Ha Noi City Tour
Hanoi’s history dates back almost a thousand years. The city’s temples, pagodas, and religious practices reflect a strong Chinese influence. In the morning we will visit Ho Chi Minh Complex which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, House-on-Stilts, and the Ho Chi Minh Museum. Originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam’s first University dating back to 1070, the Temple of Literature. Continues for the trip to Museum of Ethnology in afternoon, this museum is widely acknowledged as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority peoples. The Ngoc Son temple is set on a tiny island on the Hoan Kiem Lake, it is reached by crossing the The Huc Bridge which literally means the ‘Place Touched by Morning Sunbeams’. The Hoan Kiem Lake is the local point of the city and the source of many legends. One hour Cyclo Tour through the Old Quarter, also known as the 36 streets, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers.
If you prefer we can arrange for you to watch a performance of the famous Water Puppet Theatre at the end of tour. (Optional USD 2 – 4 per person)