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Massive Old Map of Saigon (1968)

Since most of the old maps we dig up are limited in scope, focusing on the city center, we were excited to come across this comprehensive map of Saigon from 1968.

The map's bland colors are overcome by its amazing amount of detail - down to the building, allowing us to get a better idea of just how developed Saigon was 45 years ago.

You can view a large version of the map here.

A few observations:

- Though we're missing the key to the map, it seems like the brick red buildings are government/military which explains why the area between downtown and Tan Son Nhat Airport is saturated with them.

- If one were to go up the Hanoi highway towards Thu Duc District, they would find themselves driving through farm land.

- District 7 appears to be nothing more than a huge swath of rice paddies with barely any development. The same goes for District 2 save for Thu Thiem (much of which is, ironically, open green space these days).

What big differences do you see?


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[Photo via manhhai]

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