Saigon - Tales of the City, is a half-day heritage walking tour that tells the incredible story of Saigon through its bustling streets, and its most evocative historical sights. It's a unique Saigon experience of history, architecture, food, and contemporary life. This experience is created for people who want to dig deeper than a standard city tour.
A half-day heritage walk with a Saigon resident, who moved to the city as a child in the post-war period, will reveal the incredible stories of Saigon through its bustling streets and most evocative historical sights. It’s a unique Saigon of history, architecture, food, and contemporary life.
During the walk, you explore the establishment of Saigon in the late 17th century, the haphazard arrival of the French and Vietnamese Modernist architecture, the 1968 Tet Offensive, the collapse of the US-backed South Vietnamese Government in 1975, and the city’s journey through post-war poverty to its hyperactive contemporary persona – millions of motorbikes, an economic powerhouse, and a magnet for people from across the country seeking opportunity. It’s an amazing tale of drama, intrigue, and fascinating characters. You view buildings and historical sites intimately connected with the city’s turbulent past. You learn lesser-known tales of the town, but you also take a fresh look at city icons such as the Post Office, the former French Lieutenant Governor’s residence, the former US Embassy, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Reunification Palace.
The tour wraps up with a family-style dinner which is also the highlight. Continue your conversation while savoring the delicious flavors of Vietnamese cuisine.
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