12 Night – Singapore To Tianjin
Itinerary: Singapore | Ho Chi Minh (Phu My), Vietnam | Hue/Danang (Chan May), Vietnam | Hong Kong, China | Hong Kong, China | Seoul (Incheon), South Korea | Tianjin, China
Departure Port: Singapore
Ship: Ovation of the Seas
Departure Dates: 2018 14/04
Taste Singapore’s mouth-watering cuisine, influenced by the flavours of Malaysia, China and India. Visit the stunning Botanic Gardens and National Orchid Garden or the exotic Jurong Bird Park to see colourful toucans, pelicans, eagles and parrots. Take a ferry to the islands for unspoilt beaches or enjoy south-east Asian art at the National Gallery. A temple in Singapore’s Chinatown is said to house one of the Buddha’s teeth.
Ho Chi Minh (Phu My), Vietnam
Explore the tunnels where Viet Cong fighters lived during the Vietnam War. See the mix of French colonial, Asian and modern architecture in the former Saigon and visit The History Museum for 2000 years of Vietnamese history. Sample the tantalising food stalls of Ben Thanh Market and tour the incense-filled Jade Emperor Pagoda, dedicated to a Taoist god. For impressive views, visit the 68-storey Bitexco Financial Tower.
Hue/Danang (Chan May), Vietnam
Hang out at beautiful China Beach, where American soldiers used to go for rest and recreation during the Vietnam War. Discover the delicious street food in downtown Da Nang or the wonders of Hu?, on the Perfume River, the former seat of the Nguyen Dynasty. Its 19th century Citadel protected the Imperial City, with its opulent palaces and shrines, including the Forbidden Purple City, once the home of emperors.
Hong Kong, China
Be blown away by the exhilaration of Hong Kong and its fascinating mix of East and West. Shop for silk, jade, souvenirs, fashions and high end goods in the markets and malls or take the funicular to the Peak for some spectacular views. Ride the historic Star Ferry from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon or experience a thrilling cable car ride to the impressive Big Buddha and the tranquil Po Lin Monastery on Lantau Island.
Seoul (Incheon), South Korea
An ornate gate marks the entrance to Incheon’s Chinatown, the only one in Korea. Here you can sample mouth-watering Chinese food and see interesting artefacts in the shops. Explore Yeonan Pier and Incheon Fish Market or take a boat tour of the islands. Discover the Buddhist temples, palaces and street markets of Seoul or its futuristic Dongdaemun Design Plaza. Jogyesa Temple has centuries-old locust and pine trees.
Tianjin’s mix of colonial and Chinese architecture and its tea houses with daily Chinese cabaret make it fascinating to explore. Don’t miss the Nanshi Food Mall, with over 100 stalls selling delicacies from all over China. Tianjin is also the gateway to Beijing, where you can retrace the steps of the last Emperor in the Forbidden City, be inspired by the Temple of Heaven, or make a pilgrimage to the magnificent Great Wall.
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