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Discover Ho Chi Minh City, a perpetually buzzing metropolis with a rich history, both ancient and recent. Walk the deserted halls of Reunification Palace, where on April 30th, 1975, a North Vietnamese tank crashed through the front gates, signaling the fall of the city’s former incarnation, Saigon. Tour the History Museum for an in-depth look at how Vietnamese art and culture have unfolded over the centuries. Stop for photos at the Notre Dame Cathedral, a neo-Romanesque masterpiece featuring twin 130-foot-high spires, before venture to the Binh Tay Market, the ideal place to sample the city’s legendary street food. Next, visit the Thien Hau Temple, dedicated to the goddess that protects seafarers. Stroll beneath large coils of fragrantly smoldering incense and marvel at the intricate ceramic friezes looking down on the interior courtyard. Your last stop is a local lacquer workshop, where you’ll see this time-honored art performed by local craftspeople.
Witness the former Presidential Palace, where the end of the war played out in dramatic fashion.
Tour the History Museum, which chronicles Vietnamese culture dating back to the Bronze Age.
Explore a local market and visit a lacquer factory to witness the artful process from beginning to end.
What To BringShow
KeyCard and photo identification
What To WearShow
Hat and sunglasses
Guests must walk approximately 1.6 miles and navigate more than 80 steps on this excursion.
Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting this tour.
Location Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tour Code HC09
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