4 Notable Architectures in Ho Chi Minh City that you should visit - With photos & details

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4 Notable Architectures to explore in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, also known by its former name of Saigon is the most populous city in Vietnam with a population of 8.4 million. It is the financial centre of Vietnam and a major air travel gateway to Vietnam.

Bitexco Financial TowerTòa nhà tài chính Bitexco, 2 Hải Triều, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

With 68 floors above ground and three basements, the building has a height of 262.5 meters (861 ft), making it the second tallest building in the Hoh Chi Minh City, fifth tallest in Vietnam, and the 263rd tallest in the world, as of the beginning of 2018.

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House07 Công Trường Lam Sơn, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh 700000, Vietnam

Built in 1897 by French architect Eugène Ferret, the 500 seat building was used as the home of the Lower House assembly of South Vietnam after 1956. It was again used as a theatre from 1975, and restored in 1995.

Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon01 Công xã Paris, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Established by French colonists who initially named it L'eglise de Saïgon, the cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880. The name Notre-Dame Cathedral has been used since 1959. It has two bell towers, reaching a height of 58 meters (190 feet). All the original building materials were imported from France and the cathedral foundation was designed to bear ten times the weight of the cathedral.

Saigon Central Post Office2 Công xã Paris, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

A post office known for its Gothic, Renaissance and French influences. The building was constructed when Vietnam was part of French Indochina in the late 19th century. It is adorned with a most artistic façade, and is particularly well laid out and well equipped.