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The Fito Museum in Saigon

The Fito Museum in Saigon

The museum is one of the most beautiful and entertaining museums we have been in for a long time.

The Fito Museum in Saigon is the first museum on traditional Vietnamese medicine. On display are nearly 3,000 Stone Age objects. The exhibits include tools for making medicines, knives, mortars and pestles, as well as documents and items from a traditional pharmacy.

Exponate Fito Museum

Exhibits Fito Museum

The hidden gem, which many locals do not even know, is set in a secluded alley with private homes, small businesses and cafes. Apart from the intense and unique collection of artifacts, the façade itself is a true work of art. The entire building conveys the atmosphere of a traditional North Vietnamese house . The 18 rooms with distinctive architectural charm on 5 floors are connected by a front and a rear wooden staircase.

Fito Bilder

Fito Museum exhibition

In addition, the First Museum of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine (FITO) regularly features a documentary film about the history of traditional Vietnamese medicine entitled "A Century of Healthcare Experience"

The Fito Museum has a large number of old books on traditional medicine, including many rare book series such as: Nam duoc than hieu, Y tong tam tinh, comprising 28 episodes and 66 volumes. Many tourists, even experts from Korea, China and Japan, visited the museum and found it very admirable and interesting.

Traditional costumes in the museum

Conclusion: It is worth a visit to get a fascinating insight into traditional Vietnamese everyday life and medical development through the centuries. At the end of the tour you will be invited to a cup of healthy herbal tea prepared by the nice staff.

Which alternatives are there to the usual travel offers?

 

Private city tour by car

Especially if you travel in small groups or with your family and have children, a private vehicle is the best choice. You can rent a private car to the Fito Museum in Saigon or simply combine with a private city tour .

The museum is open daily from 8:00 to 17:30.

The entrance fee is VND 120,000 for adults and VND 60,000 for children (less than 1,2 m).

Address:
41 Hoang Du Khuong Street,Ward 12, District 10,
Ho Chi Minh City,Vietnam
+84 28 3864 2430

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Binh Quoi Village

Binh Quoi Village - The oasis in Ho Chi Minh City

Nestled in a charming park with coconut palms, streams and cozy thatched cottages, the village offers views of the bygone era of the Mekong Delta.

On a property with lots of lawns, coconut palms, streams and cozy thatched huts, the village takes a look at the past few days in Vietnam's Mekong Delta.
 
Not everything is authentic here, but it reflects the original rural life in South Vietnam.
 
This village is perfect for escaping the hectic city for a few hours.
 
So, if you do not have time to visit the Mekong Delta, this is a great opportunity to take some nice pictures because this village offers beauty, relaxation and the legendary Vietnamese scenes that all Vietnamese visitors dream of.
 
And the entrance is free!

The giant water lilies are an impressive sight.

Fortunately, you can stand directly above them on the Monkey Bridge for a closer look. They are the biggest leaves we have ever seen. Some have a diameter of 2 meters!

And this water wheel is literally fascinating.

The beauty of the bamboo, the flowing water, the rhythmic movement and the soothing sounds literally make stress disappear.

What can you do here?

  • fishing
  • Sightseeing along the river
  • Relaxing in a bamboo hut by the water
  • Strolling through the traditional village and the park / gardens
  • Enjoy a meal in a floating restaurant
  • make many great pictures!
The restaurants are open every day and there is a special buffet dinner on the weekend. It offers a wide selection of classic Vietnamese dishes and costs 290,000 and $ 13.
 
Address:
Binh Quoi Village
Ward 28, Binh Thanh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
 
The best time to visit is on weekdays in the morning.
Binh Quoi Village is ideal for solo travelers, couples and families.

 

Private tours by car

Especially if you travel in small groups or with your family and have children, a private vehicle is the best choice. For example, a private car Book a visit to Binh Quoi Village in combination with the authentic and little-visited Ben Duoc Tunnels. 

The travel preferences are very different, but we believe that most visitors will like the village of Binh Quoi. It offers a few fun pleasures, but the most outstanding feature of the village of Binh Quoi is its rustic beauty.

We also recommend this place as an oasis of relaxation.

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City of Ghosts - The Village An Bang

The Village An Bang and the City of Ghosts

Find out all about the City of Ghosts near Hue, away from mass tourism.

