DISCOVER

This itinerary is good for a laid-back group travel. This includes mostly city tours. When heading to Bacolod, you may also add Lakawon and Mambukal in the itinerary. In Iloilo, you may also add Gigantes Island for a taste of their beach life. With 5 days, we wanted to visit the must-see places in each province.
This itinerary covers only a few parts of Bacolod, Iloilo and Guimaras. We wanted to explore and visit as many destinations as we can with a limited budget and time. Our route started and ended in Bacolod You may also start and end in Iloilo.

5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS BACKPACKING BACOLOD-ILOILO-GUIMARAS

DAY 1: ARRIVAL & SILAY WALKING TOUR
Points of Interest
🚩 El Ideal Bakery
🚩 Balay Negrense
🚩 Hofilena Ancestral House
🚩 Bernardino Jalando Museum
🚩 San Diego Pro Cathedral
🚩 The Ruins

DAY 1 ITINERARY: ARRIVAL
🚩 MNL TO BCD
🚩 Silay Airport to Silay Accommodation: 1 hour via airport shuttle | 200PHP | These airport shuttle will drop you at your hotel in Bacolod.
🚩 Check-in to Silay Accommodation: 5000PHP for 2 nights | 1666PHP (since we are 3pax) | Balay 8 Suites, Silay City | We decided to stay in Silay so it would be easy to walk around for the Silay Walking Tour, cheaper accommodations are available in Bacolod City. Solo traveler can score rooms as low as 422PHP per night.
🚩 DIY Silay Walking Tour: free
🚩 El Ideal Bakery: free (you may opt to take Merienda here)
🚩 Balay Negrense: free (you may opt to get inside; entrance fee is: 40PHP)
🚩 Hofilena Ancestral House: free (you may opt to get inside; entrance fee is: 40PHP and only by appointment)
🚩 Bernardino Jalando Museum: free (you may opt to get inside; entrance fee is: 40PHP)
🚩 San Diego Pro Cathedral: free
🚩 San Diego Pro Cathedral to The Ruins: 30 mins via tricycle | 200PHP | 67PHP (since we are 3pax) vice versa fare
🚩 The Ruins entrance fee: 150PHP
↠ Dinner: 100-150PHP for a mid-range meal
🚩 Accommodation


DAY 1 TOTAL:
1494PHP for solo travelers
2183PHP per pax for group of 3 travelers


DAY 2: CAMPUESTOHAN HIGHLAND RESORT
Points of Interest
🚩 Campuestohan Resort
DAY 2 ITINERARY: CAMPUESTOHAN RESORT DAY TRIP
↠ Breakfast: 100-150PHP for a mid-range meal
🚩 Silay Accommodation to Bacolod City: 30-40 minutes via Ceres Bus | 50PHP | buses pass across the Silay Plaza, you may hail a bus there.
🚩 Bacolod North Bus Terminal to Imart Lopue's East: 10-15 minutes via taxi | 100PHP | 34PHP (since we are 3pax)
🚩 Imart Lopue's East to Campuestohan Highland Resort: 100PHP via Campuestohan shuttle
🚩 Campuestohan Highland Resort entrance fee: 200PHP
↠ Lunch at Campuestohan: 100-150PHP for a mid-range meal
🚩 Campuestohan Highland Resort to Imart Lopue's East: 100PHP via Campuestohan shuttle
↠ Dinner: 100-150PHP for a mid-range meal

🚩Imart Lopue's East to Bacolod North Bus Terminal: 10-15 minutes via taxi | 100PHP | 34PHP (since we are 3pax)
🚩 Bacolod North Bus Terminal to Silay: 
30-40 minutes via Ceres Bus | 50PHP
🚩 Accommodation

DAY 2 TOTAL:
1000PHP for solo travelers
868PHP per pax for group of 3 travelers


DAY 3: ILOILO CITY TOUR

Points of Interest
🚩 Garin Farm
🚩 Miagao Church
🚩 Balay Camiña nga Bato
🚩 Molo Mansion
🚩 Molo Church
🚩 Iloilo Esplanade
🚩 Iloilo Convention Center
🚩 Jaro Cathedral
🚩 Museo Iloilo
🚩 Iloilo City Downtown & Calle Real




