Meet and greet at your hotel at 8am. Our first stop will be to visit the small but faithful Muslim community in Ho Chi Minh, where we will learn more about their practices, and struggles in being the minority religion in a largely Buddhist population. You may also support the local Muslim street vendors by buying their Halal snacks.
Next, we will move on to the Reunification Palace, a historical site of great significance, best remembered for the ending of the Vietnam War. Here, you will also hear stories about Vietnam's past, with contrasting views from people who have lived through those times.
Then, we will visit the Saigon Central mosque, one of twelve in Ho Chi Minh city, and arguably the most prominent mosque amongst tourists. Originally built in 1935 to serve the Indian Muslim community in Vietnam, this place of worship now draws attention from both Muslims and non Muslims alike. We will take a short break for Salat according to local prayer times.
Finally, for visitors keen to have a suit or baju kurung made, we will take you out of the tourist routes in search of good value and high quality Vietnamese fabric and other Muslim accessories. You may later on take these to a local tailor near Ben Thanh market for design and fitting, which would probably save you some money.
Arrive at your hotel at about 1.00pm.
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