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Saigon café apartment building featured on National Geographic UK

Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 13:14 GMT+7
Saigon café apartment building featured on National Geographic UK
Your Shot photographer Samsara Tran’s photo capturing an old nine-story apartment building called the Café Apartment in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

A popular café apartment building in downtown Ho Chi Minh City has been featured on a photo-sharing community, National Geographic UK, catching wide attention from international fans.

Located at 42 Nguyen Hue Street in District 1, the famous café apartment building has long been an appealing photo hotspot for both young people and tourists in the southern metropolis.

The building was originally an apartment block before tenants began renting out their rooms to coffee shops and other businesses.

There are currently over 30 businesses inside the building, offering plenty of wonderful spots to watch the vibrant urban scenery on Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street, especially at night.

Last Friday, a photo of the café apartment building was posted on the verified Facebook page of the National Geographic UK — the UK edition of the National Geographic Society.

The caption for the photo reads, “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 coworking spaces. ‘It's very fun,’ says Your Shot photographer Samsara Tran. 'You could easily spend a whole day exploring this apartment.’”

Your Shot is National Geographic’s photography community where aspiring and professional photographers from around the world connect with one another and with National Geographic photo editors and photographers to share their visual stories. 

The photo has received a particularly high rate of interaction on National Geographic UK’s Facebook with more than 45,000 reactions and over 6,700 comments.

“Café apartment at night. The city view from there was amazing tho,” reads the comment of an account named Mitzi Delatina.

“Vietnam is amazing. I wish living there,” another account named Piotr Czepiga commented.

Other Your Shot submissions uploaded on National Geographic UK’s Facebook also garnered great attention.

Your Shot photographer Donald Yip’s photo capturing wild horses in Iceland.

Your Shot photographer Donald Yip’s photo capturing wild horses in Iceland

Your Shot photographer Peter Nestler’s photo capturing him admiring Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Italian Alps.

Your Shot photographer Peter Nestler’s photo capturing him admiring Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Italian Alps

Your Shot photographer John Warner’s photo capturing a solitary bison on the run during winter in Yellowstone National Park.

Your Shot photographer John Warner’s photo capturing a solitary bison on the run during winter in Yellowstone National Park

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