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Rifles left over in the weapons house

Saigon's Secret Alleys

Saigon's Secret Alleys, Vietnam

This tour of Saigon’s alleys will give you an authentic insight into the daily lives of those that reside and work in this particular district of the city. Exploring the narrow passageways brings you close to the local residential area, the market with its vibrant display of fresh produce and bustling activity and aromas from a variety of street food stalls. This is a fascinating place to observe the local way of doing business and exchanging news. The tour finishes at a previously covert location that was used during the war to store weapons. This small house was a hiding place for weapons of Viet Cong Commandos from "Team 5" in readiness for the Tet Offensive on 30 January 1968. It was recognised as a national historical site in 1988.

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Other experiences in Saigon

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

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    This half-day tour will take in the main sites of Saigon including Rue Catinat, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Reunification Palace and the Museum of War Remnants.