Cholon District Tours

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Cholon, Saigon's Chinatown district, dominates the west bank of the city, boasting the attractions of Quan Am Pagoda, Thien Hau Temple, Binh Tay Market and numerous teahouses. Visit this long-established Chinese community (the largest of its kind in Vietnam) and soak up the fascinating culture, architecture and sights. 

Quan Am Pagoda - a Chinese-style Buddhist temple -  features beautiful courtyards, gardens, a pond and a Jade Emperor. At Thien Hau Temple, dedicated to the goddess of the sea, check the stunning carved porcelain ceiling designs.

Cholon Mosque and Cha Tam - the catholic cathedral - as well as the thriving Binh Tay market also add to the rich texture of this historic community.

Practical Info

Cholon, covering districts 5 & 6, can be reached by boat from the jetty on Saigon river down Ben Nghe channel, or by taxi or bike. Head for Binh Tay Market as a central starting point. From here hire a cyclo by the hour to leisurely cruise Nguyen Trai Road and its nearby streets to Quan Am pagoda and Thien Hau temple as you take in the area's unique atmosphere.

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Address: Centered around Nguyen Trai, Districts 5 & 6, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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SHORE EXCURSION - ESSENCE OF SAIGON - PAST AND PRESENT

With just one day in port in Ho Chi Minh City, this tour ensures that you maximize your time and take in all the highlights. Admire landmarks including the Central Post Office and the Reunification Palace, learn more about Vietnam’s history at the War Remnants Museum, and browse the stalls at Ben Thanh Market. After lunch, explore the lively Chinatown district aboard a traditional cyclo, then watch the sunset over the city from a rooftop bar.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$120.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$120.00 USD

Private Ho Chi Minh City Discovery Full-Day Guided Tour

See more of Ho Chi Minh City in less of the time on this private guided tour. Admire colonial-era landmarks like Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office, and Saigon Opera House. Discover the turbulent war years at the War Remnants Museum, shop for souvenirs at Ben Thanh Market, and visit the Ba Thien Hau Temple. Your tour includes door-to-door transport and a local lunch.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$76.00 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Private Full Day Tour of Ho Chi Minh City including Lunch

This private tour of Ho Chi Minh City is led by your own personal guide who provides fascinating insight into the culture, history and daily life. Explore the city in the comfort of an air-conditioned private vehicle and visit key attractions such as the Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office. After lunch at a local restaurant, see Chinatown, Binh Tay Market and Thien Hau Pagoda.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$33.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$33.00 USD

Full-Day Saigon City Tour Including Cyclo Ride

Let a local guide unveil the highlights of Saigon, one of Vietnam’s most vibrant cities. This full-day tour of Ho Chi Minh City starts with a 40-minute cyclo ride to the Ho Thi Ky alleys for a walk to the flower market. Visit Binh Tay Market and Thien Hau Pagoda in Cho Lon (Chinatown) before you slurp up ‘pho’ (Vietnamese rice-noodle beef soup) for lunch. Stop at the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, and landmarks such as the Saigon Central Post Office and Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$59.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Half-Day Private Scooter Tour Including Light Meal

Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam’s largest city and the dizzying metropolis can be overwhelming for first-time visitors. This private 4-hour scooter tour makes getting around easy and you’ll get to admire landmarks such as the Independence Palace and the Bitexco Tower; explore vibrant Chinatown; browse the Binh Tay, Ho Thi Ky, and Ben Thanh markets; and visit the riverside District 8.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$43.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Cu Chi Tunnels and Saigon City Highlights Tour

This guided 10-hour tour showcases the best of Saigon and the Cu Chi tunnels of Ho Chi Minh City. Explore the Cu Chi tunnels, where you'll have a chance to learn how locals lived below the surface and prepared for the Tet Offensive. After a Vietnamese pho lunch from one of the best restaurants in the country, explore the city and its French-influenced buildings such as the Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral, and former Presidential Palace. This tour is ideal for travelers who want to learn more about the history and culture of Vietnam and how its past shaped its future.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$70.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Half-Day Discover Chinatown by Cyclo from Ho Chi Minh Port

