Hanoi is one of the most interesting cities in Southeast Asia. The City is slow-paced yet quick to charm, with a lovely landscape of lakes, shaded boulevards, verdant public parks and French-colonial architecture. Hanoi personifies the spirit of historic Vietnam in the temples, monuments and pockets of ancient culture along the narrow streets of the Old Quarter, yet perfectly reflects the rapid changes sweeping the country as Hanoi Yuppies sip cappuccinos in roadside cafes and compare cell phones.
Today we start our one-day city tour from the lobby of the hotel. We will drive to Ho Chi Minh Complex, where we will spend a couple of hour to visit: Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum, his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh museum and one pillar pagoda. Keep going to see the Temple of Literature: Originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam's first university dating back to 1070. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society placed then and now on education. Lunch will be at a fine local restaurant in Hanoi.
In the afternoon, we will visit one of the most interesting museums in Vietnam; Museum of Ethnology, which is widely acknowledged as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam's 54 Ethnic minority peoples. Following by that we will wander around the city by car to see the real life of Hanoian as well as the difference parts the city.
After that we will take one-hour cyclo (paddle rickshaw) around the Old Quarter, known as the 36 streets, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Originally, each of the 36 streets names' was related to the products being sold there.
Before we go back to hotel, we will have chance enjoy the unique Water Puppet show. Hear the Vietnamese traditional instruments and singing from the live musicians who play throughout the show. The trip will be finished after the show at the hotel.
Option visited Museums:
1. Hanoi Hilton or Hoa Lo Prison
2. Hanoi Museum
3. National Museum of Vietnamese History
4. Vietnam Military History museum
5. Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts
6. Vietnam People’s Air Force Museum, Hanoi
Price & Included Features
What’s included ?
English speaking guide
Lunch at Cha Ca restaurant
A bottle of water/person
Maximum 2 museums
About Water Puppet show: subject to changed without priority
There are 5 shows in a day from Monday to Sunday at 15:30; 17:00; 18:30; 20:00; 21:15
On Tuesday, there is one more show at 14:15
On Sunday, there is one more show at 09:30
Trip price: Please enquire for availabilities & the most update price