Hanoi City Tour – Full day

Highlight:

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam since the early 11th century dazzles visitors its unique blend of oriental lifestyle, French colonial architecture, tree-lined boulevards and legendary lakes. A city with long history and rich culture making up the distinct architectural influence of China and France and fomer Soviet Union, attract more and more travellers around the world.

Visitors coming to Hanoi are often impressed with the unique apperance and the charm of the city. Of the Old Quarter “36 treet area” and French Quarter, many relics of the past, well-known landscape in Hanoi such as Literature Temple Quoc Tu Giam, One Pillar Pagoda, Sword Lake, Chuong Duong bridge…still exist.

Program:

ITINERARY:

08.00 Tour guide meet you at hotel and start with Tran Quoc pagoda, a Buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake.

08:45 You visit Ho Chi Minh Complex with his mausoleum, his house-on-stilt and garden. Visit One Pillar Pagoda built in 1049, the structure has become an important symbol for the Hanoi today.

10:00 Proceed to Vietnam Museum of Ethnology to learn about Vietnam diversity in cultures. You see the display of costumes, cloths, hunting tools, life activities of 54 Ethnic group in Vietnam.

11:30 Leave for a legendary Hoan Kiem lake “turtle lake” and Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to a former general commander Tran Hung Dao for his struggle against Mongolians

12:00 Go to have a rest and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter. Time for relaxing.

13:00 Continue to visit the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam – Vietnam’s first University. The temple is dedicated to Confucius, sages and talented scholars. It is the most famous temple in Hanoi.

14:30 Visit ceramics mosaic wall, a Vietnam’s first public collective work of art. The Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural is on the wall of the dyke system. Short visit to Long Bien market, you learn about local lives of Vietnamese.

16:00 Tour ends after a visit to Long Bien historical bridge. The one was French legacy and was designed by a man designing Eiffel tower in Paris. This bridge was built by French in 1899 and finished 1902. Walking on it for a photos is a good choice in Hanoi.

Note:

  • On Monday and friday, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ethnic museums are closed – Bat Trang pottery village will be arranged as substitution.
  • Program is subject to change with short or no notice due to weather, local holidays and other condition we can not control!
  • Those wearing shorts/miniskirts are not allowed to enter the mausoleum. All visitors’ shoulder must be covered with clothes/scarves.
  • Program is subject to change with short or no notice due to weather, local holidays and other condition we can not control!
INCLUSIVE
  • Three hour tour
  • English tour guide
  • Pick up at your hotel in old quarter
  • Authentic food and drinks.
EXCLUSIVE
  • Drop off your hotel (Tour guide will help you order taxi or show direction back your hotel).
  • Tips for tour guide
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