Ga Sai Gon - Saigon, Vietnam
N 10° 46.975 E 106° 40.619
48P E 683357 N 1192478
Quick Description: The train station (Ga) in Saigon is fairly modern.
Date Posted: 5/25/2008 12:42:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM3W82
The train station in Saigon (or Ho Chi Minh City if you prefer) was built in the 1930s by the French, and other than a set of escalators, looks much the same as it did then I'm sure. There is a small refreshment stand inside and lots of taxis outside. It's mostly used by locals and backpackers as most foreign travelers prefer the modern new airport on the outskirts of town. Still, it's a proper introduction to the largest (and probably most hectic paced) city in Vietnam.
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: Yes
Is the station/depot open to the public?: Yes
Station/Depot Web Site: [Web Link]
If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?: Not listed
What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Not listed
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