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[Video] A Tour of Saigon in the 1900s

Saigon has always been a source of inspiration for shutterbugs and artists to craft some of their most captivating work. However, while it’s easy to come across photographs of the city's past, video clips of old Saigon are few and far between.

In this short clip, a turn-of-the-century videographer managed to capture footage of Saigon from the early 1900s. Although the video is rendered in black-and-white, some of the metropolis’ landmarks – such as the Reunification Palace (then called the Norodom Palace) and the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee (Hotel de Ville de Saigon) – are easily recognizable.

Have a gander at what the landmarks of Saigon were like more than a century ago:

[Video via Facebook user Nguyen Van Thao]


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