Mac Dinh Chi Cemetery (Defunct)

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Mac Dinh Chi Cemetery (Defunct)

Also known as Cimetière Européen

Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), Ho Chi Minh Municipality, Vietnam
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Located near the former US Embassy in Saigon, the cemetery, founded by the French as a war cemetery in 1859, fell victim to the Vietnamese Communists in 1975, when the graves of South Vietnamese soldiers were destroyed and a war memorial, titled "Grief," was torn down. In 1983 the remainder of the graves were exhumed, as the cemetery was seen as a bitter reminder of the colonial past. The land was then converted into a park.


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GPS Coordinates: 10.78819, 106.69392

  • Added: 21 Jun 2004
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #1986515