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Ho Chi Minh Complex & Temple of Literature Walking Tour
Ho Chi Minh Complex & Temple of Literature Walking Tour
Ho Chi Minh Complex & Temple of Literature Walking Tour
Ho Chi Minh Complex & Temple of Literature Walking Tour
Ho Chi Minh Complex & Temple of Literature Walking Tour
Ho Chi Minh Complex & Temple of Literature Walking Tour
Ho Chi Minh Complex & Temple of Literature Walking Tour
Ho Chi Minh Complex & Temple of Literature Walking Tour

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Ho Chi Minh Complex & Temple of Literature Walking Tour

  • Pick-up & Drop-off
  • Private enthusiastic local guides providing understandings of real locals
  • Can be customized to your wishes (notice us beforehand)
  • EXTRA offers 8$ for water puppet show and $10 for cyclo tour 

Highlights

  • Visit Ho Chi Minh Complex and Temple of Literature.
  • Insight into Vietnamese history and culture 
  • Save money and time because it’s FREE 

About

This walking tour will take you to Ho Chi Minh Complex and Temple of Literature which are the 2 most popular attractions in Hanoi. Ho Chi Minh was the leading figure of the country and visiting this place will give more insight into Vietnam history. Temple of Literature is where you can observe the culture and architecture of ancient Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh Complex & Temple of Literature FREE Walking Tour is for anyone who wants to gain deeper insight and understanding of the history and culture of Vietnam.

Package options

Choose your time range

Option 1: FREE Tour Guide ($0.00 per person)

Option 2: FREE Tour Guide with Water Puppet Show (Standard) ($8.00 per person)

Option 5: FREE Tour Guide with 1-hour cyclo ($10.00 per person)

Option 3: FREE Tour Guide with Water Puppet Show (Deluxe) ($11.00 per person)

Option 4: FREE Tour Guide with Water Puppet Show (Luxury) ($15.00 per person)

Option 6: FREE Tour Guide with Water Puppet Ticket (Deluxe) & 1-hour cyclo ($19.00 per person)

Itinerary

  • Pick-up

    Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel or meeting point as the arranged time. We’ll then head to the first destination of our journey – Ho Chi Minh Complex.

  • Ho Chi Minh Complex

    In Ho Chi Minh Complex, we’ll discover all the attractions here including: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh’s Residence, One Pillar Pagoda.

    Visit the final resting place of President Ho Chi Minh and his preserved body in the the center of Hanoi. Gain more understanding of history in Ba Dinh Square –where President Ho Chi Minh made the Proclamation of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam on September 2, 1945.

    Then, we head for Ho Chi Minh's Residence (or Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House). President Ho Chi Minh lived in this stilt house during the last 11 years of his life (1958 - 1969). Tour guide’ll tell you about the life and works of Ho Chi Minh and about the history of Vietnam.

    We’ll keep walking to One Pillar Pagoda – the most unique pagoda architecture of Asia. It has the shape of a lotus rising from the water. Many people come here to wish for luck and fortune.

    Ho Chi Minh Museum is the last destination in Ho Chi Minh Complex. This historic museum was created in the 1990s and devoted to President Ho Chi Minh. The museum exhibits artefacts of Ho Chi Minh's life and Vietnam's revolution against invaders. Come in and explore a little bit more.

  • Temple Of Literature

    After that, we head for Temple of Literature. Originally built as a university dedicated to Confucius, scholars and sages in the 11th century, the building is extremely well preserved and is a representative example of traditional Vietnamese architecture. Before graduation, this is a common spot for students to shoot some photos for their yearbook. Students also flock here before important examinations to pray for good results.

    Ong Do (Vietnamese calligraphers) sit patiently inside or around the Literature Temple to produce great meaningful handwritings on red paper. Beautiful words express different wishes for good fortune from people.

    Then, our tour guide will drop you off at your hotel or you can continue your journey.

    Temple of Literature tour

  • [Optional] Water Puppet Theatre (Only available for the afternoon tour)

    We then go to Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, one of the popular theatre of Hanoi city. The water puppet show is native to North Vietnam, so it is a great idea to watch this unique form of traditional culture art in the original location at the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre.

    Water Puppet is one of the traditional form of art performance of Vietnamese. Vietnamese folk tales and legends are recounted with authentic Vietnamese operatic songs and traditional musical instruments.

  • [Optional] A round of cyclo in Hanoi Old Quater

    Cyclo (also know as Xich Lo in Vietnam), you may not be familiar with this type of vehicle but it used to be the most popular means of transportation in Vietnam in the 19th century.

    Though not as commonly used, Xich Lo is still a representation of the Vietnamese way of life that you should not miss whenever visiting Vietnam.

    How about end your tour with a round of Cyclo in Hanoi Old Quarter or anywhere you want to go in 1 hour? Then you will be drop off at your hotel in the Old Quater.

    Cyclo tour in the Old Quarter

  • Drop-off

    End the tour at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. Say goodbye and see you again!

What to expect

  • Inclusion

    Tour guide (available with English speaking local guide)
    Free Pick-up and Drop-off (Hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter)

  • Exclusion

    Transfer fees (Private car is recommended)
    Entrance fees (if any)
    Personal expenses (foods, drinks, tips)
    Tips or gratuities for tour guides

  • Note

    Student guide requires no charges! Guests should be nice to cover all fees for guide!

    Expenses: 120.000 VND or $5/Pax The ticket price for attraction below are 30.000VND ($1.2/pax), Discount 50% for Student with ID card, Free for under-6-year-old Kids.  The Attractions which are not mentioned will be free of charge. 

    Should Bring: Sunscreen, Sun Hat, Comfortable shoes, Cover-knee pants when visiting the temple

Policy

  • Payment & Cancellation

    As AZ Local NPO Policy, you will pay for the expenses during the tour
    Free Cancellation within 48 hours

  • Others

    Support 24/24 during the tour

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Customer reviews

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Ashutosh Ghuge

Writen on Aug 26, 2019

Thanks to Nga, my family had a great time in Ho Chi Minh and Literature temple. My kid love it. Recommended!

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Jarab Jara

Writen on Nov 24, 2018

Hanoi free tours Excellent service friendly and they are doing all the best to be comfortable also the do help you to plan different trip and they are always on touch with you thanks to jenny and Daisy also to my Beautiful guide linh see you again

Ho Chi Minh Complex & Temple of Literature Walking Tour

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