September 14, 2013

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Photograph by Mario Weigt, Anzenberger/Redux

In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's largest metropolis, modern buildings surround a 19th-century mainstay. Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral was built by French colonists—with materials imported from France—between 1863 and 1880.

There's romance in the tangle of the old and new; learn more in this month's National Geographic Traveler cover story, "The Traveler 50: People, Places, and Ideas Changing the Way We Travel" >>

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