For any visitors traveling to Hanoi, it’s very hard for them to avoid falling in love with this city. Because Hanoi always charms people with its exclusive beauty. Through its 1000-year development, Hanoi preserves valuable long-lasting history, unique experience on the sidewalk, distinctive cuisine, outstanding architecture in countless attractions that all make up your impression on the city. Hanoi Full-Day City Tour will help you explore this fascinating city in the most complete way.
8.00 am - 8.30 am: Our tour guide will meet you at your hotel lobby, then depart for Hanoi full-day city tour.
Please note that visitors should dress with respect without wearing shorts, sleeveless shirts and miniskirts as we are going to visit several sacred places.
8.30 am - 10.30 am: The first place in our city tour is Ho Chi Minh Complex including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, Presidential Palace, House 54, House on stilt, Fish pond, and One Pillar Pagoda.
First of all, we will enter Ho Chi Mausoleum at which the body of Ho Chi Minh, also called Uncle Ho, is preserved inside. Ho Chi Minh is the national hero who led Vietnamese people to the victory of the revolution, then become the 1st president in Vietnam.
Remember that security is tight and everyone is required to leave their big bags and cameras before getting in. Moreover, the mausoleum is opened only in the morning except for Monday and Friday morning. It will be closed for two consecutive months from June to August each year.
After passing by Ba Dinh Square, you will see the Presidential Palace which was built in 1900 to house General Indochina Governor.
Following the path, you will visit House 54 and House on stilt where Uncle lived from 1954 until his death after he refused to live in the Presidential Palace nearby. You will find hard to believe our beloved presidents used to live in these humble houses.
On the way out, we pay a visit to One Pillar Pagoda which is famous for its unique architecture. Being built in 1049, it is in the shape of a lotus flower.
10.30 am - 11.30 am: Our tour continues visiting the Temple of Literature which was built in the 1070s to worship Confucius whose ideology affected significantly to the feudal society, called Confucianism. In the beginning, it also was used as a school for princes, thus it is now considered as the first university in Vietnam.
12.00: Lunch will be served in a local restaurant.
13.30: After taking a short break, you will choose to visit one museum among these options: