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Saigon City Tour: Have ever you tried an overnight cruise and recreate the floating market?

Saigon is expected to have an overnight cruise on the river and a floating market on the river to attract domestic and international tourists. Saigon City Tour is also a dynamic city that has experienced many ups and downs in history and is changing skin every day. Coming to the city tour, visitors will visit most of the historical sites, ancient architectural works and of course indispensable specialties and famous sidewalks of the city named Uncle – Ho Chi Minh City.

Saigon will have an overnight cruise and recreate the floating market

Floating Market on river in Saigon City
Floating Market on river in Saigon City – Source: Internnet

Accordingly, Saigon will develop important tourist routes on the river, such as re-enacting the floating market at Tan Thuan bridge area every Saturday and Sunday in Saigon; diversify entertainment services on watercraft, connect water entertainment and entertainment clubs such as yacht club, inflatable boat club, kayaking… to attract visitors Experience, create a bustling atmosphere on the inner city’s rivers, it is planned to recreate the floating market in the area near Tan Thuan bridge every Saturday and Sunday to develop water tourism.

In this phase, Saigon plans to build various types of overnight cruise ships on the Saigon River with a scale of 100-200 rooms, small wooden boats transporting from 10-50 guests to connect with the canal areas. Small/canal combined with visiting historical sites, communal houses, pagodas, and craft villages on the route.

Besides, continue to develop products with tourist routes to District 7 (route from Bach Dang wharf – Saigon river – Te canal – Ong Lon canal – Dia canal), Bach Dang – Can Gio tourist route. the same waterway tourist route from Saigon to Tien Giang, Ben Tre and vice versa.

The floating Market in the night
The floating Market in the night – Source: Internnet

In order to achieve the above goals, according to the Department of Tourism, the district 7 tourist route needs to upgrade and decorate the beauty around the inland wharf area, create more attractive tourist programs, link with other tourism services. Services on the route such as excursions, sightseeing Saigon River, watching the sunset, enjoying food, combined with visiting destinations in District 7 such as Cresent Mall, Crescent Lake, Starlight Bridge, 3D Artinus Museum … Invest in and link trams connecting Phu My Hung and Cu Lao Xanh (Nha Be) areas from Saigon South Marina Club wharf; develop a program of water experiences such as kayaking, canoeing (Saigon rowing station).

Read more: 17 places to visit in Saigon (Vietnam): Have you visited all? (Part 1)

Some other places you should try once

Giac Lam Pagoda

Giac Lam Pagoda
Giac Lam Pagoda – Source: Internnet

The pagoda is located at 565 (old number 118) Lac Long Quan Street, Ward 10, Tan Binh District, and was recognized as a national historical-cultural relic by the Ministry of Culture and Information in 1988. A special feature in the decoration of the temple in the first half of the twentieth century and still intact until now is that the pagoda has used 7,454 decorative plates along the two sides of the wall of West Street, the Buddha’s palace, the Tote tower, the roof, etc. This is a 300-year-old temple and is considered the oldest temple in the Southeast region.

Ba Thien Hau Temple

Ba Thien Hau Temple
Ba Thien Hau Temple – Source: Internnet

This is one of the temples and shrines, with the oldest history of the Chinese in Ho Chi Minh City. In addition to its importance as a location for her to meet her religious needs, this location also has another value as a place for her to congregate and offer support to one another. Vietnamese nationals of Chinese ancestry (Cantonese).

War Remnants Museum: A museum dedicated to researching, collecting, storing, preserving and displaying documents, images and artifacts about the vestiges of the Vietnam wars from the 20th century.

Notre-Dame Cathedral

Notre-Dame Cathedral saigon
Notre-Dame Cathedral saigon – Source: Internnet

The interior of the cathedral is designed into one main heart, two sub-beds, followed by two rows of chapels. The cathedral can accommodate about 1,200 people The cathedral has a circumference of 91 x 35.5 m, a height of 21 m. There is no fence around. The foundation of the church is specially designed to withstand a load 10 times greater than the entire architecture of the church above. From the outside, from the wall to the roof, the whole thing is a fresh red brick, without any moss clinging to it. A unique architecture that creates beauty for Saigon attracts a large number of pilgrims.

City Post Office

Built between 1886 and 1891 by the French, the building with its roof and arched windows is reminiscent of the first train stations in Europe.

Independence Palace

Independence Palace is a special national monument visited by a large number of domestic and foreign tourists and is a meeting place, receiving guests of the central leaders as well as the city. An architectural work associated with the nation’s history that anyone will want to learn.

Read more: 17 places to visit in Saigon (Vietnam): Have you visited all? (Part 2)

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