Danang – Hoi An: See ancient sculpture in the Cham Museum, and tour Buddhist cave temples in the Marble Mountains. A walking tour through the UNESCO listed Old Quarter; Countryside bike ride, visit an old merchant house, the Hoi An Museum, and a Chinese assembly hall.
Highlights: Departure for Song Mao with stop over at the former MACV headquarters, continue to Song Mao and Tuy Phong, stop at former American adviser compound located. Arriving in Phan Rang, visit Poklong Cham Gia Rai Towers to get a view of the former 1st Brigade base camp and airbase.
Location: Ly Nhon commune, Can Gio District, Ho Chi Minh City. Tel:(84-8) 38876169/ 38894008 Characteristics: Vam Sat Salt-Marsh Forest Ecological Tourist Zone contains most beautiful forests of Can Gio which is one of the world’s Salt-Marsh biosphere preserve.
Location: The ecological forest of Can Gio is situated 50km away from downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Characteristic: With an area of over 70,000 ha, of which 35,000 ha is salt-watered forest, Can Gio has been recognized as a biosphere reserve of the world by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Location: Ben Thanh Market is situated at the intersection of Le Loi Avenue, Ham Nghi Avenue, Tran Hung Dao Avenue and Le Lai Street, 700m south-west of the Rex Hotel. Characteristics: At first, the market was situated near the Ben Nghe River Dike. After being moved many times, it is now standing in the centre of the city where consumers can conveniently find all sorts of products.
Location: Doc Lap Palace is located on No.106 Nguyen Du Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Characteristic: Doc Lap Palace, also called Reunification Hall or Presidential Palace, was built in 1865 on the grounds of Norodom Palace as a residence for the French Governor General of Cochinchina.
Location: War Remnants Museum is located on Vo Van Tan Street, Ho Chi Minh City. Characteristic: The War Remnants Museum was established in September 1975 in Ho Chi Minh City. It contains countless artifacts, photographs, and pictures documenting American war crimes.
Location: Viet Nam History Museum is located on No. 2 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Characteristic: Through the different exhibits that can be seen, the museum portrays Viet Nam’s history from ancient times (approximately 300,000 years ago) up to the 1930s, when Viet Nam’s Communist Party was founded.
Location: Vinh Nghiem Pagoda is located at 339 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Road, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City. Characteristic: The pagoda is noteworthy for its ancient Asian architecture and the seven-storey Kwan-Yin tower.