Jade Emperor Pagoda

Jade Emperor Pagoda

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Ho Chi Minh City: Saigon City Half-Day Tour

1. Ho Chi Minh City: Saigon City Half-Day Tour

Brief Itinerary Perfect way to discover the most bustling Saigon and their culture as well as history. •Notre Dame Cathedral (The repair work has not been completed, you cannot go inside) •Saigon Post Office •Reunification Palace •War museum •Local market (it's flexible, can be skipped if there is not enough time).

Saigon: Private Half-Day Car Tour of Ho Chi Minh City

2. Saigon: Private Half-Day Car Tour of Ho Chi Minh City

Explore the fascinating city of Saigon, also known as Ho Chi Minh City, on this half-day tour. Travel in comfort in your private, air-conditioned car, and learn about the city's landmarks with your helpful guide. Meet your guide at your hotel, and head first to the Ban Thanh Market. Snap photos of the lively market's activities, or take the opportunity to buy kitchen equipment, souvenirs, garments, fruit, and many other foods. Next, pay a visit to the neo-Romanesque Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, which dates from the 19th century. Keep an eye out for local couples taking their pre-wedding shots at this beautiful basilica, officially known as the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception. Admire the surprising architecture at your next stop, the Saigon Central Post Office. Hear how the building is often mistakenly attributed to Gustave Eiffel, even though it was designed by Alfred Foulhoux. Then, it's decision time. Choose between the War Remnants Museum to learn more about the American War in Vietnam, or the Reunification Palace. Also known as the Independence Palace, the latter site is a landmark of Saigon history and architecture, which once served as the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Finally, end your tour at the Jade Emperor Pagoda. See the local worshippers in prayer for their careers, love, and fertility. Enjoy this taste of Taoist worship culture, before being dropped off back at your hotel.

Saigon: Half-Day Private City Tour By Car

3. Saigon: Half-Day Private City Tour By Car

Enjoy a half-day city tour that reveals Saigon's turbulent past and also provides a glimpse into what modern day Saigon has to offer. Learn about the Vietnam War through the point of view of a local at must-see attractions. Visit iconic landmarks such as Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, Saigon Central Post Office, City Hall, The Opera House, War Remnants Museum, Jade Emperor Pagoda, and Ben Thanh Market. • Reunification Palace: Discover the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam until 30th April, 1975. • War Remnants Museum: See countless artifacts, photographs, and pictures documenting the second Indochina war. • Cathedral Notre-Dame: Established by French colonists who initially named it the Church of Saigon (French: l’Eglise de Saïgon), the cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880. • Central Post Office: Marvel at the classic elements of Gothic, Renaissance, and French colonial design. • Ben Thanh Market: Visit one of the oldest markets in Ho Chi Minh City. Get the chance to see other popular tourist destinations like the Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee, and Nguyen Hue Walking Street.

Cu Chi Tunnels Shooting Gun & Mekong Delta Full Day Tour

4. Cu Chi Tunnels Shooting Gun & Mekong Delta Full Day Tour

07h30 AM: Departing from VietNam TravelGroup office at 55 Do Quang Dau Street, Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, pick you up at your accomodation and arriving at Handicraft Village. You can find out about traditional Vietnamese art paintings. Paintings are drawn sophisticatedly and brightly. We may stop along the way for refreshments and toilet. 09h00 AM: It takes us 1 hour to reach Ben Dinh – a system network belonging to Cu Chi tunnels. Ben Dinh Tunnel When you go through the entrance, you will watch a brief propaganda video, which introduces the Vietnam War and the way the tunnels were utilized to struggle against G.Is in the Vietnam war. We will visit surthe roundings and follow our tour guide to discover Ben Dinh tunnel. Tour guide will explain to you the life of people who lived under the ground and how they survived and contacted each other. Then, you will experience it realistically by crawling through the tunnels. Take some rest and have interesting conversations about the war in the past. 13h00 PM: We have lunch at restaurant in Mekong delta 02h00 PM: Tourists then experience sitting on special means of transportation which used to move around on the Tien River. Along the river’s banks, there are a lot of Coconut Trees Lines, and floating houses, and go through lots of narrow streams to visit Unicorn Island. If you have a sweet tooth, the Coconut Candy Workshop is for you, and you can explore the process of making pieces of coconut candy and enjoy tasting sweety candy. Rice wine is a popular drink here and it has a superior flavor. Then, you will go ahead to a place to enjoy some iconic Vietnamese fruits, and get pleasure from listening to and watching artists performing “Southern Vietnamese folk music” accredited by UNESCO in 2013 as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. We keep going to the last destination on this island to visit the Beekeeping farm in which pure honey products are naturally produced. After that, we return to My Tho by boat and end our journey on the silky river. Finally, sit back in your comfortable van for a convenient ride back to your hotel at 6:00 PM.

