Hanoi is located in the Red River Delta, in the center of North Việt Nam, is the capital of the Socialist Republic of Việt Nam, the center of culture, politics, economy and trade of the whole country. Throughout the thousand years of its eventful history, marked by destruction, wars and natural calamities, Hà Nội still preserves many ancient architectural works including the Old Quarter and over 600 pagodas and temples. Famous sites include the One Pillar Pagoda (built in 1049), the Temple of Literature (built in 1070), Hà Nội Citadel, Hà Nội Opera House, President Hồ Chí Minh's Mausoleum and so on.
Hanoi City Tour:
Itinerary Hanoi City Tour 1 day:
8:00: We pick you up from your hotel, start the tour by visiting the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum - the final resting place of the beloved national hero, Uncle Ho - and President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived off and on from 1958 to 1969. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho's final resting-palace Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, built by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.
After that, you’ll have a chance to explore the Tran Quoc Pagoda on the shore of west lake. From there, it’s onto the Temple of literature, which was Viet Nam’s first university and is dedicated to Confucius.
12.30: You have lunch at a restaurant in the Old Quarter with local Vietnamese traditional Cuisines.
13:30: You’ll visit Hoan Kiem Lake, the heart and soul of Hanoi.
Finally, You’ll stop in at Museum of Ethnology. Located west of the city centre, this museum offer informative and well-documented display on the country’s 54 ethnic groups, include elaborate and colorful hill-tribe costumes, weaving designs, musical instruments, fishing implements, work tools and other functional objects. The display continues on to the garden outside with fascinating examples of minority housing from the King’s to the ones of the ethnic groups in Central Highlands.
Tour ends around at 15:30.
Finish unforgettable full day Hanoi Sightseeing!
Add some options: Enjoy Water Puppet Show from 15.30 to 16.15 or Electric Car or Cyclo around Hanoi's Old Quarter.
Come back your hotel at 17.00
On Monday and Friday morning, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ethnic museums are closed
- Transportation in van with A/C
- English speaking guide
- Entrance fees.
- Cyclo, Water Puppet Show Ticket costs 5$/person (if available)
- 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 should not wear shorts