Ho Chi Minh City Hall

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Ho Chi Minh City Hall
Ho Chi Minh City Hall

Ho Chi Minh City Hall or Hôtel de Ville de Saïgon (Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Head office - Trụ sở Ủy ban Nhân dân Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh) was built in 1902-1908 in a French colonial style for the then city of Saigon. It was renamed after 1975 as Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee. Illuminated at night, the building is not opened to the public or for tourists. A statue of the namesake is found in park next to the building.

Despite this elegant colonial building is not open to public, the Ho Chi Minh City Hall is very popular with tourists and offers great photo opportunities. Tourists can take photographs outside and many people choose to do this at night when the building and its grounds are lit up.

Found in District 1, the Ho Chi Minh City Hall is quite easy to get to. Set off from Le Lai street and head east to the roundabout near the Ben Thanh Market. Take the third exit on the right – Huynh Thuc Khang street – and walk for around 700 metres. You will come to the intersection with Nguyen Hue where you take the left and then an immediate right onto Mac Thi Buon where the building is found. It is only 1.6 km (1 mi) from Le Lai steet to the building, however you can also get on the number 2, 3, 13, 36 bus on Le Lai street and get off after 4 stops on Le Loi.

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Coordinates: 10°46′35″N 106°42′04″E / 10.77639°N 106.70111°E / 10.77639; 106.70111