ITINERARY BY DAY
A Glimpse at Local Art and Architecture (L)
Start the day with a departure at 09:30 am at your hotel. The first stop is an atypical village. Located on the banks of the Saigon River, this hidden place is home to a dozen of artists, who decided to settle there for the proximity to the Vietnamese economic heart but also a quiet and charming place perfect for inspiration.
Arrive around 10:30 am at Ham Long Village. There, we will be welcomed by Mr. Ly Khac Nhu, a famous Vietnamese painter. The artist, recognized by many foreign countries for his talent and creativity, owns a beautiful property, shelter of dozens of paintings, statues, pottery products, lacquer ware, etc. Mr. Nhu or one of his friend-painter will show you the creations and architectural styles of the property from a Hue garden house to a hill-tribe bamboo house. He will also demonstrate his painting skills and you will have the opportunity to try yourself. Transfer for lunch at a restaurant.
Around 02:30 pm, we will visit the Quynh Gallery. Opened in 2003, this contemporary art’s gallery is dedicated to the Vietnamese art scene. Located in a former factory, the director of the gallery will explain each creation in details. Appreciate the innovating eye of the artists. Then, take time to visit the Fine Art Museum. Located in a beautiful colonial house combining French and Chinese styles, it presents a large collection of fine artworks from paintings to historical objects. Finish the afternoon by a stop to the Bitexco tower, the tallest tower of Ho Chi Minh City. With 68 floors, the building has a height of 262.5 meters. It offers a spectacular 360 degrees’ view of the City. Enjoy the sunset from the biggest skyscraper of Saigon. End of the tour around 06:00 pm with a transfer back to your hotel.