Private Saigon City Tour with Car Pick-Up from Phu My Port

5. Private Saigon City Tour with Car Pick-Up from Phu My Port

The tour guide and driver will pick you up at the port with the sign board of your name. On this tour of Saigon visit some of the cities notable landmarks in a comfortable air-conditioned van. First, visit the Ben Thanh market. This market was built in 1914, and also the first must-see attraction for tourist to take many lively pictures of local market activities. You can find out many things in the market including kitchen equipment, souvenirs, garments, foods, fruits, and more. Explore the bustling market and see the vast number of goods the market has to offer. After the market head to the Saigon Notre Dame Basilica. This beautiful basilica was designed in the 1870s by a French architect J.Bourad and demonstrates neo-Romanesque architecture with materials imported from France. It is also called as “Saigon church” or “Virgin Mary church” and a favorite place for local couples to take pre-wedding photo shot. Your tour of the famous landmarks of the city will continue with a visit to the Saigon Central Post Office built in 1891 before heading to the War Remnants Museum or the Reunification Palace. IF you are a history lover and want to know more about the American war in Vietnam you might want to visit the War Remnants Museum. The Reunification offers a different option to look at the history of Saigon while exploring the architecture of the palace. Then head to the Jade Emperor Pagoda. Built in 1909 by the Chinese community, it’s the most impressive spiritual place for local worshippers to pray for their career or love, especially for having babies. Visit here is a great chance for you to discover the traditional Asian worship culture. After that, you will have lunch at the local restaurant. The tour guide and car will bring you back to the port.

Ho Chi Minh: Sai Gon - The City Of Bustle And Bright Lights

6. Ho Chi Minh: Sai Gon - The City Of Bustle And Bright Lights

Our tour guide will pick you up in front of your hotel by car You will visit Ben Thanh Market. This is one of the most famous markets in Ho Chi Minh, one of the places that attracts the most tourists. Because this place can clearly describe the bustling activities of a local market. You can feel the enthusiasm of the sellers and find diverse goods everywhere Next, you will enjoy the splendid beauty of the Independence Palace. You will have the opportunity to admire the luxurious rooms surrounded by a large garden. In addition, you will discover secret rooms - where the President of Vietnam worked in history, and can see ancient and meticulous architectural works from the French period but very luxurious with unique interiors expensive and rare furniture, besides, you can understand more about Vietnamese history through true stories from the past In addition, you will go to the War Museums. In this museum, you can see how Vietnamese people fought in the war along with the weapons that they used to fight, you can feel the pain and loss that Vietnamese people suffered during the war The next place you will visit is Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. It is also known as “Saigon Cathedral” or “Cathedral of the Virgin Mary” and is a favorite spot for local couples to take wedding photos. You can admire ancient architectural works that have remained the same after many years In addition, you will have a chance to go to the Central Post Office. This post office was designed by Gustave Eiffel - the man who created famous works such as the Eiffel Tower, you can admire classical architecture along with exquisite patterns from the French period right in the center of Saigon Finally, you will arrive at the Jade Emperor Pagoda. This is one of the holiest temples to pray for their career or love, especially for having babies. Visit here is a great chance for you to discover the real Asian worship culture. End Saigon City Tour By Car

