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Jade Emperor Pagoda

Jade Emperor Pagoda

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Built at the turn of the 20th century and dedicated to the Taoist god, Emperor Jade Chua Ngoc Hoang (or the God of Heavens), the Jade Emperor Pagoda is a working temple that’s widely considered to be one of the finest and most atmospheric in Ho Chi Minh City.

Beneath a roof adorned with elaborate depictions of dragons, birds, and animals, this fascinating pagoda is filled with exquisite gilt woodcarvings and reinforced papier maché statues of various Buddhist and Taoist deities.

The statue of the Jade Emperor, shrouded in robes and flanked by his guardians, resides in the dramatically named Chamber of 10 Hells. Out the door and to the left of this main chamber is a semi-­enclosed room presided over by Thanh Hoang, the Chief of Hell, sitting alongside his red horse, while the Goddess of Mercy, Kuan Yin, an important part of any Taoist temple, has an altar on the top floor.

To the right of the tree­lined courtyard in front of the temple grounds is an overcrowded tortoise pond, earning the temple its nickname, Tortoise Pagoda.

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7am-­6pm
73 Mai Thi Luu Street, Ho Chi Minh City, South Vietnam

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Ho Chi Minh City Private Half-Day Tour by Jeep

Ho Chi Minh City Private Half-Day Tour by Jeep

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Get to know the history and culture of Ho Chi Minh City on a private sightseeing tour by Jeep. Traveling with a guide, you'll see a selection of the main sights, like the War Remnants Museum, the Independence Palace (aka Reunification Palace), Emperor Jade Pagoda, Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, and Ben Thanh Market. Entrance fees are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.00
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$54.00

Ho Chi Minh City Tour (8 Hour Excursion From Phu My Seaport)

Ho Chi Minh City Tour (8 Hour Excursion From Phu My Seaport)

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Embrace the spirit of Saigon – “Pearl of the Far East” with a day trip visiting the iconic landmarks of the city and soaking up the rich tapestry of history and culture. This Vietnamese metropolis can intimidate at first, but with a local to guide you on a Ho Chi Minh City tour, it’s never been easier to visit this incredible city. This city tour unravels Saigon’s turbulent past and also provides a glimpse into the fascinating variety the city has to offer. High light • Experience the special atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City • Enjoy a delicious Vietnamese lunch • Learn more about the Vietnam War, explore the old and new Saigon, and admire the highlights of the city • Admire magnificent pagodas, impressive buildings, and traditional markets
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00
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$135.00
Price varies by group size

Private & All-Inclusive Ho Chi Minh City Instagram Tour: Hidden Gems

Private & All-Inclusive Ho Chi Minh City Instagram Tour: Hidden Gems

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If you’re planning a trip to Vietnam, the iconic city of Ho Chi Minh will already be on your itinerary. To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the best spots, let us show you around on our Ho Chi Minh Instagram Tour! Forget everything you think you know about guided tours when you come with us - there are no stuffy silences or boring monologues here! ===== Tour Schedule 10:00 AM – Pick up at your hotel 10:15 AM – Arrive at the Notre Dame Cathedral 10:45 AM – Visit The Central Post Office 11:45 AM – Visit the “Pink Church" 12:30 PM – Explore a hidden weapons bunker 1:15 PM – Lunch Time! 2:45 PM – Visit the Ho Chi Minh Squares (People’s Committee) 3:00 PM – Stroll along Nguyen Hue Street and grab views of Bitexco 3:30 PM – Visit Instagrammable boutique shops and enjoy coffee & dessert! 4:30 PM – Visit the Minh Dang Quang Pagoda 5:15 PM – View the tallest building in HCMC and relax in a secret spot by the river 6:15 PM – Arrive back at your hotel
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.70
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$107.70
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SAIGON SHORE EXCURSION: Car Services + LOCAL TOUR GUIDE in Saigon

