Learn Vietnamese culture: Fun facts about Sài Gòn (P.3)

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017

Learning Vietnamese in Ho Chi Minh City – Live in Vietnamese

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5. Unique street names:

Naming streets after various flowers, as well as numbering streets, are common in Vietnam, especially Saigon, which can be confusing. There are, in total, 13 flower streets in Phan Xich Long area, listed: Hoa Hồng, Hoa Lan, Hoa Phượng, Hoa Mai, Hoa Đào, Hoa Cau, Hoa Cúc, Hoa Sứ, Hoa Huệ, Hoa Sữa, Hoa Lài, Hoa Trà, Hoa Thị. It is a similar situation for the numbered streets.

6. Extremely long streets

Tân Sơn Nhất Nhiêu Lộc – Thị Nghè canal is 8.7km long and flows through district 1, district 3, Tân Bình district, Phú Nhuận district and Bình Thạnh district. The most two beautiful streets lie along the entire length of the canal is Hoàng Sa and Trường Sa.

There are other streets that lie on many districts such as Cách mạng tháng 8, Điện Biên Phủ, Trần Hưng Đạo, Nguyễn Trãi and Lê Văn Sỹ.

 

To be continued…

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