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  • Discover China Town by Pedicab

    1. Discover China Town by Pedicab

    Choose from a group or private experience and begin your tour with a relaxing pedicab ride to the Lady Thien Hau Temple. This temple, built to worship Lady Thien Hau (the goddess of the sea), is one of the most interesting and ancient temples in the China Town area. After visiting the temple, you can walk around China Town and visit some of the local shops. Chinatown is also a place of great historical and cultural importance. This area is a popular site for those on the tourist trail and also attracts many Taiwanese and Chinese visitors. Chinatown is an interesting place to see classical Chinese architecture reminiscent of years gone by with plenty of Chinese restaurants. Here you can find traditional Chinese products including medicinal herbs, clothing, and more. After departing for the China Town area, you will visit Cha Tam Church. You will then go shopping at Binh Tay Market, the ...

  • War Remnant Museum, Central Post Office, Notre Dame on Cyclo

    2. War Remnant Museum, Central Post Office, Notre Dame on Cyclo

    Choose from two different itineraries: 1) Cyclo in Sagion Explore Ho Chi Minh City’s history by local transport, and experience the city as it was before the war. Visits the War Remnants Museum - it displays old military equipment and other related items from Vietnam War. See also the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and General Post Office which are beautiful examples of architecture from the French colonial period. Enjoy Pho or Banh Xeo - Vietnamese food - as a snack. You then will be taken back to your hotel.    2) Cyclo in China Town   Explore Ho Chi Minh City’s historic Chinatown, named Cho Lon, by local transport. Feel the hustle and bustle of street vendors selling a mixture of herbs for traditional medicine. Snake your way down tiny alleys on the agile vehicles, passing many small, family-run businesses. Come in the 250-year-old Lady Thien Hau Temple (God of the Sea). ...

  • Hidden Treasures of Ho Chi Minh City Private Tour

    3. Hidden Treasures of Ho Chi Minh City Private Tour

    Get an overview of the real lifestyle of Ho Chi Minh City on a 3-hour tour. Meet your guide and take the bus to Chinatown, where you’ll stop at a market to taste local fruit. Head to the iconic Binh Tay Market and visit the 19th-century Cha Tham Church. Continue to the Dai Quang Minh Market, with shops offering accessories for sewing and crafting. Take in the sacred atmosphere of the Thien Hau Temple, built in the 19th century and dedicated to Thien Hau, the goddess of seafarers. Stop for a coffee break at Cheo Leo, one of the city’s oldest cafés. End your private tour with a visit to Ban Co Market, a local favorite filled with stalls of clothing, jewelry, handbags and food.

    i enjoyed the textiles and notions, handicraft items. the temples were great as well.

  • Ho Chi Minh City: Private Tour from Hiep Phuoc Port

    4. Ho Chi Minh City: Private Tour from Hiep Phuoc Port

    After venturing to the city from the port, you can immerse yourself in local Vietnamese culture with a traditional "cyclo" ride through the narrow, colorful streets of Ho Chi Minh. As you make your way through this bustling hub, you will experience the daily life of the locals as they haggle at the countless markets dotted throughout the city. You will also witness vendors selling colorful materials, fresh fruit and vegetables, and of course, the famed Vietnamese street food! Following the sounds, sights and scents of Ho Chi Minh’s streets, you will begin to explore the Chinese-influenced Thien Hau Temple. Ho Chi Minh's temples offer an essential insight into the beliefs and customs of the Vietnamese, and this beautiful temple is no exception. This National Architectural Heritage Site, apart from housing beautiful art pieces and antiquities, gives an important insight into Vietnamese fo...

  • Ho Chi Minh: Half-day City Tour

    5. Ho Chi Minh: Half-day City Tour

    Ho Chi Minh City is the largest, busiest and most exciting city in Vietnam. It is filled with intrigue and culture and is a cultural melting pot. There's so much to discover here. Founded over 300 years, today Ho Chi Minh remains a fascinating place to visit. Choose from a shared or private tour and visit some of the most interesting sights that Ho Chi Minh City has to offer. Such as: • The War Remnants Museum, an intriguing exhibition that highlights the futility of the war. • The Reunification Palace, a beautifully preserved palace that was the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam during the 1960-1970s. • Notre Dame Cathedral, built in 1880. • The Old Post Office, built between 1886 – 1891. • Thien Hau Pagoda in Cho Lon, a Chinese style temple located on Nguyen Trai Street in Cho Lon (China Town). It is dedicated to Thien Hau, the Lady of the Sea, also known as '...

    The tour was amazing. We saw everywhere in Ho Chi Minh city in a half day. Our guide told us every details of the places. I learned lots of history from him. Thank you so much

  • Ho Chi Minh City: Private Full-Day Tour

    6. Ho Chi Minh City: Private Full-Day Tour

    Immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City on this full-day tour. Full of street vendors and glitzy, western-style bars, you will see all the major attractions from the history of Saigon - as the city was formerly known. Start at the Reunification Palace, where the “American War’” officially ended a tank of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of what was, at the time, the residence of President of the Republic of Vietnam. Go to the War Remnants Museum to see poignant displays, including the black and white photographs of the “Requiem” exhibit, dedicated to foreign and Vietnamese journalists and photographers who perished during the conflict. Continue to Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office, two of the finest examples of French colonial architecture in the city. After a lunch at the renowned Pho 2000, near bustling Ben Thanh Market, spen...

