Ho Chi Minh City Tour
This half day city tour unravels Saigon’s turbulent past ( After the war, Saigon, the former capital of the Republic of Vietnam, was renamed Ho Chi Minh City, however, the name Sai Gon is still very widely used) and also provides a glimpse into the fascinating variety the city has to offer. We visit the following places of interest.
Pick up at hotel at 13:00 – 13:30 PM.
• The Reunification Palace: Here on April 30th 1975 the ‘American War’ officially ended when tank number 843 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of what was, at the time the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam.
• War Remnants Museum: Formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes, this is a poignant display of the futility of war.
• Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office: Built between 1877 and 1883 this is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture.
• Cholon&ThienHau Pagoda: Cholon actually means Big Market – a claim that is well justified as Vietnam’s largest market, the BinhTay is situated here. The district is home to the city’s 400,000 Chinese and has many beautiful temples and pagodas.
Our tour finish around 18:00 PM, the car will transport you back to your hotel. Tour ends.