January 29, 2023 – This morning, your guide will greet you to depart for some sightseeing of the city.
Your first stop will be the Reunification Palace, the residence of South Vietnam’s former president before 1975. Later, you head to the War Museum, one of Vietnam’s most popular museums, which focuses primarily on the American side of the Vietnam War. Next, you will visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Post Office. Please note that the Cathedral is undergoing restoration through 2023 and will only be open for church services during this time.
Saigon is the country’s most dynamic city – a vital economic hub bustling with life. The city could be described as a reconciliation of Chinese and American influences, while retaining its distinct Vietnamese charm and character.
Modern office skyscrapers, next to Chinese pagodas, street markets, food vendors and imposing colonial buildings – they all create a fascinating, dynamic urban landscape.
A bit further, you come across The Café Apartment, an old nine-story apartment building that residents have converted into funky, stylish coffee shops and boutiques.
At The Café Apartment, there is a perfect place to relax for a traditional Vietnamese tea-tasting experience. You might not be a tea connoisseur, but you will find it fascinating all the same. After a day of exploring, it is a great way to end the afternoon.
Following your sightseeing, you will be transferred back to the Park Hyatt Hotel Saigon