Distance: 16 – 26 km
Running time of boat: 1h30’
Length of tour: 2-3 hours
Departure: Any time
Including services: Boat trip, insurance on boat, mineral water and wet tissue, entrance fee, tour guide (Vietnamese and English speaking), pick up and drop off (Dist. 1)
Start by BlueRiver Tours from Tan Cang Pier (A100, Ung Van Khiem Str, Ward 25, Binh Thanh Dist, HCMC). Visitors have an opposite overview of the Vietnamese traditional lifestyle on the right river bank and the dynamic and modern lifestyle on the left side. Then, you will pass the Saigon Pearl, one of the most luxury apartments in the urban. Having continued downstream to Thanh Da canal, the boat goes in Kinh Bridge. Tourists have sightseeing and take photos on the way. Then the boat reaches Binh Quoi Village (8 km far away from Saigon) where numerous thatched cottages in the Northern countryside are found.
|MIEU NOI (THE FLOATING TEMPLE)|
In high tide condition, the boat has continued upstream to a small canal and reaches Mieu Noi – a very beautiful floating temple in Go Vap Dist. It showcases intricately carved statues and friezes of dragons, tigers and phoenixes.
Built sometime around the 18th century, Phu Chau Mieu was left to fall into disrepair rafter1975, and it wasn’t until the early 1990s that the restoration efforts began.
After visit, tourists are brought back to the Tan Cang boat Pier. The trip is finished.