Johnny Phu Nguyen

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Dear Our valued traveler, Wishing all the best to you and your family as well ! . * I'm Johnny Phu , from Sai Gon City ,Viet Nam . ( I were born and grow up in Hue Citadel , it was used to be the old capital of Viet Nam before ( 1802-1945 ) at the end of World War Two ) . The last Vietnamese Dynasty , Nguyen Dynasty was used to be born , grow up , worked and passed away in Hue Citadel before . * Hue Citadel was recognized by UNESCO as The World Historical and Cultural Heritage City since the year 1999 . * I have been working in Tourism since the year 2006 until present ,and I'm still passion on my job very much . I ever worked as an professional English speaking freelancer guide for some different Travel Agents in Ho Chi Minh City before , such as : Destination Asia , Exotissimo Travel , Travel Indochina Service ,Ben Thanh Tourist , Fiditour so on... * I'm very happy to share My knowledge as well as experience with all of traveler around the world .

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*Cai Be Wholesale Floating Market in Mekong Delta is the most typical culture of local people who live in Mekong Delta nowadays , where local business man can exchange their business together on the boat , and they can sell everything on their boat , such as :  Food : rice noodle soup with beef , chicken or pork , steamed rice with grilled pork , fried rice with pork , rice soup with fried fishes , sticky rice with sugar , sesame and soft peanut , bread with pork or fried eggs .. Drink : cold local beer , cold drink , fresh coconut juice , hot or ice coffee with fresh or condense milk , so on..  *They also sell a lots of fresh fruits , fresh vegetables , fresh potatoes , gasoline , cigarette , lottery ticket , so on...  Especially , each boat got a long bamboo stick , and they can hang something on the top of bamboo stick to show what they are selling on their boat ...  * And because , some of them don't have house , so that , they have to live on their boat , so , they could use TV , Radio on their boat , and they also raise pets on their boat as well , and of course , they have to live on their boat . Beside that , they decorate their boat as their own house , so that , they also plant some bonsai trees or flower plants on their boat as well ..  * It's really very interesting to get a boat trip to cruise around Cai Be Floating Market to explore how local business man exchanging their business together on their boat ..  * Cai Be Floating Market starts their business at 5.00 am , finish at .3.00 pm .  * Visit some traditional family business of local people in Mekong delta , such as : Coconut candy workshop , rice paper workshop , rice wine workshop ,peanut candy workshop  , pop corn workshop so on.....  * Enjoy a cup of hot tea with purity honey with bee pollen and some cookies ...  * Take some pictures with bee farm and python  .  * Take a short rowing boat trip along water mangrove forest .  * Take a short cycling tour around local island to get to know more about the daily life of local people who live on the island .  *  Take a boat trip to cruise along the water mangrove canals ...  Enjoy listening to traditional folk song as well as some fresh tropical seasonal fruits in Mekong Delta , such as : water melon , pineapple , banana , dragon fruits , mango , mangosteen so on...  * Enjoy Lunch with deep fried Elephant Ear fish with fresh vegetables with spicy sauce ,as well as some of another traditional Vietnamese cuisine in Mekong Delta ..  * Mekong Delta is the largest and richest delta not only in Viet Nam but also in Asia as well .  * Mekong Delta is the homeland of many fresh orchard gardens , fresh rice paddies , fresh vegetables gardens and also the homeland of many fresh coconut palms as well .  * Mekong River is one of the great twelve river in the world , which is over 4.800 km in length .  * Mekong River is also the mother river of many beautiful natural channels as well as water coconut man made canals ...  * And there is more and more beautiful sights as well as interesting things in Mekong Delta that traveler Should come and explore yourself , really . 
