In the centre of Saigon are many buildings of the French colonial era, which were built in the second half of the 19th century. These include the French Opera House, which once was home to the National Assembly, Hotel Continental built in 1880, the yellow and white city hall now home to the Ho Chi Minh City People's commitee, the red brick twin-spired Notre Dame cathedral built between 1877-1880 on the site of an ancient pagoda, the General Post Office with its imposing high vaulted ceiling built in the 1880s and more.

01 Opera House 02 Opera House 03 Opera House front view 04 Opera House front view 05 Opera House front view
06 Hotel Continental 07 Hotel Continental 08 City hall 09 City hall clock tower 10 City hall
11 City hall 12 Notre Dame cathedral 13 Notre Dame cathedral 14 Notre Dame cathedral 15 Notre Dame cathedral 16 Notre Dame cathedral
17 Notre Dame cathedral 18 Notre Dame cathedral 19 General Post Office 20 General Post Office facade 21 General Post Office
22 General Post Office interior with vaulted ceiling 23 General Post Office interior with vaulted ceiling 24 Phone booths in General Post Office 25 Phone booths in General Post Office 26 Counters in General Post Office 27 Counters in General Post Office
28 Facade of colonial era building 29 Archbishop palace facade 30 Archbishop palace facade 31 Archbishop palace facade 32 Nhac Vien building 33 Detail of yellow colonial style building
34 Detail of yellow colonial style building
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