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Top famous bridges in Saigon, Vietnam

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Top famous bridges in Saigon, Vietnam

With a large number of rivers running through Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam, it’s not surprising that the city boasts over 200 bridges. From the Saigon Bridge with long history to the colourful ‘Starlight Bridge’, here are some of the most famous and beautiful structures in Saigon. Travel to Saigon with: Tours Indochina
Phú Mỹ Bridge offers beautiful views of the River Saigon
A fairly recent addition to Ho Chi Minh City‘s skyline, Phú Mỹ Bridge was erected in 2009. It was the first cable-stayed bridge in the city and was welcomed with an official ceremony that the President of Vietnam attended. This six-lane bridge connects district two and seven, and is also a part of the city’s new ring road. Although the bridge was primarily built to manage the city’s ever-growing amount of traffic, it also has a dedicated pedestrian lane with a fantastic view of Saigon River.
Sunset on the Phú Mỹ bridge
Sunset on the Phú Mỹ bridge – source: internet

The historic Saigon Bridge
Although it may not be interesting to look at, Saigon Bridge has played a key period in Vietnam’s history throughout the years. In the past, the bridge was not only an necessary gateway between Saigon and the rest of the country, it was also the site of many major events during the Vietnam War. Both the Tet Offensive and the Fall of Saigon, two key attacks during this era, have strong ties to this bridge.
The bridge is the witness for the history of the city
The bridge is the witness for the history of the city – source: internet

Anh Sao Bridge illuminated come night
Located in district seven and stretching across Thay Tieu Canal, Anh Sao Bridge is one of the most popular bridges for sightseers in Ho Chi Minh City. The name of this impressive structure aptly translates as Starlight Bridge, due to the flurry of colourful lights that are spread across the crescent-shaped form. The pedestrianised bridge is a perfect romantic setting for an evening stroll, as long as you don’t mind sharing the moment with crowds of other smitten couples holding selfie sticks! south Vietnam tours
A famous twinkle bridge for the youth in Sai Gon
A famous twinkle bridge for the youth in Sai Gon – source: internet

Mống Bridge, designed by the Eiffel Tower architect
Over 100 years old, this unusual bridge was designed and built by a company owned by Gustave Eiffel, the same architect to design the Eiffel Tower. The structure was named Mống Bridge, or ‘Rainbow Bridge’, due to its unique, curved underbelly. Though it may be not popular in comparison to some of the towering bridges in the rest of the city, Mống Bridge does offer a rather picturesque view of the Tàu Hủ Canal.
This underbelly of this bridge is unique
This underbelly of this bridge is unique – source: internet

The special red structures of Ông Lớn Bridge
Ông Lớn Bridge is easily identifiable by 2 sweeping red structures, it is one of the most unusual and charming in the city. Although the bridge doesn’t have a particularly interesting period in Ho Chi Minh City’s history, it does have a great importance in current day culture. The spot has become a popular meeting place for young people, especially in the evenings when you can find a number of motorbike drivers parked up and snapping selfies.
When travelling throughout Vietnam, you may “be crashed into” its beauty in every corners of the country. Ho Chi Minh – a city with many beautiful bridges will remain in you an unforgetable memory about the architecture of Vietnam.
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