From HCM: Cu Chi Tunnels & Saigon City - History Of Vietnam

7. From HCM: Cu Chi Tunnels & Saigon City - History Of Vietnam

With this trip, you can understand more about the history of Vietnam through the true story on the bloody battlefield, and you can discover most famous places in Ho Chi Minh City To start this trip, Our tour guide will pick you up in front of your hotel 1 Cu Chi Tunnels: •Cu Chi Tunnels will be the best choice for you to make you understand more about the history of Vietnamese people. One of the complex networks of spider-web-like tunnels is known as the underground city. •You can see how Vietnamese guerrillas lived, resisted, and fought and how they used leaves to camouflage themselves during the war and how they created the secret refuge •You will have the opportunity to go inside the narrow tunnel to truly feel how Vietnamese guerrillas on the bloody battlefield •In addition, you can also watch short documentaries, authentic footage of the war recorded by brave cameraman •Besides that, you can shoot with real bullets and real famous guns like AK-47, and M-60,…. •Finally, you will taste the flavor of tapioca that is cooked by the Hoang Cam stove - a special stove with the ability to hide smoke. 2 Saigon City •You will visit Ben Thanh Market. This is one of the most famous markets in Ho Chi Minh, one of the places that attracts the most tourists. Because this place can clearly describe the bustling activities of a local market. You can feel the enthusiasm of the sellers and find diverse goods everywhere •Next, you will enjoy the splendid beauty of the Independence Palace. You will have the opportunity to admire the luxurious rooms surrounded by a large garden. • You will discover secret rooms - where the President of Vietnam worked in history, and can see ancient and meticulous architectural works from the French period but very luxurious with unique interiors expensive and rare furniture, besides, you can understand more about Vietnamese history through true stories from the past. In addition, you will go to the War Museums. In this museum, you can see how Vietnamese people fought in the war along with the weapons that they used to fight, you can feel the pain and loss that Vietnamese people suffered during the war •The next place you will visit is Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. It is also known as “Saigon Cathedral” or “Cathedral of the Virgin Mary” and is a favorite spot for local couples to take wedding photos. You can admire ancient architectural works that have remained the same after many years •You will go to the Central Post Office. This post office was designed by Gustave Eiffel - the man who created famous works such as the Eiffel Tower, you can admire classical architecture along with exquisite patterns from the French period right in the center of Saigon •Finally, you will arrive at the Jade Emperor Pagoda. This is one of the holiest temples to pray for their career or love, especially for having babies. Visit here is a great chance for you to discover the real Asian worship culture. End Cu Chi Tunnels & Saigon City Tour

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon): Private Tour with a Local Guide

8. Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon): Private Tour with a Local Guide

Your expert local city guide will show you the city's best parts, including many hidden secrets you can’t find easily on your own. On this walking tour will be able to see a lot of sightseeing points within a short timeframe. Apart from explaining the sightseeing points your guide can provide insight into the history and culture of the city and the country in general. The focus of this tour is to see the city like a local. However, this private tour can be customised according to your wishes. Sightseeing points to visit can be agreed upon in advance or discussed when meeting up. STANDARD sightseeing places we can easily visit during the tour are: • Ben Thanh Market: The most famous shopping destination for tourists where you can buy local handicrafts, branded items, Vietnamese art and other souvenirs. • Saigon Central Post Office: Largest post office and oldest colonial structure. It is a vital part of Ho Chi Minh’s city’s colonial legacy. • Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral: Breathtaking architecture of stained-glass windows, elaborate stone carvings and spires which reach heights of over 100 meters. • Independence Palace: Historical monument for witnessing significant changes in Saigon’s history. • War Remnants Museum: Museum that shows the evolution of the gruesome Vietnam War. • Cu Chi Tunnels: Extensive tunnel system used by Viet Cong soldiers as shelter, hospital and hiding place for food and weapons. This attraction is located outside of the city and needs at least a half day to visit. Some examples of HIDDEN SECRETS we can visit: • Saigon Waterbus: Enjoy a relaxing boat ride on the Saigon River with excellent views of the city, a perfect activity for sunset. • Secret weapon bunker: Nearly three tons of weapons from the Vietnam War still remain in this small, hidden museum. • Ho Thi Ky Food Street: Some of the best street food in Vietnam • Bitexco Financial Tower: Unique design modelled after the image of a lotus bud reaching up to the sky. • Bình Tây Market: oldest market in Ho Chi Minh City • Cholon: Vietnam’s largest Chinatown • Jade Emperor Pagoda: One of the most atmospheric temples filled with statues of divinities & grotesque heroes. • Thien Hau Temple: Chinese-style temple that holds high cultural & historical significance. Please note that it is not guaranteed to visit all the sightseeing places listed here. How many places you can visit depends on the length of the tour booked and how much time you spend at each place. After booking you can discuss the detailed itinerary with your guide.

