A Ho Chi Minh City-based photographer has released a collection of photos capturing the iconic locations and landmarks of the southern metropolis from an aerial or bird’s eye view.
Nguyen Tan Tuan, with a great love for Saigon and passion for aerial photography, has been inspired to ‘give birth’ to beautiful photos of the dynamic city.
The photographer named the album “Saigon Skyline,” referring to the former name of Ho Chi Minh City, as he either snapped his shutter from atop the high-rise buildings in the city or shot the photos by a drone camera, or flycam.
“Photographers always have to choose between Ho Chi Minh City’s many unique high-rise buildings and architectural works, carefully studying the subject and selecting appropriate angles so that the photos are beautiful and new,” Tuan shared his experience of taking aerial photos.
An aerial view of Ho Chi Minh City starting from Nhieu Loc Canal that spans across the city’s several districts. Photo: Nguyen Tan Tuan
An aerial and panoramic view of the busy area of Ben Thanh Market in District 1. Photo: Nguyen Tan Tuan
Saigon at dawn, sunset and under the light of the night became more sparkling and magnificent when they are captured from the sky. Sometimes, the sudden rains or the cloudy days make the city ‘shine’ in its own way, bringing viewers from one level of emotion to another.
“There are early mornings when Saigon looked like floating in the fog, with clear blue clouds, but there are also sunny days,” the photographer said.
“Saigon sky changes constantly; one minute the sun shines, the next the rain suddenly comes.
“And rain is sometimes like the rhythm of the busy Saigon people.”
Below are some photos from the “Saigon Skyline” collection by Nguyen Tan Tuan.
The Landmark 81, the now-tallest building in Ho Chi Minh City, is blurry in the clouds. Photo: Nguyen Tan Tuan
An aerial view of fireworks at Me Linh Square in District 1 on the occasion of 2018 New Year’s Eve. Photo: Nguyen Tan Tuan
An aerial view of District 1 from the other side of the Saigon River in Binh Thanh District. Photo: Nguyen Tan Tuan
An aerial view of the Landmark 81, the new icon of Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Nguyen Tan Tuan
An aerial view of the Landmark 81 and the Vinhomes Central Park residential area. Photo: Nguyen Tan Tuan
An aerial view of the iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica in District 1 from Diamond Plaza Building. Photo: Nguyen Tan Tuan
An aerial view of fireworks seen from District 4 on Vietnam Reunification Day on April 30, 2018. Photo: Nguyen Tan Tuan
An aerial view of the Phu My Bridge connecting District 2 and District 7. Photo: Nguyen Tan Tuan
An aerial view of fireworks seen from District 4 on Vietnam National Day on September 2, 2018. Photo: Nguyen Tan Tuan
An aerial view of Ho Chi Minh City’s once-tallest Bitexco and nearby buildings. Photo: Nguyen Tan Tuan
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