Old Saigon, today Ho Chi Minh, 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 Accords, 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 cultures.
Panoramic tour of the city: the central post office (1886 - 1891, frame created by Gustave Eiffel), the Reunification Palace - the former residence of the presidents of the Republic of Vietnam (1962, architect Ngo Viet Thu, laureate of the Rome in 1955), the Town Hall (1898 - 1909, architect Femand Gardès), Notre Dame Cathedral (1877 - 1880, architect Jules Bourard), the pagoda of Lady Thien Hau (built in the 18th century by traders Chinese). You will be charmed by the styles of the Gothic novel with Indochinese or traditional Asian motifs.
The rest of the free time for last shopping and dinner until transfer to the airport for your departure flight. End of your trip to Vietnam.
Day 15: Saigon