Discovering the Charm of Hanoi Half Day Tour
Explore the Old Quarter:
Stroll through the narrow alleys, and meandering streets of Hanoi's old town, with its unique blend of French colonial and traditional Vietnamese architecture. Gaze in wonder at the ancient temples, and the street vendors selling everything souvenirs to fresh local produce. This bustling area is home to a maze of alleyways known as the "36 Streets," where vendors specialize in a particular trade such as textiles, jewellery, and many more.
Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum:
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is one of the main attractions in Hanoi. Built to commemorate the great leader of Vietnam who played a vital role in the country's history, the mausoleum is located in the centre of Ba Dinh Square. The Mausoleum is open Tuesday to Thursday and closed September to November for maintenance. Visitors can view the preserved body of Ho Chi Minh in the museum, and pay tribute to the man who shaped modern Vietnam.
The Temple of Literature:
The Temple of Literature is Hanoi's most historic site and a prime destination on our half day tour. It was built in 1070 by Emperor Lý Thánh Tông, Vietnam's third monarch who dedicated the temple to Confucius. The temple is a testimony to Vietnamese history, featuring five courtyards, along with statues of Confucius, his disciples and other prominent scholars. It has been a centre of education and culture in Vietnam for over 900 years. Be sure to take some memorable photos of this historical landmark.
The Hoan Kiem Lake:
Hoan Kiem Lake is a beautiful location in the heart of Hanoi that is perfect for a leisurely stroll. The lake measures 12 hectares and features a small island with the famous Ngoc Son Temple. The legend tells about a magic golden turtle living in the lake that granted a sword to king Le Loi, at 1418, to fight against Chinese invasion. Take in the picturesque scenery of this serene location and experience the peacefulness in the heart of Hanoi.
The Hanoi Opera House:
Last but not least on our half day tour is the beautiful and historic Hanoi Opera House. It was built-in 1911 by The French colonists, and modelled on the Palais Garnier in Paris. Its elegant architecture and Flamboyant decoration make it one of the most beautiful buildings in Hanoi .It has played an important role in the city's cultural life for over a century, hosting numerous concerts, operas, and ballet performances. Admire the Opera House's exterior and enjoy the night view during an evening walk around the hotel Opera House.
In conclusion, our Hanoi half day tour presents a fantastic opportunity to experience the charming city of Hanoi, witness its unique mixture of modernity and history, and lose yourself in the energy of the local culture. Whether you want to try the local street food, take a leisurely walk through the old quarter, or visit the magnificent landmarks, we are confident that you will create unforgettable memories on this tour. Join us and explore the magic of Hanoi in just half a day.