vietnam.






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