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Amazing Hanoi city tour

Destination: Hanoi
Duration: 1 days
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Amazing Hanoi city tour

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Top attractions for Hanoi city tour

In the morning (8.00 AM – 12.30 PM)

Hanoi city tour will start from 8.00 AM (pick up door to door at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter

Ho Chi Minh Complex

Located in the heart of Hanoi city, in the area of Ba Dinh district – the political center of the capital, Ho Chi Minh complex is considered as a symbol of Hanoi and an attractive tourist attraction for visitors when traveling to Hanoi.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

On September 2, 1969, Ho Chi Minh – “Uncle Ho” – the great leader of the Vietnamese nation died when the war of reunification of the country was in the most fierce period, leaving immense grief for the whole Vietnamese nation. The protection of his body during the war was also a very arduous journey of the Vietnamese army and people at that time.

One Pillar Pagoda

One Pillar Pagoda was constructed by Emperor Ly Thai Tong of the Ly Dynasty in the winter of October (Lunar calendar) in 1049. The pagoda has only one space built on a stone pillar in the middle of a square lotus pond, it is like a big lotus in the sky. It is not only a symbol of Hanoi city but also a symbol of the thousands of years of existence and development of Buddhism in Vietnam.

With its unique architecture as well as historical value thousands of years, this pagoda is one of the most revered sights in Hanoi and attracts a lot of tourists every year. 

Lunch will be served at local Hanoi restaurant with authetic traditional Vietnamese food

In the afternoon (13.30 PM – 16.00 PM)

Temple of Literature

Temple of Literature is always a tourist destination to explore Hanoi.

The architectural complex of here includes Literature Lake, Giam Garden, Temple of Literature where worship Confucius and his great students, Quoc Tu Giam which is considered as the first university of Viet Nam. During the feudal period of Vietnam, especially under the Ly, Tran and Le dynasties, it was the most important educational center of the country, teaching its scholars principles of literature, poetry, Confucianism. In 1484, during the reign of King Le Thanh Tong, to honor the talent doctorates, the king erected beer and engraved names for those who passed the exam from 1442 onwards. Each examination was a stele placed on the back of the turtle. Over a long period of time with major historical events of the nation, the Temple of Literature still preserves 82 steles of 1304 doctor laureates. And this place becomes a sacred place for Vietnamese students to pray for their dreams before important examinations and to take photos to commemorate their graduation.

Hanoi’s Old Quarter

Hanoi is a land of thousands of years of history, containing so many cultural and historical values of Vietnamese people. Referring to Hanoi, you’ve probably heard of the phrase “Hanoi 36 streets” or “Hanoi Old Quarter”. Coming here, visitors will have the opportunity to explore the thousand-year history of the capital with unique architectural houses on busy roads and colorful local markets.

This busy residential and commercial area has been established since the Ly – Tran dynasties, located in the east of Thang Long Citadel to the Red River.

The most famous feature of the old quarter is the craft streets. Thousand of a year ago, craftsmen from the craft villages around Thang Long used to gather here, focusing on each area of their profession. The merchant ships can go to the middle of the street to trade, making the craft town more developed. And the product which they made that becomes the street name, with the word “Hang” in front of it such as Hang Bac to sell silver or jewelry, Hang Duong to sell sweet, Hang Bong to sell cotton, Hang Luoc to sell comb,… Another feature of the old town is the architecture of old houses. They are dwarf tube houses that are tiled, very narrow and adjacent with uneven height. In feudal times, all houses must be lower than the palanquin of the king when visiting the streets, which is the reason to make a difference in their architecture.

Hoan Kiem Lake & Ngoc Son Temple

Hoan Kiem Lake is a top natural beauty spot in Hanoi, attracting millions of tourists each year

Situated on a small island in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake, Turtle Tower is a special highlight of the fascinating poetic scenery of Hoan Kiem Lake. Construction began in the 18th century, and until the 19th century, the Turtle Tower was completed and today the Turtle Tower has become a symbol of peace in Hanoi. Turtle Tower and Hoan Kiem Lake with legends of great significance to Vietnamese history, bearing the message of support for the struggles to defend the Fatherland: The righteous will win. Many people and tourists were fortunate to witness the appearance of the Old Turtle at Hoan Kiem Lake.

Museum of Ethnology (Close on Monday and Friday)

For many visitors when traveling to Hanoi, the Museum is always on the list of places must-see and can’t miss.

It is around 8 kilometers from the Old Quarter, Museum of Ethnology is located on Nguyen Van Huyen street. The museum is like a miniature picture of the history and culture of the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam with diverse cultural features.

Hanoi city tour will finish at around 16.00 PM at your hotel

Important Notes

What to bring:

– Long pants or skirt/dress are required to visit the mausoleum.

– Hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses.

– Comfortable walking shoes.

Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Round-trip transfers by a/c coach
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing tickets
  • All taxes & service charges 
Exclusions
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Camera fees (if any) and anything unmentioned from the itinerary
  • Pick up and drop off outside the Old Quarter
  • Water puppet show or cyclo ride (please contact your travel consultant for a special rate).
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.

Amazing Hanoi city tour

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