SAIGON SHORE EXCURSION: Car Services + LOCAL TOUR GUIDE in Saigon

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+ Our itinerary are flexible and changeable to make you have a great local experiences. + Our private tour guide will do tour in the Ho Chi Minh City in a very flexible way to match your interest and hobby until the time must drive back to the cruise port. - 7:30-8:00Am Our driver will welcome you with a sign (your name) at Phu My port gate (2 to 5 minutes by shuttle bus from the ship to the gate) and depart to Saigon around 1. 5 hours by private mini-van. • Our Tour Guide will welcome you in Saigon Center then you will start your date with Saigon City Tour. - We'll discover history and culture of Saigon with: • Local Wet Market • The Jade Emperor temple • City Hall • Opera House • Central Post Office • Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral - Lunch at local restaurant with Pho (noodles soup) • Saigon Skydeck with 50 floor - Enjoy a great view of Saigon. • War Museum or Reunification Palace - Our guide will say goodbye then the driver will send you back the ship.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.00
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$109.00
Price varies by group size

Deluxe Half-Day Saigon Sightseeing Group Tour

Deluxe Half-Day Saigon Sightseeing Group Tour

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Gain a unique perspective of Ho Chi Minh City, where modern life meets traditional Vietnam. Tour the dynamic city with a professional guide who points out architectural features of French colonial–style buildings, such as Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral and Saigon Post Office. Visit other famous attractions including Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum, and the Jade Emperor Pagoda. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included from districts 1 and 3.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.67
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$26.67

Private Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Private Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Vietnam's largest city boasts energy travellers can feel the moment they step out onto the street. Discover the delights of lively Saigon with a friendly private guide from Vietravel. Get a local's perspective on this evocative Vietnamese metropolis as you explore Ho Chi Minh City at your own pace.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.90
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$75.90
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Ho Chi Minh city half day - Morning or Afternoon - Luxury group tour

Ho Chi Minh city half day - Morning or Afternoon - Luxury group tour

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Once dearly called Diamond of the Far-east with the luxury level overriding that of Hongkong or Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City is now the most populated city in Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh city is Vietnam’s largest city. It is a fast-paced urban area full of diverse people including street vendor selling fresh fruit and vegetables, to ritzy western-style bars and boutiques. This haft-day-tour unravels Saigon’s turbulent past and also provides a glimpse into the fascinating variety the city has to offer. We will visit the following places of interest: * The Reunification Palace * War Remants Museum * Notre Dame Cathedral * Central Post Office * Jade Emperor Pagoda * Ben Thanh Market
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.99
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$33.99

Discovering Unseen Parts Of Saigon Full Day

Discovering Unseen Parts Of Saigon Full Day

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At 8:00am, The driver and I will pick you up at hotel. The morning city exploration covers uniquely local places in the Saigon city: - Local wet market - Saigon's Eco village located on Saigon riverside, this peaceful tourist village is full of green spaces with flowers and swaying trees. It is famous weekend location for the local people for picnics and fishing. we will introduce to you how they grow the rice, how they catch a fish but in Saigon city (This is unseen part of Saigon). Enjoying a cup of Vietnamese coffee here is a great way to kick-start this amazing city exploration experience. - Ferry across Saigon River to see more local life. - Jade Pagoda (A must in Saigon) - Saigon Opera House, City Hall, Central Post Office, Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral - The CIA building in Saigon: Saigon Helicopter Photo - Nguyen Hue walking street - Stop at the restaurant for you enjoy lunch with local style - The Independence Palace or War Museum - Cao Dai Temple: Vietnamese religion
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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$89.00
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SAIGON SHORE EXCURSION: Old and New Parts of Saigon

SAIGON SHORE EXCURSION: Old and New Parts of Saigon

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We will take you on a tour of the city that will touch on some of the historical antecedents to modern Saigon as well as delving into some of the more everyday traditional lifestyle of the Saigonese. Our guide will introduce to you how they grow the rice, how they catch a fish but in Saigon city (This is unseen part of Saigon). Enjoy lunch at local restaurant with local specialty. After that we'll head to center and discover history and culture of Saigon with: • Local Wet Market • The Jade Emperor temple • City Hall • Opera House • Central Post Office • Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral • War Museum or Reunification Palace (Presidential Palace). • The CIA building in Saigon: Saigon Helicopter Photo + Our tour itinerary is flexible and changeable to make you have local most experiences. + All private tours are approximately 9-10 hours or longer depending on your time. At the end of the private tour, we will ensure that you return on-time to board the cruise ship
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$119.00
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$119.00
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Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion: Private City Tour Including Cyclo Ride

Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion: Private City Tour Including Cyclo Ride

