Trang An is always known as one of the top landscapes when it comes to Ninh Binh travelling. With more than 30 lakes connected with 48 grottoes together with the imposing view of limestone mountains, it is easily understandable that this place was selected for Hollywood film Kong Skull Island to be shot in early 2017.
Ticket Prices for Trang An Ninh Binh Trip
The ticket price for visiting Trang An – Ninh Binh complex is 200.000 VND per adult and 100.000 VND per child below 1meter40, which already includes boat ticket for Trang An.
Boats, ridden by local rowers, enter wonderful caves and temples one after another based on the self-contained schedule. The excursion lasts for from 3 hours to 4 hours; therefore, you should plan to visit Trang An in the early morning or early afternoon.
VISITING TRANG AN ON BOAT
The only means for travelling in Trang An are boats and the ticket price of Trang An already includes boat ticket. One boat has the maximum capcity of 6 visitors; If you want to go on 6 saparate boats with 6 people each, you have to buy 6 tickets. The itinerary of Trang An Boat Trip is as following:
Route 1: Wharf – Trinh Temple – Toi Cave – Sang Cave – Wine Brewing Cave – Trang Temple – Ba Giot Cave – Seo Cave – Son Duong Cave – Khong Palace – Bao Hieu Pagoda – Khong Cave – Tran Cave – Quy Hau Cave – Back to the wharf (around 3.5 hours in total)
Route 2: Wharf – Lam Cave – Vang Cave – Thanh Truot Cave – Suoi Tien Temple (Fairy Stream Temple) – Dai Cave – Cung Vu Lam Cave – Kong Film Studio (The village of aboriginal inhabitants) – Back to the wharf (around 2.5 hours in total)
Route 3: Wharf – Trinh Temple – May Cave – Fairy Stream – Dia Linh Cave – Dai Cave – Vu Lam Palace – Kong Film Studio (the village of aboriginal inhabitants) – Back to the wharf (3 hours in total). Coming around a bend, you will come to Trinh Temple, which is known as the the official name of Dot Palace. After leaving Dot Palace and go through another bend, you will experience an amazing view, which is the brilliant blue surface of the lake surrounding by the rolling mountain chain. Each water area like this is called a valley and has its own name.
The most ideal occasion for you to visit Trang An is beginning days of a year, from January to March, when the weather is typically cool and not so hot. This period is also the festival time of Bai Dinh pagoda, so you can combine doing sightseeing of Trang An and the pagoda together.
However, there is one drawback which is that visitors are very crowded and you might have to wait for the boat for a long time at this time. Besides, you can also consult below recommended occasions for combination of Trang An travelling and other tourism areas near that.
Hoa Lu traditional festival, also named as Truong Yen or Co Lau festival, takes place anually on from August to October according to the lunar calender
At the end of May and early June is ripe rice season of Ninh Binh
Travellers can participate in Trang An tours to admire stunning and woderful views of this place, also known as “ Ha Long bay on land”.
I received an invitation from Mr.Lee, the CEO Hanoi Explore Travel, to experience a Ninh Binh tour for one day. At that time, I felt absolutely amazed at how breathtaking and tranquil views of seemingly –endless and windingmountains, caves, lakes, rivers and paddy fields were!
How can 1 day Ninh Binh Tour interest us?
It was such a stunning place that painted me an image contrasting with color of the imposing, majestic and Bai Dinh Pagoda, which was extensive and corresponded to a Southeast Asian pagoda in sizebut with modern exotic architecture. It was also kind, simple-hearted, honest boatman at the destination that arose tourists’ interest and made it become the most attractive place in the North. This image was in contradiction with the rapid developement of tourism and the beauty, of Hoa Lu ancient capital, Trang An District, Ninh Binh Province, which was needed to be preserved.
In this article, I am going to tell you about my story of one-day Ninh Binh tour despite of its shortness, it gave me a complete surprise. Ninh Binh is a tourist attraction I am immensely proud to introduce to my domestic and foreign friends about the beauty of the North in particular and of Vietnam as the whole.
The invitation to experience one-day Ninh Binh Tour
Before the departure for 2 days, Mr.Lee, the CEO Hanoi Explore Travel, had provided me information about this short tour. The tour picked up the passengers and departured from The Old Quarters near which I stayed at a hotel on the well-known Ta Hien Street, luckily.
After the guide took me to the hotel at exactly 8:00 am, it started pouring with rain; however, this did not discourage me to explore the charm and elegancy of Ninh Binh. After 2-hour travelling on an opulent and luxurious coach of 24 seats, we sat our foot on Ninh Binh land.
The first destination was Bai Dinh pagoda, the biggest and privated-owned pagoda in Southeast Asia.
The Bai Dinh Pagoda
I had came to Bai Dinh Pagoda in 2013 and it had not left a strong impression on me until this occassion. I had reckoned that it was simply a pagoda constructed to serve tourism purposes and it was a totally self-contained work, which had made me not interested in. That was why this time I made the decision to get separated from the group with the aim of travelling around the pagoda to see whether there were any changes compared to my previous visit.
Everything was barely changed. The only difference was that the tower where it was considered to be the place the bone ash of Thich Ca Mau Ni God was buried and carried from India was established. I purchased a ticket to visit the tower, mainly to go to the 12th floor and do sightseeing from a panoramic view.
After seeing the bell of the towerbriefly and worship room of Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva with a thousand of eyes and hands, I walked quickly along the corridor where the statues of Arhats were displayed. I also bought an extra of ticket priced at 50,000 VND and took the elevator to the 12th floor to see the sights there and enjoyed the scenery with great relish.
From the top of the tower, I could see the dramatic, wide landscape of the pagoda spreading out on the mountains. “What a splendid and magnificent view!”, I exclaimed. From that point, I could saw ranges of rocky, majestic mountains far away covered by mist. I could also noticed the lake, river and tile roofs with classic architecture. The whole spectacular view created a poetic painting.
I left the Bai Dinh land and kept moving to the next destination, Trang An, where it had been expected that there would be many new things including nature, ancient but mysterious caves together with poetic rivers for us to explore.
Trang An – The wonderful Land
On the bus from the Bai Dinh pagoda back to the restaurant for having lunch, I realized that the view out of the windowpanes looked even more breathtaking. Small houses typical of villages of the North of Vietnam were built right at the foot of the huge rocky mountains. There werelarge rivers and golden paddy fields and some limestone cliffs huddling together.
After that, we came to a halt for a while at a restaurant and had a buffet lunch with many food options from European, Asian to the most famous local cuisine such as goat meat, burnt fried rice, etc. Before getting on the coach to visit Trang An Tourist Area, we took a rest for 1 hour.
Right after we sat out foot on the boat, we wore life jackets . While the boat sailed fast on the green water surface of the lake, we could notice some dark green algae very clearly.
Then the boatman started to take us to visit the first cave, which was a small cleft at the bottom of a rocky mountain. The cave was both low and deep , and that was why the captain instructed to sit down near the internal boat area instead of sitting on the boat seat.
Then the captain artistically headed the small boat through the small and narrow clefts. The boat drifted for a while until there was bright light outside the mouth of the cave, we realized that we got out of the cave.
The boat was drifting, all of a sudden, the color of water turned into sapphire green, which was associated with dark green algae, ranges of limestone mountains, the small boat and pagodas, all of this created a marvellous atmosphere. This caused all members of the group to be utterly thrilled.
We continued to explore the next cave and the captain warned us that it would be smaller and longer compared to the previous cave, and there would be even some parts of the caves with the length the same as an adult’s one as well. We turned on our flahslights to see more clearly the rocks of crystal quartz with possibly hundreds or even thousands of year olds in the cave. The boat continued to drift.
Passing through the second cave, we came to the place which was called “ out – of –the way” with four directions covered by jagged mountains. The fact that the pagodas were built among this place was truly a special thing. “What a fairyland”, I said to myself.
In this cave, there was an unique architectural work which had been built and emerged from the water right in the middle of the lake. (The layout of this work was the same as the Turtle Tower of Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi).
Then we moved into the third cave, which was also the last one, then headed to the spot where King Kong film had been shot. From a distance, we already could see the boat for fighting which had been invented from a damaged aircraft by some clever American soldiers. Far a little from that were thatched houses of the clan living in seclusion in the film. There were around 6 people performing the task of wearing loinclothes and make-up, with hands holding spears. When visitors came, they would wave their hands, smile and take photographs with them.
Ending the last destination – the spot of shooting a Holywood film, I felt extremely pleased, perhaps because Vietnam, my homeland, had such beautiful places boyond my imagination. Never did any tourist attraction like Trang An organize such a successful trip. In particular, we did not catch a glimpse of litter because the boatman was aware of collecting the litter on the lake. It was also because the tourists did not catch sight of any rubbish, they did not want to dispose of unwanted things on such green flow of water. Tourism servers here were similar to boatmen and souvenir sellers who were all gentle, good-natured, cheerful and always kept smiling to tourits.
