Tour highlights: Ho Chi Minh President’s mausoleum and his house, One pillar pagoda built since 1049 which is considered as icon of Hanoi. Temple of Literature a Confucianism religious construction was built since 1070 and is the first university of Vietnam. Visit West Lake, the biggest natural lake in Hanoi with Tran Quoc pagoda which is the oldest pagoda in Hanoi and Quan Thanh Temple which dedicated to Taoism was built since the 11th century.
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This private Hanoi city tour day trip will take you to visit most of the tourist highlights of the city. One day trip to discover Hanoi will be a very interesting experience with culture, history and local life and also traffic of the city. Our experienced tour guide will introduce the hidden charms of Hanoi that you would never know from any guide books.
Your first stop of the Hanoi city tour day trip – (Hanoi Tours ) will be the mausoleum of the historic figure and father of modern Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (closed every afternoon & on Monday & Friday and Oct to Nov for annual maintenance), as well as his private residence from 1954 until 1969.
The wooden ethnic minority style house, which was built on stilts, is surrounded by lovely peaceful gardens.
In the same complex you will see the One Pillar Pagoda, founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049. This structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi and is one of Vietnam’s most iconic temples.
Continue your Hanoi city tour day trip with Temple of Literature was built in 1070 to worship Confucius, the founder of Confucianism.
In 1076 Quoc Tu Giam (Royal’s sons school) – Vietnam’s first university, also referred to as Van Mieu, was established within the temple to educate Vietnam Royalty, mandarins, and members of the elite.
The university functioned for an incredible 700 years and its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a fascination glimpse into Vietnam’s past.
Having lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to visit the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda built since the sixth century, which located in a small island on the lake on West Lake (one of the oldest in Vietnam) and Quan Thanh Temple one of the four holy temples in Hanoi built since the eleventh century.
Your next stop will be the Museum of Ethnology (closed on Monday) where you observe Vietnam’s diverse culture through the Museum’s unique presentation of artifacts and dress used in daily life. There are many other options for the museum if you are interested in history, art, wars, etc.
Late in the afternoon visit Ha Noi’s Old Quarter also known as the “36 streets of Thang Long”. Take a walking tour through charming Hang Be Market and around Hoan Kiem Lake.
This bustling area of narrow streets and alleys is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. It’s great place to discover with plenty of photo opportunities all around.
If you are worry about traffic in Hanoi you can take a Xich Lo tour, it is also a great experience to discover the city’s charms.
You will complete a day with a Water puppet show that is unique performance with the puppets and the water. Here you will finish Hanoi city tour day trip with sweet memories.
This itinerary is crafted and organized for the private group only. The cost depends on a number of participants and specific touring needs. Please feel free to contact us for the best possible price for the Hanoi City Tour Day Trip.