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Experience Vietnamese culture and history during a private shore excursion to Ho Chi Minh City from Phu My or Lotus port. Travel in comfort to Vietnam’s most populous metropolitan area to see the Reunification Palace, visit the National History Museum, watch a water puppet show and savor an authentic Vietnamese lunch. In the afternoon, take a three-wheeled bicycle taxi known as a cyclo to see architectural landmarks from the French colonial era, including Saigon Opera House. Wrap up with some shopping at vibrant Ben Thanh market before returning to your ship.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.00
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$159.00
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The Best of Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from Phu My Port or any Cruise Port

The Best of Ho Chi Minh City Shore Excursion from Phu My Port or any Cruise Port

Explore Vietnam’s largest city—Ho Chi Minh City—while in port in Phu My or Cai Mep. Travel in the comfort of a private vehicle and benefit from the undivided attention of a private guide as you visit the War Remnants Museum, the Reunification Palace, and Notre Dame Cathedral. After lunch, stop by Ngoc Hoang Temple and Nha Rong wharf, then head to Ben Thanh Market to shop for souvenirs before returning to your cruise ship.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$156.89
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$156.89
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Saigon in a day from Phu My Cruise Harbor

Saigon in a day from Phu My Cruise Harbor

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- Tour is designed for best shore-excursion from Phu My harbor, - Our guide and drivers are professional and experienced - We cover all places to visit in a good pace - Our tour is easy to be able to customize following cruise time. - All is private tour and get "None left behind" policy.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$156.93
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$156.93
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Small-Group Ho Chi Minh City Tour with Cu Chi Tunnels

Small-Group Ho Chi Minh City Tour with Cu Chi Tunnels

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Combine a visit to the the Cu Chi Tunnels with a sightseeing tour of Ho Chi Minh City. Learn about the network of tunnels that provided an underground base for Viet Cong soldiers during the Vietnam War. Then return to the city for lunch and discover places of interest such as the Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral, Saigon Post Office, Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum. This small-group tour offers a great overview of Vietnamese culture and history.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.57
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$52.57

Full Day Saigon City Tour Including Cu Chi Tunnels

Full Day Saigon City Tour Including Cu Chi Tunnels

If you've got limited time in Ho Chi Minh City then opt for a tour that reveals the Vietnamese capital's major highlights over the course of just one day. Traveling by air-conditioned coach means you'll skip the hassle of navigating unfamiliar public transport and have more time to focus on attractions such as the Cu Chi Tunnels, Jade Emperor Pagoda, and Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica.
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  • 1 day
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$109.00
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$109.00

Saigon in a day from Phu My Cruise Harbor

Saigon in a day from Phu My Cruise Harbor

- Tour is designed for best shore-excursion from Chan May harbor, - Our guide and drivers are professional and experienced - We cover all places to visit in a good pace - Our tour is easy to be able to customize following cruise time. - All is private tour and get "None left behind" policy.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$156.93
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$156.93
Price varies by group size

Private Shore Excursion: Best Of Ho Chi Minh City (phu My Port)

Private Shore Excursion: Best Of Ho Chi Minh City (phu My Port)

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 Best of Ho Chi Minh City Travel along the countryside following the Saigon River to Ho Chi Minh City where you'll explore the National History Museum and watch a performance of Vietnamese water puppets. Drive past the Botanical and Zoological Gardens, City Hall, Ho Chi Minh Park and the site of the U.S. military's weekly updates at the Rex Hotel, home of the infamous "Friday Night Follies." You'll stop for photo opportunities at Notre Dame Cathedral, and the French Colonial Post Office, Reunification Palace, Enjoy a local vietnamese food at  restaurant in downtown Ho Chi Minh City (On your own budget). After lunch, you'll stop at Minh Phuong Lacquer Factory & visit  the Jade Pagoda. You'll have a free time to shop at Dong Khoi shopping Street & Ben Thanh Market before heading back to the pier. Notes: The drive from Phu My to Ho Chi Minh City is approximately one and half hours each way
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.20
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$140.20
Price varies by group size

Small-Group Saigon City Full Day Tour

Small-Group Saigon City Full Day Tour

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• Learn about the Vietnam War at the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum • Admire the French colonial architecture of Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office. • Visit to Jade Emperor Pagoda • Explore the old quarter of Saigon by visiting Chợ-lớn (China Town). • Local experience with riding a cyclo throughout alleys and local markets. • Hotel pickup and drop-off included • Small-group tour ensures personalized attention
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.00
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From
$92.00
Price varies by group size