DAY 3 ITINERARY: ILOILO CITY TOUR
↠ Breakfast: 100-150PHP for a mid-range meal
🚩 Silay Accommodation to Bacolod City: 30-40 minutes via Ceres Bus | 50PHP | buses pass across the Silay Plaza, you may hail a bus there.
🚩 Bacolod North Bus Terminal to Bacolod Port: 15-20 minutes via taxi | 150PHP | 50PHP (since we are 3pax)
🚩 Bacolod Port Terminal fee: 40PHP
🚩 Bacolod Port to Iloilo Port: 2 hours 
Ocean Jet fastcraft: 325PHP | Tourist Class Air-conditioned Cabin.
🚩 Iloilo City tour via car: 1699PHP per pax of 3 | Book your tour with Iloilo City Tour. Rate is based on number of pax per tour, you may join in for 999PHP if you are a solo traveler.
🚩 Garin Farm entrance fee: 150PHP
↠ Lunch: 100-150PHP for a mid-range meal
🚩 Miagao Church entrance fee: free
🚩 Balay Camiña nga Bato entrance fee: 150PHP | Inclusive of the tour and merienda (Biscocho and Tsokolateng Tablea)
🚩 Molo Mansion entrance fee: free
🚩 Molo Church entrance fee: free
🚩 Iloilo Esplanade: free
🚩 Iloilo Convention Center: free
🚩 Jaro Cathedral entrance fee: free
🚩 Museo Iloilo entrance fee: 50PHP
🚩 Iloilo City Downtown & Calle Real entrance fee: free
🚩 Calle Real to Iloilo Accommodation via tour car: free (included in car tour
🚩 Check in Iloilo Accommodation: 1880PHP for 2 nights | 627PHP (since we are 3pax) | Pallet House, Iloilo City | We decided to stay in Silay so it would be easy to walk around for the Silay Walking Tour, cheaper accommodations are available in Bacolod City. Solo traveler can score rooms as low as 586PHP per night.
↠ Dinner: 100-150PHP for a mid-range meal
🚩 Accommodation


DAY 3 TOTAL:
3186PHP for solo travelers
3341PHP per pax for group of 3 travelers
DAY 4: GUIMARAS DAY TOUR
Points of Interest:
🚩 Jordan Signage
🚩 Smallest Plaza
🚩 Mango Plantation
🚩 Guimaras Windmills
🚩 Trappist Monastery
🚩 Guimaras Signage
🚩 Pitstop
🚩 Guisi Lighthouse
🚩 Tahi Beach
🚩 Alubihod Beach
🚩 Raymen Beach

DAY 4 ITINERARY: GUIMARAS
↠ Breakfast: 100-150PHP for a mid-range meal
🚩 Iloilo Accommodation to Iloilo Port: 15 minutes via taxi | 100PHP | 34PHP
 (since we are 3pax) 
🚩 Iloilo Port to Guimaras Port:10 minutes via pumpboat | 20PHP
🚩 Guimaras Tour via tricycle: 1200PHP | 400PHP (since we are 3pax) | You may contract John Tumlos for the rates.
🚩 Jordan Signage entrance fee: free
🚩 Smallest Plaza entrance fee: free
🚩 Mango Plantation entrance fee: free
🚩 Guimaras Windmills entrance fee: free
🚩 Trappist Monastery entrance fee: free
🚩 Guimaras Signage entrance fee: free
↠ Lunch at Pitstop: 100-150PHP for a mid-range meal
🚩 Guisi Lighthouse entrance fee: 30PHP
🚩 Tahi Beach entrance fee: 30PHP
🚩 Alubihod Beach entrance fee: 10PHP
🚩 Raymen Beach entrance fee: 30PHP
🚩 Raymen Beach to Jordan Port via tricycle: free; inclusive in the tour
🚩 Jordan Port to Iloilo Port: 15 minutes via fastcraft | 50PHP
🚩 Iloilo Port to accommodation via tricycle: 60PHP | 20PHP (since we are 3pax)
↠ Dinner: 100-150PHP for a mid-range meal
🚩 Accommodation


