[A tall and skinny building in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.]
Spend any amount of time in Vietnam and you will soon notice that there are skinny buildings everywhere. Some are so slender that they barely look like they could fit a double bed across. Don’t ask me how they would get a double bed up there either.
I have stayed in a few hotels in Saigon that were slimmer than your average building, but nothing like the one in this picture.
I was told that the reason for this building style is a tax issue. Something to do with tax being calculated by the width of the property front. Looking online though I can’t find anything in English to back up this explanation. If you know why there are so many skinny buildings in Vietnam I would love to know (preferably with a reputable link).