Highlights of Saigon City by Car

9. Highlights of Saigon City by Car

Embark on a journey through the vibrant landmarks of Saigon: Ben Thanh Market (1914): Capture the lively essence of local market activities with the first must-see attraction, offering a plethora of items including kitchen equipment, souvenirs, garments, foods, and fruits. Saigon Notre Dame Basilica (1870s): Marvel at the neo-Romanesque beauty designed by French architect J. Bourad, featuring materials imported from France. Known as "Saigon church" or "Virgin Mary church," it's a favorite spot for local couples' pre-wedding photos. Saigon Central Post Office (1891): Admire the surprising architecture, not by Gustave Eiffel but Alfred Foulhoux. This historical post office is a blend of functionality and aesthetics. Reunification Palace: Explore this captivating palace surrounded by expansive gardens, concealing secret rooms, antique furniture, and a command bunker. Beyond its historical significance, appreciate its architectural values and Feng Shui ambiance. War Remnants Museum OR Reunification Palace: Choose between the War Remnants Museum for a deeper understanding of the American War in Vietnam or the iconic Reunification Palace, celebrated for its historical and architectural significance. Jade Emperor Pagoda (1909): Immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere of this impressive pagoda, constructed by the Chinese community. A sacred place for local worshippers, it provides an opportunity to witness authentic Asian worship culture and pray for various aspects of life. Conclude your Saigon City Tour by Car, having experienced the rich history, diverse architecture, and cultural significance of these iconic landmarks.

Discover SaiGon with Local guide - City tour Half Day

10. Discover SaiGon with Local guide - City tour Half Day

Explore the vibrant offerings of Saigon with these iconic destinations: Ben Thanh Market: Established in 1914, it's a bustling hub where you can capture the essence of local market life. From kitchenware to souvenirs, garments to fresh produce, it offers a kaleidoscope of goods. Saigon Notre Dame Basilica: Designed by French architect J. Bourad in the 1870s, this neo-Romanesque gem boasts imported materials from France. Dubbed "Saigon church" or "Virgin Mary church," it's a beloved spot for couples to capture pre-wedding memories. Saigon Central Post Office: A marvel of architecture, this 1891 landmark—attributed to Alfred Foulhoux, not Gustave Eiffel—never fails to astonish. Its ornate design and historical significance make it a must-visit. Reunification Palace: Delve into history at this grand palace, surrounded by expansive gardens. Discover its hidden chambers, antique furnishings, and a commanding bunker, offering insights into Vietnam's past and architectural splendor. War Remnants Museum OR Reunification Palace: For history enthusiasts, the War Museum sheds light on Vietnam's turbulent past, particularly the American War. Alternatively, the Reunification Palace stands as a symbol of Saigon's history and architectural significance. Jade Emperor Pagoda: A spiritual haven since 1909, this pagoda—built by the Chinese community—is revered by locals seeking blessings for career advancements, love, and fertility. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Asian worship culture. Conclude your Saigon city tour by car, enriched with memorable experiences and cultural insights.

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Ho Chi Minh City: Saigon City Half-Day Tour

Ho Chi Minh City: Saigon City Half-Day Tour

Brief Itinerary Perfect way to discover the most bustling Saigon and their culture as well as history. •Notre Dame Cathedral (The repair work has not been completed, you cannot go inside) •Saigon Post Office •Reunification Palace •War museum •Local market (it's flexible, can be skipped if there is not enough time).

