The tour will begin with a relaxing cyclo (pedicab) ride to the Lady Thien Hau Temple. This temple, built to worship Lady Thien Hau (the goddess of the sea), is one of the most interesting and ancient temples in the China Town area. Thien Hau is the Vietnamese transcription of the Chinese name Tianhou ("Empress of Heaven"), an epithet of the Chinese sea goddess Mazu, the deified form of Lin Moniang, a medieval Fujianese girl credited with saving one or some of her family members from harm during a typhoon through her spiritual power. After visiting the temple, you can walk around China Town and visit some of the local shops. Chinatown is also a place of great historical and cultural importance. This area is a popular site for those on the tourist trail and also attracts many Taiwanese and Chinese visitors. Chinatown is an interesting place to see classical Chinese architecture reminiscent of years gone by with plenty of Chinese restaurants.
Here you can find traditional Chinese products including: medicinal herbs, clothing and more.
After departing for the China Town area, we will visit Cha Tam Church. We will then go shopping at Binh Tay Market, the largest market in Ho Chi Minh City or at the lacquerware factory where you can find special products made here in Vietnam. You can easily combine exploring and shopping in Chinatown.
- Transfer and transportation as per itinerary
- Entrance fees
- Pedicab (Cyclo)
- Bottled drinking water
- English speaking tour guide (other languages available upon request)
- Travel insurance
- Free for children 0-5 years old
- 50% off for children 6-10 years old
- Tipping for local guides
- Personal expenses such as: shopping, telephone, beverage, etc.