Hanoi Surrounding Area (Trip code: HN1D)

Hanoi is one of the most famous tourist attractions of Vietnam. Thanks to the geographical location, Hanoi has favorable conditions to connect with other parts of country, even international countries. It is proudly recognized as “The City of Peace” by UNESCO in 1999. Hanoi is worthy a center of politics, economy, culture and tourism of Vietnam – one of the most interesting capitals all over the world.

Duration: Full day

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Itinerary

  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
Day 1.

Hanoi City Tour

Fiditour’s guide will meet you at your hotel then he takes you on tour. Start our day with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, this is a very special place for all Vietnamese and also famous for foreigners around the world to see the whole complex, Uncle Ho’s house on stilt where he lived and worked from 1958 -1969, his fishing pond and his garden. Then we head to One Pillar Buddhist Pagoda built in 1049 by King Ly Thai Tong who ruled from 1028 to 1054. Ly Thai Tong was childless and dreamt that he met the bodhisattva Avalokiteshava, who handed him a baby son while seated on a lotus flower. Ly Thai Tong then married a peasant girl that he had met and she bore him a son. The emperor constructed the temple for the gratitude for this miracle.  Further on our excursion, we visit to Van Mieu, temple of literature to dedicate to Confucius and his four best disciples. This was also the first national university of Vietnam built in 1076 within the temple to educate Vietnamese bureaucrats, nobles, royalty and other members of the elite. This university remained open from 1076 to 1779. The interesting thing in this place is the collection of steles of doctorates whose names, birth place, year of the examination, and the rank were engraved onto the marble stone stele placing on the top of the turtle. There are 1307 graduated doctor names on 82 stele in this place. After visiting this wonderful place, we will have lunch at Koto restaurant and refresh.

Later in the day we visit to a World Cultural Heritage site of Thang Lang Imperial Citadel which was built in 11th century be the Ly Dynasty, making the independence of Dai Viet. The Central Sector of Thang Long Imperial Citadel is the most important and the best – preserved of this heritage site. We will finish our day with a visiting the Army Museum nearby this ancient imperial City. This is very interesting site to visit as its exhibit collection focusing on 2 Wars, the French – Vietnam War in 1930s -1940s and American – Vietnam War in 1960s – 1970s. Especially the Dien Bien Phu battle field model is very lively, informative and useful section to see.

Return to your hotel. 

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