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Saigon River

Coordinates: 10°44′38″N 106°45′33″E / 10.74389°N 106.75917°E / 10.74389; 106.75917
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Saigon River
View of the Saigon River in downtown Ho Chi Minh City in 2013
Saigon River is located in Vietnam
Saigon River
Native nameSông Sài Gòn (Vietnamese)
ProvinceBình Phước, Tây Ninh, Bình Dương, Ho Chi Minh City
Physical characteristics
SourceTonlé Chàm
 • locationLộc Ninh district
MouthNhà Bè River
 • location
District 7, Ho Chi Minh City
 • coordinates
10°44′38″N 106°45′33″E / 10.74389°N 106.75917°E / 10.74389; 106.75917
Length251 km (156 mi) [1]
Basin size4,788 square kilometres (1,849 sq mi)[1]

The Saigon River (Vietnamese: Sông Sài Gòn) is a river located in southern Vietnam that rises near Phum Daung in southeastern Cambodia, flows south and southeast for about 230 km (140 mi) and empties into the Nhà Bè River, which in its turn empties into the South China Sea some 20 km (12 mi) northeast of the Mekong Delta.

During 1981–1985, a dam was constructed across the river, just north of the town of Dầu Tiếng, to form the Dầu Tiếng Reservoir for irrigation purposes. Saigon River is joined, southeast of downtown Ho Chi Minh City (formerly named Saigon) by the Đồng Nai River. The river is important to Ho Chi Minh City as it is the main water supply as well as the host of Saigon Port, with a total cargo volume loaded and outloaded of more than 35 million metric tons in 2006.

The Bình Quới Tourist Village is located on the Thanh Da peninsula on the Saigon River, in the Bình Thạnh District of Ho Chi Minh City.

The Saigon River Tunnel running under the river, connecting District 1 in the west to the Thủ Thiêm New Urban Area in the east, was opened to traffic on November 20, 2011. Since its completion, it has been the longest cross-river tunnel in Southeast Asia.[2] The river is also crossed by the Thu Thiem Bridge, Ba Son Bridge, and Phu My Bridge.[3]

The Saigon Waterbus service launched in 2017, connecting District 1 with Thu Duc District.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Quyết định số 1989/QĐ-TTg ngày 01 tháng 11 năm 2010 của Thủ tướng Chính phủ về việc ban hành Danh mục lưu vực sông liên tỉnh".
  2. ^ "The longest cross-river tunnel in southeast Asia" Archived 2013-10-22 at the Wayback Machine 2011 Thanh Nien News
  3. ^ "Ho Chi Minh City's $133mn Thu Thiem 2 Bridge opened to traffic". Tuoi Tre News. 2022-04-28. Retrieved 2022-08-31.
  4. ^ "Finding Fun and Revelation Aboard Saigon's Wayward Waterbus | Saigoneer". saigoneer.com. Retrieved 2022-08-31.