Ho Chi Minh City is home to the biggest Chinatown in Vietnam, but it’s easy for first-time visitors to get lost in its maze-like streets. Hop aboard a traditional cyclo for a 6-hour guided shore excursion, visit Lady Thien Hau temple, browse the stalls at Binh Tay Market, and tuck into a typical Vietnamese lunch.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$113.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Full-Day Historical Discovery Tour of Ho Chi Minh City

Dive into Ho Chi Minh City’s history and culture on this 7-hour sightseeing tour with a guide. Visit attractions like Ben Thanh Market, Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral, Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum, Giac Lam Pagoda, and a lacquerware factory. Learn about the sites as you go, and break for a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$76.00 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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$76.00 USD

Private Half-Day Tour of Ho Chi Minh City

Get a personal introduction to Ho Chi Minh City on a 4-hour, private tour that includes all entrance fees, as well as pickup and drop-off at your hotel. Explore the lively streets of Chinatown, then visit Binh Tay Market and an 18th-century temple, and learn about wartime history at the War Remants Museum. This private tour offers the flexibility to customize the experience to your interests, and both morning and afternoon departures are available.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$8.80 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Ho Chi Minh Discovery in a full day city join in small group tour with lunch

This full-day tour of Ho Chi Minh City with a private guide is an excellent way to get acquainted with the city. Visit Thien Hau Temple, the War Remnants Museum, Binh Tay Market, and more. Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant. Your guide is happy to share local culture and insights along the way.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$44.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Saigon Full-Day City Tour

Visit the highlights of the city on this full-day tour of Saigon. Among the stops: the War Remnants Museum, Thien Hau Temple, Binh Tay Market, Independence Palace, and Saigon Central Post Office. Make the most of your time by exploring this bustling, dynamic city with a private guide.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$36.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Ho Chi Minh City Tour Including Presidential Museum and Cholon

This in-depth guided tour of Ho Chi Minh City focuses on places which preserve important moments in Vietnamese history. Every traveller’s interests are different, so this tour allows you to choose a customised itinerary.  Potential venues include the Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum, the French-built Notre Dame Cathedral, amongst others. You’ll also be able to shop at the Bến Thành market and Cholon Chinatown.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$80.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Saigon Streets of Chinatown Morning Tour

Follow a professional guide on foot during a walking tour of Ho Chi Minh City's Cho Lon, aka Chinatown. Venture to this little-explored corner of the city and experience its distinct charm. Stroll through Binh Tay Market and stop for iced coffee, enjoy a cyclo ride, and visit a Chinese herb shop before you board a rice barge and try Vietnamese cuisine at a cooking class. Numbers are limited to 8 people on this small-group tour.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$54.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Bike Tour of Ho Chi Minh City Including Lunch

Explore Ho Chi Minh City on a full-day bike tour that introduces you to the city's culture, history, and local lifestyle. With a guide, you'll see sights like Ba Thien Hau Temple and Reunification Palace and enjoy a Vietnamese lunch.
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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$56.25 USD
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  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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Half Day Saigon Morning Tour by Scooters

Explore Saigon on Vietnam's most exciting mode of transport on a scooter tour of Ho Chi Minh City, which provides a great introduction for first-time visitors. The tour takes place in the morning, when the roads are less busy and the streets less crowded, and reveals a side of Ho Chi Minh that only locals are familiar with. Plus, letting a guide drive means you'll have more time to focus on the sights. 
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$60.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Half Day Cho Lon Tour in Ho Chi Minh City

This morning tour takes you into the heart of Ho Chi Minh City to discover the vibrant streets of Cho Lon, aka Chinatown. With its Chinese character and traditional culture, Cho Lon is worth a half-day of guided exploration. Learn about various religious practices at the Church of St Francis Xavier and Thien Hau Pagoda. Finish with a lunch of local delicacies and return transport by public bus or taxi.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$22.50 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Ho Chi Minh City Full-Day Cooking Class with City Tour

Enjoy a day in Ho Chi Minh City that combines food, culture, and history on this 9-hour tour. You'll experience a bit of what local life is like as you learn about Vietnamese agriculture at an organic farm and enjoy a cooking class with a chef. Then check out city attractions such as Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office, and Chinatown (Cho Lon). Lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off with a driver-guide are included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$80.00 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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