|Visitors learn about HCM City and its people from an exhibition of old maps and panoramic photos featuring Sài Gòn and its 320-year history, held on Book Street (Nguyễn Văn Bình St) in District 1. — Photo courtesy of the organiser |Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Dozens of old maps and panoramic photos featuring Sài Gòn and its 320-year history are on display on Book Street (Nguyễn Văn Bình Street) in HCM City’s District 1.
Most of the maps, which were made from 1799 to 1922, come from the collections of Lê Phỉ of Đà Lạt and Dr. Phan Thị Minh Lễ of Paris.
About 20 photos feature the city’s culture and lifestyle, including images of old buildings, churches and markets.
“I enjoyed the photos of the city’s architecture designed by the French in the early 17th century and famous tourist destinations. They’re part of our daily life,” Trần Văn Sơn of District 1 said.
“The images at the exhibition helped us learn more about Sài Gòn, the city’s history and development,” said Rob Matthews, an American visitor.
The exhibition ends in late December. — VNS