Still referred to the locals as Saigon, your day’s program includes visiting the most highlights of the city; visiting the landmark Reunification Hall, heading to the Chinese district of Cholon where the Cantonese Thien Hau Pagoda will be visited; The War Remnants and followed by a walking tour to the Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall.
Depart your hotel to visit the landmark Reunification Hall, formerly known as the Presidential Palace – the headquarters of the Saigon Government during the American war.
Then heading out of the city centre on a short drive to District 5 to visit Thien Hau temple, built by the Cantonese congregation in the early 19th century to honour the Goddess of the Sea. The temple’s ornate interior courtyard is always full of life as worshippers from the local Chinese community come to offer their prayers. Take time to make a wish, write it on a small card and attach it to one of the incense coils in the local custom. Visit the Binh Tay Market — the central market for the city and one of its liveliest and most colorful areas.
Enjoy included lunch at nice local restaurant serving local specialties. And continue to the War Remnants Museum which was formerly known as the Exhibition House of American War Crimes. The museums exhibitions include some disturbing photographs of the Vietnam War, a real guillotine, a simulated “tiger cage” prison and jars of deformed fetuses blamed on Agent Orange.
Walk on Dong Khoi street, or Rue Catinat as it was known in the time of the French occupation, to discover some of the beautiful French colonial buildings built in the late 19th and early 20th century. Appreciate the splendidly restored exteriors of the Opera House and the former Hotel de Ville which are still two of the finest buildings in Saigon. Wander up to the Notre Dame Cathedral, a red brick edifice with twin spires based on the original construction from Paris. (It is only possible to visit inside when no service is being performed) Then head across the square to the Central Post Office, designed by the French architect, Gustav Eiffel, before he had risen to fame for the Eiffel Tower.
Included meals: Lunch
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