It functioned as a theater after that date and was restored in 1995.The Hotel Continental in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) dates to 1880 and the French colonial period.The building was captured by North Vietnamese forces on 30 April 1975 and is now a museum with exhibits frozen in time from 1975.
Numerous classical Western-style building in the city reflect this, so much so that Saigon was referred to as "The Pearl of the Far East" or "Paris in the Orient." In more recent years, a building boom has transformed the skyline of the city.
red field with a large yellow five-pointed star in the center; red symbolizes revolution and blood, the five-pointed star represents the five elements of the populace - peasants, workers, intellectuals, traders, and soldiers - that unite to build socialism This low-oblique photograph shows the lower Mekong River and its vast delta.
Rising on the Plateau of Tibet, the Mekong flows generally southeast for 4,160 km (2,600 mi) and empties into the South China Sea through the large delta.
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Built by the French between 18, the beautifully ornamented structure is officially known as the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Building and is not open to the public.