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Saigon discovery - Reunification palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Nha Rong harbor are very attractive to tourists not only for their histories but also for their impressive and old architectures.

Saigon discovery - Reunification palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Nha Rong harbor are very attractive to tourists not only for their histories but also for their impressive and old architectures.

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  • 1. Saigon discovery - Ten “must see” attractions Saigon discovery - Reunification palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Nha Rong harbor are very attractive to tourists not only for their histories but also for their impressive and old architectures. 1. Reunification palace Reunification palace was named Norodom palace and built on February 23rd 1868 by architect Hermite; it was completed in 1871. The work is located on the area of 12 hectares, including a large palace with the front of 80 meters. There are a guest room with 800 seats and a yard with green trees and grass cover. Almost every material was imported from France. In 1962, after the overthrow, a new palace was built on the old ground according to the design of architect Ngo Viet Thu. Now, Reunification is the attractive destination of many domestic and foreign tourists. 2. The opera house Opera house is located on Dong Khoi street in District 1 which is considered as the central and multipurpose opera house and is used to organize the art shows and big events. Completed on January 1st 1990, the opera house is famous with its European architecture and considered as an attraction of the city. 1 TRAVEL VIETNAM – Discover & Share! www.travelvietnam-pro.com
  • 2. 3. Notre Dame Cathedral This is the large and unique Roman Catholic Cathedral of Ho Chi Minh archdiocese. The cathedral was built by architect J. Bourard in August 1876 and completed on Octobor 7th 1877. The cathedral is an attraction to both domestic and foreign tourists. 2 TRAVEL VIETNAM – Discover & Share! www.travelvietnam-pro.com
  • 3. 4. Vietnam Quoc Tu (Quoc Tu national pagoda) On April 26th 1964, the pagoda was constructed and monitored by architect Ngo Viet Thu. Quoc Tu national pagoda was built with a 7 floors tower which have curve roofs, unique carve and are located in the large natural space with harmony scene and Vietnamese architecture. Until now, Quoc Tu National pagoda has still been a destination of Buddhism believers everywhere and tourists visiting Ho Chi Minh city. 5. Central post office Saigon central post office is situated in the No 2, Cong Xa Paris street, District 1. This building was built by French with eclectic style from 1886 to 1891 according to the design of architect Villedieu and his assistant Foulhoux. This building has European style combined with Asian decoration. Located next to Notre Dame cathedral and Diamond Plaza shopping center, the building embellishes the vividness, spectacular and is the center of Saigon now. 3 TRAVEL VIETNAM – Discover & Share! www.travelvietnam-pro.com
  • 4. 6. Ben Thanh market. Ben Thanh market is considered as the symbol of city. After some location and name changes, in 1912 the market was constructed and completed in March 1914 with the name of Ben Thanh. Ben Thanh market has 4 entry gates and 4 tower gateways attached to clocks facing 4 streets in the center of District 1 in which face Le Loi street to the North, Phan Boi Chau to the South, Phan Chu Trinh to the East and the main gate with the highest tower faces the Quach Thi Trang square. 4 TRAVEL VIETNAM – Discover & Share! www.travelvietnam-pro.com
  • 5. 7. Head office of Ho Chi Minh people’s committee The head office is located in Nguyen Hue avenue, district 1 which was constructed from 1898 to 1909 by architect Gardes. The head office has a similar form with the bell-towers in the Northern France. The headquarter named Dinh Xa Tay, Do Chanh Saigon palace before being changed to Ho Chi Minh people’s committee. This is considered one of the most building in Ho Chi Minh. 8. Vietnam history museum Vietnam history museum in Ho Chi Minh city is conserving and keeping thousands of precious items which are collected from domestic and abroad. On November 28th 1927, the museum was officially built by architect Delaval with the style of “Indo-renovation”. After August 26th 1979, the museum was taken over by revolution government. On August 26 1979, the authority changed the name to Ho Chi Minh history museum, and before naming Vietnam history museum. 5 TRAVEL VIETNAM – Discover & Share! www.travelvietnam-pro.com
  • 6. 9. Saigon river tunnel Saigon river tunnel (Thu Thiem tunnel) is the most modern underground road tunnel in Southeast Asia. After 7 years of construction, on November 21st 2011, the tunnel was officially opened for traffic. The construction of tunnel supports to connect two river banks and reduce load for Saigon bridge and promote the development of the city. 6 TRAVEL VIETNAM – Discover & Share! www.travelvietnam-pro.com
  • 7. 10. Nha Rong wharf (Dragon House) Nha Rong wharf was constructed on March 4th 1863 used for accommodation of General manager and ticket station. Right here on June 5th 1911, Nguyen Tat Thanh (another name of Ho Chi Minh president) took Amiral Latouche Treville cruise for finding ways to save the country. Nha Rong wharf now is Ho Chi Minh Museum which is one of branches of the museum and keep commemorative items of Ho Chi Minh over the country. --------------------------------------Travel Vietnam------------------------------------------1. Mr Manh – Travel Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia – Mobile : (0084) 913 025 122 2. Web: www.travelvietnam-pro.com 3. Facebook: www.facebook.com/vietnamvacations 4. Twitter: www.twitter.com/vietnamtravel68 5. Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/travelindochina 7 TRAVEL VIETNAM – Discover & Share! www.travelvietnam-pro.com