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history walk

Tour Historic Buildings w an Architect

history walk

Tour Historic Buildings w an Architect

11 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Transportation
Hosted in
English
history walk

Tour Historic Buildings w an Architect

history walk

Tour Historic Buildings w an Architect

11 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Transportation
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We'll start right at the 1st building of our trip. The walking trip (and maybe in a car if there is a heavy rain) will consist of 3 to 4 antique local buildings in the heart of Saigon that you may never find in any official government tourism information and even Saigonese people like me will may just pass by them without a glance. For each building we'll go through its historic story, the original purpose of the building when it was built, the lives of people living there then and now. Moreover, we will have chance to see the architectural patterns back then influenced from American, French or Indochina. Nevertheless, taking picture of unique angle of the city within the building itself and the city from the buildings and of course I can help take picture of you with scenes, edit them and send to you later ;) Since the activities are in old building sites, so expecting a lot of walking and climbing stairs during the trip, your health need to be in normal condition to enjoy fully the trip. Please bring a bottle of water, small umbrella in case it rains and a good camera for pictures. Traveling as light as you can is my recommendation for this trip. A notebook if you want to take note anything ;) A small surprised tradition gift will be given at the end of the trip.

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Khiem

Architecture influences me a lot, since I was a kid. Now as an architectural & interior project manager/ producer in Vietnam, I involved to many renovation & construction projects. However there is a sad fact that is more and more beautiful historic buildings are destroyed and forgotten making way for modern construction. Not sure it's worth the price, nevertheless I want to share the beautiful architecture of Saigon's past to many people in the world even with Vietnamese that don't live in Saigon. This may be disappearing but should not be forgotten forever. I'm passionate to contribute a bit to Saigon's past beauty, as a proud Saigonese.

What's included

Transportation
Taxi will be provided by me when it rains heavily between building sites.

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Where you'll be

Firstly, we'll start at Yersin market in district 1, Hochiminh, an old local market right at the center of the city surrounding with historic buildings that were built 50-100 years ago. Secondly, we'll walk to Nguyen Thai Binh Apartment, but this one we'll enter deep inside to see how the local live in this old building. And lastly, we go to Ton That Dam apartment, which has a lot of indie cafe & restaurants, and some local shop ;)

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 15 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Since the activities are in old building sites, so expecting a lot of walking and climbing stairs during the trip, your health need to be in normal…

More tips

Since the activities are in old building sites, so expecting a lot of walking and climbing stairs during the trip, your health need to be in normal condition to enjoy fully the trip. You should bring - Camera or phone that has camera for pictures - Water bottle - Small umbrella in case it rains

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Khiem
Tour Historic Buildings w an Architect
11 reviews
€16/person
11 reviews
€16/person