Saigon: Private Half-Day Car Tour of Ho Chi Minh City

Saigon: Private Half-Day Car Tour of Ho Chi Minh City

Explore the fascinating city of Saigon, also known as Ho Chi Minh City, on this half-day tour. Travel in comfort in your private, air-conditioned car, and learn about the city's landmarks with your helpful guide. Meet your guide at your hotel, and head first to the Ban Thanh Market. Snap photos of the lively market's activities, or take the opportunity to buy kitchen equipment, souvenirs, garments, fruit, and many other foods. Next, pay a visit to the neo-Romanesque Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, which dates from the 19th century. Keep an eye out for local couples taking their pre-wedding shots at this beautiful basilica, officially known as the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception. Admire the surprising architecture at your next stop, the Saigon Central Post Office. Hear how the building is often mistakenly attributed to Gustave Eiffel, even though it was designed by Alfred Foulhoux. Then, it's decision time. Choose between the War Remnants Museum to learn more about the American War in Vietnam, or the Reunification Palace. Also known as the Independence Palace, the latter site is a landmark of Saigon history and architecture, which once served as the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Finally, end your tour at the Jade Emperor Pagoda. See the local worshippers in prayer for their careers, love, and fertility. Enjoy this taste of Taoist worship culture, before being dropped off back at your hotel.

Saigon: Half-Day Private City Tour By Car

Saigon: Half-Day Private City Tour By Car

Enjoy a half-day city tour that reveals Saigon's turbulent past and also provides a glimpse into what modern day Saigon has to offer. Learn about the Vietnam War through the point of view of a local at must-see attractions. Visit iconic landmarks such as Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, Saigon Central Post Office, City Hall, The Opera House, War Remnants Museum, Jade Emperor Pagoda, and Ben Thanh Market. • Reunification Palace: Discover the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam until 30th April, 1975. • War Remnants Museum: See countless artifacts, photographs, and pictures documenting the second Indochina war. • Cathedral Notre-Dame: Established by French colonists who initially named it the Church of Saigon (French: l’Eglise de Saïgon), the cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880. • Central Post Office: Marvel at the classic elements of Gothic, Renaissance, and French colonial design. • Ben Thanh Market: Visit one of the oldest markets in Ho Chi Minh City. Get the chance to see other popular tourist destinations like the Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee, and Nguyen Hue Walking Street.

Cu Chi Tunnels Shooting Gun & Mekong Delta Full Day Tour

Cu Chi Tunnels Shooting Gun & Mekong Delta Full Day Tour

07h30 AM: Departing from VietNam TravelGroup office at 55 Do Quang Dau Street, Ngu Lao Ward, District 1, pick you up at your accomodation and arriving at Handicraft Village. You can find out about traditional Vietnamese art paintings. Paintings are drawn sophisticatedly and brightly. We may stop along the way for refreshments and toilet. 09h00 AM: It takes us 1 hour to reach Ben Dinh – a system network belonging to Cu Chi tunnels. Ben Dinh Tunnel When you go through the entrance, you will watch a brief propaganda video, which introduces the Vietnam War and the way the tunnels were utilized to struggle against G.Is in the Vietnam war. We will visit surthe roundings and follow our tour guide to discover Ben Dinh tunnel. Tour guide will explain to you the life of people who lived under the ground and how they survived and contacted each other. Then, you will experience it realistically by crawling through the tunnels. Take some rest and have interesting conversations about the war in the past. 13h00 PM: We have lunch at restaurant in Mekong delta 02h00 PM: Tourists then experience sitting on special means of transportation which used to move around on the Tien River. Along the river’s banks, there are a lot of Coconut Trees Lines, and floating houses, and go through lots of narrow streams to visit Unicorn Island. If you have a sweet tooth, the Coconut Candy Workshop is for you, and you can explore the process of making pieces of coconut candy and enjoy tasting sweety candy. Rice wine is a popular drink here and it has a superior flavor. Then, you will go ahead to a place to enjoy some iconic Vietnamese fruits, and get pleasure from listening to and watching artists performing “Southern Vietnamese folk music” accredited by UNESCO in 2013 as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. We keep going to the last destination on this island to visit the Beekeeping farm in which pure honey products are naturally produced. After that, we return to My Tho by boat and end our journey on the silky river. Finally, sit back in your comfortable van for a convenient ride back to your hotel at 6:00 PM.

