Saigon in old hand-colored pictures

In 1860, Saigon Port was founded with the name Saigon Commercial Port. It was renamed Saigon Port in 1975.

VietNamNet Bridge - Saigon's iconic buildings appear nicely in hand-colored postcards issued during the French colonial period in Vietnam. Eden shopping mall, located at the corner of Dong Khoi - Le Loi, was the commercial center of old Saigon. In addition to luxury shops, Eden had a modern cinema. The Givral café there was the favourite venue of foreign correspondents. Eden has now been replaced by the Union Square building. … [Read more...]

HCMC exhibition features Southeast Asian antiques

Visitors enjoying antiques at the “Southeast Asian antiques” exhibition opened on April 24 at the Ho Chi Minh City-based Vietnam History Museum in District 1 Photo: Tuoi Tre

An exhibition featuring antiques from Southeast Asian countries is being held at the Ho Chi Minh City-based Vietnam History Museum in District 1. Visitors enjoying antiques at the “Southeast Asian antiques” exhibition opened on April 24 at the Ho Chi Minh City-based Vietnam History Museum in District 1 Photo: Tuoi TreTitled “Southeast Asian antiques,” the exhibition showcases more than 300 objects from regional countries, including Vietnam, Brunei, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Cambodia, … [Read more...]

National Museum of Vietnamese History in Hanoi

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This is an exhaustive repository of Vietnamese ancient and historical relics nicely displayed with some bare-bones explanations in English. Housed in a building that was the French consulate until 1910 and a museum in various incarnations since, this collection walks you from prehistoric artifacts and carvings to funerary jars and some very fine examples of Dong Son drums from the north, excavations of Han tombs, Buddhist statuary, and everyday items of early history. … [Read more...]