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Explore The Old Town Of Ho Chi Minh City

Today, I will share with you some of the major historical sites of Ho Chi Minh, or Sai Gon. Our first place is the Central Post Office, which was designed by the well-known engineer Eiffel. The Central Post Office is a beautifully preserved remnant of French colonial times and perhaps the grandest post office in all of southeast Asia.

From Ho Chi Minh
Online Experience
1 Hour
Asia
Upto 8 people
English
Highlights
  • Real-time experience live-streamed from the historical Ho Chi Minh City
  • Admire the French colonial architecture at the Opera House and the City Hall 
  • Visit the gorgeous Jade Emperor Pagoda
Description

On this live-streamed Online Experience, I will share with you some of the major historical sites of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. 

We will begin our tour at the Central Post Office designed by the well-known engineer Eiffel. This site is a beautifully preserved remnant of French colonial times and perhaps the grandest post office in all of southeast Asia. It features arched windows and wooden shutters, just as it would have in its heyday in the late 19th Century, and as we walk around it, you will get to admire its true magnificence. Next, we will visit the Saigon Opera House. An elegant colonial building and one of the most elaborate theatres in Indochina, it was built in 1897 and is used for staging opera and a wide range of performing arts, including ballet, musical concerts, Vietnamese traditional dance and plays.

We will then make our way to the heart of the city and see the City Hall. Formerly known as Hotel de Ville, the French built it in a renaissance style that was inspired by the design of town halls in France. A notable feature of the building is the bell tower that stands on a pyramid-shaped pedestal, and as we walk around, I will show you more interesting aspects of this building.
Continued on our trip, we will ride on a scooter to experience the traffic of Ho Chi Minh City, which can be very crazy and chaotic but is a lot of fun to mingle in.  Finally, we will end our tour at the Jade Emperor Pagoda, built in 1909 in honour of the supreme Taoist god (the Jade Emperor or King of Heaven). This is one of the most atmospheric temples in the city, stuffed with statues of divinities and grotesque heroes and perfumed with incense that obscures the exquisite woodcarvings. This is the perfect place to end our tour and say our goodbyes.

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 27 USD per screen OR as a private session for 99 USD for up to 8 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Tee Bui

I have been a tour guide and trip leader for more than 20 years. I was born and raised in the Central of Vietnam, in a very war-torn area in the Vietnam War or, as we call it, the American War. I live in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), and would be happy and proud to be able to show you around this city which has become my second hometown.

From USD 27 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.