Saigon – Serene and peaceful

Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City, a city that is bustling and vibrant; a good land where the birds perch upon, people from all regions come to work, live, study… Now, because of the “Social distancing”, Saigon has become unusually deserted. Every corner, street, office, school, etc. is quiet, peaceful and entirely different from the image of the daily rush and bustle.

An early arrival to the office as usual, the empty roads and streets recall the traffic jam – an icon of the most populous city in the country. Restaurants are temporarily closed, evoking the unforgettable taste of Mr. Phon’s Northern Pho – Cao Van restaurant, the bowl of bun bo filled with love of Hue and the flavorful bowl of fish cake noodle smelling like fresh sea air or the sweet taste of bun nuoc leo, bun mam from the Mekong Delta.

Saigon – serene and peaceful, this is an occasion for us to settle, to slow down, to care more, share more and love more; and this is also an opportunity to change, renew ourselves and strongly believe that the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic will end soon. The streets will be lively again, will return to their usual bustle and hustle.

Head Office of the HCMC People’s Committee – The classic building of the city where was always full of people; now in implementing the “social distancing”, people stay at home to give a helping hand to the city’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

Saigon Municipal Opera House - the venue where cultural and artistic programs regularly take place. Especially, every Saturday and Sunday morning, this place frequently organizes music shows to serve the majority of the people as well as international visitors to enjoy.

Ben Thanh Market where domestic and foreign visitors have come for shopping, eating all day and night is mostly deserted after the social distancing order.

The Walking Street - Nguyen Hue Boulevard is 670 meters long and 64 meters wide located on the road from the People Committee headquarters to Bach Dang Habour. In the evenings, especially on weekends, this street is often crowded and busy. Particularly on the occasion of Tet holidays, the city often organizes cultural - entertainment activities, tourism festivals...

Landmark Tower 81, is 461.3 meters high, in the top 10 tallest buildings in the world; the symbol of Vietnam's aspiration of rising together with the world.

New constructions on Diamond Island (District 2).

Phu My Bridge - the largest cable stayed bridge in Ho Chi Minh City spanning Saigon River connects the banks of District 2 and District 7.

Thu Thiem Tunnel - the Saigon River Tunnel is considered as the most modern river tunnel in Southeast Asia.

The beauty of Saigon in the dawn.

Bach Dang Habour.

Saigon's Turtle Lake - The summer arrives ưith the pedals of oily flowers flowing with the wind and blanketing the sidewalk, the street is filled with trees and beautiful pedals.

Saigon Central Post Office (1886 - 1891) - The Central Post Office is one of the iconic Western-style architectural works with Asian decor, welcoming thousands of visitors daily.

Independence Palace - Reunification Hall, the venue for major events of the city, a tourist attraction that appeals both domestic and international visitors when coming to Ho Chi Minh City.

Ho Chi Minh City's Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica.

Bitexco Finacial Tower with a symbol of 262 meters tall lotus bub consisting 68 floors, is home to many offices of multinational companies and international corporations.

 

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