HANOI CITY TOUR (1 DAY)
Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam since the 11th century dazzles visitors its unique blend of oriental lifestyle, French colonial architecture, tree-lined boulevards and peaceful lakes. Still retaining a charming air from its colonial days, visitors are often impressed with the quietness and subtle beauty of Hanoi. Hanoi is an ancient city which had been established and developed for over 1,000 years since 1010. There are many relics of the past, well-known landscape in Hanoi such as Literature Temple Quoc Tu Giam, One Pillar Pagoda, Sword Lake, and West Lake. History Museum, Flag Pole, Ancient city...
Start the tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho's final resting-palace. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts where he used to live in the past. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is theOne Pillar Pagoda, built by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Continue to visit the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam - Vietnam's first University constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.
Have lunch at local restaurants.
Proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum. This superb museum showcases the depth of Vietnamese cultural diversity with an astounding collection of 15,000 artifacts gathered from throughout Vietnam. Maps, displays and dioramas are labelled in Vietnamese, French and English.Displays portray a typical village market, the making of comical hats and a Tay shamanic ceremony; videos show the real thing. You can also check out a traditional Black Thai house reconstructed in the museum. There's also a centre for research and conservation where scientists from all over the world study traditional Vietnamese cultures.
After that we will take you to Hoan Kiem Lake, see the peaceful water, and visit Ngoc Son Temple. End the trip.
PRICE: USD 20/ PAX
Transportation in van with A/C, English speaking guide, meals, entrance fees.
Drinks, insurance, visas, personal expenses, tips & gratuities.
What to bring
A hat & sunscreen
Appropriate clothing for the season
Comfortable walking shoes/clothes
If you’re going to see Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, you must not wear shorts