My short trip ended when the boat docked. We moved out of the boat to come back Hanoi city. They dropped us off at the centre of Hanoi capital at 6:30 pm
Booking 1 day Ninh Binh Tour from Hanoi City
You can visit our website or come to the office named Travel Agent in Hanoi, located 37 Ngo Huyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, for referring and booking one-day Ninh Binh Tour from Hanoi. If you are not interested in visiting Bai Dinh Pagoda, you can subsitute it for the tour of the ancient capital of Hoa Lu – Trang An, or Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Bich Dong Tour for one day. There are a wide range of prices for Ninh Binh tours. It would be great if you could come to the office to directly discuss this with us and to be consulted about all options.
When looking back on the Ninh Binh tour I experienced for just one day, it is sure that Ninh Binh will the most excellent suggestion if tourists depart from Hanoi city.
If you would like to take a tour for 2 days one night, you can opt for staying at a hotel at the centre of Ninh Binh city or right at Tam Coc.
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Nha Trang is a standout amongst the most well known spots situated in the nation of Vietnam. This is one of the most established human settlements in entire Vietnam and is otherwise called one of the well known scuba diving spots in the nation with a lot of diverse marine life.
5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD TRAVEL TO NHA TRANG, VIETNAM
1. It’s (almost) always sunny in Nha Trang
Nha Trang’s tropical savannah climate means the sun’s almost always shining, except for a few wet months between September and December when monsoon rains strike. Plan your visit to Nha Trang for January through August and you’re golden. With temperatures in the 80’s year-round and almost no wind, thanks to the mountains and islands that shelter Nha Trang Bay, Nha Trang is looking more and more like a beach-lover’s dream destination. But, there’s more…
2. Sandy, palm-lined beaches stretch for miles
Who doesn’t love a picturesque white sand beach? Throw in the stunning turquoise waters of the East Sea and a scenic display of lush offshore islands dotting the horizon and you’re probably wondering if you even need to read the next nine reasons.
While Tran Phu Beach is the largest and most popular of Nha Trang’s beaches, head for the beaches near Hon Chong Promontory for more of a local flavor or take a day trip to nearby Bai Dai Beach for an even more off-the-beaten-path experience.
3. The Nha Trang nightlife does not disappoint
When it comes to nightlife, Nha Trang does not disappoint. In fact, party town (or laid-back drinker) is written all over it. From rooftop lounges to nightclubs and beachfront dance floors, there are plenty of reasons to stay out late in Nha Trang.
Unlike the hindering curfews of the capital, Nha Trang stays open late. For a late night bite, visit Phu Dong Park for a full-fledged night food market.
4. Island hopping opportunities are endless
19 tropical islands sit just off of Nha Trang’s coast. Snorkel over coral reef, cannonball off the catamaran into crystal clear seas, and accept cocktails from the floating bar. Nha Trang’s vacation vibes follow you right out into the sea. You’ll be hard pressed to find another spot in the world where island hopping is as accessible, affordable, and amazing as it is in Nha Trang.
Actually, boat trip in Nha Trang is a synonym for “booze cruise” because the trip is much more about drinking than seeing fish. There are some choices when it comes to boat trip for tourists. For example, the most popular with those packers is the Funky Money which includes stops at floating bars, and fun and memorable live entertainment from the Funky Monkey Boy Band. You could book directly from the official office or from your hotel.
5. A trendy, cosmopolitan vibe
Unlike its seaside counterparts in Mui Ne and Phu Quoc, Nha Trang is uniquely cosmopolitan. Soaring high-rises, trendy restaurants, and chic boutiques fill the well-groomed beachside promenade on Tran Phu Street, while the vibrant nightlife scene picks up at sundown. Your options to dine and do are as endless as in any bustling city, with the added luxury of white sand beaches nearby. In short, Nha Trang is as cosmopolitan as you want it to be, a perfect combination of urban and coastal.
If you want to get a family-friendly, upscale experience, Emperor Cruises will offer both day and overnight trips on the luxury junk exploring Nha Trang bay. The day trip will include seafood lunch along with alcohol, full equipment for snorkeling. The sunset cocktail plus with dinner cruise is more affordable, with unlimited cocktails, wine, beer, and a five-course seafood dinner. Source : Intrepidtravel
8 Best Things To Do in Nha Trang
1. Pagoda Long Son
If you have a fetish for exploring the striking pagodas while you are visiting Vietnam, then this is another place which is a must visit for you. Also known as the Chua Long Son,Pagoda Long Son is arranged on the foothill of Trai Thuy Mountain in the city of Nha Trang. The temple is well known for its substantial white Buddha picture, which sits on the mountain peak and can be seen from anyplace nearby. This temple was built in the year 1886 in the style of Taoist engineering, Long Son Pagoda has been home to some high-positioning Buddhist friars and the Vietnam Buddhist Studies Foundation was established here in 1936.
Highlights: As you enter the temple you can see the passageway and rooftops are brightened with dragon mosaics which are worked from glass and fired tiles. The fundamental formal lobby is enhanced with current elucidations of traditional themes. The nasal hairs of the mythical beasts are wrapped around the columns on either side of the primary sacrificial table.
2. Po Nagar
If you have a fetish for architecture and carvings then Po Nagar is another best place which is a must visit for you in Vietnam. Regularly known as Thap Ba, the Po Nagar Cham Towers are a complex of sanctuaries raised around before 781 A.D.This confused site had a place with the medieval territory of Khauthara, a little nation close present day Nha Trang. In the event that you are fascinating ever, you can be flabbergasted to discover many old relics showed inside the complex.
Highlights: Another intriguing thing about this place is that every one of the sanctuaries confront east, as did the first access to the mind boggling, which is to the perfectly fine climb the hillock. In hundreds of years past, admirers went through the pillared contemplation lobby, 10 mainstays of which can at present be seen, before continuing up the lofty staircase to the towers.
Location: Hai Tháng Tư, Vĩnh Phước, Tp. Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa 650000, Vietnam
Price: The entry is free of cost.
3. City Beach, Nha Trang
City Beach, Nha Trang: Loud and proud (say it!), the high-rise, the high-energy beach resort of Nha Trang enjoys a stunning setting: ringed by a necklace of hills, with a sweeping crescent beach, the city’s turquoise bay is dotted with tropical islands. The shoreline has been given a huge makeover in recent years, with parks and sculpture gardens spread along the impressive promenade, while the streets inland reveal some quirky boutiques and a cosmopolitan array of dining options. As the restaurants wind down, the nightlife cranks up – Nha Trang is a party town at heart like any self-respecting resort should be. Forget the cafes of the capital; people play late in this town. If cocktails and shooters aren’t your flavors, there are some more sedate activities on offer. Try an old-school spa treatment with a visit to a mud bath or explore centuries-old Cham towers still standing in the center of town. This part of the country has its very own microclimate and the rains tend to come from October until December, a time best avoided if you are into lazing on the beach or diving in the tropical waters.
4. Hon Chong Beach
Hon Chong Beach, Nha Trang: The narrow granite promontory of Hon Chong offers fine views of the mountainous coastline north of Nha Trang and the nearby islands. The beach here has a more local flavor than Nha Trang Beach (but the accompanying refuse is unpleasant). Still, it’s fun to watch the local kids do Acapulco-style swan dives into the ocean.
There are a reconstructed traditional run residence and a great cafe. A taxi here from the city center is around 30,000d.About 300m south of Hon Chong (towards Nha Trang) and a few dozen meters from the beach is tiny Hon Do (Red Island), which has a Buddhist temple on top. To the northeast is Hon Rua (Tortoise Island), which really does resemble a tortoise. The two islands of Hon Yen (Bird’s-Nest Island) are off in the distance to the east.
A well-known spot of scenic beauty, the Rock Hon Chong is not only attractive to visitors to Nha Trang but also no less allure to the local inhabitants, children as well as grownups who have made frequent visits to this place. In the vernacular, it means the “Husband Rock”, the name given to one of the two rocks, the couple, the other one is the wife.
5. Hon Ba Mountain
Hon Ba Mountain may take a while to climb but up on the summit is a beautiful little house built by Alexander Yersin, a French doctor, who used it as a little getaway. With a cool climate all year round, Hon Ba Nature Reserve is dubbed “The Da Lat of Nha Trang,” and all your sweat will evaporate thanks to the cool winds found up here.
6. Bai Dai Beach
A fine alternative to Tran Phu Beach, Bai Dai beach 18 miles (30 kilometers) away from the center of Nha Trang is more peaceful with a more local feel. The waves here make it a fantastic location for surfing, and if you hit up The Shack, you can rent reliable surfing equipment. If surfing is not your thing, just get a beer and chill on a hammock by the beach.
7. Enjoy Boat Cruise
Flanked by over 70 islands, Nha Trang’s sea water is clear so plethora of boat trips along with the easy availability of booking agents is really a self-explanatory. The common trip route includes Mun (Mun), Mieu (Miễu), Mot (Một), and Tam (Tằm) islands. A trip on a packed boat often includes lunch, transport, and a few stops for sunbathing at beautiful beaches along with an aquarium with no fees.
