Ho Chi Minh City: Vietnam's #1 City

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Ho Chi Minh City: Economic Center of Vietnam

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Take an aerial tour of Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City in this excellent piece by AirVuz contributor and drone pilot Dang Cine.  The former South Vietnamese capital lost its name (Saigon) following the Reunification in 1975, but retained its position as the country's commercial and financial capital.  The center of a bustling metropolis of over 13 million, the city has gone "vertical" in the last decade: Ho Chi Minh City now boasts over two dozen skyscrapers over 150 meters (500 ft.), all of which have been built since 2010.  

HCMC Dronelapse at Sunset

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Saigon-Magical Night

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Check out this magnificent dronelapse video from the great Vietnamese metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City, a city once known as Saigon.  The video opens with an epic sunset shot looking west over the Saigon River towards downtown, which is distinguished by the helicopter pad protruding from the Bitexco Financial Tower.  Starting at :45, there's a great shot of the traffic semi-circle around the Tran Hung Dao Statue in the modern city core, followed by an incredible fly-by of the Landmark 81 Tower just upstream; it's Vietnam's tallest skyscraper.

Ho Chi Minh City Dronelapse

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Saigon From Above with 4k Hyperlapse

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Check out this excellent 4k dronelapse of Ho Chi Minh City, the great Vietnamese city formerly known as Saigon until the Reunification of North and South Vietnam in 1975.  The video opens with a shot facing west over the Saigon River towards the Bitexco Tower with its distinctive helipad, the city's tallest building when it was completed in 2010.  At about the 1:05 mark, there's a great shot of the 68 story Landmark 81 Tower, which lies a bit upstream on the river and has been the country's tallest since it was completed in 2018.

Landmark 81: Vietnam's Tallest Skyscraper

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The Tallest Building in Vietnam

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The Landmark 81 Tower is the most prominent sign of the resurgence of the great city once known as Saigon.  Now Ho Chi Minh City, it's the largest in Vietnam as well as its commercial capital.   Located just west of the Saigon River in the Bình Thạnh District, the 81 story mixed-use building stands 460 meters tall (just over 1.5k ft.).  When it was completed in 2018, it was one of the world's 20 tallest skyscrapers.  Seen here in this excellent drone video from Dang Cine, the tower is part of the Vinhomes Central Park development.

Bitexo Financial Tower

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Ho Chi Minh City Sunset

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Contributor Dang Minh Phu created this beautiful aerial video of Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam.  Prior to the defeat of South Vietnam by North Vietnam in 1975, the city was named after the river on which it sits - Saigon.  Much of the video is shot around one of the city's great modern landmarks: the Bitexo Financial Tower, which is distinguished by its protruding helipad.  Opened in 2010, it was the city's tallest until 2018.  The mixed-use tower has 64 floors and has a roof height of just over 260 meters (about 860 ft.).  

Booming "Saigon"

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Saigon City Under Developing

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In this excellent drone video by content creator and pilot LeoDonVu, you will be taken on a tour of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's largest urban area.  The city was known as Saigon and was the capital of South Vietnam during the two decades when Vietnam was divided at the Seventeenth Parallel under the Geneva Accords of 1954.   It lost its capital status and name following Reunification in 1975, but since the 1990's it's become one of the most dynamic and fastest growing cities in Southeast Asia.  

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