Notre Dame Cathedral
Following the French conquest of Cochinchina and Saigon, the Roman Catholic Church established a community and religious services for French colonialists. The first church was built on today's Ngo Duc Ke Street. There had been a Vietnamese pagoda, which had been abandoned during the war. Bishop Lefevre decided to make this pagoda a church.
Independence Palace (Dinh Đoc Lap), also known as Reunification Palace (Dinh Thống Nhar), built on the site of the former Norodom Palace, is a landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
It was designed by architect Ngô Viet Thu and was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
It was the site of the end of the Vietnam War during the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, when a North Vietnamese Army tank crashed through its gates.
Embrace the spirit of Saigon with a day trip in Ho Chi Minh City soaking up the rich tapestry of history and culture.
Visit the iconic landmarks of the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office, and hear the tragedy of war at the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum. Visit to Cholon – Big Market and haggle for a bargain at Binh Tay Market. Back to hotel.
- Air conditioned Bus
- English – Experienced Tour Guide
- 1 Meal with Local Foods and 8 dishes
- Entrance Fees And Tickets
- Water & Tissues…Everyday
TOUR 1 DAY:
HO CHI MINH – MY THO - BEN TRE - CAN THO
- From 2 to 14 pax: 80 USD / 1 pax
- More than 14 pax : 70 USD / 1 pax
The Central Post Office
Saigon Central Post Office (Buru dien Trung tâm Sài Gòn), is a post office in the downtown Ho Chi Minh City, near Saigon Notre Dame Basilica, the city's cathedral. The building was constructed when Vietnam was part of French Indochina in the late 19th century.
It counts with Gothic, Renaissance and French influences. It was constructed between 1886-1891 and is now a tourist attraction.
It was designed by Alfred Foulhoux, but is often erroneously credited as being the work of Gustave Eiffel or a collaboration between Foulhoux and Auguste Henri Vildieu
The War Remnants Museum (Bao tàng chung tích chien tranh) is a war museum at 28 Vo Van Tan, in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam. It contains exhibits relating to the Vietnam War and the first Indochina War involving the French colonialists.
Operated by the Vietnamese government, an earlier version of this museum opened on September 4, 1975, as the Exhibition House for US and Puppet Crimes (Nhà trung bày toi ác My-nguy).
It was located in the former United States Information Agency building. The exhibition was not the first of its kind for the North Vietnamese side, but rather followed a tradition of such exhibitions exposing war crimes, first those of the French and then those of the Americans, who had operated at in the country as early as 1954
War Remnants Museum
Local Vietnamese refer to it as Cho Lon, while local Vietnamese-Chinese refer it as 堤岸 - 新街市 "The New Market of Cho Lon", and the Chinese other than those living in Vietnam known it only as 堤岸 (Di'àn, or literally, "embankment").
"The Old Market" (舊街市) did exist in Cho Lon; it used to be on Nguyen Trai Street in District 5. It was destroyed in a raging fire and soon after, "The New Market" was built.
Although it was used extensively before the fire, local people rarely mention about this lost market except the elderly, or ones who has lived nearby long enough to know the history of this old market
Binh Tay Market