8 Hours
180.00 USD
*Viet Nam is really one of the most beautiful and peaceful country in the world .  * Viet Nam has a very history , over 5.000 years . Viet Nam has a lots of beautiful natural , historical and cultural sights where was recognized by UNESCO as The World Heritage Sites .  * Especially , Viet Nam has a very long coastline which is over 3.270 km in length with a lots of beautiful and peaceful beach destinations in the world . So , Viet Nam has a lots of fresh and cheap seafood as well .  * And especially , the weather in Viet Nam is tropical monsoon , so that ,there is four season per year in Viet Nam nowadays . So , Vietnamese people can plant a lots of fresh vegetables , fresh potatoes as well as many kind of fresh fruits as well .  So that , traditional Vietnamese cuisine is really very fresh , diversity and healthy as well .  ** Traveler has chance to go to local market with Our professional English speaking local Chef expert , and learn more about Our traditional custom that how to bargain at local market whenever you go there for shopping as well .  * At local market where local people can sell everything , such as : fresh vegetables , fresh potatoes , spicy , fresh fish  , fresh chicken , duck , meat , fresh shrimp , lobster , crab , octopus , squid  , and , food ,    clothes , souvenirs , luggage , suitcase , hand bag so on.....  *Traveler has chance to learn how to traditional bargaining  of Vietnamese people  at a local market in Viet Nam .  *Especially , traveler has chance to learn how to cook some traditional Vietnamese dishes as well as to enjoy it  , such as : deep fried spring rolls  and fresh spring rolls , catfish cook in clay pot with spicy sauce , fried chicken with ginger and spicy sauce  , fried rice cook with seafood that wrapped in lotus leaf so on,...  * Traditional Vietnamese cuisine is truly very fresh , diversity and healthy as well . 
155.00 USD
*Mekong Delta is the largest and richest delta not only in Viet Nam but also in Asia .  * Mekong Delta is the homeland of many rice paddies , fresh vegetables gardens , fresh orchard gardens as well as well coconut palms .. * Mekong River is over 4.800 km in length , one of the great twelve river in the world nowadays .  * Mekong river is the mother river of thousands of beautiful natural channels and water coconut , as well as water mangrove canals .  * Vietnamese people don't call Mekong river , they call * CUU LONG river * , its means * Nine Dragon river * .  *A boat cruise around Mekong River in order to enjoy the beautiful natural sights as well as to get to know more about the daily life of local people who live in Mekong Delta is really very interesting .  * A cycling tour around local island in Mekong delta is really very exciting .  *  Visit some traditional workshop of local people who live on the island of Mekong delta is truly very interesting .( such as : rice paper and rice noodle workshop  , coconut candy workshop ... )  * Enjoy listening to traditional Vietnamese folk song as well as to enjoy some tropical seasonal fruits in Mekong delta , such as : jack fruits , durian , papaya ,pineapple , mango , manosteen , banana , custard apple , dragon fruits so on...  * Visit local orchard garden and pick some fresh fruits on the tree .  * Enjoy a cup of pure honey with hot tea , lemon and bee pollen.  * Take some pictures with  bee farm and python ( if traveler doesn't scare of ) .  * Take a short rowing boat cruise along the beautiful water coconut man made canal .  * Take a short horse carriage ride around local island to get to know more about the daily life of local people who live on the local island .  * Enjoy traditional Vietnamese cuisine with deep fried * Elephant Ear Fish and fresh vegetables , spicy sauce ... deep fried spring rolls , fresh spring rolls , fried chicken with ginger and lemon grass , fresh water fish cook in clay pot , fried morning glory with garlic so on...  * Visit Cai Rang Wholesale Floating Market , which is the biggest wholesale floating market not only in Viet Nam but also in Asia .  * Cai Rang Wholesale Floating Market is the most  typical  culture of local people who live in Mekong Delta .  *  Visit the biggest crocodile farm in Mekong Delta as well as to enjoy some speciality crocodile dishes in Mekong Delta .  * Take a short boat trip to visit the biggest floating fish farm in Mekong delta , where local people are raising thousands of fresh water catfish , red snapper fish under of their house .  * Visit traditional Sarong clothes making workshop of local Cham minority people as well as their Muslim Mosque  in Mekong delta .  * Visit the most beautiful and sacred Buddhist Pagoda in Mekong Delta .  * Take speedboat to Cambodia  . 
570.00 USD
Traveler has chance to visit as well as to explore the richest and largest delta in Viet Nam and also in Asia .  * Enjoy a private boat cruise around Mekong River .  * Enjoy listening to traditional Vietnamese folk song as well as some fresh tropical seasonal fruits in Mekong Delta , such as : pineapple , jack fruits , water melon , banana , mango , mangosteen , durian , dragon fruits so on...  * Take a short rowing boat cruise along the beautiful water coconut man made canal .  * Take a short horse carriage ride around the local island to  explore more about the daily life of local people who live on the island .  * Visit fresh orchard garden and pick some fresh fruits on the tree .  * Take a short Cycling tour around local island in Mekong Delta to get to know more about the typical culture of local people who live on the island in Mekong Delta .  * Visit coconut candy workshop and the show room of art gallery .  * Enjoy a cup of pure honey with hot tea and bee pollen .  * Take some pictures with bee farm and python ( if traveler doesn't scare of ) .  * Visit Cai Rang Floating Market which is the most  typical culture of local people who live in Mekong Delta .  * Cai Rang Floating Market is the biggest wholesale floating market in Mekong delta , and also in Asia as well .  * At the Cai Rang wholesale floating market , local people can sell everything on their boat , and some of them also live on their boat as well .  * Enjoy a boat cruise along the beautiful natural channel in Mekong Delta .  * Visit local market in Mekong Delta to explore more about the typical culture of local people who live in Mekong Delta .  * Visit Rice paper and rice noodle workshop in Mekong Delta . 
