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Old March 18th, 2010, 03:09 PM   #461
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how much people live in saigon(what official name now Saigon or Ho Chi Minh ?) the resident building look very dense .
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Ho Chi Minh city is the official name of Saigon but the former name just stuck maybe perhaps because it was a byword during the Vietnam War.

According to wiki, HCMC's population based on the 2009 census is 7.12 million.
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COLONIAL SAIGON

During the second half of the 19th century, Saigon was controlled by the French government. This was the period of much infrastructural and architectural development, during which Saigon earned the epithet, "Paris of the Orient". Many buildings of this era are in good condition even today.

The elegant Continental Hotel, constructed in classic French-colonial style, is a serene haven amid the bustle of the city.









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Other old commercial buildings...










I think this is an old court house. The building needs a bit of restoration or a facelift perhaps because the paint is peeling off at some areas. When I entered the compound to take some photos, a guard backed me off the compound and said something which I interpreted as taking pictures is not allowed.




I'm not sure if this is a restored colonial era building...

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The Rex Hotel was a popular base for several journalists during the Vietrnam War. It is one of the best known landmarks in the city.












The hotel's rooftop bar is equally popular among tourists.




Lunch




The rooftop bar offers superb views of the street below.



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The Municipal Theater is a lovely Neoclassical building. Known as the Opera House in colonial times, it was once the heart of French high society.


















The theater is also a popular spot for wedding pictorials



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THE CITY HALL

Designed by French architect P. Gardes and completed in 1908, the City Hall, once known as the Hotel de Ville, is probably the most photogenic building in Ho Chi Minh City. Now housing the city government , it sits regally at the city's center.








At the square in front of the city hall is a statue of Ho Chi Minh cradling a child.



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Modeled on the City Hall of Paris, there is no way for the general public to see the chandelier-bedecked interior today.












Contrary to popular belief, this striking building has never been a hostelry, nor is it open to the public.





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NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL

The basilica-style Notre Dame Cathedral or Nha Tho Due Ba is the largest church ever built in the French Empire. When it was completed in 1883, its 40-m spires made it the tallest structure in the city.






At first glance it seems to be brick-built, but in fact, the facade is made of red tiles brought over from Marseilles, France and attached to granite walls.




The statue of the Virgin Mary was added to the lawns in front of the church in the 1950s. Made in Rome, it was brought to Vietnam in 1959 and named Holy Mary Queen of Peace, in the hope that she would bring peace to the war-torn country.

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GENERAL POST OFFICE

Located across the street from the Notre Dame Cathedral is Saigon's General Post Office buidling.




Designed by French architect Gustave Eiffel between 1886 and 1891, Buu Dien Trung Tam or the General Post Office is one of the most attractive buildings in the city.




It's massive facade is coral colored and features carvings of the faces of famous philosophers and scientists, below which are finely engraved inscriptions.






Strangely evocative of the inside of a railway station, the interior is vaulted and supported by wrought iron pillars.








The floor tilework is intricate, especially in the foyer where huge antique maps depict the city and region.

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Dayum! A strong French presence in the city.!
Great job by the Vietnamese for preserving them.
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THE STREETS OF SAIGON

Saigon's streets are heavily congested... with motorbikes.






The city streets are a sea of two-wheelers.














Oooops!

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Socialism and motorbikes... very Saigon!




Ready...




Set...




Go!




The general rule in negotiating a street crossing is not to hesitate and stop in the middle of the street. Just continue walking and the motorbikes will expertly swerve their way off you. It's a bit scary at first, but once I tried it, it really worked.




Motorbike riders are required to wear helmets.

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Only two people are allowed on a motorbike in major cities in Vietnam. However, this law is enforced somewhat inconsistently, and at times, ignored.






No matter what you're wearing, the motorbike is always convenient.




Non-motorized bikes also share the streets... and they can carry anything.





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Another Saigon icon is the cyclo.

Tried by almost every foreign visitor, the cyclo is a type of pedicab that can accommodate one or two passengers in a seat at the front, with the driver pedaling behind on a bicycle like contraption. Taking advantage of the cyclo's popularity among tourists, some drivers are charging a rip off cost for a ride of only a few blocks away.








Can't help but notice the "spaghetti" wires! One of the prices of progress maybe.



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What's with most Southeast Asian cities and spaghetti wires??

Anyway, great pics!
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spaghetti wires I heard they will put those wires underground next year.
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What's with most Southeast Asian cities and spaghetti wires??

Anyway, great pics!
The demand for electricity and communications far outpaced the necessary modern infrastructure .



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spaghetti wires I heard they will put those wires underground next year.
Good to know that but it will take years to fully put them all underground. And I would think it will be selective, not all areas of the city will benefit the conversion to underground transmission. It will be very expensive.
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HO CHI MINH CITY MUSEUM

Once the French governor general's residence, this, like many of the city's buildings, looks as if it were shipped in pieces from France and reassembled here. Light gray with white trim and a colonade, it strikes a commanding presence, and is perhaps more worthy of admiration than the exhibits inside.














A museum display piece?

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The spacious halls, with high ceilings and chandeliers, are also a much sought-after venue for wedding photographs.








Spread over two rambling floors, the museum purports to represent 300 years of the city's history.

Industry and Handicraft

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