DAY 4 TOTAL:
1830PHP for solo travelers
924PHP per pax for group of 3 travelers
DAY 5 ITINERARY: GOING HOME
↠ Breakfast: 100-150PHP for a mid-range meal
🚩 Iloilo Accommodation to Iloilo Port: 15 minutes via taxi | 100PHP | 34PHP (since we are 3pax)
🚩 Iloilo Port to Bacolod Port: 2 hours via Ocean Jet fastcraft | 325PHP | Tourist Class Air-conditioned Cabin.
🚩 Bacolod Port to Bacolod North Terminal: 15-20 minutes via taxi | 150PHP | 50PHP (since we are 3pax)
🚩 Bacolod North Bus Terminal to Silay: 30-40 minutes via Ceres Bus | 50PHP
🚩 Silay to Silay Airport: 30 minutes via shuttle |  200PHP
🚩 FLIGHT BCD TO MNL


DAY 5 TOTAL:
925PHP for solo travelers
625PHP per pax for group of 3 travelers
5D4N BACOLOD-ILOILO-GUIMARAS BUDGET:
8435PHP for solo travelers
7341PHP per pax for group of 3 travelers

See our summarized itinerary here:
TRAVEL TIPS:
A. ACCOMMODATIONS, TOURS AND PRE-TRAVEL ESSENTIALS
↠ ACCOMMODATIONS
Book your hotels through Booking or Agoda. These sites offer pay at the hotel or credit card payments. I highly suggest booking hotels near the Iloilo & Bacolod Port. The second concern would be the amenities and overall aesthetics of the place. I prefer hotels with air-conditioning, own toilet and bath, WIFI and breakfast included. Pools, gardens and other amenities would be a plus. I look for cheap hotels since I only stay there for sleeping.
↠ TOURS
I suggest these local tour guides:
Iloilo City Tour:
Guimaras Tour:
↠ INTERNET AND COMMUNICATION
Smart Signal is stronger than Globe. We rely on mobile data and utilize the hotel wifi.
↠ TRANSFERS AND TRANSPORTATION
From the New Silay-Bacolod Airport, there are shuttle service that will drop you at your hotel. It has a fixed rate of 200PHP per person. When heading to the airport or transferring from Silay City to Bacolod City or vice versa, you may opt to hire a taxi or ride a Ceres bus at the Bacolod North Bus Terminal.
↠ PH TRAVEL TAX 1620PHP
↠ Download applications you need for navigation as well as contacting drivers and hotels.

B. GETTING AROUND
↠ Walking
↠ Grab App
↠ Taxi and tricycles

C. WHAT TO EAT
↠ Bacolod: Chicken Inasal, Cansi, Seafood, Piyaya, Napoleones, Senoritas
↠ Iloilo: Batchoy, Pancit Molo, Seafood, Biscocho, Tsokolateng Tablea, Butterscotch
↠ Guimaras: Mango, Mango Pizza, Mango Coffee

D. TIPS
↠ Places to eat: most of them are karinderia and these are the cheapest choices!
↠ Bring your water bottle.
↠ Book cheap hotels near city centers and ports for accessibility.
↠ Know the places where you want to go and build your itinerary around it. Then cross off places that are too far away (unless you really want to go)


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Photos by Rae Argallon | Samsung Note 9 | Bacolod, Negros Occidental,  Iloilo City, Iloilo, Guimaras, Guimaras (Philippines) | November 2019

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Ho Chi Minh isn't all about Mekong Delta. It is also the food, the culture and the people! 
Ho Chi Minh: City in Vietnam
Country: Vietnam
Coordinates: 10.8231° N, 106.6297° E
What to eat: Seafood, Pho (rice noodles), Banh Mi (Baguette Sandwich), Banh Xeo (Crispy Pancake), etc.
What to do: cultural discovery, nature and city exploration
Ideal time to visit: December to March for the drier months
Language: Vietnamese/English
Currency: Vietnam Dong. (1PHP = 437.5VND | 1USD = 23,000 VND rough estimate


HOW TO PLAN YOUR HCMC ITINERARY:
1. DETERMINE THE NUMBER OF DAYS YOU WILL BE STAYING.

