Vietnam

Saigon – China Town Discovery

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period:

tour highlights

  • Wander through the streets of Saigon's historic Chinatown
  • Admire beautiful Cha Tam Church
  • Learn about traditional Vietnamese medicine
  • Find some unique wares in bustling Binh Tay Market
  • Cycle through fascinating Cholon & see Thien Hau Pagoda

tour details

Discover District 5, also known as Cholon, Saigon’s former Chinatown. You’ll visit Cha Tam Church, which has a connection to the fate of former South Vietnam’s president Ngo Dinh Diem & observe the Cao Dai church in District 5. You’ll wander through the museum of Vietnamese traditional medicine with its display of more than 3,000 items including traditional tools & medicine books as well as miniature traditional medicine houses. The museum building and its interior reflect the skilfulness of local artisans. You’ll immerse yourself in Binh Tay Market, the daily central market of Cholon where goods from all areas of southern Vietnam are traded. You’ll enjoy a one-hour cyclo tour through Cholon, visiting Thien Hau Pagoda & a local medicine vendor to learn more about traditional healing.

tour description

Discover District 5, also known as Cholon, Saigon's former Chinatown. Visit Cha Tam Church which has a connection to the fate of the former South Vietnam's president Ngo Dinh Diem and then visit the Cao Dai church in District 5, the seat of the Cao Cai sect Sangha in Ho Chi Minh City.
Our next stop is the museum of Vietnamese traditional medicine (FITO), the only museum of its kind in Vietnam. The FITO has more than 3,000 items including traditional tools and medicine books as well as miniatures of typical northern and southern medicine houses on display. The museum building and its interior reflect the skilfulness of local artisans.
Continue to visit Binh Tay Market, the central market of Cholon, trading daily goods coming from all directions of Southern Vietnam. Your Chinatown discovery ends with a one-hour cyclo tour through Cholon, including a visit to Thien Hau Pagoda and a stop at a local medicine vendor to learn more about the traditional way of healing.

includes

Transportation in A/C vehicles
Entrance and cyclo fees
60-minute foot massage
English or French-speaking local tour guide
(other language guides are available on request and surcharges apply)

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    Others
      Tour code: SGNDSCTD

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