British historian Tim Doling will deliver a talk on Nguyễn dynasty and its architectural heritage in HCM City on May 17.
There are a number of huge, old churches in Ho Chi Minh City. They were built in the days when France ruled Viet Nam. Some have become well-known landmarks in the city.
Though born in a Buddhist family in HCM City, I began to visit Catholic churches regularly for two reasons: my adoption of my godparents’ religious beliefs and my admiration for French colonial architecture.
Demolition work on the Sài Gòn Tax Trade Centre, built by the French 135 years ago, began yesterday (Oct 12) in HCM City to make way for a 40-storey office and hotel tower and the first metro subway route.
HCM City is losing an increasing number of heritage buildings to urbanisation, poor urban planning and a lack of awareness about the importance of retaining its architectural and historic identity. Bồ Xuân Hiệp reports.
A new book highlighting the sports and printed press history of HCM City was launched yesterday.