When people discuss Saigon's architectural heritage, most usually focus on French colonial architecture like the Opera House, City Hall, or Customs House. Though each of these are important and valuable structures, there is another, less-known style that is an even more integral part of the city's urban fabric.
This half-day tour will expose you to southern Vietnamese modernist architecture, a home-grown movement that was the predominant style from the end of the art deco movement to reunification.
For a proper introduction to the style, the tour will kick-off at Turtle Lake - an important modernist monument - before heading over to the city's best known modernist icon - Reunification palace. After a sip of Vietnamese coffee for a break we will take a short walk over to the General Sciences Library with it's ornate modernist detail before continuing to some other fine examples of the style.