Ho Chi Minh City - Architectural Gems Part II
Today, the Palace is a museum opened to the public. Designed by Russian architects, the external elevation is somewhat Modernist, with a clean and rectilinear design. The interiors are surprisingly bright and airy, with tall operable glass partitions and long external corridors providing the main circulation through the building. Under the building are secret rooms and tunnels for military operations.
One of the 2 tanks which still remain inside the gates.
The Park Hyatt Saigon is one of the poshest hotels in HCMC.
New buildings around the city. These are mainly commercial developments in pseudo-Post Modern style which is popular in many Asian cities.
Some other interesting buildings around the city. A melange of Art Deco, Classical and eclecticism.