Vietnam Timeless Charm

Sai Gon - The pearl of the Far East (1)

Relations and Research Office | 04/09/2020

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