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How Saigon’s iconic Nguyen Hue Street has transformed over 150 years

In 1887, the French filled in the canal to build a tramway connecting Saigon, Cho Lon and My Tho. There was a tram station on Boulevard Charner.

The tall house belonged to a Chinese American named Vuong Thai. In 1883, the French bought the house and restored it four years later. Now it is the headquarters of the Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department.


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