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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Ho Chi Minh City skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Ho Chi Minh City architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Ho Chi Minh City are included on this list. Information about these Ho Chi Minh City buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Ho Chi Minh City and older historic landmarks.

This list is made up of many different buildings, including Municipal Theatre, Ho Chi Minh City and Chi Hoa.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Ho Chi Minh City?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Ho Chi Minh City. Famous architectural houses within the city of Ho Chi Minh City are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
Bitexco Financial Tower is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Ho Chi Minh City Buildings & Structures
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Bitexco Financial Tower is a skyscraper in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, owned by Bitexco Group, a Vietnamese company. With 68 floors above ground and three basements, the building has a height of 262.5 metres, making it the 124th tallest building in the world. The tower was made by the French company AREP and architects J.M. Duthilleul, E. Tricaud and Carlos Zapata. World renowned Venezuelan architect Carlos Zapata, who was behind Bitexco Financial Tower, drew inspiration for this skyscraper’s unique shape from Vietnam’s national flower, the Lotus. The tower was the tallest building in Vietnam from 2010 to early 2011 when Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower topped out on 24 January 2011. The tower ...more

City/Town: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Opened: Jan 01 2007

Structural Height (m): 262.5

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Chi Hoa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Ho Chi Minh City Buildings & Structures
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Chí Hòa Prison is a functioning Vietnamese prison located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The prison is an octagonal building on a 7-hectare site consisting of detention rooms, jail cells, prison walls, watchtowers, facilities and prisoner's farmlands. The prison is one of 12 national prisons in Vietnam. Originally built by the French Indochina colonial government in 1943 to replace the Saigon Grand Prison, the prison was extensively used by all succeeding governments of Vietnam. Due to its complex and effective architecture, the prison is considered one of the highest security prisons in Vietnam as there were only two successful prison breaks in its history. ...more

City/Town: District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Municipal Theatre, Ho Chi Minh... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Ho Chi Minh City Buildings & Structures
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Municipal Theatre, Ho Chi Minh City


The Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon Opera House, is an opera house in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is an example of French Colonial architecture in Vietnam. Built in 1897 by French architect Eugène Ferret as the Opėra de Saigon, the 800 seat building was used as the home of the Lower House assembly of South Vietnam after 1956. It was not until 1975 that it was again used as a theatre, and restored in 1995. ...more

City/Town: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Building Function: Opera House

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Sabeco World Trade Center


Sabeco World Trade Center is the unofficial name of a skyscraper proposed to be constructed in 2010 at 2-4-6 Hai Ba Trung, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This tower, which was not developed, was expected to have 40 floors, feature a traditional Vietnamese house, and be one of the highest buildings in Vietnam. The architect of the tower was Architect HOK International. As of 2010, the highest building in Vietnam is Bitexco Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh City. Saigon Plaza will include offices, entertainment, shopping malls, hotel and a convention hall. The name “World Trade Center” is a trademark owned by World Trade Centers Association, and is used under license by WTCA’s global ...more

City/Town: District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Opened: Jan 01 2013

Structural Height (m): 170.5