Duration: 8 hours
Start/End: Phu My Port/Phu My Port
Highlights: Thien Hau Pagoda, sample Pho, Ben Thanh Market, lacquerware workshop, War Remnants Museum, Photo stops around the city, Coffee at Rex Hotel
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
From Phu My port, hop on a 2-hour scenic drive to the city center. Your guide and driver transfer you to the first spot, Heavenly Lady Pagoda. Standing in the liveliest area of Ho Chi Minh City, Chinatown, the pagoda delivers the unique religious practices which dedicated to the Chinese Sea Goddess Mazu. Burn incense and soak in the tranquil space.
Continue on to Ben Thanh Market, the largest and most vibrant shopping hub in the city where sells millions of products from a pack of light snacks to Vietnamese traditional dresses made from premium silk. Next stop is a lacquerware workshop. With the hands of local artisans, every piece of art is made delicately transforming into many different art forms such as decorations, accessories, pottery products, paintings, and so on. Pick up some beautiful products as souvenirs to bring home.
Next, visit the War Remnants Museum. The museum is home to thousands of objects, items, weapons, artifacts, letters, and documents used in the Vietnam War. Keep a silent moment while walking inside and look directly at history. Admire how unbeatable Vietnamese soldiers fought against strong enemies. Then, enjoy a delicious bowl of Pho with a dish of spring rolls, the traditional foods of Vietnam.
On the way heading to the next place, photo stop at many iconic landmarks such as Independence Palace, General Post Office, Opera house, Le Loi Avenue, Westmoreland former residence, and Cabot Lodge. Enjoy a cup of Vietnamese coffee at the rooftop bar in Rex Hotel famous for the panoramic view. The trip ends when the driver drops you at the port.