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People's Committee Building, Ho Chi Minh City

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A prominent landmark and possibly the most photographed structure in the city, People's Committee Building serves as a city hall. Initially built as a hotel at the turn of the 20th century, the building faces a landscaped square with a standing statue of Ho Chi Minh raising his right hand to greet his followers. The building is most impressive at night, when artificial illumination makes it look like a European castle. Sadly, you'll only get to admire the French colonial style exterior, as the interior remains closed for public. Use our Ho Chi Minh City family vacation planner to visit People's Committee Building on your trip to Ho Chi Minh City, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Ho Chi Minh City absorbs all kinds of travelers, from the swarms of young backpackers on tight budgets to traveling businesspeople and luxury experience seekers. District 1 is the place to stay for proximity to sights, nightlife, and restaurants. Hostels around Pham Ngu Lao draw backpackers looking for the basics, small bed and breakfasts offer quieter and more private options for just a slightly higher price, and smart mid-range and luxury hotels provide immaculate service and indoor spas and pools.
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  • Excellent landscaping around the parliament building. Seen landscaping staff very busy in their jobs. Nicely done flower plant arrangements in its landscaping. It's opposite Ho Chi Minh's mouslem hall...  more »
  • Beautiful old French building. Great place to take pictures. You must at least walk by and located near many other attractions. Unfortunately, you can't go inside.  more »
  • kind of regret that the building is not open to people, however, still worth to liik at out side and very easy to go when you are in the city center. This build is just the head or starter point for t...  more »

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