Vietnam is a country with dynamic history and rich heritage. The Mekong quest tour starts with the Ho Chi Minh City also known as ‘Saigon’ the fallen capital. It is called the fallen capital because it was the capital of the French colony and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam from 1955 to 1975. Visit the stunning architecture at both the Notre Dame Cathedral, as well as its infamous Central Post Office. As in most of the countries Vietnam too has its own china town, it is called the Cho Lon district. Cho Lon means big market and the Binh Tay market is just that, a big market with herds of localities and tourist allowing us to peak into the modernizing Vietnam.
Vietnam is known for its war tourism. Cu Chi is the place where the Vietnamese resistance fighters constructed the incredible underground tunnel network during the long struggle for independence.
The Tay Ninh province houses the great temple of Cao Dai, a temple that has stood as a symbolism as religious unity for several decades. It is a place where the most dominant religions of Asia; Hinduism, Islam and Christianity come together as one.
Long stretches of palm trees and paddy fields, treat your eyes with and abundance if green and serene lifestyle at Ben Tre province in the Mekong delta. Visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda that is in the neighboring My Tho province. Next up is the Con Phung Island more popularly known as the Phoenix Island is a picturesque island across the Mekong River
The island used to be a commune for the “Coconut Monk”, currently it features a vista into the natural canals and Vietnamese cottage industries such as coconuts and water palms. Witness the production of delicious coconut candies, honey, wines, and a large selection of tropical fruits. Shop till your heart’s content and take back some sweet memories of Mekong.
- Ho Chi Minh – Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, Binh Tay market
- Cu Chi underground tunnel (war tourism)
- Cao Dai Great Temple
- Explore local cuisine at Tay Ninh
- Mekong delta – Vinh Trang Pagoda
- Boat ride to Con Phung Island
- My Tho – local factory visits (coconut candies, honey, rice wines and tropical fruit)
- Lunch on island
- Relax at Saigon
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