The city’s largest municipal theater has a strong gothic theme which was very popular in the late 19th century. It was designed and built in 1898 by French architects. The main feature of this work of art is an ingenious collaboration between architecture and sculpture. Today, the French colonial landmark is a center of entertainment and a popular rendezvous for wedding photo shoots.

The photo collection was captured in District 1 between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. on April 7, one week after the country entered the 15-day social distancing campaign ordered by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc which prohibits gatherings of more than two people in public and exhorts people to stay at home unless truly necessary.

In Vietnam’s southern metropolis, between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. is the peak time with people flocking to the streets for dating, entertainment activities and hangouts while coffee shops, bars, karaoke parlors and shopping centers are flooded by throngs of visitors. However, the social distancing order turns everything change completely.