Duration: 1 Day
Tour Type: Explore and Experience
Starts / Ends: Hanoi/ Hanoi
Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum & Complex – Temple of literature – One Museum of Your Choice – Cyclo Tour in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, Water puppet show
Tour Categories: Hanoi Tours
Hanoi City Tour – Morning (L)
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 hours 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.
Hanoi City Tour – Afternoon
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 that, we will wander around the city by car to see the real life of Hanoian as well as the different parts of 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 to 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