Travel Saigon Through Instagram Lens

Ho Chi Minh City has long been famous for its unique architectural works. Not only exquisite design but also harmonic combination with the natural surroundings; Saigon through instagram, buildings in Ho Chi Minh City are worthy destination for tourists from everywhere to admire here.

Today, would introduce to visitors a different perspective on the architecture of Saigon through Instagram lens.

1. Notre Dame Cathedral

Built in 1877- 1880, 35 meters wide and 93 meters long, the Notre Dame Cathedral was designed by a French architect. Notre Dame Cathedral had been one of the most beautiful cathedrals during French colonial time.

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Notre Dame Cathedral through instagram lens

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Notre Dame Cathedral – one of most famous cathedrals in Saigon

In 1895, Notre Dame Cathedral was added with two bell towers with the height of 57.6 meters. There are six bronze bells of 28,895 kg weight in two bell towers.

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Notre Dame Cathedral turns red under mid noon sunshine.

Besides, the front of Notre Dame Cathedral is the statue of Lady of Peace in the square of the Paris Commune. It weighs 8.5 tons and made of Italian marble with a height of 4.2 m. It was designed in Rome and built in 1959.

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The statue of Lady of Peace in front of Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral is one of tourist attractions attracting large numbers of both domestic and international tourists to Saigon Tours.

2. Independence Palace

Independence Palace- Reunification Palace is a must- visit tourist attraction in Ho Chi Minh city. The Independence Palace is situated at 135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia street, Ben Thanh, district 1, Ho Chi Minh city center. When talking about Saigon with characteristic and unique architecture, people usually mention to the Independence Palace with its important historical role to Vietnam country and its position on economics, politics, and society to the whole Southeast Asia as well as in the world.

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Reunification Palace or Independence Palace through instagram lens

In 1962, Reunification Palace was rebuilt in the old ground as the design of architect Ngo Viet Thu. Nowadays, Reunification Palace is a tourist attraction for both domestic and foreign visitors.

3. Saigon Central Post Office

Located in the city center, the Saigon Central Post Office is a must-visit destination to foreign tourists. With unique architecture, high aesthetic and at the age of 130, the post office really leaves deep impression in the mind of tourists.

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Saigon Central Post Office through instagram lens

Saigon Central Post Office was built during 1886- 1891, based on the design of Gustave Eiffel- a well-known French architect together with his assistant Foulhoux. Tourists usually visit here to admire the unique architecture of the post office and be merged into the ancient world, from post boxes to phone booths and feel comfortable to relax on benches polished with varnish and existed for hundreds of years old.

4. Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theatre

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Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theatre through instagram lens

Saigon Opera House- Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theatre. Located in a convenient location in the city center, this is seen as the central and municipal theater where takes place theatrical and art performances and can also be used to organize big events. It is also the oldest theater as a sample of Western European architecture.

Ủy ban Nhân dân Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh hiện nay đặt tại số nhà 86 Lê Thánh Tôn, phường Bến Nghé, cuối đại lộ Nguyễn Huệ. Được xây dựng từ 1898 -1909 theo thiết kế của kiến trúc sư Gardès mô phỏng kiến trúc những tòa tháp chuông tại miền Bắc nước Pháp. Trước khi trở thành nơi làm việc của Ủy ban Nhân dân Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, tòa nhà này là Dinh Xã Tây (thời Pháp thuộc) và sau đó đổi tên là Tòa Đô Chánh Saigon (thời Việt Nam Cộng Hòa). Ngày nay, Ủy ban Nhân dân Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh được coi là một trong những công trình kiến trúc đẹp nhất tại thành phố Hồ Chí Minh.

5. Ho Chi Minh City Hall

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People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City through instagram lens

The Ho Chi Minh city Hall is located in a large area bordering Pasteur Street (in the west), Ly Tu Trong Street in the North, Dong Khoi street on the East and Le Thanh Ton in the South. Under French colonial, this was known as Xa Tay palace, Doc Ly palace and headquarters of city council. Then, it was changed into Town Hall. Period 1954-1975, it was also called as Saigon City Hall. After April 30, 1975 up to now, it is the Ho Chi Minh city Hall.

6. Ben Thanh Market

Located in central of Ho Chi Minh city, Ben Thanh market has long been a symbol of Saigon. Over 100 years, this market is not only a purchasing place but also a historic witness of the city’s ups and downs. It is also an economic appearance reflecting the economic development of the biggest commercial city in Vietnam and an invisible string connecting Saigon past and now.

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Ben Thanh market is one of most impressive tourist attraction in Ho Chi Minh City.

Ben Thanh market is considered the biggest wholesale market in Vietnam with all sorts of good, at this place, from affordable price to high cost, especially most selective food. There is no lack of anything, from onions, chilies, bunch of vegetables, fish, all kinds of seasonable fruit to candy, clothing, shoes, bags, electrical appliances, electronics, souvenirs, etc.

Ben Thanh market has total area of 13,056 square meters, welcomes 10,000 tourists everyday. The market has 1, 437 kiosks, 6,000 small business, 11 enterprises, 4 main entrances and 12 side doors distributing 4 directions.

In addition, travelling Ho Chi Minh City, tourists can admire other antique buildings such as Vinh Nghiem Pagoda, Turtle Lake, Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum, Nha Rong Wharf, etc.

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