Named after the founder of the Le dynasty this street used to be lined with beautiful trees and boutique shops selling high-end art and various knick knacks. Unfortunately, due to the construction of Saigon’s first metro system, a part of Le Loi street is blocked off and no longer decorated with trees. It is still worth a visit to see the drastic changes being undertaken, and to walk around the area.
Location: Between Opera House and Ben Thanh Market, D1
Local insight: Every town in the country has a major street named after the former emperor.
Explore the vast network of underground tunnels from the 1940s that were expanded to 121km by guerrilla Viet Cong forces during the American War. The tunnels have now been widened to cater to larger frames, ...
This grand building was designed by Ngo Viet Thu for South Vietnam's former President, Ngo Dinh Diem during the American War. The official handover of power took place here on 30 April 1975 and the palace became a monument to that historic date.