390.00 USD
Mekong Delta is the homeland of many fresh rice paddies , fresh orchard gardens ,fresh vegetables gardens as well as the homeland of many fresh coconut palms as well .  * Mekong river is the mother river of many beautiful natural channels as well as water coconut man made canals .  * A boat cruise around Mekong River is really very interesting .  * A cycling tour around island in Mekong delta to enjoy the beautiful natural sight as well as to get to know more about the daily life of local people who live in Mekong delta is also really very interesting .  * Enjoy listening to traditional folk song as well as some tropical seasonal fruits in Mekong delta  .  * Take a short rowing boat along the beautiful water coconut man made canal.  *  Enjoy a cup of hot lotus tea with pure honey with bee pollen .  * Take some pictures with bee farm and python .  * Visit coconut candy workshop and the showroom of art gallery .  * Take a short horse carriage ride around local island in Mekong delta to get to know more about the typical life of local people who live in Mekong delta .  * Enjoy Lunch with traditional Vietnamese cuisine in Mekong Delta with deep fried  Elephant Ear fish in Mekong delta with deep fried spring rolls , fresh vegetables and  spicy sauce , as well as some of the other speciality dishes in Mekong delta .  *  Enjoy fresh coconut juice in Mekong delta ... so on... 
140.00 USD
*Traveler has chance to visit as well as to explore one of the most typical temple and religion NOT only in Viet Nam but also in the world : that is CAO DAI TEMPLE .  * Cao Dai Relgion is combination of five different religions all together that local followers worship at the same temple  , that is : Buddhist , Catholic ,  Taoist , Confucius and Hinduism .  * Especially , at the main Cao Dai Temple located in Tay Ninh province , there is four times of daily ceremony is celebrated at the main temple everyday .  And the main ceremony is celebrated at noon .  * And especially , local followers have to wear their uniform in different colors with different meanings , such as :  *Yellow color is symbolized for Buddhist , it's symbolized for prosperity .  * White uniform is symbolized for Christianity Religion , it's symbolized for purity .  * Blue uniform is symbolized Taoist , it's symbolized for tolerant .  * Red uniform is symbolized foe Confucius , it's symbolized for authority .  * On the top of the Cao Dai Temple , local follower also designed three important gods in Hinduism , such as : Shiva , Brahma , Vishnu in order to worship them .  * There is more than two millions people are following Cao Dai Religion nowadays , and this number is still increasing everyday .  *However , Buddhist religion is the national religion in Viet Nam nowadays . There is more than 65% of population is following or is influent by Buddhist Religion ..  ** Traveler has chance to visit as well as to explore one of the most famous and complicated man made tunnel system in the world , which is over 200 km in length with three different layers . Especially , each layer got some different bunkers with different functions .  * During American War in Viet Nam , this famous man made tunnel system was built * by hand * by local Vietnamese people and Viet Cong soldiers ( Vietnamese soldiers whom supported the north Vietnamese government , Communist party ) .  * During American War in Viet Nam , ( 1961-1973 ) , US Army and their allies ever tried to use a lots of different operations to destroy this tunnel system , included chemical weapons , such as : agent orange , defoliant , dioxin , napalm bombs so on... however , finally , they lost in this battle .  * The Victory of Cu Chi Tunnel is one of the great victory not only in history of Viet Nam War but also in history of man kind in a big battle to fight against very strong and powerful army empire in the world .  * It proved that , even Viet Nam is a small country , small people , poor country , poor technology , poor weapons , however , If We know how to unit all together to use Our strength , our power together that We could defeat any strong and powerful army empire in the world .  * Traveler has chance to go inside of this famous man made tunnel system to get to know more about the architectural style of this famous tunnel system from inside .  * Traveler also has chance to enjoy shooting with some different types , such as :  AK 47 , M 1 , M 60 , M 30 , M 16 , Carbine so on... however , It's NOT free .  * Lunch will be served by * PHO * , rice noodle soup with beef , chicken or Seafood and * CHA GIO * , deep fried spring rolls , with a cold local beer as well .  ** Cao Dai Temple and Cu Chi Tunnel full day tour is really  one of the most interesting tour that Traveler Should Not miss it whenever you visit Ho Chi Minh City , Viet Nam nowadays . **
