Taste the real Ho Chi Minh City by this Phu My shore excursion. Visit the sacred Heavenly Lady Pagoda, sample the traditional food Pho, stroll along Ben Thanh Market, enjoy coffee time in the rooftop bar, and make your camera ready by driving through various photo spots around the city.
 

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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)
Tour Category: Ho Chi Minh City shore excursions

 
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Start your Phu My shore excursion, meet your guide and driver at the gate of cruise port and then hop on a short drive to the central of Ho Chi Minh City. Visit the first place, Heavenly Lady Pagoda located in the bustle and hustle Chinatown. Also known as Thien Hau Pagoda, it is dedicated to the Chinese sea goddess Mazu with many traditional unique practices revealed in the Chinese-style architecture.

Thien-Hau-Pagoda-The-real-Ho-Chi-Minh-cityThen, you head to Ben Thanh Market, the biggest market in this city. Feel the vibrant atmosphere shown in selling and buying products by local people. Millions of goods are sold that you can find everything in this market, especially some specialties of Southern Vietnam. Continue on to a lacquerware workshop where you admire and experience the handmade local pieces of art. All kinds of different art style such as pottery, paintings, decoration, accessories, etc. can be found here. Get a glimpse of how local artisans transform these raw materials into poetry masterpieces. You can support them by purchasing some products at a reasonable price.

Minh-Phuong-lacquerware-workshopAfter that, move to the War Remnants Museum to take a closer look at the Vietnam War in the past. This attraction is not recommended for squeamish people. The museum is covered with a gloomy silence through exhibiting plenty of artifacts, old weapons, letters, documentaries, and so on. Learn how brave Vietnam soldiers fought against strong enemies.

War-Remnants-Museum-in-Ho-chi-minh-cityAfter a delicious meal sampling Pho – Vietnamese traditional noodle soup and spring rolls, on the drive around the city, if time permits, you will be transferred to various photo stops in the city including Independence Palace, Notre Dame de Saigon (now is under repaired), General Post Office, Opera house, Le Loi Avenue, Westmoreland former residence, Cabot Lodge. On the way, stop at Rex Hotel to enjoy a cup of coffee at a rooftop bar while getting a spectacular view over the city. Trip ends when the driver drops you at the port for the next departure.

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What’s included?

  • Round trip on private air-conditioner vehicle from Phu My port to Ho Chi Minh City
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Entrance & port fees
  • Lunch as indicated in the itinerary
  • 1 bottle of water

What’s excluded?

  • Other drinks
  • Tips
  • Other personal expenses