Ho Chi Minh City (1 day)
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Ho Chi Minh City, formerly well renowned as Saigon, is situated in the southern part of Vietnam. Our local guide will give you insights into the history, culture and the daily life and activities of the locals.
The wide Saigon River, which takes a huge turn from the east of Saigon, links the city with the sea. The city with its essentially French colonial character has great charm. The city’s colonial villas, wide avenues and a lively cafe society remind you of the days of French domination.
Over decades, Ho Chi Minh City has experienced a spectacular change in its cityscape. The once low-rise landscape of the city’s central area, District 1, is now marked with shining skyscrapers including high-rise apartments, international hotels and companies. This bustling, vibrant, industrial hub of the nation is the biggest city of Vietnam as well. Saigon is also the cultural centre and economic capital of the country.
Ho Chi Minh City is a year-round destination and even the rainfall during the rainy season (May to October) is over in a couple of hours, giving way to sunshine. The city feeling refreshed!
8:45AM : depart from TheSinhTourist Office.
The tour starts with a visit to Ho Chi Minh City’s oldest pagoda, Giac Lam Pagoda, built in the 17th century. Then visit Chinatown, Cho Lon (Binh Tay) Market, see the locals bartering, purchasing and selling wares. We also stop off at the Thien Hau Lady Temple, built in the early 19th Century, dedicated to Thien Hau, the Goddess of Seafarers. The tour takes us along the Saigon Riverside to overview Nha Rong Wharf, where Ho Chi Minh first left Vietnam in 1911.
Around 12:30 PM: The tour returns to TheSinhTourist office for free time to have lunch in town.
02:15 PM: visit the War Remnants Museum – originally opened in September 1975, it displays old military equipment and other related items from the American War. The tour continues with a visit to the Reunification Palace, formerly known as the Presidential Palace, the sight of South Vietnam’s surrender in April 1975. Walk down to see Notre Dame Cathedral and General Post Office which are beautiful examples of architecture from the French colonial period.
The tour ends around 05:00 PM
Including: Air Conditioner Bus, Tour guide (English speaking).
Excluding: Meals & entrance fees