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People's Committee Building in Ho Chi Minh City


People’s Committee Building in Ho Chi Minh City is one of the most famous structures in this city. People also call it Ho Chi Minh Municipal Hall or City Hall for short. This building is located at 86 Le Thanh Ton Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1.

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People’s Committee Building in Ho Chi Minh City

History of People's Committee Building in Ho Chi Minh City

The People’s Committee Building in Ho Chi Minh City was built from 1898 to 1909. This structure was designed by a French architect, Femand Gardès in a Bell Tower style popular for designing administrative buildings in the north of France at that time.

The first name of this building is Hôtel de Ville. After the Vietnam War, it became the workplace of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee. Although it has undergone many name changes, the building remains the original use, the meeting and the workplace of the city government. People’s Committee Building in Ho Chi Minh City is a place witnessing the great historical events of Vietnam.

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People's Committee Building in Ho Chi Minh City in the past

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People's Committee Building in Ho Chi Minh City - An ancient beauty

The design of the building was blended between the Renaissance of Italy and France.
The middle part is a high-pointed tower, both sides have a balanced roof. The left and right sides of the building are lower than the rest.

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Majestic beauty of the People's Committee Building at dawn

The decoration of the City People's Committee Building, in addition to the textures, also has 3 special embossed statues. It is a statue of a woman and two children who are controlling the swarm of animals (in the middle) and the statue of two other women in the sword-holding position who are ready to fight (on the left and right).

In front of the People's Committee Building, there is a small yard with many trees, flowers and especially a statue of Ho Chi Minh President and the children. The statue was inaugurated in 2015 on the 125th anniversary of Uncle Ho's birth.

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Statue of Ho Chi Minh President and the children

How to get there

If you stay in a hotel in District 1, it is really convenient for you to take a walking tour to the tourism destinations nearby such as People’s Committee Building in Ho Chi Minh City, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, etc. If you stay in other districts, taxi could be the most suitable means of transport for city travel.

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Another choice is joining a motorbike tour with a private guide to have deeper knowledge about these attractions.

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People’s Committee Building in Ho Chi Minh City at night

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Summary of the People's Committee Building in Ho Chi Minh City

The People’s Committee Building in Ho Chi Minh City has always been included in the checklists of every tourist when traveling to this city. The recommended time to visit this place is in the evening when the building appears majestic under the LED lights.

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