Ho Chi Minh is a relatively small city. So it’s easy to walk around. We finished touring the while city in one day. Here are some of the highlights day tour. DIY of course!
Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica.. Slightly similar to the Notre Dame in Paris for the reason that Vietnam was colonized by the French. This would also explain why most of their architecture are French inspired
Located at theLe Loi Avenue is the Saigon Opera House.
We also went to the War Remnants Museum at 28 Vo Van Tan, in District 3, HCM City. The museum had themed rooms, military equipments such as helicopters, attack bombers and jets.
As mentioned, we were able to finish touring the city in one day. We had 3 more days left.. What to do.. What’s nice about where we stayed (Bui Vien Street) is that it’s a tourist area so there were a lot of travel agencies. Don’t worry, they aren’t scams. They’re actually helpful and prices are really cheap. So for the next few days, we went to Mui Ne, Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta River Tour.
You can buy your bus tickets to Mui Ne at the travel agencies. It’s around 300 pesos per way. It was a 5-6 hour drive but IT WAS WORTH IT!!
Mui Ne Fishing Village
Mui Ne Fairy Stream. This walking experience was magical! it was so beautiful. But be careful of the young boys who would accompany you along the stream. At the end of the “tour” they will ask for tip. and they won’t be contented with a small tip. I got irritated so I didn’t give any. Too rude.
White Sand Dunes. You can also rent an ATV. I recommend you do. It will save you time and effort going up the sand.
On the way to the red sand dunes, we encountered these carabaos. It was awesome!
Red San Dunes ❤
On our last day, we took a the Mekong Delta Tour. We went to the honey and bee farm.. I’d have to say that the Bohol bee farm is better than that. hehe but it was still an experience.
Mekong Delta River boat ride
It was a great trip! Thank you to Duc Vuong Hotel for our accommodation! Check out their website for your hotel bookings: http://www.ducvuonghotel.com/
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us”