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Books on Southern Vietnam and Saigon released
The Saigon Times Daily
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Books on Southern Vietnam and Saigon released

The Saigon Times Daily

HCMC - Two books featuring the history and culture of Southern Vietnam and particularly Saigon have been released by HCMC-based publishing houses, according to the Vietnam News Agency.

“La Cochinchine - Xu Nam Ky” (Southern Vietnam), published by Hong Duc Publishing House in cooperation with Xua & Nay magazine, features 465 photos about the history and culture of the south in the 1920s. 

Taken by famous artist Nadal with captions written by Marcel Bernanose who worked for French authorities in Indochina, the photos cover multiple fields including history, geography, economy, culture, tourism and traffic of many places in Southern Vietnam such as Saigon, Cho Lon, Gia Dinh, Bien Hoa, Ba Ria, My Tho, Ben Tre, Tay Ninh, Tra Vinh, Can Tho and Sa Dec.

The book was first published in 1925. In this new edition, the captions were translated by Hoang Hang.

Another book on Saigon entitled “Saigon – Nhung Bieu Tuong” (Memories of Saigon) has also been released by the HCMC Culture-Art & Literature Publishing House and Phan Books.

The 184-page book features 19 stories about Saigon written by well-known historians and authors including Huynh Nhu Phuong, Nguyen Duc Hiep, Pham Cong Luan, Khai Don, Nguyen Vinh Nguyen and Tran Le Son Y. Through his/her story, each author presents a different perspective on an old and new Saigon.

“Memories of Saigon” also contains pictures and photos in black and white featuring old streets, buildings, markets and tourist sites related to the city’s history and development.

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