Old Saigon

Maybe you don’t know?

Street name in Saigon before 1975 are very well, so there is significant. People go from the gateway to the center of Saigon, if you notice, you will see  a long civilization history of 4,000 years of Vietnamese on every step.

  • Starting from Western Coach Station will have Hong Bang, An Duong Vuong, Trieu Da …Ba Trieu … then there is Ly Nam De, Trieu Quang Phuc … Next to the Mai Hac De, Phung Hung and Ngo Quyen, Dinh Bo Linh … Ly Chieu Hoang. Tran Dynasty is Tran Nhan Tong, Tran Hung Dao and the generals as Pham Ngu Lao, Tran Khanh Du …
  • The river landing include Van Kiep, Ham Tu … The largest harbor is named Bach Dang…
  • And closer central, it’s proximity current as Le Loi, Le Lai, Nguyen Trai … and then Nguyen Dynasty, it’s closer center like Nguyen Hoang, Minh Mang, Tu Duc and the generals as Vo Tanh, Le Van Duyet…
  • Slight across north central area (the District 3) we have Tay Son Dynasty and we have writers, poetS, scholarS: Ba Huyen Thanh Quan, Ho Xuan Huong … with the Tay Son generals: Bui Thi Xuan, Tran Quang Dieu …

To say that a person go from the coach station to the center if learn by heart Vietnam History and attent the name of the road, you will imagine easily in the City area where you are stand.

And especially after 4000 years of history flows, they all focus on an avenue named Thong Nhut, nice and wide with vast plaza that leads straight into the highest power agency of that time (before 1975) INDEPENDENCE PALACE.

Less than one-way road, ran across the court and main entrance of Palace named Justice (Justice could not two- way street!). Two parallel streets with Unified Avenue named of the two luminaries who has generated handwriting of Vietnam is Han Thuyen and Alexandre de Rhodes with deeply grateful implication.

Fantastic that also teach History for the National. If they just understand history you will never stray.

P/S: History is a guide, is a Compass helps us know where we’re stand, position in society and this era!