Private Saigon City Tour with Car Pick-Up from Phu My Port

Private Saigon City Tour with Car Pick-Up from Phu My Port

The tour guide and driver will pick you up at the port with the sign board of your name. On this tour of Saigon visit some of the cities notable landmarks in a comfortable air-conditioned van. First, visit the Ben Thanh market. This market was built in 1914, and also the first must-see attraction for tourist to take many lively pictures of local market activities. You can find out many things in the market including kitchen equipment, souvenirs, garments, foods, fruits, and more. Explore the bustling market and see the vast number of goods the market has to offer. After the market head to the Saigon Notre Dame Basilica. This beautiful basilica was designed in the 1870s by a French architect J.Bourad and demonstrates neo-Romanesque architecture with materials imported from France. It is also called as “Saigon church” or “Virgin Mary church” and a favorite place for local couples to take pre-wedding photo shot. Your tour of the famous landmarks of the city will continue with a visit to the Saigon Central Post Office built in 1891 before heading to the War Remnants Museum or the Reunification Palace. IF you are a history lover and want to know more about the American war in Vietnam you might want to visit the War Remnants Museum. The Reunification offers a different option to look at the history of Saigon while exploring the architecture of the palace. Then head to the Jade Emperor Pagoda. Built in 1909 by the Chinese community, it’s the most impressive spiritual place for local worshippers to pray for their career or love, especially for having babies. Visit here is a great chance for you to discover the traditional Asian worship culture. After that, you will have lunch at the local restaurant. The tour guide and car will bring you back to the port.

Ho Chi Minh: Sai Gon - The City Of Bustle And Bright Lights

Ho Chi Minh: Sai Gon - The City Of Bustle And Bright Lights

Our tour guide will pick you up in front of your hotel by car You will visit Ben Thanh Market. This is one of the most famous markets in Ho Chi Minh, one of the places that attracts the most tourists. Because this place can clearly describe the bustling activities of a local market. You can feel the enthusiasm of the sellers and find diverse goods everywhere Next, you will enjoy the splendid beauty of the Independence Palace. You will have the opportunity to admire the luxurious rooms surrounded by a large garden. In addition, you will discover secret rooms - where the President of Vietnam worked in history, and can see ancient and meticulous architectural works from the French period but very luxurious with unique interiors expensive and rare furniture, besides, you can understand more about Vietnamese history through true stories from the past In addition, you will go to the War Museums. In this museum, you can see how Vietnamese people fought in the war along with the weapons that they used to fight, you can feel the pain and loss that Vietnamese people suffered during the war The next place you will visit is Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. It is also known as “Saigon Cathedral” or “Cathedral of the Virgin Mary” and is a favorite spot for local couples to take wedding photos. You can admire ancient architectural works that have remained the same after many years In addition, you will have a chance to go to the Central Post Office. This post office was designed by Gustave Eiffel - the man who created famous works such as the Eiffel Tower, you can admire classical architecture along with exquisite patterns from the French period right in the center of Saigon Finally, you will arrive at the Jade Emperor Pagoda. This is one of the holiest temples to pray for their career or love, especially for having babies. Visit here is a great chance for you to discover the real Asian worship culture. End Saigon City Tour By Car

