Tour name: City tour and Chinatown tour
Guests: Ranjeeta and her husband from India
Guides: Minh and Linh
Time: 2 p.m April 4th, 2018
Address: Tripwriter Hotel & Bistro, 185/28 Pham Ngu Lao, District 1
This is my first city tour. Linh went to the hotel very soon, while I was trying to find the way to the hotel. Luckily, I went to the hotel on time, but the guests have already been waiting there for sometime.
During the tour
After that, we started the Chinatown tour with the first destination being Thien Hau Temple. I was the guide for this temple.
Next was Ong temple, Linh told them many stories about this temple like the lucky god, the dragon, new version dog and the moon gate. We also told them what was the meaning in each incense they burned, and said that they should burn incenses in a bundle of 3. In Ong temple, the guests wanted to buy a lantern, but the price was so expensive, more than 700k. I told them that was the small size and the larger size cold cost more than 1 milion dong, so she decided not to buy.
Then, we began the city tour. We went to the Independence Palace, the guests seemed very excited about the place. When we told them about the 2 tanks, they really liked them and wanted to take a picture with them. But then they knew that was not the real tank, just a model, we went away and we started to lead into the Palace.
We finished the tour in Ben Thanh market because the guests wanted to buy some gifts. But the price in that market was not cheap, so we bought nothing.
At the end, we walked to the hotel. The combination tour ended at 6 p.m. For me this tour wass very funny with lovely guests, but the problem was that we haad a little trouble finding the way in I.P. we missed some rooms like: president bedroom, cinema room:))). I will never miss any room in next tour.