8. Diep Son Island & Sandbar, Van Phong Bay
Lying in the calm, warm waters of Van Phong Bay, just an hour north of Nha Trang, Diep Son is a mini-archipelago of small green islands. At low tide, a curving sandbar is exposed, linking three of the islets via a ‘sand bridge’. The long sweep of white sand between the three green islands in the blue bay is very picturesque. Although Diep Son is increasingly popular with domestic tour groups, it’s best visited independently, because this way you can avoid the crowds. Travel to Diep Son Island is an easy combination of road and sea transport between Nha Trang city, Van Gia village, and Hon Bip island. Diep Son makes a good day trip from Nha Trang, or as part of a wider exploration of Van Phong Bay and the surrounding area. A great option for budget travellers is to spend the night on Hon Bip island in a tent or bamboo hut on stilts above the water.
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Ninh Binh is emerging as one of the most exciting destinations during your Vietnam tour. For a long time, it is known as a choice of short getaway from Hanoi. In this blog, I will share my experience when traveling to such destinations with my friends. Recommended Attractions and Things to do in Ninh Binh for traveler who is first time to travel to Ninh Binh are included.
Cuc Phuong National Park
It will take you more than one hour drive to get to Cuc Phuong National Park from Tam Coc. Cuc Phuong is generally a well-preserved rainforest. There is an Endangered Primates Rescue Center near the entrance that you should pay a visit with a guide. This is house of about 150 primates being prepared to be released back to the wild. There are many ways to explore Cuc Phuong via the densely rainforested road, but biking is the best choice to slowly stroll through the jungle, the prehistoric trees and the caves. The park is also the home to many faunas, most notably butterflies and birds. The best way to watch the animals here is at night, but be sure to have a guide accompanied with you.
2. Admiring the Terrestrial Halong Bay
When driving along the National Route 1A, after passing Ninh Binh City, you will encounter one of the most spectacular sights in Vietnam – Tam Coc (means Three Grottos). Hiring a boat and it will take your through an extensive network of waterways between imposing limestone cliffs erecting from the flat rice paddies. Although the scene still cannot match Halong Bay in terms of size and the number of limestone mountains, Tam Coc is more accessible and less touristy. As the name might suggest, you will undergo three low and dark caves, another reminiscence to Halong Bay. During the trip, you can also have the chance to visit Bich Dong Temple (free entrance) which provides incredible views of the surroundings.
TrangAn is another nearby attractions that is quite similar to Tam Coc. Although TrangAn has more caves to pass through, it is more crowded, especially in high season.
3. Hoa Lu Ancient Capital
As Vietnam’s capital city, Hoa Lu Ancient Capital in Ninh Binh is the predecessor of Thang Long (the former name of Hanoi). The royal city is a short bike ride from Ninh Binh City. It is surrounded by high limestone mountains which is believed to protect Hoa Lu from invasion. Inside the complex, there is an iconic archway in the entrance and several temples including the temple of Dinh Tien Hoang, who liberated the country from the Southern Han in the 10th century.
4. Van Long Nature Reserve
Not far away from Cuc Phuong National park is Van Long Nature Reserve. Although the scene is somewhat similar to that in Tam Coc, taking a one hour boat trip in Van Long is a great way to relax and discover numerous species of exotic birds in their natural habitat. You could also witness the endangered monkey living here. Watching the sunset while meandering along the river at Van Long is a great way to end an exciting day in Ninh Binh.
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5. Visit Bich Dong Pagoda
One of the most photographed areas of Ninh Binh after Tam Coc, the Bich Dong pagoda is a beautiful ancient temple from the 15th century. The are various shrines and pagodas on different levels, climbing up the hillside and into a cave so make sure to spend some time exploring them all.
6. Take a Tam Coc Boat Trip
A boat trip through the rice paddies, between the karst hills is a must-do in Ninh Binh. The ladies row the boats with their feet which makes for a slow and relaxing journey. The scenery is absolutely beautiful and the journey will take you beneath 3 caves carved into the rock by the river. Make sure to go in the early morning or late afternoon for the best light and to escape the crowds of day-trippers from Hanoi.
Be aware that the ladies selling crafts and snacks inside the caves can be rather boisterous. Be polite and smile if you are going to let them down.
7. Explore Hang Mua Cave
This is one of our favourite areas in Ninh Ninh with plenty to see. Make sure to head as far as you can into the Spring Cave. You’ll have to take off your shoes and bring your own torch to find your way on the watery path! Through another cave, you can meander beside the rice paddies all the way out to near the Tam Coc river route.
An alternative to Tam Coc is a boat trip through the Trang An grottoes. This is a longer trip that passes through many river caves and takes around 3 hours with stops at some of the riverside temples.
9. Cycle around the rice paddies
The best way to see Ninh Binh is from the seat of a bicycle. Many hotels will have free bicycles or ones to rent for a few dollars. If yours doesn’t, check at nearby hotels and shops. Getting around the central main attractions near Tam Coc is really easy and it is always nice to simply go where the wind takes you. The paths between the rice paddies are especially pretty.
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This is some recommendations for you about Attractions and Things To Do in Ninh Binh. If you want to receive further information, don’t hesitate to contact us for an unforgettable trip.
Burma is known as one of the most beautiful and interesting destinations in the Far East. With untouched beauty that hasn’t been seen by millions of tourists it offers rich landscapes with history and mix of cultures and people. The best time to visit the country is during the dry season which is between November and May and certain areas can be extremely wet throughout the summer months, but the country is vast so these areas can be avoided. In the winter the hilly areas can be cold and the plains of Mandalay and Bagan can become extremely hot during summer with short showers.
There are a number of resorts in Burma that will really allow travellers to experience the sights and cultural experiences that really make Burma the place it is.
The Traders Yangon which is situated within the capital offers an old Asian feel with its dark wood and chandeliers as well as views of the Yangon River and the ancient temples. For those that want relaxing and serene luxury holidays, the Governor’s residence is the place to go. It is located within the Dragon Township and gives easy access to amazing tropical gardens. There are pagoda excursions available as well as traditional cooking lessons that allow the traveller to experience the culture and beauty of the surrounding area.
For an exclusive city retreat the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel offers comfort and superb views of the lake. The resort has huge gardens that give access to Shrines and courtyards and nearby is the Shwedagan Pagoda and the floating Karaweik Restaurant. Those people who like to do their bit for the environment will find the Marauk U Princess Resort a great place to stay.
With is own sustainable energy created by the locally grown rice husks this resort is situated on the eastern shore of the Kaladan River. With houses that have private balconies with views of the rice paddies, gorgeous gardens and the twisting river this is a resort that cannot be missed. This resort gives the traveller everything they need, perfect location for stunning scenery and access to the many temples within the archaeological site.
Luxury Burma holidays have many things on offer and there is always plenty to do. Adventurous types have the option of climbing the Mandalay Hill with the 760ft hill that splits it, a walk carried out barefoot on the hills southern slope allows the experience of walking through a colourful sequence of prayers and opportunities to pick up souvenirs. After a 30 minute climb the summit is best experienced at the time of the setting sun.
Lake Inle offers stunning surroundings with a more comfortable climate that has numerous floating markets, tomato fields and monasteries and people who live their lives in a certain way. Watch the boat rower’s move between lake villages and trawl the markets for local delicacies.
Finally, for those people who like to relax by the beach the Ngapali beach is the place to go. With its golden stretch of sand and swaying palm trees. It offers a serene atmosphere that allows travellers to enjoy the beautiful seas and the calm breeze.
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At present, the Hanoi walking street area around Hoan Kiem Lake has been gradually becoming one of the capital’s tourist attractions, a place for people to go out, play, and slow down between the roads. it’s crowded.
1. Hoan Kiem walking street in Hanoi
Many streets around Hoan Kiem lake (Hoan Kiem, Hanoi) have been organized as a walking street to serve the needs of the people and visitors since September 1, Below is a map of Hanoi walking street for your reference :
Streets being piloted as walking streets include: Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Hang Khay Street, Le Thai To Street (1/2 Le Thai To Street, Hoan Kiem Lake, Hang Trong St, Hang Khay Street), Le Lai From Dinh Tien Hoang to Ly Thai To), Le Thach, Tran Nguyen Han (from Dinh Tien Hoang to Ly Thai To), Dinh Le street, Nguyen Xy street, Trang Tien street (from Ngo Quyen to Hang Bai) , Lo Su street (Dinh Tien Hoang street to Nguyen Huu Huan street), Hang Dau street (Dinh Tien Hoang street), Hoan Kiem lake street, Luong Van Can street (from Hang Hanh street to Le Thai To street) from Hai Ba Trung to Hang Khay), Bao Khanh (from Bao Khanh Alley to Le Thai To)
2. What is Hanoi walking street area?
Hanoi walking street area officially operates every weekend. Walking street time starts from 19 pm on Friday to Sunday 24 hours in the area around Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter.
In order to serve people in the walking street, Hanoi People’s Committee has established 78 parking spots with a total area of 17,380m² with capacity of thousands of vehicles at the same time. Some parking points you can send: 15 Hai Ba Trung Street, Ly Thai To 5 points, Ngo Quyen 8 points, Quang Trung 4 points, Le Phung Hieu 1 point, etc.
3. What is the attraction of Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi?
3.1. Folk games
The interesting thing about the Hanoi walking area is that although there are no modern games or services, it is attractive with traditional games of Vietnam. For each segment of the Hanoi walking street area, we will see a group of people playing umbrellas or tug-of-war, play or kick ball … many community activities take place here attract a lot of young people to join in.
