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Ha Noi city tour (01 day)

The Opera House and the History Museum are fine examples of these architectural legacies. The city's special charm is also found in its traditional pagodas and temples, along narrow streets filled with vendors and beside quiet, reflecting tranquil lakes.

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Overview

THE HOAN KIEM LAKE & THE NGOC SON TEMPLE
They are located in the heart of the city. Legends said that on the occasion of King Le Loi's relaxation trip by sampan on the lake after the victory over the Ming aggressors, a Golden Tortoise emerged to request him to return the holy sword given to him by the Sky God to protect the country against the enemy. This small lake is nicely bordered by age - old trees. In the extreme north is an islet accessible by a wooden bridge painted red namely The Huc. The small temple of Ngoc Son of 19th century is dedicated to General Tran Hung Dao, a hero against the Mongolians in the 13th century together with three genie: La To, the pioneer of medical career; Nguyen Van Xuong, the genie of literature; Tran Vu, the genie of martial arts. In the middle of the lake is the tortoise tower considered as the contemporary symbol of Hanoi.


THE TEMPLE OF LITERATURE
Built in 1070, consecrated to Confucius and used as a school for princes, the temple of literature was considered as the first university of Vietnam in 1076. It is about 350m long and 70 m wide and surrounded by a vast wall of bricks. There are 5 yards inside. The middle entrance is for the king; one side entrance is for the civilian mandarins and the other for military ones. Behind the big door is the pavilion for poetic entertainment dated 1802. All the most educated people recited and composed poems and made literary comments. In front of the rectangular yard lined with 82 stone stelae carved with the names of the doctors of philosophy who passed the king's examination from 1498 to 1787.

THE TEMPLE OF QUAN THANH
It is located on the side of Truc Bach lake. In the 11th century Ly Thai To had it built and consecrated to Tran Vo, the genie of the North who freed the lake, according to the legend, from the terribly harmful wolf of nine tails. Tran Vo bore a Black flag and his symbols are the tortoise and snake. In the 18th century, the temple was renovated and the statue of Tran Vo was cast in bronze. This statue is 3.4m tall and 4 tons heavy, and placed inside the temple.


THE ONE PILLAR PAGODA
This is a nice square and wooden pagoda leaned on one pillar in the middle of a green lotus pond. It was constructed in 1049 and called Dien Huu. Legends said that King Ly Thai To did not have any sons. One night the Goddess of Mercy in his dream sitting on a lotus gave him a son. Later he married a young country girl and had a successor. The king thanked the Goddess of Mercy by building this pagoda in the form of a lotus

PRESIDENT HO CHI MINH'S MAUSOLEUM
The mausoleum that was inaugurated in 1975 is the permanent memorial for Respected Uncle Ho, the founder of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. It is 21 m high and in Vietnamese grey marble and granite. Like a lotus flower it was erected right at the historical place of Ba Dinh where President Ho Chi Minh declared the independence for Vietnam in 1945. The mausoleum is now a place of big interest that cannot be missed. The Vietnamese always line up to visit him to show all good sentiments and respects to beloved Uncle Ho.

 

 
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Pick you up at your hotel, spend your day touring the capital and visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, its former residence, One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda and Temple of Literature.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, visit Historical Museum, discover Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple and enjoy a rickshaw tour the Old Quarter with its antique shops.
 

 
PRICE  
Room Categories Number of Travellers Price
Standard 
4 - >> 8 Pax
$34
 
Note: Prices net per person in US$, and may change depending on high or low season.

Includes:
-A/C vehicle transfer with driver
-Sightseeing and entrance fee at all mentioned sites
-English, French speaking local guide
-GOV tax tour. 

Excludes:
-Drinks
-Personal expenses
-Entrance fee for photo or video camera to the sites
-Others not mentioned in the price above

Contact informations

Tel:+84(0) 989 127 638
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