Three days is enough to explore HCMC. You can add more side trips like Mui Ne and other nearby provinces if you have time. 

2. DETERMINE YOUR HOTEL LOCATION
We recommend staying in the District 2 if you plan to do a DIY walking tour. Tourist spots are close to each other so you can save money on joining tours.
Prices starts at 120,000VND (111PHP/5USD) per person for one night in dormitories like Aloha Saigon. Double/Twin Rooms costs around 350,000VND (800PHP/15USD), cheapest ones are the Red Doorz Hostels in Bui Vien Street & Pham Ngu Lao Street and the Bui Vien Hotel.
Aloha Saigon
RedDoorz @ Bui Vien Walking Street
RedDoorz @ Pham Ngu Lao 3
RedDoorz Plus @ Pham Ngu Lao 2
Bui Vien Hotel


3. DETERMINE YOUR PREFERRED ACTIVITIES
There are a lot of activities you can do in HCMC. You can extend your trip to Mekong Delta to even a week. Side trips to Mui Ne and other nearby provinces can also be added. 

4. DETERMINE YOUR FOOD BUDGET
Vietnam has a unique taste. I would suggest trying them all! Food budget would start at 50,000VND. You can get cheaper food (starts at 10,000VND) in stalls along the streets.

5. DETERMINE YOUR PREFERRED TRANSPORTATION ROUTES
- Airport Transfers
We booked our airport transfers with Klook
- Getting around
We just walked during our stay in HCMC. Most establishments needed by short-term travelers are within a few minutes away from District 1. You can also use Grab Car and split it among yourselves. 

3 DAYS TWO NIGHTS IN HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM

DAY 1: MUI NE
🚩MNL TO SGN: 2 hours via Cebu Pacific Air
🚩Mui Ne Sunrise Sand Dunes Tour From Saigon: 14-hour tour | 3,335,000VND (7623PHP/145USD) for solo or divided by 2 pax if pair; 3,565,000VND (8149PHP/155USD) divided by 6 if in a group of 6. This tour is good for 6 pax. Booked with Hai Tuan Tour
🚩Tan Son Nhat International Airport  to Mui Ne: 4 hours via private van | included in the tour
Breakfast: 50,000VND-100,000VND (115PHP/2.1USD-229PHP/4.4USD) for a good meal, food starts as low as 15,000VND (35PHP/0.65USD)
🚩White sand dunes: included in the tour
🚩Red sand dunes: included in the tour
🚩Fishing Village: included in the tour
🚩Fairy stream: included in the tour
Lunch: 50,000VND-100,000VND (115PHP/2.1USD-229PHP/4.4USD) for a good meal, food starts as low as 15,000VND (35PHP/0.65USD)
🚩Mui Ne to HCMC Accommodation: 4 hours via private van | included in the tour
🚩Rest/Check in at 3D2N Accommodation: 700,000VND (1600PHP/30USD) for 2 pax at Red Doorz Pham Ngu Lao.
Dinner: 50,000VND-100,000VND (115PHP/2.1USD-229PHP/4.4USD) for a good meal, food starts as low as 15,000VND (35PHP/0.65USD)
🚩Explore Ben Vien Walking Street: free
🚩(Optional) Pub Crawl: 100,000VND(5USD) for men, 25,000VND(1USD) for female
🚩Sleep

DAY 1 TOTAL W/O PUB CRAWL:

4,185,000VND for solo travelers (9566PHP/182USD)
2,167,500VND for pair travelers (4578PHP/95USD)
1,094,167VND for group of 6 travelers (2501PHP/48USD)