Not only bring exciting experiences, these folk games also have the role of bridging, connecting people together, helping us to be back to the days of childhood innocence, forget all worries. all-purpose daily life.
3.2. Street music performance
Follow the streets in the walking street, we can easily meet the groups of performers with a variety of styles, different types of music. From fierce Latin music to light music, young music, orchestral music, traditional art forms such as gong singing, singing and singing are also sometimes encountered. The scene of people standing shoulder to shoulder swinging, singing along the music comfortably in the street without having to avoid the car is becoming one of the most beautiful images on the streets of Hanoi. Perhaps this is also one of the things that make Hanoi walking street area so attractive to everyone.
3.3. Draw a portrait at the pedestrian street in Hanoi
Close to the banks of Hoan Kiem Lake, it is not difficult to get a self-portrait made by painters who set up painters here. The artwork takes only about 20 minutes to half an hour to complete. Besides, if you talk to painters, you can also hear a lot of interesting stories from these very soulful artists.
3.4. Take beautiful pictures
In recent days, the service of taking photos and wedding photos in Hanoi pedestrian street is becoming more and more popular because it not only has beautiful scenery, closely associated with many symbols of Vietnam country people, but also more convenient when the street is now no longer transport vehicles. Around the lake is always crowded, there are many people often take pictures. Since walking the streets, people can be more free and comfortable to save the beautiful moments.
4. Shopping in the pedestrian street in Hanoi
If you intend to buy some souvenirs or gifts for friends, you can walk to Hang Ngang Street, Hang Dao Street, which is also the night market. There are plenty of items that you can choose from, such as clothes, shoes, watches, jewelry, souvenirs. But you should bargain offline because the seller will say a little challenge it.
5. Eat at Hanoi pedestrian street
Of course, walking around the Sword Lake is a myriad of sidewalk dishes that you should not miss. You can enjoy foods, whích are familiar to the people of Hanoi. Trang Tien ice cream is famous for its associated childhood memories or hot rolls, Pho, etc. Foods along the road have a lot, if go to the streets like Hang Thung or Ta Hien, also do not forget to sit to eat chicken legs salted or drink beer and fried potato chips.
Moreover, many vending machines have been installed along the walking streets. So if you walk tired or thirsty because of hot weather here, you can also buy water in these machines, only from 5000-10000 VND/ bottle. Very convenient right?
6. Use free wifi in Hanoi pedestrian street
To access this free wifi system, residents and visitors can access free wifi from a smartphone or handheld device on the network called “Freewifi_UBNDHANOI”.
After 10 seconds of introducing the banners for pedestrian walkways and logos of the sponsors, people continue to enter their personal phone numbers and be used within 30 minutes. Timeout on wifi will automatically break, if you want to access and continue to use, you just repeat the steps as above.
Hope all the useful information that Vntrip.vn synthesis on here will help you have a relaxing and exciting moments in the weekend at the pedestrian street in Hanoi !
Places to visit in hanoi old quarter – Experience the atmosphere of Hanoi
Hanoi Old Quarter is a common name of a long-standing urban area of Hanoi located outside of Thang Long Imperial Citadel. This urban area focuses on small-scale industrial and commercial activities, which form the characteristic streets of the city and the capital. Today Hanoi Old Quarter is an attractive destination for those who want to learn about Thang Long – Dong Do – Hanoi.
Hanoi’s ancient streets are not too wide, but the streets here are interwoven together like the chessboard. No matter how tired we are, we cannot walk the streets.
Starting at Hoan Kiem Lake, where could be considered as one of the most popular places to visit in Hanoi Old Quarter. When traveling to Hanoi, the ideal time is in September, November and March, April because of the beautiful weather and cool weather. On the tram, visitors will go through 28 streets and a round the lake. The locations are: Quan Quan, Bach Ma Temple, Dong Xuan Market, Le King Temple. These are the famous historical sites in Hanoi. It takes about 30 minutes to end the tram journey, visitors are returned to the base station at Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc and now the tour of Hanoi old streets began to start.
Walking for a long time, visitors should prepare themselves comfortable outfits, sport shoes to help move less difficult and a little fast food, drinking water to supplement health. If you have time, visitors can also stop at some restaurants around the old town.
Another location is one of famous places to visit in Hanoi Old Quarter and is a point in the tour as well is the Bach Ma Temple – one of the four towns of the old Thang Long in Hang Buom.
This place worship Long Do or also known as God Calendar Spirit. Bach Ma Temple is a large temple was renovated many dynasties embellished. The architecture of the temple today is a hallmark of the nineteenth century architectural style. The unique architecture of the temple is located in the cave-shaped dome and jade well behind the temple.
The next is Dong Xuan Market – the biggest trading center of Hanoi Old Quarter with busy market space, bustling shopping scene. Here you can choose for yourself some items such as clothing or souvenirs, the items here are quite rich. Behind the market is the food is very good and cheap.
The next is the vibrant young town of places to visit in Hanoi Old Quarter – the street is located in the first-class conservation area of the city at Luong Ngoc Quyen crossroad – Ta Show, where many small lane contains hidden values. traditional Hanoi. Indeed, the alleyway is characteristic of Hanoi’s old town, the lane just 70 cm wide was formed about half a century ago, is the bridge between the modern flush with the ancient culture, moss of the ancient Thang Long.
Here, visitors can stop, pick a seat, drink beer, enjoy the traditional Hanoi food and street view. This is called International Crossing, because when you come here you do not distinguish which country you come from, what language you use, just we have the passion of travel and love special for the city. Ancient Hanoi.
Ending a one-day stroll on different places to visit in Hanoi Old Quarter, travelers can find a seat on the banks of Hoan Kiem lake to admire the scenery and enjoy the fresh air, take pictures to capture the unforgettable beauty here.
The beauty of the places to visit in Hanoi Old Quarter are the mossy antique style contrasting with the modern beauty of Saigon glittering, brilliant with the XX century, XXI. As a tourist who loves to explore the natural beauty as well as culture, people, you can not ignore this interesting place when traveling in Hanoi.
Places to go around Hanoi, where would you like to go?
1. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex are group of places to go around Hanoi. It is located on the west side of the Old Town with a large green lawn carpeted in front. Not only the mausoleum, but here is also a complex of historical landmarks of the top importance of Hanoi and Vietnam pagodas, fishponds, trees, floors, etc.
Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum
Like LeNin, Stalin, Mao Zedong, President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a monumental construction of marble. To commemorate the great work of President Ho Chi Minh, the whole material was built and transported from all regions of the country in 1973 to 1975.
The roof and pillars are based on the combined architecture of traditional houses and lotus painting. Inside the mausoleum there is a large transparent glass is where the glass placed his body. Every year, there will be specialists from Russia to support the preservation of Uncle’s body.
The line to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum will have to queue a few hundred meters, along the entrance of the mausoleum, move slowly and calmly step by step, slowly visit Uncle Ho. Around Uncle Ho’s body, there was a white guard uniform guarding the sleep of the elderly father.
Visiting the tomb will have some small note for visitors such as:
– Visitors wear rope, tricot, skirt / short pants will not be in the mausoleum.
– Do not use cell phones, cameras or camcorders in mausoleum.
– Show respect, respect, not talk, laugh.
– Do not touch where places the corpse of the Uncle Ho.
– The hat, should be removed from the corridor, before visiting the place. AZ Local Trip created a Hanoi City Tour for tourists to visit this place and others. Don’t hesitate to contact them to get the best advice when visiting Hanoi.
The Uncle Ho’s Stilt house
Stilt house Uncle Ho’s stilt house is a historic place where Uncle Ho rested and worked during the years 1958 to 1969. The simple stilt house is typical of the Central Highlands, in a garden full of fruits and flowers. There is a wide tank of carp, commonly known as “Uncle Ho fish pond”.
Ho chi minh museum
One of other places to go around Hanoi is the Ho Chi Minh Museum. This is the place where the artifacts reflect the process of building and retaining water of our country in the modern period. A number of memorabilia save the life of President Ho Chi Minh as the photos of Uncle objects are impressive in the hearts of tourists to visit.
In addition, you will admire the artifacts, pictures on the topic such as “peace”, “independence”, etc to touch the visitors.
One Pillar Pagoda
One Pillar Pagoda was built in 1049 by King Ly Thai Tong, and is one of wonderful places to go around Hanoi. According to legend, after meeting the Bodhisattva, the king built the temple to express his devotion to Buddhism.
One Pillar Pagoda has a unique and refined wooden design, with only a single pillar rising from the lake, which looks like a lotus flower.
Located about 2 km west of Hoan Kiem Lake, the Temple of Literature is a work that expresses general religious attainment and literature in particular. The structure is quite complex and diverse, including five courtyards, seemingly closed, quiet, completely away from the bustling Hanoi streets around.
Established by King Ly Thanh Tong in 1070, the Temple of Literature worshiped Confucius, and the elite of the ancient school. The first university of Vietnam was also established here in 1076. Van Mieu has 82 doctoral beers left. If you want to learn more about the history of the Temple of Literature, you can buy the materials at souvenir shops.
