The City Tour
Hanoi Vietnam Travel – walking around Hanoi to take a fascinating glimpse of Vietnam’s charming capital.
Most tourists coming to one country, they would like to take a closer look at its capital. Hanoi is no exception because it is the thousand-year capital of Vietnam, is known as the center of politics, economy, and culture. Moreover, Hanoi is one of the ever-charming cities with must-try experiences when you come to Vietnam.
However, exploring such an amazing city alone is still challenging to foreigners because tourists could hardly uncover its hidden beauty without real local guides.
Therefore, Hanoi eBuddies established by young student tour guides with their energy, enthusiasm, and passionate love for Hanoi, will provide tourists with a fantastic Hanoi City Tour. Keep going on reading this description in order to know how amazing a City Tour with Hanoi eBuddies will be.
I. A Hanoi City Tour with a detailed itinerary.
1. West Lake and Tran Quoc Pagoda
Situated in the Northwestern Hanoi, West Lake is the largest freshwater lake throughout the capital city. Tourists might have an intriguing experience when taking an electronic car around the 17-kilometer shoreline of West Lake (Electronic car will be paid by tourists). Tour guides from Hanoi eBuddies will be the story-tellers to help the traveler explore the mysterious legends about this lake while tourists still can unwind with the cool wind and the gorgeous scenery.
Lying on the shore of West Lake, Tran Quoc Pagoda is one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam, attracting heaps of tourists because of its ancient beauty and Buddhism architecture. It will be so fantastic that visitors could wander around this thousand-year pagoda and explore Vietnamese Buddhism.
2. Ho Chi Minh Complex
President Ho Chi Minh – the Greatest Father of Vietnam dedicated his whole life for the survival of the country. Therefore, Ho Chi Minh Complex was built as a commemorative place, drawing the tourist’s attention so much. Hundreds of people pay a visit on a daily basis. This complex consists of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Ba Dinh Square, Presidential Complex, the One-pillar Pagoda.
Behind each of them is the interesting stories revolving around the president’s life.More amazingly, visitors will have a great chance to scrutinize Ho Chi Minh’s real corpse if they visit this destination at dawn (except for Monday & Friday).
3. Temple of Literature
The Temple of Literature was the first university of Vietnam, existing for more than one thousand years. Its design carries the typical temple architecture. Tourists might question why it was the Temple of Literature, not Science, Math or other names; the most persuasive answers will be revealed when they do Hanoi City tour with Hanoi eBuddies.
4. Hoa Lo Prison
Hoa Lo Prison (Central Prison) was considered as the most solid prison in Indochina at the time when it was built by French in 1896. Not many tourists know about spine-chilling stories of this place. Thousands of patriotic communists were captured here and suffered from the savage torture. However, this prison has been the witness of the Vietnamese’s fighting spirit. Now, one out of five parts of the prison still remains like a war memorial for visiting.
5. Long Bien Bridge
Long Bien Bridge is one of the first steel bridges in Vietnam, one out of four greatest bridge throughout the world when it was constructed, still existing until now. This historic bridge was designed by French architects but thousands of Vietnamese workers had to pour their workforce, even the sweater, and blood in order to construct this bridge. It also witnessed fierce wars between Vietnam and France as well as America.
Do not hesitate to give us a chance to show you around the city with a nice tour.
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