Saigon - The River's Edge
Life along Saigon’s rivers & canals
As Ho Chi Minh City rapidly modernizes, one thing remains constant—life along the edges of the Saigon River. In the adjoining canals, riverboats still ply a route to and from the great Mekong, as they have for centuries. Join us in this bustling waterworld, where you’ll find photographic opportunities unlike anywhere else in the city.
We start out with a canal-side wander to capture photos of working river life. Tugboats arrive here carrying coconuts and other goods from the Mekong, and we’ll document these classic scenes from the Saigonese riverside. The route then takes us past a Buddhist temple and onto a floating village, with rickety houseboats anchored along the path. The owners often come out for a chat, giving us a chance to take portraits and shots of them at work and play. We finish up with a dramatic view of Saigon’s 21st century skyline over the river, and a walk through a traditional market offering beautiful light for people photography.
What to Expect
This walk offers a variety of shooting opportunities, including architecture, people photography and cityscapes. Along the way, you’ll develop a photographic story of life along the river’s edge, with tips on composition for different types of picture, use of various settings and creating and pacing a narrative with images.
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Local River Life
Context and Relationships
Tour Length: Half Day – 8:30am – 12:30pm
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 minutes prior to this time
Level of Difficulty: Moderate Physical activity (Walking)
Training or guidance will be provided by our photographers throughout the tour. Our guides will tailor your learning experience depending on your interest, style and experience from amateurs to professionals we can provide simple techniques to improve your photography, gain further knowledge of your camera and lenses, as well as develop your photographic eye to capture that amazing composition.
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Professional Photographer Guide
Hotel Drop off
Please select equipment that is available to you and that you’re comfortable with. Training and photography tips will be provided on tour by our professional photographers.
- DSLR Camera / Film Camera / Smartpone
- Memory Cards
- Fully Charged Battery
- Wide Angle or Standard Zoom Lens
Brand new tour – Be the first to experience and review this extraordinary view along Saigon’s Rivers & Canals.