DAY 2 MEKONG DELTA
Breakfast: 50,000VND-100,000VND (115PHP/2.1USD-229PHP/4.4USD) for a good meal, food starts as low as 15,000VND (35PHP/0.65USD)
🚩Full Day Excursion To Mekong Delta: 10 hours via bus | 372,000VND (838PHP/16USD) Booked the Mekong Delta Tour with Klook
🚩Vinh Trang pagoda: included in the tour
🚩Boat ride along the Tien River: included in the tour
Lunch at Tortoise islet: included in the tour
🚩Boat ride to An Khanh in Ben Tre: included in the tour
🚩Enjoy seasonal fruits & honey tea while being serenaded by locals: included in the tour
🚩Visit a family business and sample coconut candy: included in the tour
🚩Dropped at Acommodation: included in the tour
Dinner: 50,000VND-100,000VND (115PHP/2.1USD-229PHP/4.4USD) for a good meal, food starts as low as 15,000VND (35PHP/0.65USD)


DAY 2 TOTAL:
472,000VND per traveler (1079PHP/21USD)



DAY 3 WALKING TOUR
Brunch: 50,000VND-100,000VND (115PHP/2.1USD-229PHP/4.4USD) for a good meal, food starts as low as 15,000VND (35PHP/0.65USD)
🚩Check out Accommodation: leave luggage at reception
🚩Accommodation to Ben Thanh Market: free
🚩Ben Thanh Market: free
🚩Shopping at Ben Thanh Market: shopping budget varies
🚩Ben Thanh Market to War Remnants Museum: free
🚩War Remnants Museum entrance fee: 15,000VND (35PHP/0.65USD)
🚩War Remnants Museum to Independence Palace: free
🚩Independence Palace entrance fee:
40,000VND (92PHP/1.7USD)
🚩Independence Palace to Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon: free
🚩Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon entrance fee: free
🚩Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon to Saigon Central Post Office: free
🚩Saigon Central Post Office entrance fee: free
🚩Saigon Central Post Office to Municipal Theatre 's HCM City: free
🚩Municipal Theatre 's Ho Chi Minh City entrance fee: free
🚩Municipal Theatre 's Ho Chi Minh City to The Cafe Apartment at 43 Nguyễn Huệ Blvd: free
The Cafe Apartment at 42 Nguyễn Huệ Blvd to Saigon Skydeck: free
🚩Saigon Skydeck in Bitexco Financial Tower: 1-2 hours tour | 200,000VND (499PHP/8.65USD) Booked the Saigon Skydeck with Klook
🚩Saigon Skydeck to Accommodation: 15 minutes via Grab | 50,000VND (115PHP/2.1USD) for solo/divided by 2 pax if pair/divided by 6 if in a group of 6
Dinner: 50,000VND-100,000VND (115PHP/2.1USD-229PHP/4.4USD) for a good meal, food starts as low as 15,000VND (35PHP/0.65USD)
🚩Accommodation to 
Tan Son Nhat International Airport: 30 minutes via car | 230,000VND (516PHP/10USD) for solo/divided by 2 pax if pair/divided by 6 if in a group of 6 | Bookedfor  the Airport Transfers with Klook
🚩SGN TO MNL: 2 hours via Cebu Pacific Air

DAY 3 TOTAL:
635,000VND for solo travelers (1452PHP/28USD)
445,000VND for pair travelers (1018PHP/20USD)
401,666VND for group of 6 travelers (919PHP/18USD)


HO CHI MINH 3D2N BUDGET:
5,292,000VND for solo travelers (12,097PHP/231USD)
3,084,500VND for pair travelers (6,675PHP/136USD)
1,967,834VND for group of 6 travelers (4,499PHP/87USD)

TRAVEL TIPS:
A. ACCOMMODATIONS, TOURS AND PRE-TRAVEL ESSENTIALS
↠ ACCOMMODATIONS
Book your hotels through Booking or Agoda. These sites offer pay at the hotel or credit card payments. I highly suggest booking hotels in District 1. The second concern would be the amenities and overall aesthetics of the place. I prefer hotels with air-conditioning, own toilet and bath, WIFI and breakfast included. Pools, gardens and other amenities would be a plus. I look for cheap hotels since I only stay there for sleeping.
↠ TOURS
Book your tours with Klook.
Full Day Excursion to Mekong Delta with 
KLOOK
Is it worth it? Yes. Although the trip was a little rushed.
Saigon Skydeck w/ World of Heineken with KLOOK
Is it worth it? Yes. We ended our walking tour with this trip.

