Ho Chi Minh City Hall Invites Tourists to Explore its French Colonial Heritage

Ho Chi Minh City Hall Invites Tourists to Explore its French Colonial Heritage
Elly Huynh
Ho Chi Minh City Hall Invites Tourists to Explore its French Colonial Heritage

In a bold move to celebrate its rich history and architectural heritage, the People's Council and People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City announce free guided tours of their French colonial headquarters. Located at 86 Le Thanh Ton Street in District 1, this national architectural relic, recognized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, promises an immersive journey through time.

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Designed by the esteemed French architect Fernand Gardes, the construction of this iconic building spanned two decades, beginning in 1889 and culminating in 1909. Now, in a groundbreaking initiative, the municipal People's Committee is throwing open its doors to the public on the last two weekends of each month, starting from Feb. 24-25.

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This strategic move is designed not only to showcase the city's compelling history of formation and development but also to bolster its image as a welcoming and accessible administration. By offering a glimpse into its past, the headquarters aims to create a meaningful connection with visitors, fostering a deeper understanding of the city's cultural roots.

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Visitors will be able to explore key sections of the building, including the main lobby, international reception rooms, balcony, and more. This initiative, which began on April 29-30 last year, has garnered significant interest, attracting over 50 delegations and nearly 1,500 domestic and foreign visitors on the occasion of the 48th anniversary of the national reunification and International May Day.

As the headquarters opens its doors once again, this endeavor is poised to contribute to the city's tourism development, offering a unique and memorable experience for both domestic and international visitors.

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