Hanoi old quarter is the common name of an urban area’s longstanding Thang Long royal capital. This urban population concentration handicraft activities and all trade, forming the characteristic city job, carrying the distinctive tradition of urban residents. Today the Old Quarter of Hanoi is an attractive destination for those who want to learn about Thang Long – Dong Do – Ha Noi.
Get to know the Ha Noi old quarter on cyclo
Depart: 8 am. Return: 5pm
Cyclo pick up from your hotel, our guide and cycling drivers will lead you through the nice parts of Ha Noi, old town, French villas areas…. then we will walk to BaDinh square in front of Ho Chi Minh mausoleum for photos. Then we will walk through the Presidential Palace to visit Ho Chi Minh stilt house where Uncle Ho lived and worked for long time in his revolutionary activities. Getting back to Hanoi in 1954, refused to stay at the French governor palace, Uncle Ho choose his little house of the electrician until 1958. From May 1958, he moved to the wooden stilt house and lived there until 1969.
Then we will visit to One pillar pagoda, a historic Buddhist temple, originally erected in 1049, designed to resemble a lotus blossom. It is regarded as one of Vietnam’s iconic temples.
We will be traveling next by van to the Temple of Literature. The temple was built in 1070 at the time of King Lý Thánh Tông. It is a temple of Confucius and also hosts the “Imperial Academy”, Vietnam’s first national university.
Lunch break at a local “Pho” restaurant. Hanoi is also a home of many interesting museum, we suggest you visiting the Museum of Ethnology or at your agreed choice to another one inside the city.
Walking in the old town of Ha Noi can be hard for some bodies but it is with lots of fun and you can really see Ha Noi its local styles. Our last thing for today is to enjoy the very nice show of water puppet, this will shows you lots of Vietnamese traditional customs and cultures. Tour ends here.
1,960,000 vnd ($US 85) / person (group of 2 people)
1,730,000 vnd ($US 75) / person (group of 3 people)
1,500,000 vnd ($US 65) / person (group of 4 to 8 people)
All entrance fees.
Transport : Cyclo from hotel to HCM mausoleum, aircondition car / mini van.
Guide: Experienced tour guide.
Lunch at local “Pho” restaurant.
Not included: Insurance, drinks, personal expenses.
Photos of Hanoi old quarter day trip: