Do you want to have a vacation in Paris? To admire the beauty of old buildings in the Gothic style of France, you don’t need to go far away on vacation in France. Vietnam also presents a variety of tourist destinations that are thick with France’s atmosphere. The place called Ho Chi Minh City. Since France colonized this city from 1859 to 1954, this place is thick with French architecture.
Before changing its name to Ho Chi Minh City, this city used to called Saigon. This city is known as “Paris from the East” because of the beauty of French architecture in it. If you want to visit this city, booked your accommodation in advance. When you have a place to rest, relax and put your bag, you will enjoy the city more. If you’re looking for a comfortable 4 star Hotel Saigon, Novotel Saigon Center could be the right choice.
There are so many tourist destinations that you must visit in the city, such as:
1. Saigon Central Post Office
The Saigon Central Post Office is a French heritage that was built in the late 19th century. This Central Post Office is located in the center of Saigon and is close to the Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica. This place has two historical paintings, namely Lignes telegraphiques du Sud Vietnam et Cambodge and a map of the city of Saigon with the title Saigon et ses environs.
2. Saigon Opera House
Saigon Opera House was built in 1897. This building is still actively used today to stage art performances in Saigon. One of the shows that always exist is “A. O. Show”, which is a combination of traditional Vietnamese drama, dance, and music. This opera house also has a typical French architecture that is designed specifically by Eugene Ferret.
3. Notre Dame Cathedral
One of the reasons France colonized other countries was to teach Christianity. Because of this reason, a cathedral was built in Vietnam. This cathedral has become an iconic building in Ho Chi Minh City.
Those are some French buildings that you can find in Ho Chi Minh City. For those of you who like to hunt for a photo, these places will give your photos super vintage vibes. Are you interested in having a vacation in “Paris from the East”?