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Walking around Muong Hoa valley, we step into wonderland of colorful rice terraces and a great waterfall. Nearby, we will start discovering culture in Cat Cat & Sin Chai villages, where we meet H’mong ethnic minority.

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If you are finding a tour including 2 elements: adventure and culture, take a brief look at what you will do in this trip. Both located in Northwest Vietnam, Sapa and Mu Cang Chai give us a fantastic outlook in daily lives of this area.
We also take a deep down into cultural features, traditions, customs and daily lives of ethnic minorities’ people like the H’mong, Dao, Tay. 2 nights in their homestay will give us an insightful perspective of their tribal experiences for a really long time.
Visiting Ta Phin and Matra village, we meet Black Hmong and Red Dao minorities, who still preserve, inherit and promote their culture, their identities every day.
Hoang Lien mountain ranges, mysterious and miraculous, “hug” a delicate, splendid Sapa town. Meandering Muong Hoa River flows serenely through terraced rice paddies and minority villages. And the best is a night in local stilt house, feeling the heart of Giay and Black H’mong tribes, listening their folk stories, their simple lives…
Green beauty landscape with biodiversity of natural reserve, smiling and warm-hearted Black Hmong and Red Dao people will leave you one of the best impressions in your Vietnam journey.

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Taking a walking tour in Hanoi is probably one of the most local experience travellers will ever have. While Hanoi is filled with motorbikes, crowded and noisy streets, walking can be much more relaxing and safer. We provide a wide range of walking tours in Hanoi for FREE.

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Ngoc Son Temple: Ngoc Son Temple is located on a small island on the northeast side of Hoan Kiem Lake (Hoan Kiem lake), Hanoi. Not only a special national monument, Ngoc Son Temple is also a tourist destination cannot-miss when traveling to Hanoi. The architecture of Ngoc Son temple consists of two main temples connected together, one worships Tran Hung Dao and other worships Van Xuong.

Ngoc Son temple is surrounded by a lush greenery which creates a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. Mnay locals come here not only to sightseeing but also for relaxing and escaping from the stress.

The Huc Bridge is the bridge that connects Ngoc Son Temple with lakeshore. The Huc means “to retain the sunlight” and was painted with a bright red color which was believed to bring good luck for the country. Ngoc Son Temple and The Huc Bridge are 2 of the symbolic images of Hoan Kiem Lake complex.

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The front gate of Ngoc Son Temple

Hoan Kiem Lake: Located in the prime location, Hoan Kiem Lake is the place that connnects Hanoi Old Quarter (Hang Ngang, Hang Dao, Cau Go, Luong Van Can) with the French Quarter (Nha Tho, Trang Thi, Hang Bai, Trang Tien, Hang Tray).

Not only special by its history, Hoan Kiem Lake is also famous for its water. The water color is not commonly found in other lakes elsewhere in the country. It has a greenish with dark or light shade depending on the color of the sky and its reflection.

Hanoi Ancient House: The 87 Ma May Old House is one of the few houses which is preserved by Hanoi government as a tourist attractio. This is one of the cultural addresses that is hard to ignore when going to Hanoi Old Quarter. Here you will be gain better understanding about the lifestyle, activities of the ancient Hanoian. This is also the place to introduce about Hano ancient architecture.

Hanoi Ancient House was built in the early 19th century in the style of traditional Vietnamese architecture. The owners of this house used to sell rice before 1945. After 1945 this house was sold to a Chinese family. In 1999, the house was renovated. Currently, the 87 Ma May house is under the management of the Hanoi People’s Committee and is opened to all visitors to visit and find out about culture of the old Hanoi.

Hanoi Ancient House has a traditional architecture of Hanoi Old Quarter houses with tubular design. People believed that with such shape, it’ll bring fortune to the owners.

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Hanoi Ancient House at 87 Ma May is categorized as National Heritage

Long Bien Bridge: With a history of over 100 years, Long Bien Bridge is a symbol of Hanoi. Not only that, Long Bien Bridge is also the ideal place to admire the panoramic view of Hanoi from above and have the most relaxing moments.

Long Bien Bridge is the first steel bridge that was built across the Red River, connecting two districts of Long Bien and Hoan Kiem. Besides, the Long Bien Bridge is also considered an important historical evidence that has witnessed the ups and downs of Hanoi through the war against France and the United States. Long Bien Bridge was built in 1898, inaugurated on February 28, 1902 and so far has been repaired many times.

Today, Long Bien Bridge attracts many visitors both domestically and internationally to visit. Visitors will have the opportunity to admire the romantic view of Red River from above, watch the barges floating below or take bike ride on the bridge. Especially, the sunrise and sunset are two ideal times to admire the beautiful natural scenery from the bridge. This is also a famous photography spot of the city. Many photographers come here and take stunning photos.

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Long Bien bridge – the best place to admire the beauty of Hanoi

Dong Xuan Market: Dong Xuan Market is located in the Hanoi Old Quarter. The main gate of the market is located on Dong Xuan Street. Built in 1889 under the Nguyen Dynasty, Dong Xuan Market is not only the busiest shopping area in Hanoi but also a famous historical landmark of Hanoi.

As the main wholesale market in the North, Dong Xuan Market consists of a 3 storey building with 5 arches on an area of ​​over 6,500 square meters. The market offers a wide range of products such as clothing, footwear, household items, toys, fabrics with traditional designs, …

Dong Xuan Market is divided into separated areas by the floors and always crowded with buyers. From the entrance to the ground floor, you have come across a wide range of clothing stores, shoes, sunglasses of all kinds, to electronics such as chargers, cables, flashlights, speakers, etc. The second floor is the wholesale area selling clothing, cloth, silk, and the third floor is reserved for stalls selling baby goods, children, …