A Glimpse into Traditional Vietnamese Medicine


A Glimpse into Traditional Vietnamese Medicine

Pulse reading is considered one of the most important diagnostic methods in Vietnamese traditional medicine, demanding intense study and an innate talent. We start our tour visiting FITO, the first Vietnamese museum that offers an insightful look into the history and use of traditional medicine in everyday life.

Our journey continues to the center of District 5, where we take a walking tour passing by many traditional herbal medicine shops, learning about the many active chemicals in a single herb, and how different herbs are combined for traditional therapies.

Afterwards, we visit a traditional medicine shop to have a pulse diagnosis by a practitioner, who will then provide an overview of your health based on the pulse readings and external observations of your eyes, skin & tongue.


  • Learn about the traditional medical practices of Vietnam and how it translates into daily life regimes of the locals
  • Take a pulse reading, that shows your overall health and learn how its done
  • Take a tour around thel medicine shops and smell the scents of all the wonderful herbs 
  • Tour the FITO museum of traditional medicine, that shows the studying and the innate talented minds of this type of medical practice

Start your journey today!

  • Duration

    Half-Day Tour

  • Destinations

    HCMC (Saigon)

  • Meal Provided [B|L|D]


Our Services Include:
  • Private air-conditioned transportation
  • English/German speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled mineral water & cold towel
  • Pulse reading at  a traditional herbal medicine shop
Our Services Exclude:
  • Tips for tour guide & driver
  • Other services not mentioned in our program

An additional surcharge applies for bookings on Tet (Lunar New Year)