The People’s Committee Building Saigon in central Ho Chi Minh City features well-preserved French colonial architecture in a spacious garden landscape. Originally constructed as a hotel in 1898 by French architect Gardes, it now serves as a city hall and one of the city’s most iconic landmarks.
Occupying the end of Nguyen Hue walking promenade, it has three buildings with embossed statues of animals and people, intricate bas-reliefs on the walls, as well as a statue of Ho Chi Minh in front of the main building. The best time to visit is in the evening, as these features are beautifully illuminated with LED lights.
Located in District 1, the People’s Committee Building Saigon is accessible within a five-minute walk from prominent colonial structures such as the Saigon Opera House, Rex Hotel, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Union Square Shopping Mall. An ideal sightseeing excursion would be strolling the Nguyen Hue to visit the Saigon Opera House and Notre Dame Cathedral, followed by some retail therapy at the shopping centre. In the evening, make your way to the People’s Committee Building Saigon for breathtaking sunset shots, before ending the day with drinks at Rex Hotel Rooftop Bar.
People’s Committee Building Saigon
- Opening Hours: Daily
- Location: 86 Le Thanh Ton, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City