Saigon city hall

Location và History

With its stunning architecture, the People’s Committee Building has yet to lớn stop impress tourists with its sophisticated reliefs carved on the walls as well as firm Roman columns & arches.

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A Majestic Colonial Beauty

The People’s Committee Building, one of the 17 landmarks which are over 100 years old in Ho đưa ra Minh city, was designed và constructed under the supervision of Femand Gardes during the period from 1889 to 1909.

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This building was known as Hôtel de Ville during the French colonial period, while it was converted into a city hall under the government of South Vietnam. Since 1975, this building has been known as Ho bỏ ra Minh đô thị People’s Committee Building. It is situated at the intersection of Nguyen Hue Boulevard và Le Thanh Ton street & can be easily reached from any part of Ho đưa ra Minh thành phố centre.

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This Renaissance-style đô thị hall bears a striking resemblance lớn the one in Paris. 

The facade of this building is a perfect confluence of many different kinds of decorations, the most well-known of which is the Marianne relief lying in the middle of the facade, which reflect the architecture of the French Third Republic. The interior of this building is heavenly magnificent with sophisticated pieces of furniture và harmonious frescoes, which take up the majority of the vault. 

However, it is sad that since the building is not open to the public, not many people have the opportunity lớn immerse themselves in the heavenly atmosphere of the building. 

Yet strolling around the outside part of the building is already a fascinating experience that may fill one with nostalgia for Vietnam’s colonial past. Also, this is a protected zone, don’t forget lớn behave properly và avoid suspicious behaviour if you don’t want lớn be in trouble.

How to Get There

The People’s Committee Building of Ho đưa ra Minh city is located on the most beautiful streets of Ho bỏ ra Minh City: Nguyen Hue street. If you plan lớn stay in District 1, the building is within walking distance from anywhere. 

Useful Information


Location: Nguyen Hue Boulevard, Ho đưa ra Minh đô thị Best for: Family, couple, solo Entrance: N/A Hours: N/A Distance to city center: 9.8km (6.1 mi)