As you know, Saigon-Hochiminh city is famous, called “Little Paris” during the French War an“The pear of the Far-East” during US war.
Our tour guide pick you up at your hotel, about 08:00am.
Notre dame Catheral, built between 1877 and 1883 by French, most of the materials were transferred from Marseille (France). Next to the Church, you walk to visit the Central Post Office, built 1886 and ended 1891 by Gustave Eiffel. Your next destination is Reunification Palace which was built in 1868, named Norodom Palace and inaugurated in 1873. In 1963, this palace was heavily destroyed by bombs. On 30 April 1975, the tanks of the liberation army entered Independence Palace. After the liberation, Independence Palace became the headquarters of the City’s military Administration Committee. You have lunch in nice restaurant.
Afternoon, your continue visit is China Town, about 500.000 Chinese people living there. Binh Tay market (called Cho Lon) means big market which was originally built by French in the 1880s; Guangdong-born philanthropist Quach Dam paid for its rebuilding. And then you visit ThienHau temple (called Godess of Mercy, in English). It is believed that ThienHau Lady can travel over the oceans on a mat and ride the clouds to save people in the trouble on the high seas.
You can discover the activities war during US war by visiting. The War Museum in which is an interesting collection of American Weapons.
Stop at Ben Thanh market, the goods in here are abundant, including almost all-domestic products, especially those products from the South of Vietnam and modern industrial products from other nations.
At the end of your tour, you enjoy the unique art of Water Puppet Show, a traditional art from closely connected with the long standing spiritual life of the Vietnamese people. The puppeteers stand behind a screen and control the puppet using long bamboo rods and string mechanism hidden beneath the water surface.
End of your trip.
- Transfer by private car or mini bus, Lunch , Seeing ticket, English speaking Tour guide
Drinks, personal expense, tips