Quan Su Pagoda
This is one of ideal places to go around Hanoi. The central headquarters of the Buddhist Association of Hanoi. On the holidays, the first, the full moon day, the temple attracted a large number of Buddhists and visitors. Throughout the 17th century, the pagoda was considered as the embassy of Buddhist monks and nuns from other countries. There are 12 monks in the temple. Right next to the temple is a series of shops selling religious items and practicing Buddhist monks.
Ngoc Son Temple
This can be considered the temple attracted most visitors to visit. The temple is located in a small “oasis” on the Sword Lake (lying north). The temple was led by a The Huc Bridge (meaning “Sunrise”), bridged shrimp shape, painted bright red. Surrounded by rows of green trees amidst the immense waters, the temple is a place of worship of Tran Hung Dao. In the temple there is a large body of “tortoise” body weighs nearly 250 kg.
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Tran Quoc Pagoda
This is the oldest temple in Vietnam, located on Thanh Nien Street. In the temple there is an ancient beer dating from 1639, narrating the process of forming Tran Quoc Pagoda. The temple was built in the 15th century, restored in 1842. In the temple there are many precious ashes of the monks.
Bach Ma Temple
Located in the Old Quarter, the small temple of Bach Ma is considered the oldest temple in Ha Thanh. After a lot of restoration dates from the early 18th century, the shrine became the sacred place of worshiping Confucius. Bach Ma Temple was originally built by King Ly Thai To, according to legend, who met and was led by white horse gods, so the temple is named Bach Ma. Through the old wooden columns and precious, you can see the majestic White Horse and the palanquin was painted gold card.
Quan Thanh Temple
Quan Thanh Temple was erected in the Ly dynasty, worshiping the Northern Methodist – the saint demonstrates its strength through tortoise and snake images. The huge statue and bell in the temple was cast in pure black in 1677. The temple is located near Truc Bach Lake, the intersection of Thanh Nien and Quan Thanh.
Museums in Hanoi are closed every Monday. These museums below are those wonderful places to go around Hanoi.
Museum of Hanoi – Me Tri, Tu Liem
Hanoi Museum was built on an area of nearly 54,000 m2, designed in the shape of the pyramid backwards. The highlight of the main hall is a spiral ramp connecting all four floors. The second and third floors are for display. The fourth floor is meeting rooms, workshops, research, library, preservation, collectibles.
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Nguyen Van Huyen, Cau Giay. Tel: (04) 37562193:
This is a rich museum of ethnic cultures of Vietnam. Museum about 7km from the city center. Come from Sword Lake, you will lose the range of 85 – 100.000đ taxi.
No. 1 Trang Tien Street / No. Tel: (04) 38252853. https://www.baotanglichsu.vn
The Museum of History is an architectural work built by a French engineer between 1925 and 1932. The architecture of this massive building is The combination of Chinese style and French style.
The artifacts in the museum date back to the history of Vietnam. One of the highlights of the museum is the bronze objects belonging to the Dong Son culture (3rd century BC to 3rd century AD) and sculptures, Hindu sculptures of the Khmer culture, Champa.
Fine Arts Museum
66 Nguyen Thai Hoc. Tel: (04) 3733 2131
Vietnam Fine Arts Museum displays many outstanding works of art, with great historical value. There is also a large collection of sketches, texts and objects carrying high art like the sculptures of Champa, the Buddha thousand eyes thousand hands, the folk paintings …
Here you will see the progress of Vietnamese women through many pictures and artifacts, especially the memorabilia of Vietnamese women in the anti-American resistance movement. In the middle of the museum was a display of Soviet-made artillery pieces to knock down US aircraft, and the remaining pieces of French fighters were shot at Dien Bien Phu.
Next to the women’s museum is the Hanoi flagpole. You can hire museum staff to explain the history of the Column at a cost of about 200,000 VND.
Hoa Lo Prison
No. 1, Hoa Lo Street
This is a French-built work in 1896, which houses about 2,000 political prisoners, including nearly 100 prisoners who successfully escaped.
4. Ho Guom Park and Lake
Being the focal point of Hanoi, the Sword Lake is beautifully illusory, captivating people. According to legend, in the middle of the 15th century, god Kim Quy handed precious sword to Le Loi to defeat the Ming. After successfully defeating the enemy, when the boat on the lake, Le Thai To King handed back the sword to the gods. Therefore, the lake also known as Hoan Kiem Lake.
Hoan Kiem Lake is beautiful with poetic willow balls, the old turtle moss. Stroll along the lake early in the morning, you will easily catch the scene of the city people exercise, walking, playing chess, bridges, … create a scene of bittersweet, gentle.
West Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the lagoon system in Hanoi. Around the lake there are many temples and luxury villas for the place where the beauty mixed colors are very strange. Along the Xuan Dieu Street, in the western part of the lake, is a row of luxurious European restaurants, cafes, shops, shops and spas. The West Lake is home to some of Ha Thanh’s most luxurious hotels, including the InterContinental and the Sheraton. You can also visit two famous ancient temples while strolling around the West Lake, covering the lake and the Tran Quoc Pagoda.
Truc Bach Lake Truc Bach
Lake is very close but separated from West Lake, separated by Thanh Nien Street. The shore of the lake shady trees. In the 18th century, Lord Trinh built a palace right by the lake.
Le Nin Park
Lenin Park is the green lung of Hanoi city, located in the south, about 2km from Hanoi. This is one of the greatest places to go around Hanoi, and to get away from the hustle and bustle of crowded streets. The park has 2 cafes, and is an ideal place for you to take a break, for a walk.
If you would like to find out about the tourist places to visit outside Hanoi, please refer to the article below. I helped you combine nearly 15 most beautiful tourist places to visit outside Hanoi for your reference. Specific information about these beautiful tourist destinations is:
If you want to find a camping site, picnic weekend with family, relatives, sure EcoPark is the ideal choice for you because this is the most beautiful and interesting eco-city in the area. Southeast Asia. Large EcoPark space, fresh air, cool, will definitely give you the best experience.
EcoPark is divided into a number of areas, including Spring Park, Summer Park, outdoor recreation area, dining area or beautiful view cafes, ideal for you to choose.
Bat Trang pottery village
Bat Trang is known as the famous pottery village, the oldest in Hanoi, which produces hundreds of famous handicrafts for export in the country as well as the international market.
Go to Bat Trang Ceramic Village, you will be visiting everywhere, watching and looking at beautiful pottery products, quality with many models, different shapes. Especially, you can make your own handmade ceramic products with the guidance of dedicated craftsmen here. And this is definitely a great concept for you.
Chu Dong Tu Temple
Dong Tu is the common name of many temples throughout the country, however, only two main temples, the most sacred, are:
The first Temple of Chu Dong Tu is located in Da Hoa village, Binh Minh commune, suburban area of Hanoi. This temple is also called Da Hoa Temple.
The remaining Dong Tu Temple is located in Yen Vinh Village, Da Trach Commune. This temple is also known as Da Trach Temple.
Chu Dong Tu Temple is a remarkable architectural work, a place to reconstruct the architecture, sculpture as well as art of the Nguyen Dynasty with large bronze statues carved quite sophisticated, beautiful …
The space around Chu Dong Tu Temple is quite cool, quite quiet to create a sense of calm, pure and solemn. With all these things above, this is one of interesting places to visit outside Hanoi for you.
Semicircle Lake has beautiful scenery, which is a source of inspiration for artwork of famous artisans in the country.
Co Loa Wall
This is a long-standing historical site, the ancient city of the country Au Lac existed from the 3rd century BC. This citadel consists of many small vestiges in it, namely:
An Duong Vuong Temple with a large lake, inside the lake is a well called Well Trong Thuy – propaganda that Trong Thuy has committed suicide here.
Ngu Trieu Di Quy: This is the ancient house, although brought from other places, but the historical significance is quite large, propaganda on the day King Thuc Phan had been installed here.
Am Mỵ Chau: This is a place to worship Princess My Chau. According to the ancient legend, it is said that after the death of My Chau, she has become a big stone and drifted to Cam road. The people in the village immediately brought the hammock with the desire to bring her back to worship. However, the hammock was broken, then the stone fell at the banyan tree, so the villagers decided to build the temple right at this root of the tree to worship.
Bao Son Pagoda: This pagoda is quite beautiful, inside there are many precious art works are stored such as:
– The four gods.
– 134 Buddha statues.
– 5 stone steles.
– 2 common roses molding.
– Some other extremely valuable objects.
Cao Lo Temple: This temple worship Cao Lo. Soc temple
This temple is one of famous places to visit outside Hanoi, is the place of worshiping Phu Dong Thien Vuong – a general with great merits in the fight against the Tong.
Ham Lon Mountain
This resort is located about 40 km from Hanoi capital, it is called “rooftops of the capital” with the poetic and natural scenery.
The mountain is not very high, quite suitable for mountain climbing, camping or picnicking … Especially on the mountain, there is a flat land, where tourists often find to camping, relax, wait for the sunrise or the most beautiful sunset of the day.
Viet Phu Thanh Chuong
This is a relatively famous royal architectural complex that preserves almost all the historical and cultural values of the former imperial court.
As a matter of fact, this is a private museum set up by a famous artist named Thanh Chuong.
In Viet Phu Thanh Thanh also has a restaurant with souvenir shops specializing in selling unique handicraft products for you to visit, shopping.
