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16h00 every Saturday

Meeting point: Central Post Office, 2 Cong Xa Paris Street, Ben Nghe Ward, Dist. 1

Walking distance: 3km

Duration: 2.5 hours

16h00 - every Sunday

Meeting point: War Remnants Museum, 28 Vo Van Tan, Ward 6, Dist. 3

Walking distance: 3 km

Duration: 2.5 hours

Meet up with Vietravel's dynamic and friendly local tour guide as he unveils to you the hidden beauty of Saigon through its stories, landmarks and people.
 

  The Best of Sai Gon

16h00 – every Saturday

Meeting point: Central Post Office, 2 Cong Xa Paris Street, Ben Nghe Ward, Dist. 1

Walking distance: 3km | Duration: 2.5 hours

Introduction: This walking city tour provides a thorough view into Saigon’s most famous attractions located right in the heart of downtown, including elegant architectural buildings, high-end shopping street and end at the absolute must-visit Ben Thanh market.

Places to see:

  • Central Post Office - one of the oldest buildings in Saigon which was built around 1886 – 1891, based on the design of Gustave Eiffel who designed Eiffel Tower.
  • Saigon Notre Dame Basilica - a red brick edifice with twin spires based on the original construction from Paris, built between 1863 and 1880.
  • Dong Khoi shopping street - once known as famous Rue Catinat street which was admired as the Champs Elysee of Saigon during French Colonial.
  • Saigon Opera House – the elegant Municipal Theatre built in 1898 following the “flamboyant” style of the French 3rd Republic.
  • The People’s Committee - built in 1898 and was put into use in 1909. It was designed by Gardes who is a famous French architecture.
  • Ben Thanh market - an absolute must-visit market built in 1870, always bustling with hundreds of stores and thousands of trading goods, including souvenir, clothing, food and drinks.

 

  Saigon - Past and Present

16h00 - every Sunday

Meeting point: War Remnants Museum, 28 Vo Van Tan, Ward 6, Dist. 3

Walking distance: 3km | Duration: 2.5 hours

Introduction: Walk with us to see Saigon in both past and modern aspects, from hundred-year-old French Colonial buildings to bustling Bui Vien backpackers waking street full of night activities.

Places to see:

  • War Remnants Museum (outside visit only): once known as the ‘Museum of American War Crimes’ and first opened to the public in 1975, the museum displays a collection of graphic war photos and remnants reflecting Vietnam war through the eyes of Vietnamese.
  • Independence Palace (outside visit only): also known as Reunification Palace, was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
  • Ho Chi Minh City Museum (outside visit only): built in 1885, this building with neoclassical architecture was used as summer palace for King Gia Long during Nguyen dynasty, and now is a famous museum introducing Ho Chi Minh City and Southern Vietnam history and cultures.
  • Ben Thanh Market - an absolute must-visit market which was built in 1870, always busy with hundreds of stores and thousands of trading goods, including souvenirs, clothes, food and drinks.
  • Mariamman Pagoda: The temple is named after the goddess Mariamman, worshipped for miraculous powers including curing heat-based diseases and helping people find good spouses.
  • Taka Plaza and Asian Food Town: located in 23/9 Park, just a stone throw to backpacker district, the underground plaza and food court offer a wide range of choices for Asian food and shopping with attractive prices.
  • Bui Vien Walking Street: located in the famous backpackers area of Pham Ngu Lao – De Tham –Bui Vien, the night walking street Bui Vien is opened every weekend nights with local street food and lively pubs.