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Sunrise photo tour Cholon hidden gems

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 15 reviews.Quận 1, Vietnam

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Experience hosted by Adrien

3.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, transport
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English, French

What you'll do

Explore Saigon’s historic Chinatown on this exhilarating sunrise photography tour. Cholon (literally meaning ‘big market’ in Vietnamese) used to be a city in itself and despite merging with Saigon in the 1930s, the neighborhood has preserved its unique charm and traditions.

We will capture powerful moments in this lively area full of colorful alleyways, local markets, meditative pagodas and smiling Saigonese going about their daily life. You will develop and practice your photography skills in this inspirational street scene by looking for the best light, working on your composition and trying to see things in a deeper way.

We will also take some time to interact with locals and get a deeper understanding of their culture in this authentic atmosphere.
Explore Saigon’s historic Chinatown on this exhilarating sunrise photography tour. Cholon (literally meaning ‘big market’ in Vietnamese) used to be a city in itself and despite merging with Saigon in the 1930s, the neighborhood has preserved its unique charm and traditions.

We will capture powerful moments in this lively area full of colorful alleyways, local markets, meditative pagodas and smiling Saigonese going about their daily li…

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What's included

  • Food
  • Drinks
    Tea/Coffee
  • Transport
    Taxi
From ₹3,283
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Adrien

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 15 Reviews
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I am a street photographer who has developed an ever growing passion for the craft since I first set foot in Vietnam in 2014. The streets of Saigon, a place I now call home, have become my playground for experimentation & inspiration. Exploring the city through my lens has helped me to get a better grasp of the local culture and to connect with people in a deeper way.

Saul Leiter, my favorite photographer, used to say: ‘It’s quite possible that my work represents a search for beauty in the most prosaic and ordinary places’. This philosophy inspires my photographic journey and guide my steps on my travels in Vietnam and around Asia.

I am very eager to share my knowledge of the city to travelers and photography lovers. And remember, photography is less about camera settings than about learning to see what is happening around you.
I am a street photographer who has developed an ever growing passion for the craft since I first set foot in Vietnam in 2014. The streets of Saigon, a place I now call home, have become my playground for experimentation & inspiration. Exploring the city through my lens has helped me to get a better grasp of the local culture and to connect with people in a deeper way.

Saul Leiter, my favorite photographer, used to say: ‘It’s quite possible that my work represents a search for beauty i…
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Where you'll be

We will start at a local park which offers a perfect setting to introduce the tour, get to know each other and start practicing your camera settings. We will then head to the Chinese area of Cholon and one of its most picturesque temples. Our visit in this charming maze will lead us to colorful alleyways, vibrant pagodas and peaceful pagodas where will we will witness the daily life and habits of friendly locals.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 15 reviews.

Aradhana
March 2020
Adrien’s street photography experience was amazing. He took me through the basics and translated all the technical terms easily. He made it seem simple and guided me through all the alleys and markets that have the best light for street photography. He is very sociable and easy to get along with. We chatted on various things while taking the photographs. I was surprised that I could get some good photos and learn about Saigon at the same time. One of my highlights of my short visit here.
Adrien’s street photography experience was amazing. He took me through the basics and translated all the technical terms easily. He made it seem simple and guided me through all th…
Joji
February 2020
If you like the off-the-beaten-track experience through the eyes of someone who is genuinely passionate about his art and style of photography, then this is for you. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and conversations and sharing tips on photography!
If you like the off-the-beaten-track experience through the eyes of someone who is genuinely passionate about his art and style of photography, then this is for you. I thoroughly e…
Mounir
February 2020
Highly recommended tour. Adrien is very knowledgeable and brought me to a ton a places I would've had never found by myself. Moreover, some of the locals already know him which makes for easier contact and great shots. I got some solid advice from him and left the experience a better photographer. 5/5.
Highly recommended tour. Adrien is very knowledgeable and brought me to a ton a places I would've had never found by myself. Moreover, some of the locals already know him which mak…
Amol
December 2019
Adrien is very personable guy. We started with getting together earlier than publishes time. He was very accommodating. He picked me up and we were off to some wonderful hidden gems. The hustle and bustle of flower market was wonderful way to start. The experience just got more fun with local hidden gems after Adrien is verse with the art of photography and has over time fostered relations with locals. Amazing combination. I highly recommend this experience.
Adrien is very personable guy. We started with getting together earlier than publishes time. He was very accommodating. He picked me up and we were off to some wonderful hidden gem…
Minjung
December 2019
Adrien is a very friendly host. He has this passion for street photo. I learned alot about using my camera well. And i've got special tips how to compose photo. And It's a great oppotunity to look into hidden places of Hochiminh city.
Chris
November 2019
I had a great time with Adrien. He took me to some of his favorite spots. He took me to places away from the normal tourist spots. He taught me a few things about photography and the city. I would do it again!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

The tour is aimed at everyone with a love of photography, from complete beginners to advanced photographers willing to discover an amazing city with a local eye. The tour experience is focused on openness, sharing and improvement.

What to bring

Camera or smartphone

Walking shoes