At 08:00-08:30AM, pick up at your hotel. Then you will visit the War Crime Museum (This museum tells the story of war from the Vietnamese perspective. Exhibits include photographs, machinery, and weapons that depict the harsh realities of war). Continue to the Thien Hau Temple (One of the most important pagodas in the city, this richly decorated temple is dedicated to Thien Hau, the Goddess of the Sea and patron of sailors. She travels over the oceans on a mat and ride the clouds to wherever she desires). You will also visit China town (Settled in the late 18th century, this labyrinthine section of Ho Chi Minh City bustles with restaurants, temples, exotic stores, and markets). Then your will take you in a local restaurant for lunch.
In the Afternoon you will stop at the Reunification Hall to visit the residence of the President Ngo Dinh Diem of the former South Vietnam until 1975 (1960s - Apr 1975s). You will see many interesting things as formal meeting rooms, private bedrooms and war situation rooms 10 meter beneath earth’s level. This address today still holds many important functions in HCMC. Your guide will tell you important historical facts about this building and some others colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral (Located in the heart of the city, this cathedral was built by the French in the late 1877s. A large statue of the Virgin Mary greets you as you walk into this neo-Romanesque cathedral, adorned by two tall spires flanking either side), the General Post Office (Designed by Gustav Eiffel, the Post Office is a testament to the French presence in the late 1800s. The look of this grand building is like an elegant railway station) and the City Hall (Find out why this is one of the most photographed buildings in Ho Chi Minh City. Constructed in the early 1900s, City Hall is a beautiful example of French colonial architecture).
Your tour will end around 17:00 in De Tham street - Pham Ngu Lao St.
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
De Tham Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Pham Ngu Lao Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.