HCMC People's Committee headquarters open to tourists for first time

Monday, 24/04/2023 12:12
Vietnamese and foreign tourists will have a chance to visit the headquarters building of the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) - the national architectural and artistic monument for the first time on two days April 29 and 30.
The headquarters of HCMC People's Committee (Photo: chinhphu.vn)

Visitors need to register in advance with the Municipal Department of Tourism for the tours from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Visitors are allowed to visit a part of the headquarters of the People's Committee including the main lobby in the ground floor, main stairs, the first-floor comprising the main hall, international reception room, meeting room number 5, balcony during 60 minutes.

The activity aims to introduce the city's history of formation and development, contributing to building the image of a friendly and open city government. This is also a unique and characteristic tourism product, associated with historical culture, contributing to the attraction of domestic and foreign tourists.

The building at 86 Le Thanh Ton Street in District 1 was designed by French architect Femand Gardes. Its construction started in 1889 and finished in 1909.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism recognized it as a national architectural relic in 2020./.