Discover Ha Noi on this half-day tour with a cyclo ride and learn its history through its top sites (and hidden ones too): the Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple (a jade mountain temple), But Tower (a pen-shaped tower), Dai Nghien (an inkstone stand) and many more with a local guide.
Starting from meeting your guide once collected at your accommodation, you'll be driven past ochre-colored colonial buildings, tree-lined boulevards and scenic lakes. Feel the charm of Ha Noi as you visit some of its heritage sites such as Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature). You'll learn how it was built in 1070 during the dynasty of King Ly and became the first Imperial school in Vietnam.
Next, admire Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple (a jade mountain temple), But Tower (a pen-shaped tower), Dai Nghien (an inkstone stand) and The Huc Bridge (a wooden red-painted bridge). Then, enjoy a cyclo (pedicab) ride around “the 36 meandering streets” of Ha Noi’s historic Old Quarter to witness the bustling local life. You'll hear about the history of Ha Noi dating back for over a thousand years and the different cultural characteristics compared to other areas of Vietnam. Also, you'll find Hanoians are very friendly and hospitable which may just be the most remarkable memory of your trip!