Dynamic Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in impressive photos

In recent years, both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have rapidly developed with skyscrapers, immense boulevards, and impressive public works. Let take a look at the magnificent architectures of two cities.
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The capital city of Hanoi

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Ba Dinh Square, the country’s largest one, is located on Hung Vuong Street and in front of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. This place is associated with many important events of the country. On September 2, 1945, here, President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, according to Zing News.

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Sword Lake with Turtle Tower and Ngoc Son Temple in Hoan Kiem District. Surrounding the lake are the streets of Dinh Tien Hoang, Le Thai To, and Hang Khay.

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Hoang Cau Lake belongs to Dong Da district, where the Cat Linh - Ha Dong urban railway runs through. This is one of the areas with expensive real estate prices in Hanoi.

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Red River, Chuong Duong, and Long Bien Bridge. This side of the Red River lies Hoan Kiem district and the other one is in Long Bien district.

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Keangnam Landmark 72, located in the southwest of the city, is the second tallest building in Vietnam. It covers an area of 300,000 square meters and is considered as a symbol of the country’s economic growth, especially in the construction as well as the service industry.

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Nhat Tan Bridge is the second largest cable-stayed bridge in Vietnam. As one of the 7 bridges spanning the Red River, Nhat Tan Bridge connects Tay Ho district with Dong Anh district.

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The three-floor Trung Hoa intersection links the center of the city with areas to the west and north.

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August Revolution Square (or 19/8 Square) is situated in front of Hanoi Opera House. On August 19, 1945, there was a great rally taking place here which was then turned into a demonstration of force and armed activities to overthrow the government, opening for the general uprising of the August Revolution nationwide.

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Vinh Tuy Bridge spans the Red River, connecting Hai Ba Trung and Long Bien district. The bridge is recognized as a major transportation project in Hanoi.

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A modern flyover highway passes above the Linh Dam Peninsula on Belt Road No.3.

Ho Chi Minh City

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HCM City People's Committee headquarters was built between 1898 and 1909 by architect Femand Gardès. The building’s architecture is the harmonious blend of Italian and French cultures in the period of Renaissance.

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Notre-Dame Cathedral was built between 1863 and 1880 by French colonists in District 1, the hub of the southern city.

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Independence Palace is one of the renowned historical monuments of Ho Chi Minh City, covers a total of 18 hectares at 106 Nguyen Du Street in District 1.

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In the heart of Ho Chi Minh City is an array of skyscrapers such as Bitexco, Vietcombank Tower, Saigon Times Square, and the Hilton Saigon.

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Phu My Bridge is the largest cable-stayed one in Ho Chi Minh City, spanning the Saigon River, connecting District 2, District 7, and District 9. It was built in September 2005 and inaugurated on September 2, 2009.

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Landmark 81 is one of the tallest buildings in the world, with a height of 461.3 meters. Residents here live a high-end lifestyle with sky bars, cigar lounge, and 360-degree observatory.

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Bitexco, the second-highest building in Ho Chi Minh City, was constructed in May 2004 and inaugurated on October 31, 2010. It is inspired by the image of a lotus bud rising to the sky, representing the national aspirations.

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Vo Van Kiet Street was inaugurated on September 2, 2009, with a total length of 13,428 km in phase 1. Along with Mai Chi Tho and Pham Van Dong streets, this is one of the three most beautiful boulevards in Ho Chi Minh City.

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The Cat Lai intersection has contributed to change the appearance of the eastern gateway of Ho Chi Minh City.

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Thu Thiem 2 Bridge has been under construction and expected to be completed by the end of 2021.

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A bird-eye view of the Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line.

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