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