Colonial architecture in City in state of degradation

The City of Saigon, or  Ho Chi Minh City, was established almost 300 years ago and during this time it has seen great and significant historical events.

Until now, many landmarks exist that date back to the French Colonial era, but these architectural monuments are a state of degradation with no schemes on ground for their repair.

These historical structures are home to several households who can barely afford to maintain these buildings and therefore with no outside support this historical legacy stands to be lost forever.

Notre-Dame Basilica is still well-preserved. (Photo: SGGP)
 
A building at the corner of Le Thanh Ton and Phan Chu Trinh Streets. (Photo: SGGP)
 
 (Photo: SGGP)
 
A historical structure on Hau Giang Street in District 5. (Photo: SGGP)
 
An ancient house on Tran Hung Dao Street in District 5. (Photo: SGGP)
 
Row of old houses in French Colonial architectural style on Vo Van Kiet Street in District 1. (Photo: SGGP)
 
(Photo: SGGP)

By Phuong Nam – Translated by Thuy Doan

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