Former US Embassy in Saigon
The former U.S. Embassy in Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon bordered with reinforced white grillwork, reminds you of the final U.S. helicopter evacuation, indicating the end of the Vietnam War on April 30, 1975.
The huge building by the side of Le Duan Street in Ho Chi Minh City - Saigon was the site of former U.S. Embassy in Saigon from 1967 to 1975.
This historic building witnessed some of the crucial events occurred during the Vietnam War. The roof of this building used to serve as the helipad for U.S. helicopters, which were employed in transporting people from the rooftop out to the ships offshore during those days of Vietnam War.
The former U.S. Embassy, which now stands, as a scar in the heart of the city, with some marks of hooliganism, was empty till 1999 when the U.S. consulate was formed and became operational.
The abandoned bunker in the building complex reminds the people of Vietnam, of the television scenes featuring the Tet Offensive in 1968, when the Viet Cong broke through the compound and engaged in a firefight with the U.S. Marines.
A helicopter with a sign painted in front of it, is still on display on the rooftop of the former U.S. Embassy in Asigon - Ho Chi Minh City. The sign written in red block letters within a red circle says, "At 8:30 A.M. April 8, 1975 First Lieutenant Pilot Nguyen Thanh Trung flew FSE and threw down two bombs at the right target here."
The former U.S. Embassy in Saigon commemorates the bravery of the Communist forces in Vietnam and the atrocities of the U.S. forces.