With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French-colonial buildings, peaceful lakes, oriental pagodas, and warm-hearted local people, Hanoi offers a timeless charm that will make people fall in love with it.
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before setting out on a full day guided tour where you will discover the cultural and natural beauty of Hanoi. The tour includes visits to main sites such as the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the nearby One Pillar Pagoda, the Presidential Palace, Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam. Continue to visit the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple in West Lake and then, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology - one of the most attractive museums in Hanoi to learn about 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam.
Conclude the day with the interesting water puppet show – a traditional folk dance with roots from the Southeast Asian's wet rice culture.
Note: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Monday and Friday. Most of the museums are closed on Monday as well.