180.00 USD
*Cu Chi Tunnel System is one of the most famous and complicated tunnel system in the world , which is over 200 km in length with three different layers , especially , each layer got some different bunkers with different functions , such as : Living Bunkers , Shelter Bunkers , Fighting bunkers , Meeting room , Commanding room ,  School , Hospital , Kitchen , Water Well , even Trap ... * Travel has chance to go inside of this tunnel system to get to know more about the architectural style of this tunnel system from inside . * Traveler also has chance to enjoy shooting guns with different types of guns , such as :  AK 47 , M 16 , M 60 , M 30 , Carbine so on.... however , it's NOT free...  * The Victory of Cu Chi tunnel system was one of the great victory of Vietnamese people not only in history of Viet Nam War but also in history of mankind .  * It proved that , even a small country as Viet Nam , poor country , small people , poor technology , poor weapons . However , if We know how to unit all together to use Our strength , our power together that We could defeat any strong , and powerful army empire in the world , even US Army .  * Traveler has chance to visit and explore the richest and largest delta not only in Viet Nam but also in Asia nowadays : MEKONG DELTA .  * Mekong Delta is the homeland of many fresh rice paddies , fresh orchard gardens , fresh vegetables gardens , as well as a lots of fresh coconut palms as well .  * Mekong River is one of the great twelve in the world , which is over 4.800 km in length .  * Mekong River is the also the mother river of many beautiful natural channel and water coconut man made canals as well .  * A boat cruise around Mekong River in order to enjoy the beautiful natural sights as well as to get to know more about the daily life of local people who live around Mekong delta is really very interesting . 
180.00 USD
CU CHI TUNNEL HALF DAY TOUR WITH LUNCH ( Depart : 7.45 am , finish : 1.00 pm ) . * Cu Chi Tunnel system is located in Cu Chi District , over 60 km away from Ho Chi Minh City .  * Cu Chi Tunnel system is One of the most famous and complicated man made tunnel system not only in Viet Nam but also in the world , which is over 200 km in length with three different layers.  * This famous tunnel system was built ( by hand ) by local Vietnamese and Viet Cong soldiers ( Vietnamese soldiers whom supported the north Vietnamese Communist Party ) from 1961-1973 during American War in Viet Nam .  * During American War in Viet Nam ( 1961-1973 ) , this famous man made tunnel system was not only used for hiding from enemy ( US Army and their allies )  but also used for fighting against them .  * The first layer is over 4 m in depth  , second layer got over 8 m in depth ,and the third layer got over 12 m in depth .  Each layer got some different bunkers with different functions , such as : Living Bunkers , Shelter Bunkers , Fighting Bunkers , Commanding room , Meeting room ,  School , Kitchen , Rest Room ,  Water Well , Hospital so on...  * Tourist has chance to go inside of this famous man made tunnel system to get to know more about the architectural style of this tunnel system from inside .  * Tourist also has chance to enjoy shooting gun with different types of gun , such as : AK 47 , M 1 , M 60 , M 16 , Carbine ,  M 30 , so on..however , it's not free .  * During American War in Viet Nam , US Army and their allies ever used a lots of different operation to destroy this tunnel system , however , finally , they lost in this big battle .  * The Victory of Cu Chi tunnel system is not only One of the great victory of Vietnamese people during American War in Viet Nam , but also One of the great victory in history of man kind as well .  * It proved that , even a small country as Viet Nam , small people , poor technology , poor weapons , however , if We know how to unit all together to use Our strength , Our power in order to protect Our freedom as well as the Independence of Our nation that We could defeat any strong and powerful country in the world , it doesn't matter how powerful and strong they are .  * Lunch with be served with * PHO * one of the most famous traditional Vietnamese cuisine in Viet Nam nowadays , it is rice noodle soup with beef , chicken or seafood as well , enjoy a cool local beer . 
140.00+ USD