Hanoi, capital of Vietnam, not only known as a center of culture, politics, education of the country but also the place to remain the long- standing traditional culture. In Hanoi, you can explore the unique blend of French colonial architecture with diversified culture of the East. Hanoi continued growth throughout the past 1000 years. Over the vicissitude of history, Hanoi brings quiet and subtle beauty that gives visitors a very special impression. With many famous places like the Temple of Literature, West Lake, Hoan Kiem Lake, History Museum, One Pillar Pagoda, Hanoi’s Old Quarter…, visitors will experience and discover valuable unique culture in this city. In addition, visiting to Hanoi, tourists cannot miss the unique cuisine with great hospitality of the people here. Let join us to experience therhythm of this unique city life!
The first site we visit today is President Ho Chi Minh’s Masoleum – where preserve body of “Uncle Ho” inside (closed on Mondays & Fridays, all afternoons and from Sep 10 until Dec 10 for annual maintenance, some years to be closed earlier). Take a short walk to Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House, where he lived from 1958 – 1969 and visit lotus-shape One Pillar Pagoda and learn more about Vietnamese Budihsm. And then, drive to Temple of Literature – the first University in Vietnam, or another name The Confucious Temple.
Lunch at local restaurant.
In this afternoon, we will visit the Museum of Ethnology (closed on Monday), a bit drive out of the capital center to get a chance to have a better knowledge about all 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups. Get back to the center and take a walking tour through old quarter to see a different part of the city. End of the day with watching Water Puppet Show – a special and unique show that give us more information about Vietnam history, culture and lifestyle.
Private tour guide
Lunch as mentioned above
Entrance fees (include the puppet show)
Mineralwater (1 bottle/person/day)