Ho Chi Minh City might be a modern metropolis, but it excels in the history stakes, too. Today, you’ll visit one of the city’s most popular attractions – the War Remnants Museum. This place sheds light on the Vietnam War, with its sobering displays of photos, artefacts and stories. Outside in the museum’s courtyard, you’ll find military equipment like a UH-1 Huey helicopter and a full-sized tank. Next, you’ll board the coach for a panoramic drive around downtown. Here, you’ll pass reminders of the city’s time under French rule, like the canary-yellow Central Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral, which is modelled on the famous Paris landmark. You’ll also get a chance to see underneath the pavements with a visit to the Viet Cong’s secret, underground arsenal. After, there’s time to stop at a local market, before heading back to the ship.
The journey time is approximately 2 hours each way. Please be aware that you may see images that some might find distressing.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.