Tour Route: Thang Long Imperial Citadel – Temple of Literature – Hoan Kiem Lake – Ngoc Son Temple – Hanoi’s Old Quarter
Duration: 1 Day
Start/ End: Hanoi/ Hanoi
The friendly and experienced tour guide and driver will pick up you at your hotel. This half-day tour begins with a visit to the ancient capital city of Hanoi with an age of thousand years old from different dynasties in the history of Hanoi. This is Thang Long Imperial Citadel, one of the UNESCO World Heritage which is a significant historical attraction for visitors to explore the development of Vietnam country from the early days until the reign of various Kings.
Your tour guide will take you to discover the most distinctive feature in the area of the citadel. Another attraction included in your excursion is the Temple of Literature, the first imperial university of Vietnam built in 1070 under the Ly dynasty. Here, you will discover this relic associated with the symbol of civilization and wisdom of Vietnamese people.
Then, continue the trip with a stroll around the area of Hoan Kiem Lake where you can discover the harmony of three religions in Ngoc Son Temple or known as Temple of Jade Mountain as well as discover the symbols of Confucianism standing for the development of education in Vietnam consisting of Thap But (Pen Tower), Dai Nghien (Ink Slab), and The Huc Bridge (Morning Sunlight Bridge).
Later, the cyclo – tour with a ride through famous streets of Hanoi Old Quarter will bring you closer to the daily lifestyle of Hanoians, hustle and bustle but still peaceful and quiet in its own way. The tour ends with your arrival at the hotel.