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Old Ho Chi Minh city building refurbed

by VTV424 June 2017 Last updated at 19:43 PM

VTV.vn - Ho Chi Minh City is renowned for its innovation, creativity and changing architecture.

Notre Dame Cathedral, the Opera House and Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee. Tourists know Ho Chi Minh City's iconic 19th century buildings. However, there is more to it - the less famous buildings built after World War 1.

An example of this is the building at 27 Ly Tu Trong. Built in the 1930s, the apartment block is now home to three restaurants, 11 boutiques and many start-up offices. Another example is a factory-transformed café on Dong Khoi Street.

While the vintage feel is what retro boutiques seek, Saigon Garden uses green architecture to give old architecture a whole new look.

According to Vietnam News, there are approximately 3000 valuable old buildings in Ho Chi Minh City. The refurbishment model points the way forward for urban development in the city and offers an alternative to the flashier and more soulless high rises. Michael Luu, Vietnam Television, Ho Chi Minh City. 

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