Hanoi is one of Southeast Asia’s most elegant cities, deftly blending elements of old Vietnam with strong currents of modernism. Whether it’s strolling along the banks of Lake Hoan Kiem or pausing to reflect on a millennium-old pagoda, Hanoi is the type of city that encourages visitors to slow down and enjoy their holiday.
|07:45 - 08:30||Tour guide picks you up at suggested places in the Old Quarter.|
|Start the trip with Tran Quoc Pagoda, a buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake. Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the final resting place of Vietnam ‘s greatest father; his house-on-stilt and One Pillar Pagoda – modeled after a lotus flower, a symbol of Hanoi.|
|Arrive Ethnology Museum to learn about cultures of 54 ethnic groups living in Vietnam.|
|13:00||Have a rest and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter.|
|Visit Temple of Literature constructed in 1070 – dedicated to Confusius, sages and talented scholars. It is the most famous temple in Hanoi, also functioning as Vietnam’s first university.|
|Leave for a legendary Hoan Kiem lake and Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to a former general commander Tran Hung Dao for his struggle against Mongolians.|
|16:00||Arrive back in your hotel. Tour ends.|
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