Detail Itinerary for Ho Chi Minh City Tour - A Half Day. Ho Chi Minh City, the former name is Saigon which was once also called "the Pearl of the Far East". Being known as the largest urban in Vietnam, Saigon owns itself not only the sumptuous beauty of a metropolitan but also the simple but surprising things waiting to be explored.
Highlight: Enjoy the attraction of Ho Chi Minh City in this afternoon. Sightseeing examples of French colonial architecture and exploring the Vietnam’s turbulent in past at the Museum.
13:30PM to 14:00PM the tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel for a visiting of Ho Chi Minh (Sai Gon) City. You will have a half day for Ho Chi Minh City Tour. You will visit some of the best highlight places of Ho Chi Minh City such as: the Saigon Notre-Dame basilica, the same as a famous cathedral located in Paris square that was built between 1877 and 1883. This is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture.
Nearby is the Old Post Office that is another example of French colonial architecture and is also the country’s largest post office and it is one of the oldest buildings in Ho Chi Minh City. Admire the neoclassical-style of the post office interior as your guide points out the painted maps of former Saigon, once the capital of South Vietnam.
Continuing visiting the century-old Reunification Palace, this is one of the most important buildings in this city. Here on 30th April 1975 the ‘American - Vietnam War’ officially ended when tank number 843 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of this building, at the time the residence of the President of the Republic of South Vietnam. There you will be witnessed the growth of Ho Chi Minh City during peacetime and throughout the Vietnam War until its end on 30th April 1975 at 11:30AM.
Continuing to visiting the War Remnants Museum which relates to war phase of American & Vietnam, see displays of old military equipment and other related objects as well as larger exhibits including an F5A fighter and a UH1-Huey helicopter. Formerly known as the Museum of War Crimes, this is a poignant display of the futility of the war, coming here you will learn more about the history of the Vietnamese people.
After that, you will visit Jade Emperor pagoda, this is an ancient temple which is one of the most beautiful pagodas in Ho Chi Minh City. The last stop would be at a Local Market where sellers display a vast array of goods and handicrafts and you can practice your bargaining skills or shopping for souvenirs here. Discover local life and culture, you’ll see some friendliest people, liveliest,.. and most convivial people in the city in here. Return your hotel at around 18:00PM. End of services.
Destinations: Ho Chi Minh (Sai Gon) City
Pick-up time: 13:30PM to 14:00PM
Finish time: 18:00PM
During: 4 hours
Trip type: Joining Group Tour
Highlights: Saigon is the former name of Ho Chi Minh City which was once also called "the Pearl of the Far East". Being known as the largest urban in Vietnam, Saigon owns itself not only the sumptuous beauty of a metropolitan but also the simple but surprising things waiting to be explored. Existing alongside the high-rise hotels, shopping malls, and chic restaurants are ancient pagodas and colonial buildings, recalling a checkered but vibrant pas which give you knowledge of the city's history and evolution as well as local people's daily life. Today Ho Chi Minh City is very much the heart of Vietnamese business and entrepreneurs. And yet the city still retains its connections to the past, particularly in Cho Lon, its Chinatown. Here dozens of elegant temples and pagodas can be seen. The French also left their mark with some fine colonial-era buildings such as the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office.
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Ho Chi Minh (Sai Gon) City Tour | A Half Day >>> the trip cost is only $24 /pax
Inclusion and Exclusion:
♦ Trip cost inclusive of:
1) Transport by bus around Ho Chi Minh City (pick-up and drop off at your hotel)
2) All admission fees for visiting Ho Chi Minh (Sai Gon) City
3) Free 1 bottle of drinking water and Wet tissue
4) English speaking guide during the trip.
5) Government Tax
♦ Trip cost exclusive of:
- The price is not included pick-up at the Airport.
- The price is not included dinner.
- Personal Expenses.