Hue is a city with a long history and culture is definitely worth a visit. However, few people know about the An Bang Cemetery (Nghĩa Trang An Bắng in Vietnam), also known as the City of Ghosts.

About twenty kilometers east of Hue City lies the largest cemetery in the country.

After the reunification of Vietnam in 1975, many residents of An Bang Village emigrated to Europe and the United States. From there, they sent money back to their relatives, making it one of the richest villages in Vietnam.

The cemetery with its colorful structures on the white sand stretches over a length of 3 kilometers.

From Buddhist-style temples to gothic tombs with a lot of Romanesque columns, the cemetery's aesthetics are: anything is possible. Remarkably, many tombs in An Bang are duplicates of Nguyen Kings tombs and the royal citadel of Hue.

The last time we visited An Bang Cemetery, nobody was there. The cemetery was empty and we could explore and admire it undisturbed.

If you are looking for a unique place, be sure to visit An Bang Cemetery. You will be able to tell a great story for your loved ones at home.

In this "realm of the earth," it's normal for someone living on a piece of land to build their own tomb.

We recommend the An Bang Cemetery as an alternative half day tour from Hue. A unique, and not touristy place.

Our private vehicles are always available for you throughout Vietnam. We will gladly make you an individual offer according to your personal wishes and ideas. Just write us where you would like to go.

The exact location of the City of Ghosts can be found below:

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There are two different tunnels in Cu Chi

A non-tourist route to the Cu Chi Tunnel

You do not have to book a group tour to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. Experience the Cu Ci tunnels in Ben Duoc far from mass tourism.

Most information about the Cu Chi tunnels does not make it clear that there are two different locations to explore the tunnels. If you book a trip, you will most likely be taken to Ben Dinh tunnels.

Due to its proximity to Saigon, this place has become a tourist trap and offers a less authentic experience.

An alternative not yet overrun by tourists, the still authentic Ben Duoc tunnels are located just north of Saigon.

Join us to explore the authentic Cu Chi Tunnels in Ben Duoc.

On your journey through the tunnels you will not only hear fascinating stories about the history of Vietnam, but also learn what the life of the soldiers was during the war.

The Viet Cong set up many booby traps on the tunnels to prevent them from being found by American troops.

To get around this, the Americans started to use sheepdogs to track down these traps, but the Vietcong were smart enough not to be tracked down by these dogs. The Viet Cong started using American soap to distract the dogs.

The tunnels played a big role in helping the Vietnamese win the war for their independence.

As part of the excursion, you can try manioc, which was the staple food for guerrilla warriors in Cu Chi. If you want you can practice with an AK47, MK16 or a machine gun at the nearby shooting range (not included in the price).

It has been said that the Vietnamese will lose the war when the Cu Chi tunnels fall. If they persevere, they would win the war.

What alternative is there to the usual travel offers by bus.

Cu Chi tunnel by boat

If you are interested in a boat tour, you can e.g. at a Speedboat Tour take part. (This tour takes you to the Ben Dinh tunnels but is highly recommended because of the very varied boat ride) 

Private Cu Chi Tunnel tour by car

Especially if you travel in small groups or with your family and have children, a private vehicle is the best choice. You can rent a private car , or book a private Tour with your personal guide to the authentic and little-visited Ben Duoc tunnels from $ 89. Divided by 4 with your friends or family are the e.g. only about $ 22 per person. 

Both Ben Dinh and Ben Duoc tunnels have the same opening hours but different entrance fees.

Opening hours: daily from 8am to 5pm.

Entry fee Ben Dinh: 110,000 VND (about $ 5)

Entry fee Ben Douc: 90,000 VND (about $ 4)

If you need more information about transfer by car, you will find it here

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Steven
The food was exquisite and more than we could eat. From a traditional Mekong BBQ with fresh caught fish, boarding one of the boats at the floating market in Can Tho, picking our own fruits, cruising on the local ferry boats, karaoke (of course), just chilling in a hammock and much more...and that all without another tourist in sight.
Karin und Peter

You have done wonderful!

What we liked best was the history of Vietnam and the many historical and cultural impressions that we were able to take with us and ...

Karin&Peter

Heidelberg - Germany

Unseen vietnam tours
5.0
2019-01-22T13:44:00+07:00

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6

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