Ho Chi Minh City’s Vanishing Architecture

Many of Ho Chi Minh City‘s French colonial buildings are being torn down and replaced with high rise buildings. The city has one of Asia’s fastest growing economies and many of the new buildings are for a demand for more office space and housing. Many people are worried that the destruction of these historic buildings will decrease the city’s amount of tourists and the revenue they bring each year. Ho Chi Minh City has no monument protection laws although city officials are starting to write a plan to classify buildings and mark them for protection, but the process could take years.

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