  • Saigon: Insider’s Half-Day Tour by Vintage Vespa

    7. Saigon: Insider’s Half-Day Tour by Vintage Vespa

    Feel the wind in your hair on a 4.5-hour tour of Ho Chi Minh City by Vespa. Your guide is a longtime resident of Saigon, and knows all the hidden gems. Explore historic and modern sites for a true insider’s view, starting with Tao Dan Park, home to butterflies, lush plants, and locals showing off their song birds. Continue to Reunification Palace, and learn about the North and South Vietnam negotiations after the Vietnam War. Admire the Gothic Central Post Office and stunning Notre-Dame Basillica, containing a statue of the Virgin Mary said to have shed tears in 2005. Your guide will enlighten you about Vietnamese wedding rituals and the role of religious organizations. Zip down bustling Dong Khoi Street and through District One, pausing on Nguyen Hue Street to see architecture that spans more than 300 years of the city’s history. Go to the Opera House (now the Municipal Theater) to m...

    They say you will have the trip of your life. We did. Exploring Viet Nam on the back of scooters was the best way to go. In half a day, we got to see sites (from the Burning Munk Monument to the City's skyline) that would have taken us a solid day to see. We met locals and felt like locals. The guide, Alina, was very knowledgeable, friendly and energetic. The two drivers, Tu and Quan, were so accommodating ----AND very safe drivers. Thank you for making this one of the highlights of our trip. We recommend this adventure to anyone visiting Viet Nam. Chris and David

  • Ho Chi Minh: Scooter Tour of Chinatown

    8. Ho Chi Minh: Scooter Tour of Chinatown

    See another side of Saigon with a tour of Cho Lon, also known as Chinatown. Travel with your guide by scooter and on foot and explore markets and off-the-beaten-path spots. Stroll through Binh Tay Market, enjoy a ride on a scooter, and visit a Chinese herb street at Trieu Quang Phuc. Stop at a local coffee for a delicious Vietnamese iced coffee at Thu Do market. Take in the colorful sights and exotic smells of the markets of Chinatown. See the spiral incense at Thien Hau Temple and stop by Chua Van Phat - the Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas.

  • Ho Chi Minh: Full-Day Private City Tour

    9. Ho Chi Minh: Full-Day Private City Tour

    You day will begin with a beautiful stroll through the pretty Ho Thi Ky Flower Market, the biggest in Ho Chi Minh City. You’ll get to view the colorful daily life of the city’s local traders while you navigate through the narrow and winding streets of the market. Afterwards, you will head to the Pet Market where you will pick up a bicycle for an hour of riding through the city. First, you will pass by the local food and fruit market where you will receive an insight into the local cuisine and daily Vietnamese life. Next you’ll get to whizz past many specialist local markets including leather, fabric, second-hand items and Chinese Medicine stalls. Your cycling leg of the tour will then end at the Thien Hau Temple. Located in Chinatown, Thien Hau Temple is widely considered the most beautiful in the entire city. After visiting this legendary temple, you will drive along the canal to see...

  • Ho Chi Minh City: Private Guided Sightseeing & History Tour

    10. Ho Chi Minh City: Private Guided Sightseeing & History Tour

    Your tour begins with hotel pick-up at 08:00AM by luxury air-conditioned vehicle, from here you will start your Ho Chi Minh half-day tour. Experience the city of Ho Chi Minh like never before, taking the day to explore the city's history, culture, and traditions as you tour around some of its most famed sites, markets, restaurants, and pagodas. Visit the Reunification Palace, being able to listen to your guide's interesting historical knowledge about the structure that was formerly the South Vietnamese President's residence prior to the end of the war in 1975. You will then get the chance to witness the French influence through the French colonial architecture of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Central Post Office. Following this, you will head over to the War Remnants Museum, where you can see the vast exhibits regarding the American-Vietnamese War. Next, enjoy a cycle ride to the Ben...

    It was a great tour, with a very friendly and knowledgable guide. We were lucky because we were the only two people booked for the day. That meant that we could stay as long or as short as we wanted at any particular sight. The hour-long cyclo bike ride through Chinatown and the Ho Thi Ky flower market was a great start. It's amazing how the cyclo drivers can maneuver around the rest of the crazy Saigon traffic! Next was a visit to the oldest Buddhist temple in Saigon. Watching the monks chant before eating their meal was a surreal experience. Every stop on the tour was an interesting part of the day. The guide answered every question that we had. This tour is a great value and definitely worth the money!

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What people are saying about Thien Hau Temple

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 62 reviews

It was a great tour, with a very friendly and knowledgable guide. We were lucky because we were the only two people booked for the day. That meant that we could stay as long or as short as we wanted at any particular sight. The hour-long cyclo bike ride through Chinatown and the Ho Thi Ky flower market was a great start. It's amazing how the cyclo drivers can maneuver around the rest of the crazy Saigon traffic! Next was a visit to the oldest Buddhist temple in Saigon. Watching the monks chant before eating their meal was a surreal experience. Every stop on the tour was an interesting part of the day. The guide answered every question that we had. This tour is a great value and definitely worth the money!

They say you will have the trip of your life. We did. Exploring Viet Nam on the back of scooters was the best way to go. In half a day, we got to see sites (from the Burning Munk Monument to the City's skyline) that would have taken us a solid day to see. We met locals and felt like locals. The guide, Alina, was very knowledgeable, friendly and energetic. The two drivers, Tu and Quan, were so accommodating ----AND very safe drivers. Thank you for making this one of the highlights of our trip. We recommend this adventure to anyone visiting Viet Nam. Chris and David

All things clear with my wonderful guide and I have an excellent experience with this trip. Especially, I enjoyed Pho is one of the famous dishes. Let travel with this company.

Great experience, our Guide Sunny is real sunshine. Everyone we had contact with was incredibly friendly.

i enjoyed the textiles and notions, handicraft items. the temples were great as well.