Upon arrival in Hanoi, be welcomed by the guide who will facilitate the transfer to the hotel via a private car. Vietnam’s quaint capital is a city of wide tree-lined boulevards, tranquil lakes and colonial villas. It has a slower-paced atmosphere compared to other major Asian cities but it has something to offer for everyone.
Depending on the arrival time, visit the Temple of Literature. In 1076, Vietnam's first university Quoc Tu Giam was established within a temple to educate Vietnam's royalty, mandarins and members of the elite. The university functioned for an incredible 700 years and its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a fascinating glimpse into Vietnam’s past.
Visit the mausoleum and house of the historic father figure of modern Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh. He lived in this modest stilt house from 1958 to 1969. (Viewed from the outside; closed on Mondays and Fridays and from October to November) Then drop by the One Pillar Pagoda and take the time to appreciate this magnificent structure before heading back to the hotel.
Time permitting, or as an alternative to one of the above, visit the highly acclaimed Vietnam Women’s Museum. The museum is located near Hoan Kiem Lake and offers wonderful insight into the lives of Vietnamese women. The displays highlight Vietnam’s vast cultural diversity and educate on the significant role Vietnamese women play in Vietnamese society. Learn historic and modern-day traditions centre around births, weddings, motherhood and spirituality. Eat dinner at the rooftop restaurant of an old building that dates back to the 80s, while enjoying romantic views of Hoan Kiem Lake.
Overnight in Hanoi
Distances and journey time:
Noi Bai Airport to the chosen hotel in Hanoi (35 km): 60 mins
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Overnight in Hanoi at Metropole