Ho Chi Minh City Tour
10$ 8$per person
Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) City tour unravels Saigon’s turbulent past and also provides a glimpse into the fascinating variety the city has to offer.
DepartureOptional - Pickup from most hotels in District 1, selected hotels only. If you are staying in another area, please make your own way to: 305 Pham Ngu Lao Street, Pham Ngu Lao Ward, District 1,HCMC
Departure Time8:00 AM
Return Time4:00 PM
Dress CodeEntrance fees: The War Remnants 40.000 VND/Person (2$), Reunification Palace 40.000vnd/Person (2$)
IncludeBottle Of Mineral WaterEnglish Speaking Tour GuideTransfer by Air-conditioned Bus
Not IncludedMealsEntrance FeesPersonal Expenses
- Ho Chi Minh City’s China Town, referred to as the biggest china town area in Vietnam dates back to 1778. Because this place bears great historical and cultural importance, it seems that many visitors never want to put it out of the list of attractions in a Ho Chi Minh City tour. It is locally known that China Town is inhabited by Chinese minorities, in the past, many of which died while trying to escape on boats. The survivors settled down and started trading their Chinese products there. During the period of wartime, here used to be the black market for US soldiers buying American Army issue supplies.
- Binh Tay Market, erected by the French in 1880s is allegedly the center of China Town in Ho Chi Minh City. Different from Ben Thanh Market in District 1, Binh Tay mainly serves locals. Walking around, you can find various things, from foods - fresh fruits, meat, poultry, vegetables, seafood to products, such as handicrafts, textiles, lacquerware.Thien Hau Temple, was constructed in 1760 to revere Mazu – the “Lady of the Sea.” Right after stepping into the gate, you will be overwhelmed by massive stone incense burners put in front of the Mazu’s altar. What catches your attention next is the architecture of the exterior having a traditional curvy roof, a part of which is covered by porcelain figures supposed to be from Chinese religion and legends. More excitingly, the interior impresses visitors by eye-catching dioramas embellishing the roof and depicting scenery of a Chinese city in the 19th century. Additionally, three statues of the “Lady if the Sea” inside, dominating the main alter are crucial factors to make the temple more prominent. It is believed that a visit to the temple will be more special if you try looking at small details of the interior, bringing you nice experiences.
- The War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City was first open to the public in 1975, and by that time, it was called the “Museum of American War Crimes.” Established as a shocking reminder of the fierce and brutal Vietnam War, the museum has displayed American military equipment and graphic photographs of the war. Going through the gate, you will see weapons and equipment American troops used to fight against the Vietnamese between 1945 and 1975. There is a helicopter with rocket launchers, a fighter plane, a tank, and a single-seater attack aircraft. Interestingly, a conventional bomb 6800 kg in weight will stun any visitor.
- Reunification Palace was once the former resident and office of Vietnamese General Ngo Dinh Diem. What made it famous in the global history in 1975 was that a tank of the North Vietnamese Army hit through its main gate as a mark of ending the Vietnam War. Today, it is open to the public and become one of the deserving tourist attractions in Ho Chi Minh City.
- Notre Dame Cathedral, erected between 1863 and 1880 by the French colonist lies right in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. It is possible to state that the cathedral is emerging among the architectural marvels of the city. One exciting thing of the structure is that the materials used to design and build it were imported directly from France, so you will realize that it looks very special from the outside.
- Saigon Central Post Office is believed to be the grandest post office in Southeast Asia, and it is where to look back to the French colonial times in Vietnam. Visitors to this post office take a chance to admire its unique architecture, antiqued telephone boxes and other old items. Not only that, but they will also learn more about the important role of this place in the time before email and phones are used popularly as today.