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Tour Code: VNCL-01
Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh city
Tour Duration: Day trip
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Ho Chi Minh city
Tour Type: Landscape, Culture
Activity Level: Regular itinerary
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

(Sai Gon) Ho Chi Minh city is Vietnam's largest city with a population in excess of 6 million people. The City is very much the heart of Vietnamese business and entrepreneurialism. Incomes here are typically twice that of Hanoi and the city's skyline is rapidly changing, reflecting the sharp influx of foreign trade within the last decade. And yet for all this modernity the city still retains its connections to the past, particularly in Cho Lon, Sai Gon's China town where dozens of elegant temples and pagodas can be seen. The history of city relates closely with the struggle for the independence and freedom of Vietnam. This city tour unravels Sai Gon’s turbulent past and also provides a glimpse into the fascinating variety the city has to offer.
Sai Gon, with more than 8 million inhabitants, is the country’s commercial center. Despite the well documented hustle and bustle, the city retains its connections to the past. Embark on a walking tour to admire Sai Gon’s historic landmarks including a stroll down Rue Catinat of Graham Greene's 'The Quiet American', which reveals several colonial classics; the Opera House, a three-story classical theatre built to entertain the French colonists (outdoor visit); the former Hotel de Ville constructed for the French bureaucrats of Indochina in 1901, now The People's Committee building with no public access; the Notre Dame Cathedral, a stunningly massive red-brick edifice with twin spires, a clear reminder that French once ruled this city (open only 3-4pm every day, otherwise just an outdoor visit); the Central Post Office influenced by Renaissance architecture; and the former Presidential Palace, headquarters of the Sai Gon Government during the American war. If time permits, drive 6km to another district to visit Thien Hau temple, built by the Cantonese congregation in the early 19th century. It was built to honor the goddess of the sea and protect local fishermen. The temple’s interior courtyard is worth seeing with beautiful ceramic figurines and antiques shrouded in incense-smoke. It is always bustling here with worshippers from the local Chinese community. Take the opportunity to write out your wishes on a small red note, stick it on an incense coil and pray for your wishes come true. End of services (hotel accommodation today is not included)

Meals included: Lunch

Note: War Remnant Museum is only suggested for those who are really interested in seeing the American war through the eyes of the locals. Sensitive and graphic photographs, infantry weapons, and even a guillotine are on display.
  • Transfers and transportation on tours
  • Entrance fees on tour
  • English speaking guide
  • Mineral water and cold towel on car/van/bus
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation with meals and drinks
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tipping/gratuities

Tour cost is upon your request !

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