As you know , French came to Saigon in 1859 . And they wanted to re- built Saigon into a little Paris, a pearl of South East Asia . For this trip ,we not only take you to follow the steps of French instructions , but also give you a special moment to discover another face of Saigon , without the traffics and heat .
Be ready early and get on board .The first place will be the Nha Rong harbor ( 1863 ) ,where President Ho Chi Minh boarded on the ship “Latouche Treville Admiral” for a long journey to find out a solution to liberate the country , on the 5th Jun 1911. Nha Rong was formerly the representative office of the French Maritime Transport Company .
Passing the city Zoo you can see an over 300 years old part of Saigon , where French wanted to reserve it as the city’s lung .
Next, a photo stop at one of the most famous building in Viet nam –Reunification palace (1873). It was calledNorodom Palace – by the name of Cambodia King . From 1873 to 1887, the palace was used by the French Governor of Cochinchina . The recent building was rebuilt in 1966 and still remains nicely with a long and interesting history , you’ll be told while taking picture .
Another photo stop at the most beautiful basilica – Notredam Catheral (1877-1880 ) and Post Office center where The French wanted to show how great France was . Then ,a finest building with French architecture – Opera House , wonderful place for memorable group photos .
We will take you to the floating market in Saigon ( district 4- D4 ) , driving inside the traffic to the Central Park-Tao Dan will be another feeling . You’ll have chance to refresh yourself by pure air , old trees , beautiful flowers , and by seeing people doing exercise in the early morning with Taichi , public dancing….
“ The singing birds ” coffee shop will be a lovely ending . It’s located inside Tao Dan park , where you can taste the real local coffee and enjoy so many kinds of birds’ singing. Every morning, aviculturists come to the café with cages in hand, talking amongst themselves with passion and sharing their experience of breeding birds, showing off their prizes or just listening to the birds’ chirpings. Then continue our adventure by sidecar to the whole sale flower market ( D10 )
We’ll drop you back to the hotel after that . Good time to start a new day after an interesting journey . .