Photos showcase HCMC's finest buildings and constructions

By Ha Thanh   April 30, 2018 | 05:25 pm GMT+7

HCMC’s architecture is a reflection of the city’s culture, history and society.

Walk through Saigons history as photos showcase citys finest buildings and constructions

An aerial view of Ho Chi Minh City.

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Dragon Wharf, a commercial port.

The port was constructed in 1863. This is also the port where Ho Chi Minh (at the time named Nguyen Tat Thanh) departed for a 30-year journey around the world to find a way to rescue his country from French colonialism in 1911.

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The Municipal Theatre, also known as the Saigon Opera House.

The theater was built from 1898 to 1900.

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The Saigon Central Post Office.

The post office was built between 1886 and 1891.

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The Museum of Vietnamese History, formerly known as the Musée Blanchard de la Brosse.

The museum was built between 1927 and 1929.

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The HCMC Museum of Fine Arts.

The museum is hailed as a prime example of the blend of Eastern and Western cultures.

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Ben Thanh Market.

The market, built between 1912 and 1914, is a symbol of HCMC.

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The Independence Palace.

The palace was built between 1962 and 1965 by architect Ngo Viet Thu. The landmark holds symbolic importance as it was where a tank of the People’s Army of Vietnam crashed through its gate, marking the end of the Vietnam War and signifying the reunification of Vietnam in 1975.

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Phu My Hung New Urban Area in District 7.

 
 
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