The Tourist Village comprises the two parts of the Bình Quới Tourist Area. The Bình Quới Tourist Area I was established by the Vietnamese government in 1975 and 1976, while the Bình Quới Tourist Area II was built from 1979 to 1980, and the Tourist Village was established in 1994. The Tourist Village is located on the Thanh Da peninsula on the Saigon River approximately 8 km from the city center.
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The Tourist Village is set on lush garden-like grounds with lawns, coconut trees, creeks, and thatched cottages, presenting a view of days gone by in Vietnam's Mekong Delta region. Rich traditional southern Vietnamese cuisine is served there, and the area features a three-level, 700-seat floating restaurant in Bạch Đằng Harbor.
Just 20 minutes east of District 1, traffic gives way to waterside cafes, bars and restaurants. One of the best is the Binh Quoi Village run by Saigon Tourist . Situated at the end of the road just before the ferry jetty, it has a small pool (USD1 entry) and tennis courts for hire from under USD2 an hour. The classy riverside bar/restaurant, with set menus featuring crab and snails from USD4.50, makes a great setting to watch boats go by as the sun drops over the Saigon River.
Entertainment includes a cultural show featuring a traditional Vietnamese wedding, complete with water-borne bridal procession, rituals, and dances.