Louis
LouisHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam"Graduated in Vietnam National University in 2015 Tour Operator and Tourist Guide"

Louis

About

Hallo mate! My name is Louis, I'm a local inhabitant and also a tourist guide in Ho Chi Minh city where we usually call "beloved Saigon". As I moved to the USA to discover new skies, my friend shared me this website and I was so impressed. Now in Vietnam, I would love to share with you all the wonderful people, views and cultures. Exprore!


Hobbies

Discover new cultures all around the world, singing and covering english and chinese songs ^^


Occupation

Tourist Guide


Languages

English, French


Interests

  • Photography
  • Outdoor
  • Others
  • Nightlife
  • Nature
  • Music and Dance
  • Local Culture
  • Hobbies
  • Food and Drinks
  • Art and Architecture

My prices

  • Full day USD $104.0
  • Half day USD $65.0
  • Virtual friend USD $65.0
Prices include all fees and taxes.
Prices shown are for 1 person. An extra 30% will be added for each additional person joining the group.

Local experience

Saigonese and its culture were the mixtures of Vietnamese, Chinese and French people. Therefore, enjoy this appropriateness:
+ Café et Baguette, sil vous plait:
7:30: Start the day with Café sua da, the traditional Vietnamese coffee and a Banh mi (Vietnamese baguette). Enjoy the country’s signature food and baverage at a street stall or at the “bird café” in Tao Dan Park (enter via Cach Mang Thang Tam street, Ben Thanh).
+ What’s pho breakfast?
09:00: Continue your stroll into the chaos of the morning commute. It’s time for breakfast so head south-east for about 15 minutes to arrive at Pho Quynh (323 Pham Ngu Lao, Pham Ngu Lao), where you can eat like the locals, slurping on beef pho. Make sure to load up the bowl – Saigon style – with herbs, greens, soy and chilli sauce.
+ A potted history:
10:00: Take a taxi to Notre Dame Cathedral (Nguyen Du, Ben Nghe), built to resemble its Parisian equivalent but on a smaller scale. Next door you’ll find the elegant Central
Post Office with a dramatic domed ceiling sheltering the ordered chaos inside. For an eye-opening look at Vietnam’s war-torn history, walk up Pasteur street and turn left onto Vo Van Tan to arrive at the War Remnants Museum. Enter and explore the tragic legacy of decades of conflict.
+ Lunch with a view:
12:30: For lunch, amble back to Pasteur to find Secret Garden Restaurant & Teahouse (158 Pasteur, Ben Nghe). Here you’ll munch on fresh and crunchy dishes like the spicy beef and crab claw salad, which will make your tastebuds sing. Housed at the top of a block of flats, this rooftop garden is a little dining oasis.
+ Find inner peace – or just peace lilies:
15:30: Get back in a taxi and travel south-east to Chua Van Phat (14 Nghia Thuc, Phuong 6) for an insight into how local Buddhists live. Walk to the top of the pagoda and take in its majestic beauty – 10,000 buddhas, large and small, are set throughout this holy site.
+ Local favourite:
17:00: To feel the energy the youthful entrepreneurial scene is bringing to the city, hail another taxi to Station 3A (Ton Duc Thang, Ben Nghe).
18:00: Dinnertime! If you want Vietnamese dishes served tapas style, visit Cuc Gach Quan (10 Dang Tat, Tan Dinh), a beautiful home-style restaurant in an old Vietnamese house.
20:00: Your next stop is Saigon Opera House, also known as the Municipal Theatre (7 Lam Son Square, Ben Nghe). Built in 1897, the theatre is a classic example of French Colonial architecture


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