Our guide will pick you up at your hotel at around 8:15am with an a/c car to take part in the Hanoi City Tour.
Firstly visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, his house on stilts, the botanical gardens and the Presidential Palace while learning about his life and revolutionary activities. The Presidential Palace used to be the residence of the Governor of Indochina. On the way out visit the One Pillar pagoda. The pagoda was constructed in 1049 by King Ly Thai Tong according to his dream of Bodhisattva seating on a lotus flower and led him to the pagoda. In 1954, the pagoda was destroyed by the French before their withdrawal. After taking over the city on October 10th 1954, the Vietnam Ministry of Culture restored the pagoda. The pagoda of today remains since this restoration.
Around 10.30 Arrive at the Temple of Literature. This is a Temple dedicated to Confucius which was built in 1070 and the first Royal National University of Vietnam and built 6 years later in 1076. Considered as “an escape” from the bustling city, this temple and its beautiful garden provide an opportunity to learn more about education in Vietnam for over 1000 years.
12.00pm Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant with local Vietnamese Traditional Cuisines
1pm Continue on to visit the interesting Ethnology Museum. Located west of the city center, this museum offer informative and well-documented displays of the country’s 54 ethnic groups, and includes elaborate and colorful hill-tribe costumes, weaving designs, musical instruments, fishing implements, work tools and other functional objects. The display continues on to the garden outside with fascinating examples of minority housing from the King’s to the ones of the ethnic groups in Central Highlands.
3.30pm Visit Hoan Kiem lake (Restored Sword lake) and the Ngoc Son temple. Situated in the heart of Hanoi, the lake got its name according to a legend. In the 15th century during the Ming Chinese invasion, General Le Loi was presented with a Holy Sword. With the help of this sword he expelled the Chinese from Thang Long, present-day Hanoi, and proclaimed himself as King Le Thai To. One day, when the king was sailing on the lake, suddenly a golden turtle emerged from the water and claimed back the sword which had been believed given to him by God. Since then, the lake has been known as Ho Hoan Kiem or the Lake of the Restored Sword.
Return to your Hotel about 4pm
The price: 35usd/ person
- Car pick up from your hotel around Hanoi City Tour & finishes at the hotel.
- English speaking Tour Guide
- Entrance fees & sightseeing tickets
- Lunch in a local restaurant with local Vietnamese traditional Cuisines
Excludes: drinks and any tips
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Im arrived at the hotel around 10 am and pick up around 11 am at November 2, 2016 can i get one day tour, im alone and how much the price?
Me and my friend, 2 people will be arriving Noi Bai airport on 27/07/16 at 1:05 pm. We booked the thuy dong guest house for one night stay. we would like to tour to temples, lakes and market till late evening.
please let know the most suited places and price.
Good Evening, I would like the Hanoi private tour for 2 person in the 11 november. Is it possibile? What IS the total cost? IS it possible to buy PayPal? Regards. Oreste
This was a fantastic day and an excellent way to get a taste of "Hanoi" and all it has to offer. Mr Hung was very friendly, helpful and extremely knowledgable. A definite must for all first time visitors to Hanoi - highly recommended
A great tour to get an overall picture of Hanoi, the culture of its people and their views on their life and history. The guide was full of knowledge and passed it on admirably.