Hanoi capital is one of the most visited of the Vietnam popular destinations, is the beautiful capital city of Vietnam, sprawling in the banks of the Red River with French colonial heritage. Throughout the thousand years of its eventful history, marked by destruction, wars and natural calamities, Hanoi still preserves many ancient architectural works including the Old Quarter and over 600 pagodas and temples. Famous sites will be added in this Hanoi City Tour 1 Full Day.
Hanoi City Tour 1 Day
8.30: You will get picked up by friendly guide and experienced driver from your hotel in Ha Noi Old Quarter for Hanoi City Tour Full Day.
08.45: Arrive at Tran Quoc Pagoda located on Golden Fish IsLand in West Lake. It is the oldest pagoda in Ha Noi built in the 6th century.
09.30: Visit Ho Chi Minh complex, you have a chance to see the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh then walk around the garden to see 2 houses where he lived & worked from 1954 to 1969. Then visit One Pillar Pagoda where worships the Godess of Mercy – It is the most unique padoga in the world.
- Should dress modestly by covering from shoulders to knees when visiting Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, temples, pagodas…
- Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays.
- Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is closed at least 2 months (15thJune -15thAugust) for the annual maintaining but still can take picture Mausoleum and visit around that area
11.15: Visit Vietnam Ethnology Museum to learn about the culture of 54 ethnic groups living in the whole country of Vietnam.This museum is widely acknowledged as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority peoples. As well as the comprehensive array of exhibits inside, there are also traditional tribal houses reconstructed within the ground.
- Special Note : we will visit Vietnam Women Museum instead of Ethnology Museum closed on Mondays
12.45: Have lunch at Vietnamese restaurant. You have an opportunity to enjoy Best Well-known Vietnamese cuisine named PHO (Noodle Soup with Beef/Chicken).
14.00-14.15 : Continue visit Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam, established in the 11 century .Originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam’s first University dating back to 1070. Inside are the stone steles mounted on the backs of turtles, inscribed with names of Vietnam best scholars. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society place then and now on education.
15.15: Leave for Hoa Lo Prison Museum which originally used by the French colonists in Indochina for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for U.S. prisoners of war during the Vietnam War. During this later period, it was known to American POWs as the “Hanoi Hilton"
16.15 -16.30: Driving back to your hotel. Our tour guide and driver will say good bye to you and our fantastic Hanoi City Tour 1 Day finishes.
Tour Inclusions: Vietnamese Food for Lunch, Local English speaking guide, Entrance fees as indicated, Transportation as indicated.
Tour Exclusions: Drinks, Personal Expenses, Tips / gratuities for drivers or guide, Travel insurance, Anythings not mentioned in Itinerary.
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