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Experience hosted by Phạm

2 hoursHosted in English and French
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 3 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

* On examining the situation of COVID 19 up to this point and the advice offered by the local authority and by Airbnb, I would like to propose additional adjustments outside of the presented experience set: (1) Keep the distance from 2.0 meters between us (2) I will give you a mask and hydroalcoholic gel so that we remain well sanitized during this experience.

. Visiting architectural heritages
. Photo Walk
. Experiencing architectural Sketching
. Witnessing the daily life of Sài Gòn

We're going to meet in the historical market of Chợ Lớn (The Big Market), another pillar of the city besides the center of District 1. Then we're going start to walk on different routes in the neighborhood and try to spot out the modernist buildings. Meanwhile, I will present to you about the specificities so that you can recognise the special significance of the Vietnamese architects in the middle of the twentieth century, those that distinguished themselves from the rest of the world. During the tour, we will enter and go up into the many buildings where ordinary lives have been going on since the Vietnam War. Finally, at the end of the afternoon, we can stop at some random pavement and start trying to draw, to describe your feelings about the interaction between architecture and the people, and also about the rhythm of Sài Gòn's life.
Other things to note
If you want to understand more about Sài Gòn's modernist architecture in advance, check out my website in this link:
https://phamvinh.wixsite.com/featured/saigonmodernism
* On examining the situation of COVID 19 up to this point and the advice offered by the local authority and by Airbnb, I would like to propose additional adjustments outside of the presented experience set: (1) Keep the distance from 2.0 meters between us (2) I will give you a mask and hydroalcoholic gel so that we remain well sanitized during this experience.

. Visiting architectural heritages
. Photo Walk
. Experiencing…

What's included

  • Drinks
    a water bottle
  • Equipment
    A booklet of introduction, a map, a pencil, a sketchbook

Meet your host, Phạm

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • Identity verified
I arrived in Sài Gòn 3 years ago to pursuit my architecture study. And it has been over 2 years that I discovered Sài Gòn as one of the biggest centres of modernist architecture in the world, however a center that is not so well acknowledged, by even ourselves, the Vietnamese. It is for this reason that I want to work to define and conserve this type of architecture by working on my projects such as a video presenting the unique features of Sài Gòn modernist architecture, a map of admirable buildings, and also my book "Poetic Significance" to define generally and comprehensibly for people of all backgrounds. I hope that my tours will give you an idea about modernist architecture in Sài Gòn and also allow you to raise questions on the importance of culture for the development as well as what development means.
I arrived in Sài Gòn 3 years ago to pursuit my architecture study. And it has been over 2 years that I discovered Sài Gòn as one of the biggest centres of modernist architecture in the world, however a center that is not so well acknowledged, by even ourselves, the Vietnamese. It is for this reason that I want to work to define and conserve this type of architecture by working on my projects such as a video presenting the unique features of Sài Gòn modernist architecture, a map of admirable buil…
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Where you'll be

We will go around and inside the surprising buildings but sometimes hidden. Our trip will pass through the many alleys and streets where the architecture interacts with people's lives. On walking and seeing, the attachment of architecture in its function and beauty to the human-beings occupying the architectural subjects is absorbed through your own visual perception.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 15 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

a hat

a Camera