If you wish to see Vietnamese people’s sporting spirit, wake up early at around 6am in the summer or 7am in the winter, reach Hoan Kiem lake (Sword lake) to join with variable excercises surrounding like jogging, running, yoda doing, Tai Chi Quan practicing and so on, especially breathe fresh air when the sun is about to rise and the dew drops still hesitatingly linger on the leaves. Then come back to hotel for breakfast and prepare for our increable city tour.
Begin: 8 am. From 08am-8h30am Our tour guide picks you up from the hotel in Old Quar
Ho Chi Minh Complex is the first attraction. With a fix route, you will see Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where houses his corpse everlasting so that Vietnamese people and friend countries can come to pay respectation to him the greatest president ever in Vietnam; his stilt-house described as Ho Chi minh final resting accommodation since his dealth in 1969, and One Pillar pagoda with long history back to 1049 during Ly dynasty in Vietnam- the period that Buddhist was most magnifically prosperous. The architectures were followed special meanings as well. You absolutely find out how special this city means to Vietnamese people.
Let continue the tour by visiting Quan Thanh Temple representing Taoist religion date from Ly Dynasty and Tran Quoc pagoda dedicated to Buddha (the oldest pagoda in Hanoi, especially it locates on West Lake where you can capture nice sightseeing).
Lunch is inclusive and served after Tran Quoc pagoda visit.
At around 1pm in the afternoon, drive straight to Bat Trang Ceramic village and learn how to mould clay, use turning table make those pottery bowls, cups, ports, vases by hands, as well as processes to make it. You can buy some to take back to your home as presents.
Followed by, you will visit Temple of Literature well-known as the first university in Viet Nam as well as Temple of Confucius worshipping. Being built in 1070, the temples, stone turtles and architecture are well preserved that maintains glimpse of our past. For visitors, you have an oppotunity to learn thoroughly about Vietnmese culture when being here. Last but not least, you get to city center, Hoan Kiem lake and see Ngoc Son temple which is reached by a reddish curved The Huc bridge, then use the cyclo – our traditional vehicle years ago to visit around the Old-Quarter. Tour ends at around 5 pm.
+ If you plan this tour on Monday and Friday, you can only walk out side Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum because it’s closed every weeks
+ You mind your costumes when visit mentioned places, since in accord with Vietnamese culture, visitors should wear not so short clothes when enter temple, pagoda, especially it’s strictly reminding when you enter Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.