Hanoi city tour: Images of Hanoi - One day


08:00: Meet at your place and start the city tour. We first visit to the Ho Chi Minh complex (*), where the body lies in a glass case with dim lights in the mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh's simple open wooden house on stilts surrounded by gardens with towering trees and a small lake, presidential palace built between 1900 and 1906 to house the French Governor-General of Indochina, Ba Dinh Square where Ho Chi Minh declared the independence of the Vietnam Democratic Republic in 1945.

- Continue to visit the nearby One pillar pagoda – a wooden pagoda on a single stone pillar, and it is designed to resemble a lotus blossom, which is a Buddhist symbol of purity, since a lotus blossoms in a muddy pond.
Later on, we visit the Temple of Literature (Van Mieu), which originally built as a Confucius Temple, then became Vietnam’s first university dating back to 1070. The temple highlights the importance influence that Vietnamese society has placed on education.
Have lunch at traditional local Vietnamese “Pho” Restaurant.
After lunch, continue to discover the city with: The Ethnology Museum, the unique museum to recreate successfully the daily life activities, the religious ritual and  the symbolized festivals of each ethnic group in Vietnam.

Continue to visit Tran Quoc pagoda (means “Stabilizing the Nation”), the oldest pagoda constructed in the sixth century in the Westlake. Walking around Westlake before going back to your hotel. On the way stop in Dong Xuan market and walking along colorful Hang Ma (Paper Offerings) street which is also is also known for its tube and gable-roofed houses typical of Hanoi.
Drop off at your hotel. Tour ends about 16:00 – 16h30
(*) The mausoleum (where the body is kept) is closed on Monday and Friday, in September and October for annual maintenance.

Tour price from: VND 945,000  or USD 45.--/pax.
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Our price includes:
    * Transportation by car with English speaking guide
    * All entrance fees
    * One bottle of water on bus
    * Lunch at restaurant: Pho

Our price DOES NOT include:
    * Drinks, personal expenses and other things not clearly mentioned in the included list