Hanoi is the best entry point into Northern Vietnam. Having served as the cultural and historical capital of the country for a thousand years, the bustling city is a contemporary metropolis of ancient secrets tucked down twisting alleyways.
Hanoi nowaday is the center of culture, economy, education, and politics of Vietnam. Along with the many thousand years of civilization, many ancient and modern works, the special historical sites, unique sidewalk cultural experiences will all make your day.
If you only have one day, our Hanoi City Tour’s handpicked activities below didn’t just give you amazing moments of multi-layered Hanoi but provide great photo opps.
From 7:45 to 8:15 AM, We 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. From far away it looked like a giant lotus flower rising out of the pond with the pillar as its stem. The pagoda’s structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.
Then continue on to the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda at West Lake With a history that can be traced back 1,500 years, the Tran Quoc Pagoda in Hanoi is of the oldest and most famous pagodas in Vietnam. It was the center of Buddhist activity in ancient Vietnam, where emperors of yore would often come to pray and sightsee. Today, it remains a major landmark of the capital city.
After that, we visit Bat Trang Pottery Village (applied on Mon, Wed & Fri). Bat Trang is well-known as the traditional porcelain and pottery village with history of seven centuries with many other kinds of high-quality pottery products have been exported worldwide. Visiting Bat Trang, you will get the chance to contemplate workers making pottery products by hand. What’s more, you can also try it yourself. Many our foreign tourists & families are extremely interested in pottery-making experience here.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, we proceed to visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat). Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, located on a large area of more than 40 thousand square meters, is the great place to display the culture heritage and offers an insight into the 54 Vietnam’s tribes.
The visit Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070. It’s gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. The site is one of the oldest in Hanoi and a national symbol of Vietnamese education and architecture. There’s a local story that touching statues of turtles in the temple are said to bring students good luck in their exams.
We take you past Hoan Kiem Lake to see the peaceful waters and the beauty of Ngoc Son – the classic Vietnamese structure was built in honour of the intellectual scholar Saint Van Xuong, and national hero General Tran Hung Dao.
In the end, journey through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, a single square kilometre comprising 36 streets. Since the 15th century, each street has been home to artisans and craftsmen who traded in the specific merchandise for which their street was named. Today, the charm of these streets still remains. Prepare to marvel as you wander from silver street to bamboo street, silk street to decoration street, all within a stone’s throw of each other.
We see you off and the tour ends around 15h30 – 16h00 PM.
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