Ho Chi Minh City, a modern metropolis

Forty-five years after the country’s reunification, Ho Chi Minh City has transformed from a war-damaged city into a major economic hub in the country and Southeast Asia. With a population of around 13 million, the city aims to become a smart and modern urban area.
Ho Chi Minh City, a modern metropolis hinh anh 1Ho Chi Minh City seen from the Saigon river (Photo: VNA)
Ho Chi Minh City, a modern metropolis hinh anh 2Nha Rong wharf was originally a big trading port in the South, built in 1864 by the Saigon River. It is the place where late President Ho Chi Minh embarked in 1911 to seek a path to national salvation. It attracts millions of Vietnamese and foreign tourists every year (Photo: VNA)
Ho Chi Minh City, a modern metropolis hinh anh 3Cat Lai port located by the Dong Nai river is one of the key ports of Ho Chi Minh City’s port system (Photo: VNA)
Ho Chi Minh City, a modern metropolis hinh anh 4Phu My cable bridge, inaugurated in 2009, connects District 2 with Districts 7 and 9. It is one of the routes connecting Thu Thiem new urban area and Phu My Hung urban area (Photo: VNA)
Ho Chi Minh City, a modern metropolis hinh anh 5Located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, the Independence Palace attracts a large number of international and domestic tourists.It is also a place to host high-ranking delegations of the state and party, and international and domestic workshops (Photo: VNA)
Ho Chi Minh City, a modern metropolis hinh anh 6Cat Lai T-junction, the gateway to the city (Photo: VNA)
Ho Chi Minh City, a modern metropolis hinh anh 7Ho Chi Minh City by night (Photo: VNA)
Ho Chi Minh City, a modern metropolis hinh anh 8District 1 is considered the busiest district, with the highest living standard in all aspects. Dong Khoi street and Nguyen Hue pedestrian street are the major business streets in the district (Photo: VNA)
Ho Chi Minh City, a modern metropolis hinh anh 9The municipal People's Committee Headquarters is one of the most iconic classical buildings of the city (Photo: VNA)
Ho Chi Minh City, a modern metropolis hinh anh 10Pham Van Dong Boulevard belongs to Ho Chi Minh City’s ring road No.1, starting from Tan Son Nhat airport to Linh Xuan crossroad, Thu Duc district (Photo: VNA)
Ho Chi Minh City, a modern metropolis hinh anh 11Vietnam’s Motor Show, a prestigious event which is regularly held in Ho Chi Minh City, attracts world famous car brands (Photo: VNA)
Ho Chi Minh City, a modern metropolis hinh anh 12Phu My Hung is the showcase of a modern urban neighborhood in Ho Chi Minh City. It has a fresh living environment (Photo: VNA)
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