HCM City Tour – Amazing City Tour
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HCM City Tour – The Amazing Saigon Trip
This city tour unravels Saigon’s turbulent past and also provides a glimpse into the fascinating variety the city has to offer. The tour will be splitted into a morning and afternoon schedule, with a tasty lunch in between!
The Reunification Palace: This is one of the most important buildings in the city. Here on April 30th 1975 the ‘American War’ officially ended when tank number 843 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of what was, at the time the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam.
War Remnants Museum: Formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes, this is a poignant display of the futility of war. Some of the black and white photography in the ‘Requiem’ exhibit is particularly touching, dedicated to both foreign and Vietnamese journalists and photographers who perished during the conflict. The courtyard outside contains the spoils of war, namely rusting jets, tanks and cannons captured from the American military machine.
Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office: It had built between 1877 – 1883, and this is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Remarkably every stone used in its creation had shipped from France to Vietnam. Her two 40m towers, topped with iron spires dominate the city’s skyline. The Old Post Office is another example of French colonial architecture and is also the country’s largest post office.
At approximately 1.00 pm. you can enjoy the lunch at the renowned Pho 2000 near the Ben Thanh Market.
What about afternoon?
Giac Lam Pagoda: This is Saigon’s oldest pagoda, dating back to 1744 and one of the finest in Vietnam. Inside 98 pillars and 113 statues and a myriad of mini-Buddhas vie for your attention. Don’t miss the amazing Tree of Wandering Souls where people pray for their sick relatives by writing the names of their loved ones on slips of paper and then attaching them to the tree.
Cholon & Thien Hau Pagoda: Cholon actually means Big Market – a claim that is well justified as Vietnam’s largest market, the Binh Tay is situated here. The district is home to the city’s 400,000 Chinese and has many beautiful temples and pagodas.
Ben Thanh Market: This bustling market is very popular with tourists, primarily due to its central location. It has a wide selection of goods ranging from fake Nike shoes to beautiful silk Ao Dais. You will finish the tour around 6.00PM after getting back to your hotel.
Inclusions in HCM city tour
- All transportation and transfers.
- English speaking guide.
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
- All admission fees.
- Reasonable supply of drinking water.