Full Day Explore Ho Chi Minh
As a young city with only 300 years of history, Ho Chi Minh City has built many architectural works and has a diverse culture. The city’s tourist attractions are relatively diverse with many important architectural works built during the colonial period. With a system of 11 museums, mainly on the subject of history, Ho Chi Minh City is the number one museum in Vietnam. There are more than 1000 temples and pagodas built in the city over many periods. The churches appear mainly in the 19th century in the Roman style, Gothic. Ho Chi Minh City is also a shopping and entertainment center.
Stop by the Notre Dame Cathedral and discover the unique architecture
Discover the Central Post Office – a symbol of Saigon
Try many delicious local specialties in lunch
Travel to City Theater and admire the beautiful architecture
End the journey at Ben Thanh Market and buy gifts home
To start a day trip in Ho Chi Minh City, nothing is better than taking the morning trip to visit Independence Palace, also known at the Reunification palace that was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. This widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu and built on an area of 4,500 m² with 3 floors, 1 terrace, 2 mezzanines, ground floor, 2 basements and a terrace for helicopter landed. Outside the front and behind the Palace are two green parks. In the mid-1960s, it was the largest of its kind in the South and had the highest construction cost (150,000 kilograms of gold).
Continue the journey, you will be introduced with the Notre Dame Cathedral. This work is a replica of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris with building materials are imported entirely from France. The architecture of the church is built on the architectural style of J.Bourard which is Roman mixed with Gothic style architecture, including churches, bell towers and parks outside. With specially designed, the cathedral can withstand up to 10 times the entire interior church structure.
In the next destination, you can see the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times – the historic Central Post Office that is one of the typical buildings of Ho Chi Minh City, located at No. 2 St. Charles Square, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1. This work is built by the French from 1886-1891 and designed by Villedieu architect and his assistant – Foulhoux, which make it has European-style architecture combined with Asian decor.
Followed by the remarkable site of Ho Chi Minh city is the War Remnants Museum that has a vast display of both the Indochina wars. It is a museum dedicated to the doing research, preservation and display of the evidence of crimes and the consequences of wars invaded by forces. Thereby, the Museum remind the young generation the sense of anti-war invasion, peace protection and solidarity the friendship between the peoples in the world.
Besides visiting the historical site in Ho Chi Minh city, you cannot miss the chance to enjoy many delicious dishes here on your lunch at local restaurant. Saigon cuisine is considered as a hot pot because of the convergence and interference of many East-West cultural flows, ancient and modern. Specialties here are gathered from all over the place. And then, over time, they become Saigon’s own specialties. If you have the opportunity to stop at this young and busy land, do not forget to enjoy the dishes such as Banh Xeo, Com Tam, Banh Mi and Hu Tieu.
In the afternoon, you stop by the City Theater located at the end of Le Loi Street (District 1, HCMC). The theater was built in 1897 to perform entertainment for the French expeditionary soldiers, also known as popular entertainment destination of the elite. It has a neoclassical style inspired by the design of the Opera House in Paris, which is a charming and elegant artwork highlighting the heart of the vibrant Saigon.
The last destination in this journey is Ben Thanh Market located in Cua Nam – the intersection of Phan Boi Chau, Phan Chu Trinh, Le Thanh Ton and Quach Thi Trang Streets, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1. The most prominent symbol of the market is the clock image at the south end of the market, like the Big Ben clock in London. From all of that, this oldest market in Saigon is a great destination for you to pick up some gifts for friends and family.
Daily breakfast and meals as mentioned in the program
All land transfer by air-conditioned vehicles
All entrance fees and sightseeing fess as mentioned in the program
Local English-speaking tour guide
All local taxes and service charges
Visa approved letter if needed
Not mentioned international, regional and domestic flights
Tips for tour guide and driver
Personal Insurance (Highly recommend)
Optional tours and extra services
Other services not mentioned in the program
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