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Where is Nha Rong Harbor? – Historical relics bearing bold human footprints

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Rveryone in Vietnam knows the name “Nha Rong Harbor” because this place is a historical relic with a solid national mark. On June 5, 1911, young man Nguyen Tat Thanh arrived at Nha Rong harbor, boarded the ship Amiral Latouche Tréville and officially set out to find a way to save the country so that 30 years later, he would return and lead the Vietnamese people to fight. Liberate the nation, gain independence and freedom for the Fatherland and homeland. 

Where is Nha Rong Harbor in Saigon?

Nha Rong Wharf
Nha Rong Wharf – Source: Internet

This commercial port is located on the Saigon River near Khanh Hoi Bridge and was built in 1864 near Khanh Hoi Bridge. Located right at the gateway to the busiest commercial port in the country, in front of the windy Bach Dang River, the entire harbor is the place that contributes to making the City more sparkling and splendid when the Ho Chi Minh City lights up.

According to ancient Vietnamese architecture, the building has a pair of dragons mounted on the roof facing the moon. It is often called the Dragon House.

This place was built in 1863 and used by the French as the Saigon commercial port headquarters. It was here that during the years of resistance against the French and Americans, the Ho Chi Minh City people organized protests and strikes to protest against the colonial government and its henchmen. After many years, although it has been renovated according to Western architectural style, it has yet to obscure its ancient appearance.

Nha Rong Harbor is currently the Ho Chi Minh Museum – one of the branches in the system of Ho Chi Minh Museums and memorial relics throughout the country with 3 galleries (250m2). After two renovations ( 1990, 1995), at this time, it had 09 rooms with 1482.62m2 of display area; 02 warehouses preserve 10,927 documents, artifacts, and hundreds of artifacts on outdoor display.

The Museum is a place that regularly organizes widespread educational propaganda activities such as scientific conferences, intergenerational discussions, topical talks on President Ho Chi Minh, introductions, and screenings of private films. Documents, memoirs, publications about President Ho Chi Minh and the Museum, printing calendars, organizing admission to the Party, Youth Union, and Team; Organizing competitions to learn about the biography and revolutionary career of President Ho Chi Minh…, the Museum is also an ideal meeting place for organizations and unions to participate in traditional activities and study. , play; is the venue for the launching ceremonies of many of the City’s vibrant mass movements. Today, the city government. Ho Chi Minh is increasingly trying to display and renovate museums more vividly and richly to attract domestic and foreign tourists.

Traveling to Saigon in 1 day, where should the tourists do?

Ho Chi Minh City is vast and has many places to visit, dishes to enjoy, and tourist areas to experience. But you only have 1 day to explore this place, can you? The answer is that you can absolutely travel to Saigon in just 1 day and still feel all the ancient and modern beauty here.

Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral – Source: Internet

As soon as you arrive in Saigon, the first place everyone will visit will be Notre Dame Cathedral. The church is located right in the center of District 1 – the oldest and busiest district in Ho Chi Minh City and also the place with the highest standard of living.

Independence Palace

Independence Palace
Independence Palace – Source: Internet

Independence Palace is also located in District 1 and is a place that must be noticed when coming to Saigon. It is the pride of not only the Saigon people but also of Vietnam. The Palace’s architecture was designed by architect Ngo Viet Thu, built on an area of ​​4,500m2, with a usable area of ​​20,000m2 including 3 main floors, 1 terrace, 2 mezzanines, ground floor, 2 basements, and 1 yard of Helicopter to land.

Phap Hoa Pagoda

Phap Hoa Pagoda
Phap Hoa Pagoda – Source: Internet

This is one of the pagodas recognized as a Ho Chi Minh historical relic in 2015 and is located at 870 Truong Sa, Ward 14, District 3. During Buddha’s Birthday, the temple grounds are covered with colorful, brilliant, sparkling lanterns.

Ngoc Hoang Pagoda

Ngoc Hoang Pagoda
Ngoc Hoang Pagoda – Source: Internet

In exploring the culture of a region, we must recognize sacred temples. Ngoc Hoang Pagoda, also known as Phuoc Hai Pagoda, is located on Mai Thi Luu Street, District 1. This pagoda is famous as a place of worship for favorable business, peace, blessings and especially for praying for children. In May 2016, the temple was honored to welcome former US President Barack Obama to visit.

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