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This tour focuses on the major highlights of bustling Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon the largest economic center of Vietnam. Its wide boulevards lined with stately trees and the grand old buildings contribute much to the beauty and allure of the city. This day tour of Ho Chi Minh City is the perfect introduction to the city and the country's colorful past. Visit the historic Reunification Palace, the Old Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, The War remnants Museum and Jade Emperor Pagoda.
Leave your hotel for a visit to the History Museum, built in 1929 and home to an excellent collection of artifacts illustrating the evolution of the cultures of Vietnam, from bronze aged Dong Son civilization to Cham, Khmer and modern day Vietnam. Enjoy a short performance of traditional Water puppet show inside.
Afterwards, continue your tour with a pedicab ride from the bontanical garden to the Notre Dame Cathedral built by the French late in the 19th century. On the way, take a photo stop at the Notre Dame Cathedral. Then visit the French-styled central Post Office to see rare ancient maps decorated on the dome inside the building.
Next, take another photo stop at 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.
Drive into the heart of Cholon, literally big market and more commonly known as Chinatown, providing you with a glimpse of the busy trading area. There are hundreds of hidden temples, shrines and pagodas.
Visit the Thien Hau Temple, dedicated to the Goddess Protector of Sailors, which dates to the late 18th century. The smell of incense hangs heavy in the air, with huge burning spirals suspended from the ceiling.
Afterwards, continue to visit a local Lacquerware workshop where skillful Vietnamese artisans are making lacquerware items, from the beginning stage to the finished product.
The last stop will be at Rex hotel located in the city center for shopping and taking photos at City Hall builing before coming back to your hotel
TOUR DURATION: 1 Day
TOUR OPERATES: Year Round / On Demand
TOUR PRICE: Available upon Request
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