Bao Son Paradise
This one of interesting entertainment places to visit outside Hanoi. It is quite popular and is suitable for small families. Here are a lot of activities, including interesting games, large aquariums and special art performances for you to enjoy.
Apart from entertainment, Bao Son Paradise also has a nice restaurant for you to find lunch to continue your afternoon fun here.
The ancient pagoda in Ha Tay
In the old Ha Tay area there are many ancient temples, namely these temples are:
Tay Phuong Pagoda: This is considered as an ancient temple, which is home to many statues of Buddha with a unique sculpture alive.
Hundreds of Pagoda: This temple owns more than 100 huts with a long history, this is one of the oldest, famous ancient people in our country.
Thay Pagoda: This temple is quite famous with many legends, many thrilling stories, extremely sacred. Especially, this place is also the place where cool air, poetic landscape, charming as the place for the future.
Dong Mo Cultural Village – Son Tinh
This village is very valuable, is a place to preserve, introduce the culture of 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam. The main tourist areas are the Gia Rai, Ede, Xu Dang, Ba Na and M’Nong.
This village often organizes many cultural activities as well as many festivals reflecting the beauty of the Vietnamese people, such as singing folk songs, set up the tree or the racing festival in the Seven Mountains – seven Mountain…
Ba Vi National Park
This beautiful national park with many beautiful natural attractions, most charming for you to visit, experience. Especially at the foot of the mountain is a very beautiful lake, this lake is called Tien Sa Lake with many thrilling stories revolves around it.
Go to Ba Vi National Park, you can visit everywhere and organize camping, eating, playing together in a peaceful atmosphere, extremely cool.
Ancient village of Duong Lam
This is an ancient village of the highest grade in Vietnam. This place still retains many tangible and intangible cultural heritages that reflect the lives of our Vietnamese people in the past.
The old houses and the village roads as countryside brings us back to the simple life, peace in the countryside childhood.
Some interesting places to visit in the village are worth a visit:
– Ngo Quyen tomb.
– Mia pagoda.
– Va Temple.
– Mong Phu village.
– Phung Hung Mausoleum.
Quan Son lake
This large lake, a tourist location near Hanoi is quite interesting for you to come. Landscape of Quan Son lake is quite beautiful, the scenery of wild, peaceful is the harmony between the limestone mountains with a lake in the green, cool to feel calm, comfortable to strange.
Especially, if you come to Quan Son lake at the right time of the lotus blossom season, you will feel the very own beauty, very fancy but very beautiful, will surely leave you the best experience.
Coming to Quan Son lake, you can bring your food to camp, picnic by the area around the lake without food.
Huong Pagoda is a famous architectural pagoda complex, where more than a dozen temples, worship gods, Buddhas, etc.
Scenic Huong pagoda, charming, is a beautiful tourist place to visit outside Hanoi. Especially, when you come to Huong Pagoda on the occasion of January to March lunar month, you will be attending Huong pagoda festival extremely special.
If you want to visit Huong Pagoda, you can visit this website to check the suitable itinerary to Huong Pagoda.
Where to visit in Hanoi – 17 places should not miss
Hanoi Opera House : The building was built by the French in 1901 and completed in 1911. This is one of the famous sightseeing places in the capital. My favorite is sitting on the porch of the big theater at night, listening to music and eating Trang Tien ice cream, watching the stream pass.
Hanoi Cathedral (official name: St. Joseph Cathedral): The church was completed in 1886 – the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Hanoi, where the archbishop’s seat. This is also a long church in Hanoi, often take place the religious activities of the parishioners of the archdiocese of Hanoi, and worth to note in the list of where to visit in Hanoi.
If you are interested in taking a Hanoi City tour to know more about Hanoi, contact AZ Local Trip, their guides will be a big help for you.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (Ba Dinh District): Over the past 10 years, I have been riding motorcycles through the tomb many times, but this time I just stand near this.
Hanoi Railway Station was built and completed in 1900, with the largest scale of Indochina in that period. Sometimes I just want to jump on the train, to a landing, and start exploring, it must be great.
Hanoi Ceramic Mosaic Mural was built and completed in 2008 on the occasion of the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi. It is recognized by the Guinness World Records as the longest ceramic picture in the world. This is a great option about where to visit in Hanoi.
Tay Ho Palace is located on the large peninsula between West Lake. Princess Lieu Hanh Princess, a legendary character, and one of four immortal saints in the belief of the Vietnamese. On the full moon, or early in the month, the people came to Tay Ho to worship. The scene of squeezing, pushing, screaming, and screaming takes place often in a pure place, making you never intend to come these days.
Government Guest House – No. 12 Ngo Quyen, formerly mistaken for Tonkin. After the revolution in August 1945, this house was the North of the Republic – the seat of the Government of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, where President Ho Chi Minh from August 1945 to 1946. Now, this place becomes one of the places where brides and grooms take their wedding photos next to the toad garden.
Hang Dau water tower is a construction work in 1894 – often mistakenly referred to as Bau Hang Dau, lying between five falls near Hang Dau flower garden. In the past, moss-covered works, with their own beauty. When remodeled on the occasion of 1000 years of Thang Long – Hanoi, the tower was put on a new coat.
The Ly Thai To statue is located in Chi Linh Flower Garden (another name of Ly Thai To Flower Garden). The flower garden is located on Dinh Tien Hoang Street, Hoan Kiem District, in the heart of Hanoi, Vietnam. The statue was cast in solid copper, which was built in 2004.
Long Bien Bridge is the first steel bridge across the Red River, connecting Hoan Kiem District with Long Bien District, built by French (1898-1902).
Evening, up here watching the moon, the wind is great. The days are cold, eating grilled corn, grilled squid on the bridge is not.
The Vietnam Museum of History is the place where the artifacts, reflecting the cultures and history of the country’s founding and defending, have been preserved, from the beginning of the country to the birth of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
I like the architecture here, but the food has not come yet. When this photo was taken too late, so I had another appointment.
Ham Long Church is one of the most beautiful churches in Hanoi, with two fronts located on the streets of Ham Long and Ngo Thi Nham. This is also where many brides and grooms choose to hold a wedding. The cathedral has a large space, decorated with Phanxico style rope-strings, both ancient and modern. For many young people, perhaps this area is famous for its pigeon dumplings sold opposite. Therefore, it is not only where to visit in Hanoi, but also a interesting place for people to enjoy the beauty of nature.
Dong Xuan Market is one of the largest markets in Hanoi, the largest market in the Old Quarter. The market has existed for hundreds of years, since the feudal Nguyen.
In general, this market is only for wholesalers and tourists. I have never been there.
Friendship Cultural Palace is located at 91 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. It is an architectural and cultural project for art performances, scientific conferences and exhibitions. The project was started on January 1, 1978, on the foundation of the Hanoi War Veterans’ Association (destroyed by bombs during World War II), and completed on September 1, 1985.
I remember most of the hip hop dance days on this, the large pavement marble, at a time when he was guarded chasing.
The flagpole of Hanoi – also known as the Hanoi Tower – is a towering structure built at the same time as Hanoi, under the Nguyen Dynasty (started in 1805, completed in 1812). The flagpole architecture consists of three pillars and one column, which is considered one of the symbols of the city. The building is located on Dien Bien Phu Street – opposite Lenin Park and on the premises of the Museum of Military History of Vietnam.
Turtle Tower in Hoan Kiem Lake. This can be said as one of the most location where to visit in Hanoi.
Hanoi Capital is one of the most beautiful and ideal tourist destinations in Vietnam for those looking for a place to visit. Some of the tips for travelling in Hanoi that collected below will certainly provide visitors with useful information to get on a joyful trip to Hanoi with no regrets.
Some experiences to answer, “Is Hanoi a good place to visit?” I would like to mention:
Besides, you should know the Hanoi Itinerary for your travel
1. The ideal time to go to Hanoi
Firstly, I can say that you can go to Hanoi in any seasons or at any time of the year. Some analyses of the weather in each Hanoi season will make you more understand and approve for this statement:
– Autumn in Hanoi
It is around early September to early November: the climate is cool, and slightly sunny so the atmosphere will make people comfortable. Especially, it is impressive for taking beautiful photos.
This season also has a few light rains, but don’t worry it actually did not affect much to your trip. We are sure that you all will be satisfied and the first thing to come to your mind is that Hanoi is a good place to visit.
– Winter in Hanoi
Winter begins from November to about January next year: This season in Hanoi is also special and interesting, beautiful peach blossom begins to appear. At the same time, the cold feeling in here is also a wonderful experience for you.
– Spring in Hanoi
Springtime is from February to April: This is the tourist season of Tet, so the number of visitors tends to be higher, compared to other seasons. At this time, there are many festivals as well as interesting programs for you.
However, if you go to Hanoi at this time, the price of services will be higher so that you should book the car very soon to avoid raising in the fare as well as the train ticket.
– Summer in Hanoi
There are some early rains that appear, but the scenery of Hanoi is also quite beautiful, romantic, certainly will not make you disappointed about it.
2. Transportation to go to Hanoi and going around the city as well.
To begin with the transportation to go to Hanoi
If you are in the place where is far away from Hanoi, such as Saigon, Vung Tau, Da Nang, Hoi An, Hue, Mui Ne or Nha Trang, Dalat, and so on, you should go to Hanoi by airplane for saving time and your safety.
