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Page 1: Saigon Hoai Co

Saigon Colonial Architects

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Saigon Capital In 1943

Town Hall


Municipal Theatre Bonard Boulevard


of South Vietnam ……

Never Forget Saigon!

The Heart of Vietnamese Father Land

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Gia Dinh Map in 1790

Before Under French Domination

Saigon early in 1698-1802 with wild land covered by dense

forests, swarms, rivers…

The Former Tau Hu Canal

Minh Huong Village

(Cho Thiet – Phu Tho later)

Saigon Early 1698-1802

Saigon Early 1802-1859

French attacked to Gia Dinh Citadel in 1859

French attacked to GiaDinh Citadel in 1859

Chi Hoa battle in 1861

Saigon under French Domination in 1862-1955

Cholon under French Dominationin 19th Century

Cholon Market under French Domination

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Saigon Map

Under French Domination

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Saigon Capital In 1943

Town Hall

Municipal Theatre Bonard Boulevard


Central Post Office

Taberd High


Continental Hotel

Governor General Palace

Justice Palace

Cochin-Chine Governor Palace



Immigration Office

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Swing Bridges

Indochine Bank

Arroyo Chinois canal (Ben Nghe Canal)

Saigon River

De La Somme Boulevard(Ham Nghi Blvd.)

Customs Office

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Khanh Hoi Side

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Municipal Theatre Charner Boulevard View toward River Tax Shopping Center

Bonard Boulevard View

toward Ben Thanh MarketHotel of Ville - Rex Town Hall

Old Saigon Click to Next after Viewing

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Saigon Town Hall in 1924


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Bonard Boulevard view

toward Ben Thanh Market

Charner Boulevard view

toward Saigon River

Charner Boulevard Near Saigon RiverCharner Boulevard and Vannier StreetCharner Boulevard seen from the waterfront on the Saigon River

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Tax ShoppingCenter in 1924

Hotel of Ville – Rex

In 1924

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Municipal Theatre Built in 1898-1900

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The Square in Front of The Municipal Theatre in 1923

The Catinat street view toward the Cathedral

The Theater Square view toward the CathedralThe Theater Square view toward the Bonard street

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The Catinat street from near the Multiple Theater to the Saigon River

Catinat Street seen

from Saigon River

The Catinat street from near the Cathedral to the Saigon River in 1923

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The Norodom Boulevard view toward The Colonial Government Palace

Norodom Palace of Governor General in 1935 (1868-1873)

Independent Palace of South Vietnam President in 1954

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Cochin-Chine Governor Palace in 1918

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The Notre Dame Cathedral (1877-1880) before 1918

The Notre Dame Cathedral(1877-1880) and Statue of the Bishop of Adran after 1918

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The Post & Telegraph


The workers of post &Telegraphy department

In 1862

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The Central Market, Ben Thanh in 1925(1911-1914)

After 1731, First Ben-Thanh Market located on Lon canal bank.The Circle was next location of New Saigon Market 1911-1914

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Palace of Justice

Gia Long High School

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Saigon Electric Tramway Station

Indochine Bank on Saigon River North bank

The Saigon Cholon Tramway Station was built in 1881

The Saigon My Tho Railroad was built in 1882

Saigon Railway Office was built in 1882

Saigon My Tho Railroad

was built in 1882

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Phu Tho Race Track

Saigon Zoo

Cho Quan Power Station wasbuilt in 1896 on bank of Saigon river & Sol canal

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View of Adran Street (Vo duy Nguy Sg.)

Adran Street

(Vo duy Nguy Sg.)

Pellerin Street 1904

Saigon Barracks

View of Adran Street (Vo duy Nguy Sg.)

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Early Cau Ong Lanh Fish Market

Binh Trieu Bridge

Dragon House


Trinh Minh The Street

around K Docks

Saigon Fish Market

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Saigon Port on Khanh Hoi side, just across the Ben Nghe canal

Saigon River - Looking Downstream

Nha Be Oil Storage Depots

Ships at the old Saigon docks.

Saigon, Patent Slip and Dry Dock at the Quai de L'Argonne

Saigon Trade Port in 1860View to Dragon house across

Ben Nghe canal

The First Crane System of The Former Saigon PortThe First Stores on the Former

Saigon Trade Port

Khanh-Hoi Wharf of Saigon Trade Port

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Pagoda near Cau Ong Lanh market

An Annam Pagoda at Neuve Street A Mosque in Saigon

Le Van Duyet Temple

Tu-Duc Temple in Saigon

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A canal in Cholon A Rice Barge on a Canal at Cholon

A bridge on the canal in Cholon

A canal in Cholon

Tau Hu canal & market in Cholon of

the 18th century

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Khanh Hoi, in 1967-1968

there was a lot of swamp

and canals only a few blocks

west of Trinh Minh The

The Bridge is over the

Ben Nghe Canal

(Arroyo Chinois canal)

“Thu Thiem” Transportation Sampan

on Saigon River

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“Cong Dung Ngon Hanh” of Vietnamese young Lady In 1947

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Vietnamese Life

under French Domination

in 19th Century,

Before Vietnam War 1954-1975

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(To Be Continued)

Saigon in Vietnam War 1954 1975