From HCM: Cu Chi Tunnels & Saigon City - History Of Vietnam

From HCM: Cu Chi Tunnels & Saigon City - History Of Vietnam

With this trip, you can understand more about the history of Vietnam through the true story on the bloody battlefield, and you can discover most famous places in Ho Chi Minh City To start this trip, Our tour guide will pick you up in front of your hotel 1 Cu Chi Tunnels: •Cu Chi Tunnels will be the best choice for you to make you understand more about the history of Vietnamese people. One of the complex networks of spider-web-like tunnels is known as the underground city. •You can see how Vietnamese guerrillas lived, resisted, and fought and how they used leaves to camouflage themselves during the war and how they created the secret refuge •You will have the opportunity to go inside the narrow tunnel to truly feel how Vietnamese guerrillas on the bloody battlefield •In addition, you can also watch short documentaries, authentic footage of the war recorded by brave cameraman •Besides that, you can shoot with real bullets and real famous guns like AK-47, and M-60,…. •Finally, you will taste the flavor of tapioca that is cooked by the Hoang Cam stove - a special stove with the ability to hide smoke. 2 Saigon City •You will visit Ben Thanh Market. This is one of the most famous markets in Ho Chi Minh, one of the places that attracts the most tourists. Because this place can clearly describe the bustling activities of a local market. You can feel the enthusiasm of the sellers and find diverse goods everywhere •Next, you will enjoy the splendid beauty of the Independence Palace. You will have the opportunity to admire the luxurious rooms surrounded by a large garden. • You will discover secret rooms - where the President of Vietnam worked in history, and can see ancient and meticulous architectural works from the French period but very luxurious with unique interiors expensive and rare furniture, besides, you can understand more about Vietnamese history through true stories from the past. In addition, you will go to the War Museums. In this museum, you can see how Vietnamese people fought in the war along with the weapons that they used to fight, you can feel the pain and loss that Vietnamese people suffered during the war •The next place you will visit is Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral. It is also known as “Saigon Cathedral” or “Cathedral of the Virgin Mary” and is a favorite spot for local couples to take wedding photos. You can admire ancient architectural works that have remained the same after many years •You will go to the Central Post Office. This post office was designed by Gustave Eiffel - the man who created famous works such as the Eiffel Tower, you can admire classical architecture along with exquisite patterns from the French period right in the center of Saigon •Finally, you will arrive at the Jade Emperor Pagoda. This is one of the holiest temples to pray for their career or love, especially for having babies. Visit here is a great chance for you to discover the real Asian worship culture. End Cu Chi Tunnels & Saigon City Tour

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon): Private Tour with a Local Guide

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon): Private Tour with a Local Guide

Your expert local city guide will show you the city's best parts, including many hidden secrets you can’t find easily on your own. On this walking tour will be able to see a lot of sightseeing points within a short timeframe. Apart from explaining the sightseeing points your guide can provide insight into the history and culture of the city and the country in general. The focus of this tour is to see the city like a local. However, this private tour can be customised according to your wishes. Sightseeing points to visit can be agreed upon in advance or discussed when meeting up. STANDARD sightseeing places we can easily visit during the tour are: • Ben Thanh Market: The most famous shopping destination for tourists where you can buy local handicrafts, branded items, Vietnamese art and other souvenirs. • Saigon Central Post Office: Largest post office and oldest colonial structure. It is a vital part of Ho Chi Minh’s city’s colonial legacy. • Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral: Breathtaking architecture of stained-glass windows, elaborate stone carvings and spires which reach heights of over 100 meters. • Independence Palace: Historical monument for witnessing significant changes in Saigon’s history. • War Remnants Museum: Museum that shows the evolution of the gruesome Vietnam War. • Cu Chi Tunnels: Extensive tunnel system used by Viet Cong soldiers as shelter, hospital and hiding place for food and weapons. This attraction is located outside of the city and needs at least a half day to visit. Some examples of HIDDEN SECRETS we can visit: • Saigon Waterbus: Enjoy a relaxing boat ride on the Saigon River with excellent views of the city, a perfect activity for sunset. • Secret weapon bunker: Nearly three tons of weapons from the Vietnam War still remain in this small, hidden museum. • Ho Thi Ky Food Street: Some of the best street food in Vietnam • Bitexco Financial Tower: Unique design modelled after the image of a lotus bud reaching up to the sky. • Bình Tây Market: oldest market in Ho Chi Minh City • Cholon: Vietnam’s largest Chinatown • Jade Emperor Pagoda: One of the most atmospheric temples filled with statues of divinities & grotesque heroes. • Thien Hau Temple: Chinese-style temple that holds high cultural & historical significance. Please note that it is not guaranteed to visit all the sightseeing places listed here. How many places you can visit depends on the length of the tour booked and how much time you spend at each place. After booking you can discuss the detailed itinerary with your guide.