Although its price is quite expensive in comparison with other transportations, I think that it is worth the price.
Besides airplane, train is another popular option for visitors because it is not only easy for them to see the views of many places on the way to Hanoi, but it also saves their budgets.
If you are in the vicinity, where is near the capital with the distance of approximately below 300 km from Hanoi, you can select a car or motorbike to visit Hanoi.
Especially, motorbikes are the choice of most people because of its convenience, comfortability, initiative as well as low costs.
However, when you come to Hanoi, you will have more options on transportations.
Motorbike: you can hire a motorbike to go around the city. It is quite cheap, which is about 50,000 to 200,000 VND per day depend on what kind of the motorbike.
You should also prepare a Hanoi map to be easier finding sightseeing locations.
To have the safe experience on motorbike, contact AZ Local Trip to book a Motorbike tour around Hanoi with their experience guide.
Grab: If you have a smartphone, you also book Grabbike by installing Grab application on your phone.
Taxi: you can choose taxi for more privacy or go with group of people. Taxi will take you wherever you want to go quickly and conveniently. Its price is, however, quite high.
3. Selecting suitable hotels, motels to stay in Hanoi.
When you stop to visit the capital, many of you consider “Where do I stay during the trip in Hanoi?” because this place has many hotels at any costs for you to choose. Therefore, we will give you some recommendations below:
To help you answer this question, I collected to list some hotels with good quality and reasonable price.
– Antique hotel : located in No. 23 Lo Su, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem district. This is 4.5-star hotel with reasonable price, about 38 USD a room per night with good facilities and services.
– Melia hotel: located in No. 44B, Ly Thuong Kiet street, Hoan Kiem district. This is 5-star hotel so its price for one room per night is quite expensive, about 199 to 275 USD.
– Helios Legend Hotel: located in No. 2D, Duong Thanh street, Hoan Kiem district. This is a budget hotel with only 24 USD a room. Its facilities and service are good to ensure your comfortable trip.
– Fortuna Hotel Hanoi: located in No. 6B Lang Ha, Dong Da District. This hotel 4.5-star hotel. The price of hotel room is also relatively high, about 166 USD 1 room, compensate for quite high service, luxurious furniture, ideal for the needs of tourists.
You can also check out more hotels at Agoda (Official Site). This site specializes in hotels, and regularly updated many promotions, discount offers are extremely ideal for your reference.
4. What and where to eat
Hanoi is known as a long-standing city with the old quarters, so there are definitely many famous delicious specialties for you to try. Hanoi food is one of the factors to approve how amazing Hanoi is. The feedback of visitors is Hanoi a good place to visit.
Pho Hanoi: This dish is old, famous, delicious taste, bold and most people visit Hanoi enjoy this dish.
And to eat delicious Pho, you can look to some of the sidewalk in the old quarters or Quan Thanh Street, Bat Dan Street or more specifically Pho 49 Bat Dan or Pho Thuy 11 Lo Duc are all delicious and famous places.
Cha Ca: is also a delicious food, attractive in Hanoi. You can go to some restaurants, such as the restaurant La Vong – this is a delicious restaurant, famous and chosen by many people when visiting Hanoi.
You can also go to the address at 14 Cha Ca street or address 107 Nguyen Truong To to enjoy. Fish prices here is not quite expensive, about 175,000 VND per person for a part.
Bun Dau Mam Tom (Prawn Noodle): is another delicious food, famous specialties in Hanoi.
To enjoy delicious food, you can stop at No. 4 Pham Dinh Ho and Hoa Ma – these are the places to eat delicious Bun Dau Mam Tom, but only sold at noon.
Com cake: you can find it in Vong village.
5. Some of attractive locations in Hanoi
Hanoi is an ancient city, the only capital of our country so it owns quite a lot of attractive tourist attractions for you to come. And when you come here, you can also answer question “instead of a poetry city, is Hanoi a good place to discover historical stories?
Ba Dinh Square and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum: It can be said that these are two of the most attractive tourist attractions in Hanoi.
Ba Dinh Square is where Uncle Ho read the independence declaration of Vietnam, so it is a very significant location in terms of culture, history for you to come.
Square is opened all morning of the week, except Monday only. And there is a note that when visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, you should also visit the One Pillar Pagoda and Uncle Ho pond to learn more about Vietnamese culture.
The Temple of Literature: This is a place of cultural tourism, proud history of the Vietnamese, is the first school of our country since the country was founded.
The Old Quarter: This is a long-standing quarter so it retains much of the traditional culture of the Vietnamese nation.
Especially the street also has a very diverse cuisine with a variety of popular dishes, delicious specialties for you to enjoy.
Hoan Kiem Lake: it also known as Ho Guom Lake, is an ideal destination in the heart of the capital.
This large lake is associated with quite a lot of stories. About this legend, I will introduce you in the next time with more specific.
Opera House: If the country has a big event, surely the Hanoi Opera House will be one of the biggest choice. This is the ideal tourist destination for you to come to show you that is Hanoi a good place to visit.
Besides, in the evening with fresh air, we can recommend you some places to visit below:
West Lake area
Night market in the Old Quarter or Dong Xuan market is also beautiful.
Beer street Ta Hien is another option.
Hanoi Cathedral (official name: St. Joseph Cathedral)
My Dinh Stadium is also worth a visit.
There are also other tourist attractions near Hanoi are quite attractive, worth to find, such as:
Huong Pagoda – located about 50 km from Hanoi.
Co Loa Wall is just about 20 km from the center.
Duong Lam village – about 30 km from Hanoi.
Tay Thien Monastery and Tam Dao area – about 50 km from central Hanoi.
6. Some additional notes when travelling to Hanoi
In addition to the experience of Hanoi tourism, you can also refer to:
If you go in summer should choose neat, comfortable clothes because the weather this season is quite hot, and will cause you to get sweat.
You should prepare a map to go around the Old Quarter because its allocation is quite complicated. Therefore, this tip will help you to avoid getting lost.
Specially, do not go out too late at night (after 12 am) because the road is quite deserted, security is almost not guaranteed.
When visiting the cultural attractions such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum or museum should dress politely, neatly and carefully to ensure the experience for this place.
All of the tips for travelling to Hanoi in 2018 above that I has collected for you. With these experiences, we hope you will have the most enjoyable trip to Hanoi and give you a quite clear answer for the question “is Hanoi a good place to visit?” Source: vietfuntravel.com.vn
Hanoi is known as the capital of Vietnam and is one of the most developed city of Vietnam tourism industry. Hanoi is famous for 36 streets and a lot of famous historical sites such as Hoan Kiem Lake, West Lake, Temple of Literature, One pillar Pagoda. In addition, Hanoi street food is also very special and is highly rated by many cuisine magazines in the world. Hanoi is also one of the safest destinations in the world. However, there are still exist bad things such as robbery, fraud … Now, we will point out 5 things that you should never miss when you are going to Hanoi, in the hope that you have a perfect trip.
I) 5 Things to avoid When walking in the streets in Hanoi
First up, survey your surroundings. Remember that traffic in Vietnam drives on the right-hand side of the road. When you are on the road, you always have to look around before crossing the road. Because in Hanoi, the means of transport seem rarely give way to pedestrians crossing or waiting to cross the minor road. Only if you feel safe, you should go and do not use mobile phone.
You should always take your private property such as mobile phone, camera, money ,… with you. That would be a nice way to be safer, you should wear a bag in front of the chest.Because some thieves often take advantage of your backpack to pick your pocket.
When you want to buy something like food, souvenirs, clothes and the first thing you should ask price before buying. Because in Hanoi, a lot of sellers often say higher prices for tourists than local peoples. You can make a bargain and pay the price from low to high, until you feel that it is suitable for the value of the product.
You want to take Taxi or Motor taxi but you do not know the name of the famous and safe taxi companies. So we will give you some tips, you should remember: Before you get in the car, you have to give the address, and ask price in advance. You should check the distance shown on the GPS and compare with driver’s offer, you pay only the Km shown on the GPS. The normal price for taxi is from 12.000VND up to 16.000VND for 1 Km. In addition, when the driver returns small change you should check carefully before leaving. Because sometimes the driver will return you with money not in face value or with counterfeit money.
If you come to Vietnam, you will know that street vendors and shoeshine boys are every wherein Hanoi old quarter. They often invite you for high prices or they will put food in your hands then make you buy at any cost. If you do not really need you should definitely talk and leave. In case you want to buy,you should bargain with them. The price for 1time brush shoe is from 10,000 up to the most expensive is 20,000. And the price for some fruit or donuts is about 15,000 to 30,000.
II) Book tour at Travel Agent in Hanoi :
If you are in need of a tour package for your holiday such as Halong, Sapa, Ninh Binh or laundry service, rent a bike or motorbike … You can ask for information at hotel where you are staying. But normally, in some hotels, their prices will always be higher than Travel Agency in Hanoi.
However, if you want to book tours at Hanoi Travel Agent, you should note the following issues:
– Always you should check carefully itineraries, photographs and prices of tours that are the same kind of tours you have asked at hotel. Sometimes there are several Travel Agencies will give you better price than the price of hotel. But that’s probably 1 not prestigious Office, maybe they will set for you other image and itinerary which they have shown you.
