Vietnamese cafe apartment highlighted on National Geographic UK

A photo capturing an old apartment block filled with coffee shops on Nguyen Hue Street (Ho Chi Minh City) has attracted attention from the international netizens.

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vietnamese cafe apartment highlighted on national geographic uk
Photo: Samsara Tran / National Geographic UK

The photo, taken by Samsara Tran was posted on the official Facebook page of National Geographic UK with the introduction “In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, an old nine-story apartment building called the Café Apartment has been turned into a home for coffee shops, restaurants, and co-working spaces”.

The photo now has garnered 62,000 likes and 24000 shares on Facebook.

“It’s very funny,” says Your Shot photographer Samsara Tran. “You could easily spend a whole day exploring this apartment.”

vietnamese cafe apartment highlighted on national geographic uk
Many foreign visitors checked-in below the building. Photo: Mitzi Delatina/ via Zing News

Many people expressed their interest in the photo. Mitzi Delatina who checked in at this apartment, said “It looks really colorful at night”. Another Facebook user, Charl Ced Rush said “I will definitely return to this place”.

vietnamese cafe apartment highlighted on national geographic uk

Many foreign visitors checked-in below the building Photo: Charl Ced Rush/ via Zing News

Tourists can explore the old apartment by stairs or elevator which costs 10000 VND (US$0.44) per person, Zing News reported.

At night, the building looks even more sparkling which has become a hot check-in destination among the young in Saigon.

Nguyen Hue Street, where the building is located, has been receiving thousands of visitors every day since its median strip was made pedestrians-only, and gets particularly crowded during weekends and holidays.