Rise early as tour pick up is at 8:00. Ride through numerous streets of District 1 to Binh Thanh district to observe the local people worship at Jade Emperor Temple. This antiquity temple was built by the very first Chinese community in Saigon more than 100 years ago.
Afterwards, visit a 60-year-old coffee shop. For the Vietnamese, morning can not be completed without a glass of coffee; however, unlike the other coffee you may have before, this coffee is different. Today you'll enjoy a tasty cup of hot coffee made in a very old style by using a cloth filter that will give you a nostalgic feeling.
Then drive to the Tomb of Marshal Le Van Duyet - a general during Nguyen Dynasty who helped unify the country. Built in 19th century, it's an oasis away from the outside noise and more well-known with local residents than tourists. People worship and respect Le Van Duyet as a god-like status not only with his colorful history, but also to his great governance turning Saigon into a bustling and prosperous region.
Before heading back to your hotel, make a a quick stop at an old apartment where one of the last U.S helicopters took off in 1975 (the end of Vietnam War) and then enjoy delight lunch with Bnh Xo - Vietnamese Pancake (southern style), B L Lt- grilled beef in Lot leaf, Nem Cun - fresh spring roll with grilled pork.