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See the major historical sites of Saigon (official name is Ho Chi Minh city). Visit the oldest part of the city including, the Reunification palace where the war in Vietnam end, The Central Post office built on 1886 with 2 painted map of Vietnam and Cambodia in the late 19’s, the Art Museum – the hundred years old mansion of one of the richest person of Saigon in the 19’s, The Thien Hau Pagoda and FITO Museum, a private Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine with the collection of 3,000 items.
You will be picked up at the hotel in an air-con vehicle and will start getting around in a pedicab ride from the Bontanical garden to the Notre Dame Cathedral built by the French late in the 19th century. Then visit the French-styled central Post Office to see rare ancient maps decorated on the dome inside the building.
Next, visit the former Presidential Palace, now renamed Reunification Hall where a Vietnamese liberation tank crashed through on April 30th, 1975, signaling the end of the Vietnam War.
Continue drive to the Art Museum complex which originally is the mansion of one of the richest person of the South Vietnam in the early 19’s. Then Head to Cho Lon (means Big Market) visit the Thien Hau pagoda built in the 19’s where many worshippers and visitors, who mingle beneath the large coils of incense suspended overhead. The last visit is to FITO Museum where exhibits nearly 3,000 items relevant to traditional Vietnamese medicine dating back to the Stone Age and the iImplements used to prepare traditional medicine: knives, grinders, mortars and pestles, pots and jars, books …
Your guide and driver will escort you back to hotel. End the tour.