Special Tour: Hanoi Captital, the city of lakes, boulevards and open parks
[ Duration: 1-day tour ]
Viet nam’s small and pleasant capital lies at the heart of the northern red river delta, and is a city of lakes, leafy boulevards and open parks with a french colonial feel.
Hanoi was founded in 1010, and became the centre of covernment for the indochina union under french rule in 1888, in 1954 it became the official capital of independent Vietnam. Today ancient crumbling buildings dating from the 11th century lie scattered among grand french colonial residences. The streets of the old quarted preserve age-old customs, where trade takes one back half a century, and temples, pagodas and monuments reflect the historic character of Vietnam.
7:45 - 8:15: Free pick up at your hotel. Then visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 - the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Then continue on to the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda at West lake (One of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam).Then visit Bat Trang pottery village (applied on Mon, Wed & Fri). Lunch at local restaurant.
PM: - After lunch proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat), the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam, see Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 - it’s gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Take you past Hoan Kiem Lake to see the peaceful waters, and the beauty of Ngoc Son temple. At the end, journey through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where you’ll then have a chance for some shopping and exploration.
15.30 - 16.00: Finish the tour, drop off at your hotel in Old Quater of Hanoi.
- Transportation Fordtransit 16 Seats or county 29 seats with A/C.
- Free 01 bottle water.
- Enthusiatic, experienced drive & English speaking guide.
- Entrance fees.
- Visiting tickets.
- Drink at lunch.
- Personal expenses, tips & gratuities.
- What not mentioned clearly.
4. THINGS TO KNOW WHEN TRAVELING
- Do not buy from street venders.
- Do not use service from street venders or brokers.
- Do not give children who on street money or candy.
- Ask before taking photo.
- Take a legal taxi with the help of the tour operator.