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Saigon River Collection

The Saigon River, flowing through the vibrant city of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam

Background imageSaigon River Collection: Saigon river, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam, Southeast Asia

Saigon river, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam, Southeast Asia

Background imageSaigon River Collection: Bitexco Financial Tower and central Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) skyline on the Saigon River

Bitexco Financial Tower and central Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) skyline on the Saigon River, Vietnam

Background imageSaigon River Collection: Modern developments along the Saigon River, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Modern developments along the Saigon River, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Background imageSaigon River Collection: Landmark 81 (tallest building in Vietnam) & Ba Son bridge, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Landmark 81 (tallest building in Vietnam) & Ba Son bridge, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

Background imageSaigon River Collection: Aerial view of Ho Chi Minh City and the Saigon River, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Indochina

Aerial view of Ho Chi Minh City and the Saigon River, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageSaigon River Collection: A boat passes by central Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) skyline on the Saigon River at sunset

A boat passes by central Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) skyline on the Saigon River at sunset, Vietnam

Background imageSaigon River Collection: Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon). Elevated view of the city, with Bitexco Financial

Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon). Elevated view of the city, with Bitexco Financial Tower visible, at sunset

Background imageSaigon River Collection: Vue de l Etablissement des Messageries Imperiales, 1866. Creator: Emile Gsell

Vue de l Etablissement des Messageries Imperiales, 1866. Creator: Emile Gsell
Vue de l Etablissement des Messageries Imperiales, 1866

Background imageSaigon River Collection: Vue de Saigon (Feuille No. 1), 1866. Creator: Emile Gsell

Vue de Saigon (Feuille No. 1), 1866. Creator: Emile Gsell
Vue de Saigon (Feuille No. 1), 1866

Background imageSaigon River Collection: Vue de Saigon (Feuille No. 3), 1866. Creator: Emile Gsell

Vue de Saigon (Feuille No. 3), 1866. Creator: Emile Gsell
Vue de Saigon (Feuille No. 3), 1866

Background imageSaigon River Collection: Vue de la Ville Chinoise (Cholen) Feuille No. 6, Saigon, Cochinchine, 1866

Vue de la Ville Chinoise (Cholen) Feuille No. 6, Saigon, Cochinchine, 1866

Background imageSaigon River Collection: Central Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) skyline and Saigon River at dusk, Vietnam

Central Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) skyline and Saigon River at dusk, Vietnam

Background imageSaigon River Collection: Vue de Saigon (Feuille No. 2), 1866. Creator: Emile Gsell

Vue de Saigon (Feuille No. 2), 1866. Creator: Emile Gsell
Vue de Saigon (Feuille No. 2), 1866

Background imageSaigon River Collection: Boats on the Chinese Arroyo, near Saigon, Vietnam, 1895

Boats on the Chinese Arroyo, near Saigon, Vietnam, 1895. From The Universal Geography with Illustrations and Maps, division XV, written by Elisee Reclus and published by Virtue & Co

Background imageSaigon River Collection: River Boats, Saigon, 1900

River Boats, Saigon, 1900

Background imageSaigon River Collection: The skyline of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) showing the Bitexco tower and the Saigon River

The skyline of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) showing the Bitexco tower and the Saigon River, Hoi Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageSaigon River Collection: City skyline at night showing the Bitexco tower, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam

City skyline at night showing the Bitexco tower, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageSaigon River Collection: Houses on stilts on the Rach Thi Nghe

Houses on stilts on the Rach Thi Nghe, backwater of the Saigon River, Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), Vietnam, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageSaigon River Collection: Riverside homes and boats on the Saigon River

Riverside homes and boats on the Saigon River, Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), Vietnam, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia



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The Saigon River, flowing through the vibrant city of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, is a picturesque waterway that adds charm and character to this bustling metropolis in Southeast Asia. As the river winds its way through the heart of the city, it offers breathtaking views of iconic landmarks such as the Bitexco Financial Tower and central Ho Chi Minh City skyline. At dusk, when the sun sets over the horizon, Central Ho Chi Minh City reveals its mesmerizing beauty along with the tranquil Saigon River. The shimmering lights from skyscrapers reflect on the calm waters, creating a magical ambiance that captivates both locals and visitors alike. Throughout history, artists like Emile Gsell have captured stunning scenes of Saigon's riverside. Their works depict an elevated view of this dynamic cityscape with glimpses of boats passing by and life unfolding along its banks. These historical artworks serve as a testament to how integral the Saigon River has been to shaping Vietnam's rich cultural heritage. Today, as you cruise down this majestic river or stroll along its promenade, you can witness a fusion between tradition and modernity. From traditional wooden boats gliding peacefully on Chinese Arroyo near Saigon to contemporary architecture towering above like Bitexco Financial Tower – there is something for everyone to admire. The Saigon River not only serves as a vital transportation route but also provides respite from urban chaos. Its serene presence offers an escape from bustling streets while still being at the heart of all action.