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Half-Day Small-Group Ho Chi Minh City Tour
"Visit Notre Dame Cathedral and Saigon Post Office two of the best highlights of old Saigon architecture.Walk to the nearby Reunification Palace witness of the historic events of old Saigon and famous for its architectural characteristics.Discover the very popular War Remnants Museum the one that gathers a comprehensive collection of the machinery weapons photographs and documentation of the Vietnam wars.Stop by the Jade Emperor Pagoda one of the most spectacularly colorful temples
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Small-Group Ho Chi Minh City Tour with Cu Chi Tunnels
"In the morning we will pick you up at your hotel. Leaving Ho Chi Minh City we drive through pleasant countryside before arriving at Cu Chi. Before entering the tunnels we watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. We then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels. Also on display are vari then we will pick you up for the afternoon tour to discover our city. We start by looking at the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Post Office. Built between 1877 and 1883 the Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Remarkably every stone used in its creation was shipped from France to Vietnam. Her two 40m towers topped with iron spires dominate the city’s skyline. The Old Post Office is another example of French colonial architecture and is also the country’s largest post office.Then we move on to see the Reunification Palace and War Museum. The Reunification Palace: This is one of the most important buildings in the city. Here on April 30th 1975 the ‘American War’ officially ended when tank number 843 of the North Vietnamese
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Deluxe Half-Day Saigon Sightseeing Group Tour
"Depart from your hotel to visit Notre Dame Cathedral and Saigon Post Office. Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880 by French colonists. It is a famous age-long neo-Romanesque cathedral in Southern Vietnam. Notre Dame Cathedral based on Gustave Eiffel’s design a famous French architect and has become the busiest post office in Vietnam where you can send letter buy stamps and books change money buy souvenirs and enjoy the elegant architecture. By the first sight visitors may feel that they’re brought back to 20th century railway station in Europe. Reunification Palace (formerly known as Independence Palace) has stayed in the mind of many generations. It is the famous historical building which passed thro
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Jade Emperor Pagoda Tips (13)

Jade Emporer Pagoda

This is one of the best temples in HCM. It is a little hard to find though. its a Taoist temple built by local Chinese residents in 1909 and is also known as the tortoise pagoda in Chinese. It's a...
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Jim_Eliason
Oct 12, 2016

EMPEROR JADE - PHUOC HAI

This Temple I was taken to when on my city tour.I was dropped off at the temple courtyard which had a tortoise pool, and quite a few people in the courtyard.On entering the main hall, the first thing...
balhannah
Apr 21, 2011

Jade Emperor Temple

This wonderful temple is located quite far from the city centre and I walked here from the zoo in the late afternoon. If you've got time for just one temple, this should be the one. Constructed by the...
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Willettsworld
May 03, 2010

Jade Emperor Pagoda

The Jade Emperor Pagoda provides an island of tranquillity in the sea of frenetic activity that is Saigon. With timber benches, shade trees, fish pond and pigeons, it is the ideal location to take a...
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JohanIsWeg
Dec 17, 2008

The Jade Emperor Pagoda (Chua Phuoc Hai Tu)(3)

In a corner of the main “chapel” is a staircase leading to the first level, and then to the roof terrace; On the first floor are also some small chapels, shrines, statues of different style from the...
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kokoryko
Nov 17, 2008

The Jade Emperor Pagoda (Chua Phuoc Hai Tu)(3)

In a corner of the main “chapel” is a staircase leading to the first level, and then to the roof terrace; On the first floor are also some small chapels, shrines, statues of different style from the...
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kokoryko
Nov 17, 2008

The Jade Emperor Pagoda (Chua Phuoc Hai Tu)

At some walking distance from the city hall area (Walking distance, as I am not afraid to walk 2 km) is one of the most famous pagodas of Saigon, Chua Phuoc Hai Tu, renowned for its impressive statues...
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kokoryko
Nov 17, 2008

The Jade Emperor Pagoda (Chua Phuoc Hai Tu) (2)

The Jade Emperor is the main Taoist deity, and on the main picture of the previous tip you could see lots of other deities aligned in two rows nearby; I know only few of the Catholic saints...
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kokoryko
Nov 17, 2008

Jade Emperor Pagoda - Are u 'Templed-out' Yet?

one of the most stunning and the oldest Chinese temple in Saigon. As you go in, you will smell the pungent smoke burned by the faithfuls. Inside you will see small and large artifacts of the Emperors....
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haydnesque
Oct 30, 2006

Jade Emperor Pagoda

Saigon was little more than a large, muddy village when the French seized it in 1859. "French IndoChina" would survive less than a century; but in that time Saigon became a major city.Its history...
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NedHopkins
Feb 12, 2006

Jade Emperor Pagoda

The Jade Emperor Pagoda is a gentle and exotic little spot full of character. The Chinese temple is filled with old carved statues and smoulders with incense. Set in calm leafy forecourts with a rare...
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Eurasian68
Jan 06, 2006

Phuoc Hai Tu (Jade Emperor Pagoda)

Built in 1909, the Jade Emperor Pagoda is one of the more colourful temples in Saigon. There and many elaborate carvings which depict the 10 levels of hell and the equivilent of 'judgement' day' in...
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Blatherwick
Oct 06, 2004
 
 
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