HCMC: Boat tour on Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe launched

By: hanhpham

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism and the Saigon Boat JSC on Tuesday, September 1 launched a boat tour service with two options for journeys on the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Canal in the city.

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For the first option, tourists can sit around a table and have food or drinks brought along when traveling aboard the Gondola boat, which is able to carry 4-5 passengers each time. And for the other option, they can also choose a conventional boat, called Chong, which is designed like a small ferry to carry 7-20 passengers.

The boats will take tourists along poetic scenes of the 4.5-kilometre-long canal which runsthrough District 1, District 3, Binh Thanh District, Phu Nhuan District, and Tan Binh District. During the trip, they will be informed of stories about foundation and development of the canal as well as the evolution history of Saigon – now known as Ho Chi Minh City.

To join the tour, visitors can purchase tickets at District 1’s station on Hoang Sa Road, next to Thi Nghe Bridge, and District 3’s station on Hoang Sa Road, close to Chantaransay Pagoda.

Tourists can also book tickets at tour offices, travel agencies and hotel receptions in the city with prices ranging 110,000-220,000 VND (4.9-9.9 USD) per passenger.

Vice Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Hong said that the launch of such tours is expected to bring new exploration experiences for tourists and develop the city’s inland waterway tourism.

If you want to join this tour and others, welcome you to Vietnam right now. And if you need a Vietnam visa, please consider the following two options:

  1. Applying for a Vietnam visa on arrival via Visa-Vietnam.com.au if you travel to the country by air; OR
  2. Apply for a visa at Vietnam Embassy.

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