Back to earlier 20th century, Vietnamese people were suppressed by both French colonialism and feudatory system. At that time, an extraordinary unique Vietnamese religion was formed to salvage people in southern Vietnam, named Cao Dai Religion. There are plenty stories about this religion alongside with Vietnamese history regardless to political, social and spiritual formation of South Vietnamese people. You will learn about distinctive religious features and lofty purpose of this religion is to unite people from different races, religions and nationalities. Back to Vietnam at present, emerge yourself in a local morning market where true Vietnamese characters are shown. This market is beyond your expectation about Vietnamese cultures as it contains a mix of Cambodian, Chinese and Vietnamese in term of cuisine, lifestyle and neighbourship. Final stop is theory-to-practice learning of Vietnamese traditional medicine. More than 3000 artifacts from stone ages will blow your mind that how fairy folks are still alive in daily local lifestyle. The storytelling museum will be a perfect hideaway from the heat of Sai Gon.
Xin Chào, My name is Thanh Binh (Peace in English). I have working in tourism industry for 2 years and observing foreigner confusing about the Mordern and Traditional values of Vietnamese. Therefore, I would invite you to see the truly soul of Vietnamese people - Humble - Friendly - Hard Working. What I love about Vietnamese: - Smile after crashing into each other on mortobikes - Giving food to a stranger to make friends. - Working hardly with smile Welcome to Saigon, home of mix Vietnamese culture!
Cambodian sweet soup or other snacks at stall will be included in the market.
Legendary Vietnamese Cà phê sữa đá aka Iced Milk Coffee or Black coffee
Caodai Temple in Sai Gon: The headquarter of Caodaism management in Ho Chi Minh city where most of the religion's activities are hosted. Le Hong Phong Market: Where local people live as a community and reflects the unique culture of Vietnamese through daily work, language, food and their friendliness. Fito Museum: This is museum for Vietnamese traditional medicine which store nearly 3000 artifacts of Vietnamese medical practices from stone age.
You will cover your ticket to the museum at entrance as personal interests. Our tour can be customized a little bit prior to your needs about timeline, duration and transportation.