Private City Tour Half Day By Scooter

Private City Tour Half Day By Scooter

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Discover city highlights in an unique way without car windows. A fun ride on the back of the scooter to visit main attractions: War Museum, Notre-Dame Catheral, Jade Emperor Pagoda and so on. Not only will you learn some fun and interesting facts about of each the places, our local guide will tell you things only a true native of Saigon knows and share you useful travel advice.
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  • 4 hours
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$19.24
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$19.24

Saigon Afternoon City Historical Tour By Motorbike

Saigon Afternoon City Historical Tour By Motorbike

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Uncover Ho Chi Minh City’s rich history through its buildings and streets on this afternoon tour. Instead of getting lost in the crowd on a large group tour, explore the city’s wartime monuments and colonial landmarks with your own private guide. Ask all the questions you have as you visit destinations like the Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum and the Jade Emperor Pagoda.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.12
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$30.12

Ho Chi Minh City Private Tour With Student By Scooter

Ho Chi Minh City Private Tour With Student By Scooter

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See the city all in a 4-hour tour! The scooter city tour of Saigon will focus on providing a variety of what Ho Chi Minh City has to offer including main sights and local spots. From Beautiful French Architecture to local alleyways where Vietnamese families work, live, and play. We simply arrange this tour with local tour guide who are experts at navigating their beloved city. This is a great way for you to gain some experience while sharing our unique culture with you from around the world. It’s like having a new friend to show you around, so WHY NOT?
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$16.00
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$16.00

Saigon Morning City Historical Tour By Motorbike

Saigon Morning City Historical Tour By Motorbike

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This tour is made especially just for you. By joining the tour, we will discover the modern city by taking a trip through central Ho Chi Minh City. The first place to be is the REUNIFICATION PALACE: One of the most unique and historically palace throughout Vietnam. Then, the next places will be NOTRE-DAME CATHEDRAL, and SAIGON CENTRAL POST OFFICE, just nearby the palace. Both of them are the symbols of Ho Chi Minh city. These Gothic styled French colonial building was physically being built around 1880- 1886. You will be able to see the impressive structures of OPERA HOUSE. The most important building of the City is the CITY HALL located at the end of the beautiful WALKING STREET - a must visit place in Saigon these days. Getting to the WAR REMNANTS MUSEUM. We will stop at the JADE-EMPEROR PAGODA. In the end, we will drive you back to the hotel, and let us have the honor to say goodbye and see you again soon as a friend.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.12
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$30.12

Hidden gems, breakfast & local coffee

Hidden gems, breakfast & local coffee

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Do you want to learn more about the culture and history of this city? Then don't miss out this tour which will give you great insights in traditions, remarkable moments in history and more! List of thinsg you will see/do on your tour: 1. Jade Emperor Temple: This well-known CHINESE temple was visted by Obama president 2. The Pink Church: The most checked-in church on Instagram. 3. Local Wet Market: Experience locals shopping at a typical Vietnamese market 4. Old Apartment Area: Explore the oldest apartment in town and places where people live off the beaten path 5. Flower Paradise: Jump into the best smelling and most colorful area of the city 6. Untold Story Time: Thich Quang Duc - The monk who burnt himself alive in 1963 7. Wander through narrow alleys and drink coffee at a local cafe Inclusions: - One local breakfast or lunch - Pickup and Dropoff at your accomodation - One cup of Vietnamese coffee - English speaking tour guide - Scooter Accident Insurance (up to 5000$)
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.66
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$17.66

Ho Chi Minh City Tour Half Day - Luxury group tour

Ho Chi Minh City Tour Half Day - Luxury group tour

Embrace the spirit of Saigon with a day trip visiting the iconic landmarks of the city and soaking up its rich tapestry of history and culture. With a local to guide you on this all-fees-paid tour, it’s never been easier to visit this incredible city. This vibrant tour unravels Saigon’s turbulent past and also provides a glimpse into the fascinating variety the city has to offer.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.99
From
$27.99

Sai Gon City Half Day Cyclo Ride Private

Sai Gon City Half Day Cyclo Ride Private

- A short glance to life of Vietnamese in biggest city - Learn various religions in a Far East country - Beautiful architecture of French colony buildings - Taste an authentic famous beef noodle - Flexible itinerary is up to your request
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.42
Price varies by group size
From
$56.42
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

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Jade Emperor Pagoda hours of operation: 7am-­6pm . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.