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Urban tales - Unusual self-guided tour in the Chinese district of HCMC

Explore the thick ambiance of Cholon by investing a curious case of murder. Enter unknown pagodas, secluded alley-ways, colorful markets...

Map-pin-grey Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Summary:
Halfway between a life-sized investigation, an original city-tour and a treasure hunt, Urban Tales invite you to solve a mysterious case of murder that took place in the thick ambiance of Cholon. By following in the footsteps of the culprit you will also enjoy an unusual self-guided tour of Ho Chi Minh City’s fascinating Chinese quarter.

This 1/2 day excursion has been especially designed for individual travelers willing to discover the city by themselves. The scenario will lead visitors to some of Cholon best kept secrets: century-old temples and pagodas, traditional Chinese medicine boutiques, votive paper shops and hidden lanes.

Urban Tales is also a formidable opportunity to meet locals who will interact with you all along this scripted walking tour to bring you additional clues and help you solve the murder of Dr Lam.

Schedule:
Time frame

8h15: Pick up at your hotel and transfer to Cholon from the city center by vintage car(s) (Peugeot 404, Citroen La Dalat or Citroen 2cv).

8h45: Welcome to Dr Lam's apartment, located in a genuine old-style block that offers a rare chance for non-Vietnamese to see how the locals live. A welcome tea is served while your host introduces the concept of the game and gives you general information about the area.

9h00: After visiting the crime scene and finding your first clues, you will be handed an illustrated road book as well as a simple mobile phone with which you can stay in contact with your host and receive extra guidance at any time, Then you will begin your own exploration of Cholon.

You will have to rely on your intuition and plunge into the past of Cholon in order to solve this mysterious murder. Along the way you will encounter actors who will help you in your research.

12h30: Your journey will lead you through the streets of the neighborhood, old traditional medicine shops and ancient temples. By late morning, you will have traveled most of Cholon while following an fascinating storyline. At lunch time , a short cyclo ride leads you to a local restaurant for a meal of traditional Chinese Dim Sum.

13h30: Back in the city center in classic old cars.

Availability:
Everyday - All year long

Meeting Point:
Notre Dame Cathedral

Price Includes:
Transfer (go and come back)
Lunch (traditional chinese dim sum and iced tea)
Complimentary tea, unlimited water supply, hats and gift bag.

Price Doesn't Include:
Personal expenses unrelated to the game


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Price
: US$63 / Person
Place
: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Duration
: 5 h 30 min.

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