Hanoi French Quarter tour is home to restored colonial buildings, government offices, embassies and personal residences with French architectural influences and if you’re into French architecture, a tour around Hanoi French Quarter is a perfect pick. Hanoi French Quarter is the second most popular hub in Hanoi, just after Hanoi Old Quarter.
For the Hanoi French Quarter FREE Walking Tour, you’ll wander around this area to enjoy the spectacular cultural and historical beauty of celebrated landscapes such as Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi Opera House, St.Joseph’s Cathedral and Hoa Lo Prison. And above all, this tour is FREE.
Our guide will pick you up at your hotel according the time arranged. Then, we’ll start our Hanoi French Quarter Walking Tour.
After picking up you from your hotel, we start our tour by walking along Hoan Kiem Lake, also known as Returned Sword Lake.
The pearl of Hanoi capital is noted as a popular spots for most locals. Wandering Hoan Kiem Lake, visitors enjoy the tranquil atmosphere which really helps you recharge your battery. You can also observe the peaceful view of locals doing morning exercises and recycling along the lake's roads full of green grass and flowers.
Visiting Hoan Kiem Lake, tourists can be engulfed in the mysterious beauty of Ngoc Son Temple, the place to worship President Tran Hung Dao and the romantic setting of scarlet-painted The Huc Bridge, also known as Rising Sun Bridge.
The next destination of French Quarter Tour is St.Joseph’s Cathedral, the oldest Roman Catholic church of the capital. St.Joseph's Cathedral overwhelms tourists with its stained glass windows surrounding the church which still remain its intact beauty since the construction period.
Visiting St.Joseph's Cathedral, visitors seek a sightseeing to release your soul from the bustle space of life in the capital. This church is considered as the evidence of French architectural art.
Next, we’ll head to Hoa Lo Prison, also known as Maison Centrale or Hanoi Hilton. Hoa Lo Prison is a wonderful place for the ones who want to discover the grim history during the war of Vietnamese against the French and American.
This prison is regarded as " hell on earth", a symbol of colonialist exploitation full of brutality and torture as well as the bitterness of the Vietnamese group. The French colonialists proudly call this prison an unbreakable prison.
Wandering along the prison, foreign tourists can observe the brutal torturing methods such as the Cachot and the guillotine.
Hanoi University of Pharmacy is also an architecture of the French Colonists and was a Pharmacy school of Indochine. This is known as one of the first colleges in Hanoi and its first president was the famous doctor Alexandre Yersin.
The architecture of Hanoi University of Pharmacy, just like any other French buildings around the city, has an iconic French-style with bold yellow buildings, dark green windows and wooden stairs.
After exploring the Hoan Kiem Lake, we’ll continue to Hanoi Opera House.
Located in the heart of Hanoi capital, Opera House is a symbol of architectural landmark with T-shape marble staircase and bright crystal chandeliers. This House was built during the French colonists' administration.
Hanoi Opera House is where skilled artists in Vietnam and from all over the world come to perform their masterpieces. This place is also suitable for taking gorgeuos photographs.
Before finishing the tour, our guide will take you to eat the famous Trang Tien ice cream – the most famous and longest ice cream brand of Hanoi. Or you can choose to taste the Egg Coffee or Egg Beer.
Our tour ends at this point. Our guide'll take you back to your hotels or you can continue your journey.
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