Hanoi city-Surrounding Discovery is the alternative option for whom want to discover Hanoi city and the surrounding better than regular day tours. Hanoi city-Surrounding Discovery give you the overview of local people and their culture and tradition for many years time. Hanoi city-Surrounding Discovery offer you not only visit the Highlights of the Hanoi city but also give you more spontaneous activity in the villages. Hands-on, interaction, and experience the different life. Hanoi city-surrounding Discovery tour will help you have a real lifetime on your Vietnam Vacation. Here are some recommendations.
HANOI CITY-SURROUNDING DISCOVERY
TOP HANOI CITY – HIGHLIGHTS
1.Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex and walking in the Ngoc Ha street market
(Note: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum opens in the morning only from 7.00 – 10.30 am. closed every Monday & Friday)
2. Temple of Literature
This Confucian temple and the very first College of Vietnam dated back in the year 1070 and 1076. Well-designed and informative site.
3. Hoa Lo Prison ( known Hanoi Hilton) museum.
Frech prison during world War II and Vietnam Government imprisoned American POWs during the war.
4. Vietnam National Fine Art Museum
This Museum is great quick view the Vietnamese tradition artworks, the combination in between the Oriented and the Western artworks
5. Vietnam National Women Museum ( recommended)
Great videos and amazing Vietnamese spiritual could see here.
6. Vietnam National Ethnology Museum ( well-organized, informative. strongly recommended)
This site has an indoor & outdoor exhibitions. You will see the small items such as batiks, spiritual tools, and so many traditional houses styles in the gardens.
7. Hanoi Thang Long Citadel Heritage Unesco Site.
This Site is very useful for whom is interested in Vietnamese history.
8. Vietnam National History Museum
This museum is excellent to view 1000 years history of Vietnam. It opens for public now.
9. Hanoi Old Quater ( walking and try some street foods & drink some local Beer with local people)
Take a walk and experience street food and have fun here is fantastic.
10. Water puppets performance
This show is a unique water puppet performance in Asia.
VAC Travel offer Hanoi full day tour schedule recommend. Ho Chi Minh complex – Ngoc Ha market walk – Ethology Museum – Temple of Literature – Hoa Lo (Hanoi Hilton) – walk in the old quarter with art gallery street(Hang Bong streets).
The surrounding Discovery
1.Bat Trang Ceramics Village
This ceramics village is 15 miles away Hanoi city. You will have a chance to learn how to make cups, tea set, vase and hands-on.
2. Tho Ha – Rice paper village
Tho Ha -rice paper Village located in the middle of the river, far away from Hanoi 20 miles. Getting there, we will walk around the village, visit a local family, and practice making rice paper. ( 1/2 day tour recommended)
3. Duong Lam Tradition Village of the Northern Vietnam
This Village is 30 miles from Hanoi, is one of the very few traditional Village that remains the original construction works style. You could do full day tour or half day tour here. Walking or hiking in the village to discover the market, Buddhist temple, visit the ancient house and home hosted lunch in the village is the great experience.
4. Dong Ho folk woodcut paintings Village and But Thap Pagoda.
This area is very near Hanoi. You could do both driving and biking combination. You will visit the last Vietnamese village which is making tradition folk woodcut paintings on the Gio paper. You will see the private exhibition in the village, and you may wish to hand-on some painting for your own. Then, continuing visit But Thap Pagoda. A beautiful Pagoda with the 1000 hands & eyes Budha statue could see here.
5. Trang An Cultural & Historical Heritage Unesco site.
This site is known as Halong Bay inland. Within 1000 limestone mountain Trang An has its unique beauty and charm. You will take a sampan boat ride on the river. Go through caves and enjoy the green color from the rice field.
6. Halong Bay Cruise
There is no words could describe the beauty of this site. Do not wait to take this Halong Bay trip. You may wish to take from 1 to 3 days tour(recommend 2 days/1 night on the boat).
7. Sapa Hill station
Sapa hill station is a very cultural destination to discover the beauty of the landscape and the minorities groups of Vietnamese people. Exploring colorful market is also interesting activity.
9. Mai Chau Village
Mai Chau village trip is the exquisite way to escape the noisy city Hanoi and experience the tranquil in the rural area. Hiking, biking and staying in a homestay with the White Thai group is a great combination activity.( 2 days/1 night tour strongly recommended)
10. Perfume Pagoda
Within 2 hours drive from Hanoi, Perfume pagoda is a magnification tour. You will enjoy the boat ride along the river, amazing landscapes, excellent hiking and peaceful mind.