An, Da Nang, Saigon
Danang airport 30 minutes from Hoi An to take a morning flight to Saigon.
Arrival in Saigon and installation at your hotel.
ancient Saigon, now Ho Chi Minh, a city with a rich and tormented past,
nicknamed the Paris of the Far East, was the capital of French Indochina.
Saigon was destined to become the Singapore of the French. After Dien Bien Phu
and the Geneva Agreements, it became the capital of the Republic of Vietnam
before the American conflict. Saigon will retain some beautiful colonial
buildings, an urbanization with wide streets and influences of different
tour of the city: the central post office (1886 - 1891, framework created by
Gustave Eiffel), the Reunification Palace - the former residence of the
presidents of the Republic of Vietnam (1962, architect Ngo Viet Thu, winner of
the Prix de Rome in 1955), the Town Hall (1898 - 1909, architect Femand
Gardès), Notre Dame Cathedral (1877 - 1880, architect Jules Bourard), the
pagoda of the Celestial Lady Thien Hau (built in the 18th century by Chinese
merchants). You will be charmed by the styles of the Gothic novel with
Indochinese or traditional Asian motifs.
at the hotel.
Day 12: Hoi An, My Son, Saigon