The French Live On In Saigon: Paragons of Colonial Architecture in Vietnam

You don’t have to travel all the way to Europe.

When people think of Vietnam, they think of phở, but some think of its French colonial architecture. Though these stand as a reminder of a cruel history of colonialism, the seemingly-displaced buildings have etched themselves into Saigon’s skyline and national identity forever.

 

Hanoi Opera House

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