Vietnam Timeless Charm
Sai Gon - The pearl of the Far East (1)
Have you ever wondered how beautiful Nha Rong Harbour, Xa Tay Palace, Doc Lap Palace, Rue Cartinat, Ba Son Shipyard, Ho Chi Minh City Post Office, Sai Gon Notre-Dame Cathedral, People's Court of Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Loi Bridge and Nam Ky women were at the beginning of 20th century?
Nam Ky – Sai Gon rare photos from more than 100 years ago taken by a French photographer, Pierre Marie Alexis Dieulefils (1862-1937) will show you the answers. These photos were published in broadsheet Indochine Pittoresque & Monumentale book by Dong A and Dan Tri.
Here are some photos:
Messageries Maritimes Port (After: Nha Rong Habour)
Norodom Palace (After: Doc Lap Palace)
Sai Gon Notre-Dame Cathedral
Xa Tay Palace (After: People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City)
Ba Son Shipyard
Rue Cartinat (After: Dong Khoi Road)
Binh Loi Bridge
(Summarized and Translated the content in Vietnamese and photos of author Thiên Điểu at https://tuoitre.vn/ngam-hon-ngoc-vien-dong-sai-gon-dau-the-ky-xx-qua-nhung-buc-anh-quy-20200903212002735.htm)