↠ INTERNET AND COMMUNICATION
We bought a sim card at the airport which includes date & local text & calls.
↠ TRANSFERS AND TRANSPORTATION
Airport transfers with KLOOK
↠ PH TRAVEL TAX 1620PHP
↠ Download applications you need for navigation as well as contacting drivers and hotels.

B. GETTING AROUND
↠ Walking

↠ Grab App

C. WHAT TO EAT
↠ Seafood

↠ Pho (rice noodles)
↠ Banh Mi (Baguette Sandwich)
↠ Banh Xeo (Crispy Pancake)
↠ Explore the streets to discover more!

D. TIPS
↠ Buy food at street stalls. These are more authentic & cheaper.
↠ Bring your water bottle.
↠ Know the places where you want to go and build your itinerary around it. Then cross off places that are too far away (unless you really want to go).




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FOOTNOTES:
Photos by Jovelle Palicpic, Renz Mina, and Cheloi Marasigan | Shot with Canon 70D, Samsung NX300 & Samsung Note 9 | Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam | September 2019

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This self-guided/do-it-yourself tour covers the main attractions in Ho Chi Minh City. We spent half a day to cover these destinations. We started walking around 2PM. The total walking time along the areas of  District 1 would take about an hour. We stayed a short time in some areas and focused on the museums and Saigon Skydeck.




DIY walking tour in Saigon Route

WALKING TOUR ITINERARY 
🚩Accommodation to Bui Vien Walking Street: free
🚩Bui Vien Walking Street to Ben Thanh Market: free
🚩Ben Thanh Market: free
🚩Shopping at Ben Thanh Market: shopping budget varies
🚩Ben Thanh Market to War Remnants Museum: free
🚩War Remnants Museum entrance fee: 15,000VND (35PHP/0.65USD)
🚩War Remnants Museum to Independence Palace: free
🚩Independence Palace entrance fee: 40,000VND (92PHP/1.7USD)
🚩Independence Palace to Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon: free
🚩Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon entrance fee: free
🚩Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon to Saigon Central Post Office: free
🚩Saigon Central Post Office entrance fee: free
🚩Saigon Central Post Office to People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City: free
🚩People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City to Municipal Theatre 's HCM City: free
🚩Municipal Theatre 's Ho Chi Minh City entrance fee: free
🚩Municipal Theatre 's Ho Chi Minh City to The Cafe Apartment at 43 Nguyễn Huệ Blvd: free
🚩The Cafe Apartment at 42 Nguyễn Huệ Blvd to Bitexco Financial Tower: free
🚩Bitexco Financial Tower: 1-2 hours tour | 200,000VND (499PHP/8.65USD) Booked the Saigon Skydeck with Klook


🚩BUI VIEN WALKING STREET
50-66 Bùi Viện, Phường Phạm Ngũ Lão, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Bui Vien is considered as the one of the nightlife areas in Ho Chi Minh. We booked our accommodation near Bui Vien, so this is our starting point. (or end point if you want to end the day to party here) From here Ben Than Market is a few minutes away.

👣 Bui Vien Walking Street to Ben Than Market

1. From Bùi Viện, head straight passing by Đường Đề Thám to Hệm 28 Bùi Viện.
2. Slight left once you've reached the main road of Đường Trần Hưng Đạo and continue straight.
3. Turn left onto Lê Lai and continue straight until you reach Ben Thanh Market.
(Source: Google Maps)

🚩 BEN THANH MARKET
Chợ, Lê Lợi, Phường Bến Thành, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday, 7:00AM-7:00PM
Entrance fee: 0VND
Ben Thanh Market is one the the well-known market in District 1. It's a tourist trap, so I suggest you triple your haggling skills when buying food & souvenirs here.


