Historical destinations, fascinating cyclo tour to discover the 36 ancient Streets of Hanoi Old Quarter with its ancient buildings and temples, transparent lakes and old cultural features, and an unforgettable water puppetry show.
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Afternoon city tour
Afternoonwe start off the half day city tour with a visit to the Temple of Literature, considered as the first university of Vietnam. Or you might choose one of these historical sites in Hanoi – Hanoi Hilton (aka Hoa Lo Prison), Military Museum, The National Museum of Viet Nam, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology).
Then we move to the West Lake (Ho Tay in Vietnamese) area to visit the oldest pagoda of Hanoi - Tran Quoc Pagoda, listen to your tour guide to understand about the history of Vietnam Buddhism and the architecture of this religion as well as the difference of Buddism in Vietnam from other countries in the world, especial the neighbours of China, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand or Srilanka.
Continue driving to Hoan Kiem Lake to see the Turtle Tower in the middle of the lake and listen about the legend of the mythical turtoise live in legend of Vietnam, who gave holy sword to King Le to get brilliant triumph over the Ming invaders from China in 15 century. From here we take cyclo around Hanoi Old Quarter or 36 streets, a fascinating way to relax on the bustling narrow streets and learn more about the local relics and specialties of Hanoian’s daily life.
After an hour on cyclo, the trip will end with a performance of water puppet show – an unique form of folklore art associated with wet rice agriculture in Northern Vietnam. The evening is free at your leisure or you can mingle into walking street in center of Old Quarter to visit Night Market and enjoy many interesting activities launch here from Friday to Sunday evening every weekend days.
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