19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Nightlife by the Saigon River

The reverse of magnificent Saigon The image recorded on the other side of Saigon river (Ho Chi Minh city - Vietnam) with high-class comfortable apartments is the reverse side of the largest city in Vietnam. The boats anchored by the river are both a place to process and sell fruits for passersby, as well as their home. They live, eat, wash and sleep on the boat with extremely poor living conditions. It is also a means of transportation to collect and buy goods from the countryside to Saigon so that they can sell for every small coin to live by. Their future is as precarious as a boat swaying by the river and will be far away from what is on the other side of the river, but they still work hard day and night to survive in the big city where the gap between rich and poor is still far apart, really far.

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Date Taken: 11.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Copyright: © Pham Van Ty