Highlights of Saigon City by Car

Highlights of Saigon City by Car

Embark on a journey through the vibrant landmarks of Saigon: Ben Thanh Market (1914): Capture the lively essence of local market activities with the first must-see attraction, offering a plethora of items including kitchen equipment, souvenirs, garments, foods, and fruits. Saigon Notre Dame Basilica (1870s): Marvel at the neo-Romanesque beauty designed by French architect J. Bourad, featuring materials imported from France. Known as "Saigon church" or "Virgin Mary church," it's a favorite spot for local couples' pre-wedding photos. Saigon Central Post Office (1891): Admire the surprising architecture, not by Gustave Eiffel but Alfred Foulhoux. This historical post office is a blend of functionality and aesthetics. Reunification Palace: Explore this captivating palace surrounded by expansive gardens, concealing secret rooms, antique furniture, and a command bunker. Beyond its historical significance, appreciate its architectural values and Feng Shui ambiance. War Remnants Museum OR Reunification Palace: Choose between the War Remnants Museum for a deeper understanding of the American War in Vietnam or the iconic Reunification Palace, celebrated for its historical and architectural significance. Jade Emperor Pagoda (1909): Immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere of this impressive pagoda, constructed by the Chinese community. A sacred place for local worshippers, it provides an opportunity to witness authentic Asian worship culture and pray for various aspects of life. Conclude your Saigon City Tour by Car, having experienced the rich history, diverse architecture, and cultural significance of these iconic landmarks.

Discover SaiGon with Local guide - City tour Half Day

Discover SaiGon with Local guide - City tour Half Day

Explore the vibrant offerings of Saigon with these iconic destinations: Ben Thanh Market: Established in 1914, it's a bustling hub where you can capture the essence of local market life. From kitchenware to souvenirs, garments to fresh produce, it offers a kaleidoscope of goods. Saigon Notre Dame Basilica: Designed by French architect J. Bourad in the 1870s, this neo-Romanesque gem boasts imported materials from France. Dubbed "Saigon church" or "Virgin Mary church," it's a beloved spot for couples to capture pre-wedding memories. Saigon Central Post Office: A marvel of architecture, this 1891 landmark—attributed to Alfred Foulhoux, not Gustave Eiffel—never fails to astonish. Its ornate design and historical significance make it a must-visit. Reunification Palace: Delve into history at this grand palace, surrounded by expansive gardens. Discover its hidden chambers, antique furnishings, and a commanding bunker, offering insights into Vietnam's past and architectural splendor. War Remnants Museum OR Reunification Palace: For history enthusiasts, the War Museum sheds light on Vietnam's turbulent past, particularly the American War. Alternatively, the Reunification Palace stands as a symbol of Saigon's history and architectural significance. Jade Emperor Pagoda: A spiritual haven since 1909, this pagoda—built by the Chinese community—is revered by locals seeking blessings for career advancements, love, and fertility. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Asian worship culture. Conclude your Saigon city tour by car, enriched with memorable experiences and cultural insights.

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4.8
(77 reviews)

Our tour guide Nhi was knowledgeable, professional and enthusiastic. She answered to all our questions and never rushed us. We learned a lot through this tour. The only point was that the cathedral is currently under renovation and did not have the chance to visit it. But Nhi brought us around and in front while providing information about the notre dame cathedral. 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

Our tour of Saigonvwas excellent! Elvis was knowledgeable, explained everything. We went places we would not have found on our own. He was also very flexible about the start time when we needed it.. would recommend him to everyone!

This was a very informative tour! David was an excellent guide. He was full of information, and helped take great pictures. We learned so much about HCMC, and I recommend it highly!

Jack was an amazing and very knowledgeable guide. couldn't have had a better tour. The lunch provided is absolutely delicious!

These boys way and above to look after us , Long was brilliant