Hanoi is not only the capital of Vietnam but also the second largest city of country. It is located on the right of the Red River’s delta. Just 120 kilometers and 1.5 hours driving from Hai Phong City or 1750 kilometers and 2 hours flying from Ho Chi Minh City, you can enjoy the quietness and nature beauty in Hanoi city on Hanoi City Tour 1 day.
Hanoi (River Inside) was known first as Long Bien (Dragon Edge) during the Chinese occupation of Vietnam. It has had many names throughout its great history such as: Dai La, La Thanh, Thang Long, etc.
Hanoi contains 3 kinds of terrain: Delta area, midland area and mountainous area. The terrain is lower from North to South and West to East with an average elevation above the sea level ranging from 5 to 20 meters. The mountainous zone is located in the Western and Northern part.
On Hanoi City Tour 1 day, you can visit:
– Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum
– West Lake
– Hoan Kiem Lake
– One Pillar Pagoda
– Hanoi’s Old Quarter
Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is a large memorial and located in the center of Ba Dinh Square. Construction work began in 1973 and finished in 1975. It was inspired by Lenin’s Mausoleum with the exterior made of grey granite while the interior made of grey, black and red polished stone.
The mausoleum is normally open from 9 a.m to 11 a.m daily to the public. Many kinds of visitor pay their respects to the President Ho Chi Minh everyday. Rules about dress and behavior are enforced by the military honor guards. Legs must be covered and visitor must keep silent and no hands in pockets or arms crossed. Smoking, eating, drinking and photography or video are not permitted too.
West Lake is a largest fresh lake in Hanoi and a popular place with surrounding gardens and villas. A small part of West Lake is decided to form Truc Bach Lake. It was created of Red River’s curved part and appeared in many folk stories.
Hoan Kiem Lake means “Lake of the Returned Sword” and known as Ho Guom, is one of the most major scenic spots in Hanoi City. Near the Northern of the lake is Jade Island with Ngoc Son Temple and near the center is The Turtle Tower standing on a small island.
The One Pillar Pagoda is a historic Buddhist temple which is the one of most iconic temple in Vietnam. It was built by Ly Thai Tong Emperor with Thien Tue monk’s help.
The temple is built of woods on a single stone pillar and designed to resemble a blossom lotus in a muddy pond, which is Buddhist symbol.
The last is Hanoi’s Old Quarter. It has the old atmosphere and original architecture of Hanoi. It devised into 36 streets, each street had household specializing in a particular trade such as silk, jewelry or food. In center of the Old Quarter is a night market which opens for business every Friday to Sunday evening.
1, About Hanoi City Tour 1 day‘s itinerary:
+ Pick you up at your hotel
+ Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum to learn about this remarkable man and enjoy the architectural of President Ho’s final resting place
+ Visit One Pillar Pagoda
+ Have a good lunch in a restaurant in Hanoi’s Old Quarter
+ Visit Hoan Kiem and West Lake – the heart of soul of Hanoi
+ Come back to The Old Quarter to have a delicious dessert
+ End tour around 4 p.m to 5 p.m
2, Here is notes of Hanoi City Tour 1 day:
– Transfer by bus
– Enchance fees
– English speaking guide
– Lunch and Dessert’s menu
Things you need to bring on Hanoi City Tour 1 day:
– Sun cream
– A pair of shoes
– Appropriate clothes
We promise that you will have a memorable trip of the center of culture, economy, art and many famous sites on Hanoi City Tour 1 day.