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Visited Ho Chi Minh City in August 2019 for a day

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Submitted on Sep 10, 2019 Trip Brief

Sai Gon By Day - SAIGON HIDDEN GEMS

User submitted photo of Ho Chi Minh CityComing to dynamic Saigon, besides visiting all the famous attractions of the city, you cannot miss the most typical experience of Vietnam - Motorbike tour around Sai Gon:

  • Sit on the back of the motorbike to enjoy the diverse views of a beautiful city
  • Ride around local alleys to see the true lifestyle
  • Chinatown with all the features of the temple
  • Herbal, silver sugar
  • Local market with lively landscapes
  • Traditional handicrafts by taking a class in silver jewelery making


ITINERARY:

The tour starts at 8:30 am, you will spend a great morning with us visiting many places outside the beaten path in Saigon.

Walk across the bridge to another part of the city, where you'll find an interesting setting and listen to the untold story that will surprise you.

Strolling down small alleys, you'll see family-run businesses along the street, learn how city dwellers live - use their ground floor as food or food stalls or residences Upstair. Watch vendors cook fresh morning dishes and locals line up to buy their breakfast.

We stopped somewhere in the alley to have a cool drink

Then, following the trails to get to Chinese town first, we will visit a local market right in the local life while browsing through the stalls, watching vendors selling street vendors. and buyers bargain the latest items. The sounds of noise, color and smell are invigorating!

Follow with a drive to one of China's most famous clan houses. Dedicated to General Guan Yu, Guan An Hoi Quan, Tian Hou Pagoda is most impressive with its exquisite gilded woodwork, where devotees gather to perform daily prayers. Take the time to make a wish, write it down on a small card and attach it to one of the incense sticks in local customs.

Ride along the herbal path and get a chance to learn about different herbs before stopping at another corner of Cholon to get a peek into the Silver Street and its neighborhood, considered silver wholesale center in Southeast Asia because Vietnam Silver Crafts is still the best products in the world with design, skilled silvers and quality of silver.

After that, get a real experience of traditional handicrafts by taking a silver jewelry making class to join and creating a personal jewelry. After this deep visit, return to the hotel around 1:00 PM.


Travel Agent: https://www.beetrip.net

Price: 41 USD for adults, 34 USD for Children (Age 5 - 12)

Bonus:

  • Free hotel pick-up and drop-off (District 1&3). Surcharge (3-5$) will be applied for other districts.
  • 1 special drink
  • Experienced English-speaking tour guides
  • Admission fee
  • High-quality helmets, motorbike ride
  • Raincoats
  • Photos of the tour (sent via email)