👣 Ben Thanh Market to War Remnant's Museum


1. You may go pass inside Ben Thanh Market, continue straight at Thủ Khoa Huân, pass by Lý Tự Trọng, and left on Nguyễn Du.
2. Turn right at Huyền Trân Công Chúa and at the end of the road, turn right at Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai.
3. Turn left at Lê Quý Đôn then turn left at Võ Văn Tần until you reach War Remnant's Museum.
(Source: Google Maps)


🚩WAR REMNANTS MUSEUM
28 Võ Văn Tần, Phường 6, Quận 3, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday, 7:30AM-6:00PM

Entrance fee: 15,000VND
This Museum has photos, weapons, military vehicles and memoirs from the Vietnam War. 

👣 War Remnant's Museum to Independence Palace



1. From War Remnant's Museum, start at Võ Văn Tần Street and head northeast.
2. Turn right at Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa until you reach Independence Palace.
(Source: Google Maps)


🚩 INDEPENDENCE PALACE
135 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa, Phường Bến Thành, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam Opening hours: Monday-Sunday, 7:30AM-11:00AM, 1:00PM-4:00PM

Entrance fee: 30,000VND
The Independence Palace is also called, The Reunification Palace or Presidential Palace. You may take a tour inside which costs 30,000VND 

👣
Independence Palace to Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon


1. From Independence Palace, head southeast on Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa toward Hàn Thuyên.
2. At the end of Hàn Thuyên, turn right onto Công xã Paris and turn left to Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon.
(Source: Google Maps)


🚩NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL OF SAIGON
01 Công xã Paris, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Quận 1 Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday, 6:00AM-8:00PM
Entrance fee: 0VND

👣 Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon to Saigon Central Post Office


1. On the right side of Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, across Công xã Paris is the Saigon Central Post Office.
(Source: Google Maps)


🚩 SAIGON CENTRAL POST OFFICE
2 Công xã Paris, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday, 7:00AM-7:00PM

👣 Saigon Central Post Office to People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City

1. From Saigon Central Post Office, head southeast on Công xã Paris and turn right at Nguyễn Du.
2. Turn left at Đồng Khởi and head straight.
3. Turn left onto Lê Thánh Tôn and continue towards People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City
(Source: Google Maps)

🚩PEOPLE'S COMMITTEE OF HO CHI MINH CITY
Số 86 Lê Thánh Tôn, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Opening hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-5:00PM

👣 People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City to Municipal Theatre's Ho Chi Minh City


1. From People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, head northeast on Lê Thánh Tôn and turn right onto Đồng Khởi towards Municipal Theatre 's Ho Chi Minh city
(Source: Google Maps)


🚩MUNICIPAL THEATRE'S HO CHI MINH CITY
07 Công Trường Lam Sơn, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

👣 Municipal Theatre's Ho Chi Minh City to The Cafe Apartments

1. Municipal Theatre 's Ho Chi Minh city, head southeast on Đồng Khởi and turn left onto Mạc Thị Bưởi.
2. Turn right onto Nguyễn Huệ and continue until The Cafe Apartments
(Source: Google Maps)


🚩THE CAFE APARTMENTS AT 42 NGUYEN HUE BLVD/NGUYEN WALKING STREET
42 Nguyễn Huệ, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday, 8:00AM-10:00PM

👣 The Cafe Apartments to Bitexco Financial Tower



1. From the Cafe Apartments, walk along Nguyen walking street and exit right at Ngô Đức Kế.
2. Walk until you reach Bitexco Financial Tower
(Source: Google Maps)


🚩BITEXCO FINANCIAL TOWER
7, 2 Hải Triều, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday, 8:00AM-11:00PM

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FOOTNOTES:
Photos by  Jovelle Palicpic, Renz Mina, Rae Argallon, and Cheloi Marasigan | Shot with Canon 70D, Samsung NX300 and Samsung Note 9 | Mui Ne, Vietnam | Aug 2019

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