Typical Architectures

City Hall

At the end of Nguyen Hue Street sits the magnificent office of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee. Completed in 1908, the design of the former Hotel de Ville is based on the original in Paris. 
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Saigon Central Post Office

Designed by renowned French architect, Gustave Eiffel, the post office was built between 1886 and 1891. The vaulted roof and arched windows lend a classic look, reminiscent of ...
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Reunification Palace

This grand building was designed by Ngo Viet Thu for South Vietnam's former President, Ngo Dinh Diem during the American War. The official handover of power took place here on 30 April 1975 and the palace became a monument to that historic date.
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Xa Loi Pagoda

This seven-tiered pagoda is home to a Buddha relic, a 32m bell tower and even a publishing centre. The pagoda was the focus for opposition in 1963 when 400 monks and nuns were arrested for civil disobedience.
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Vinh Nghiem Pagoda

The largest pagoda in the city, Vinh Nghiem is a blend of modern and traditional Japanese and Vietnamese cultures. It was built between 1964 and 1971 and covers 8,000m2, is home to a sanctuary and a seven-floor, ...
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Tran Hung Dao Temple

The small temple was built in 1932 to honor the national hero Tran Hung Dao. In this small gem of a shrine, you can find many traditional carved lacquer plate, ...
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Thien Hau Pagoda

This pagoda, also known as Chua Ba, was built by the Chinese in the early 19th century. It is one of the most active pagodas in Cholon, and has a worldly atmosphere with swirling incense and splendid furnishings ...
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Huyen Sy Church

At over 100 years old, this church is the oldest and second largest in Saigon. It was named after Huyen Sy, grandfather of Vietnam’s last queen. He died in 1900 before the building was completed ...
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Dalat

A marriage of French countryside and Vietnamese tradition, Dalat is a dreamy, pine-covered city surrounded by undulating hills. The town itself is full of burgeoning flora, and is a hub for both domestic and international tourism...

Traditional Arts

Vietnam’s local artisans and folk artists produce stunningly ornate work, be it lacquer ware, block prints, silk paintings or calligraphy. Since the 1960s, the ancient practice of embroidery has expanded to include majestic scenes and detailed portraits. Larger works can take over a month to produce, and subjects include beautiful landscapes, animals and traditional Vietnamese flowers...

Lacquer Painting

Nowhere in the world is the diversity and availability of lacquer arts more evident than in Vietnam. With a range that spans from museum pieces to holiday ornaments, it is expansive. Vietnamese people have been processing lacquer for more than 2,000 years. Following a French lacquer painting class in 1930, the art form developed into a technique that combines the traditional Asian and European styles....

XQ Vietnam - Embroidery Art

XQ Vietnam are known as the masters of embroidery. Their hand-embroidered art is truly fantastic. Created by skilled local craftsmen, the sepieces make great gifts for Vietnamese people, and a meaningful souvenir for international visitors.