Residence to many French colonial buildings, Dong Khoi Street has witnessed many adjustments in Ho Chi Minh City. In the course of the French occupation, it was the centre of glamour and was referred to as Rue Catinat.
It turned Tu Do or Freedom Street in the course of the Vietnam War. When the Communists took over Saigon within the late 1970s, the identify modified once more to Dong Khoi, which suggests Total Revolution.
Dong Khoi Street
Now Dong Khoi Street is on the coronary heart of town’s industrial life. It's nonetheless the most effective place to admire the grand previous colonial buildings though they too are being overshadowed by the close by high-rise workplace towers. Worldwide manufacturers, boutiques, trendy cafes and high-end eating places now line this bustling road.
Stroll alongside Dong Khoi Street to admire what's left of the colonial structure. Ranging from the southern finish on the financial institution of the Saigon River, take a look alongside the way in which on the Continental Hotel, the Opera House, the Caravelle Hotel, the gorgeous Gustav Eiffel-designed Central Post Office, and the Hotel de Ville, which is now the People’s Committee Building, ending on the Notre Dame Cathedral on Paris Square.
Location: Dong Khoi Street, District 1