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.
Depart for a full day tour of Hanoi. The
first visit will be at 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 One Pillar Pagoda founded by
King Ly Thai To in 1049. This structure is one of Vietnam’s most iconic
temples. Close by is 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
Next, take a walking tour through Hanoi’s
Old Quarter, also known as the ‘36 streets’. This bustling area of narrow
and alleys is home to literally thousands
of small businesses and shopkeepers. Visit a family living in a typical ‘tube
house’ built in the 19th century. These tube houses can be as narrow as 2
meters wide with three generations of families living under the same roof.
Tonight, enjoy a My Village show which is
a cultural performance highlighting the peaceful country life and poetic
scenery of Vietnam. It contains episodes of Vietnamese traditional folk games,
dances and circus acts performed against the background of traditional and
modern music combined with artistic lighting. Bamboo pipes and baskets are used
throughout the performance as set decorations and traditional daily activities
of villagers and festive celebrations are demonstrated by performers and musicians
in farmers’ clothing. After the show, transfer back to the hotel.
My Village show is performed four times a week
and the schedule is not fixed. Please check before booking,
Overnight in Hanoi at Metropole