Day 1: HO CHI MINH ARRIVAL – CITY TOUR & BITEXCO EXPERIENCE (L, D)
Welcome to Ho Chi Minh - the biggest city of Vietnam. On arrival, warmly welcomed by our guide and departure for visiting city tour:
• War Remnants Museum: Formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes, this is a poignant display of the futility of war. Some of the black and white photography in the ‘Requiem’ exhibit is particularly touching, dedicated to both foreign and Vietnamese journalists and photographers who perished during the conflict. The courtyard outside contains the spoils of war, namely rusting jets, tanks and cannons captured from the American military machine.
• Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office: Built between 1877 and 1883 this is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Remarkably every stone used in its creation was shipped from France to Vietnam. Her two 40m towers, topped with iron spires dominate the city’s skyline. The Old Post Office is another example of French colonial architecture and is also the country’s largest post office.
Have lunch at India restaurant then check in hotel.
Jade emperor Pagoda: Built in 1909 in honor of the supreme Taoist god, this is one of the most spectacularly atmospheric temples in HCMC, stuffed with statues of phantasmal divinities and grotesque heroes. The pungent smoke of incense fills the air, obscuring the exquisite woodcarvings.
• shopping center: free for your shopping time at Ben Thanh market, Sai Gon square, Takashymaya…..
After a few hours of discovering the city, you will enjoy your dinner at Indian restaurant then free for your evening or shopping at Ben Thanh night market. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.