-Always you should consider carefully Travel Agent whether if they have an address, website details and clear or not? Sometimes their hotline or name card is also one of the factors to consider as prestigious Travel or not? If their office does not have a clearly address so we suggest you should not book tour with them to avoid other undesirable things during your trip.
– If you want to book tour with Travel Agents you should check the list of reputable Travel Agency in Hanoi on Tripadvisor page or with Google search. Then you can come and book tour at that office. Because they are reputable offices, you do not have to worry about the price or fraud issues. They always help you get the best price and best schedule. One of them is the Hanoi Explore Travel Agency. They helped us to set Halong Bay Tour, Mekong Delta Tour and the most memorable is Tam Coc Mua Cave Tour in Ninh Binh you will experience with local people, enjoy a lot of famous foods.That is an interesting experience.
You can choose to stay at Hostel or Hotel with ability to pay, in Hanoi Homestay model highly developed nowadays, this model is suitable for those who want to go private or family travel.
When coming to Hanoi. the best way is to choose places in the heart of the old quarter, because it is convenient for you to visit, go shopping and enjoy foods. You can make hotel reservations through online booking sites such as Agoda, Booking, Expedia.com, it is easy for you to find a hotel that fits your criteria. Moreover, that won’t take long. Because when you book a room on these pages,you are assured that the hotel has arranged a room as your request. However, you should choose a hotel or a prestigious hostel that is highly appreciated by customers who have stayed to avoid unexpected circumstances occur such as they don’t have room, they don’t get your booking, or the quality of room is not the same as the image provided for the online sale site.
When staying in a hotel we should obey the rules of the hotel, not make noise that affects everyone.
– Staffs in hotels are usually very well trained so they are always friendly and helpful when you need them.
– Always you should remember bring your passport to reception to check in, after that you can get it back. However, you should keep your passport in the safe or backpack in your room, should not carry them when you go out to avoid falling or stolen.
– After check out, we should give a small tip for staffs in hotel to express your gratitude for their enthusiastic service during your stay.
We will mention name of the Best Travel Agency in Hanoi and Vietnam for those who are looking for information on prestige office.
Here is a collection of top 5 Tour operators and Travel Agent in Hanoi. Most of these are highly reputable and recommended on TripAdvisor
Hanoi Explore Travel one of the great and Best Hanoi Travel Agency is highest rating, are used the best tourism services by clients. It is located in the heart of Hanoi old quarter, near Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi Opera and Big Church in Hanoi. With all staffs are full of enthusiastic, energetic and always be well-educated about skill, expertise in tourism industry, so you will always get the advice of experts in travel industry. Go with team:Mr.Lee – Moderator – with over 10 years experiences in travel industry. We are sure that you will have a fantastic holiday with them. And the most special and unique thing is contract guarantee of quality service when you book tour with them.
Vietnam Eco Travel
– Add : No 31, Lane 116, Ngoc Thuy Str, Long Bien, Hanoi
– Hotline : + 84 914 815 535
– Email : email@example.com
– Website : http://vietnamecotravel.com
This is also one of the Best Travel Company in Vietnam. It was founded more than 10 years, with more than 60 employees and more than 10 offices throughout Vietnam. They are full of products from Ninh Binh Tours, Halong Tours, Sapa Tours, Mekong Delta Tour and all Tours specialize in Farm Trip in Vietnam, Tam Coc Mua Cave Tour, … This company is also in the top 10 best travel companies in Vietnam on TRIADVISOR for 3 years consecutive from 2014 to 2018.
Hand span’s Treasure Junk is the only true sailing ship operating on the bay and Best Tour Companies in Hanoi providing Vietnam Package Tours. That means you get to meander peacefully through the karsts without the constant hum of a diesel engine. Crack open a cold Bia Hanoi and you’ll be in heaven.
The contact details:
– Address: 78 Ma May street, Hanoi
– Telephone: +84 4 3926 2828
– Website : http://www.handspan.com/
Buffalo Tours is a leading inbound Best Tour Company in Hanoi and destination management company in Asia, hosting hundreds of thousands of journeys annually. We operate in 11 destinations throughout Asia including Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia – with sales offices in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and Russia. Buffalo Tours embraces its origins in Asia to connect travellers to the cultures and people of this amazing region. We use our knowledge of Asia and expertise to create an environment where guests can make their own unique memories.
The contact details:
– Address: 70-72 Ba Trieu, Hanoi, VIETNAM.
– Hotline: +84-4-3828-0702
– Website : https://www.buffalotours.com/
How to Contact to Travel Agent in Hanoi
You can contact and find more information from these agencies through the following two forms:
Contact through the internet
In each a Travel Agent in Hanoi, They have full information such as address, phone number, email, and website so you can easily contact with them, you can visit their website and preview their itinerary tours that you want to book. After that you can book online with Travel Agent in Hanoi or send an email to get more information for your trip. However not at all agencies would also have a professional website to book tour online so you should understand before booking tour online and if whether it is safe for your credit card information or not? Or when you make a tour deals if whether it are being charged% bank service or not? And how much does it cost % for 1 time online tour booking? And how is the exchange rate of foreign currencies into VND for online tour booking?
Contact directly at the Travel Agent in Hanoi
this is considered as the best form and most utility. Because when you come directly at the Office, you will have more information and more choices about prices. Moreover,it is easy to pay directly at the office in USD or VND without losing charge. And the most importantly you will see directly images, detailed itineraries of each tour and you will always get the best advices from experts to get the best trip.
After heard a lot of interesting introduction about Ninh Binh Province we decided to take a trip there for 1 Day from Hanoi.We was looking for the Best Travel Agent in Hanoi to get more information and book this tour type. Luckily the Tam Coc Mua Cave Day Tour with Vietnam Eco Travel didn’t make us disappointed, we really love it !! You can also find more options from Tripadvisor for Day Tour in Ninh Binh.
Tam Coc Mua Cave Recommendation
Ninh Binh is truly a Halong Bay on land of Vietnam with karst mountains, mysterious caves and lime stones especially it will be decorated by ripe rice paddies in yellow in the summer. A whole picture of the land catches anyone’s eyes at the first sight.
Well the highlights of our trip are 2 things. The first thing is exploring Mua Cave, includes nearly 500 steps to put your foot on top of Mua mountain. Mua Caves Ninh Binh is said to be the “ Great wall of China”. And the second one is being on a small boat floating over Ngo river the experience gives us a good relaxation time.
About the Tam Coc Mua Cave Tour
It is no long to wait for being confirmed the tour, you need to give travel agent a deposit or you can pay full amount of fee. We booked the Tam Coc Mua Cave Tour 1 Day in advance it happened very thoroughly. We chose Tam Coc Mua Cave Group Tour to save cost !! Our group tour is maximum 14 peoples. If you wouldn’t do group tour, you can book Tam Coc Mua Cave Tour for private. But you need to contact direct to Vietnam Eco Travel to get best deal.
On the tour date
In the morning, they set up to pick up at hotel then depart to Ninh Binh.
From Hanoi to Ninh Binh is away about 100 km, after 3 hours arrived in Tam Coc Area at around 10:00 am.
The tour starts by taking a ride boat through Ngo river to explore Hang Ca (First Grotto), Hang Hai (Second Grotto), Hang Ba (Third Grotto). I felt the women on her boat very strong while using her 2 legs to drive the boat ! One the river many products are sold such as water, snacks, lotus, fruits…more interesting most of rider on the boats can speak English even some of them can speak plus Chinese, Korean…
For more than 1 hour on ride boat, the next time for biking around Tam Coc area. Just from 35 minutes to 45minutes you’ll find temple, local people, river, field..on your way passing the road. This is my first time I really understand a Vietnamese local life, i was impressed on watching everything around, they are all pretty.
Ending some activities in the morning we were to the car and move to our local restaurant to Enjoy Cooking Class making delicious fried spring rollsserved with traditional cuisine in a restaurant at 11h30pm, I can’t remember the name of that restaurant but food and service tastes so good.
When it came to 1.30 pm a bus take us to Hoa Lu Ancient Capital. We visited Ding king temple and Le king temple in the 10th century.
Last of the trip, they took us to visit Mua Caves Ninh Binh. Our guide explained that Mua means dancing, in Vietnamese they call it Hang Mua. The Mua Caves is not too much impressive until you are on the peak to admire the beauty of Ninh Binh below
After that, back to Restaurant for relaxing and enjoy tea or coffee before Car drive back to Hanoi. The trip ends at 6:30 pm, we had a great time in the Tam Coc Mua Cave Tour. Our guide is another gift, he was very informative about history and helpful. The Limousine is comfortable. We arrived in Hanoi at 7:15 pm. We pay the money for a right tour in Vietnam
If you wouldn’t to do this place with the group tour. And would like to explore most beauty of Mua Cave Ninh Binh by your self. There are 3 ways at-a-glance to consider which way you should use for your trip :
1 . Train to Ninh Binh, visiting Mua Cave
2. With shuttle bus to Tam Coc Mua cave Tour
3. Get to Mua Cave Ninh Binh by Motorbike, Private car
This option recommend for travellers who are young and will have lot of time in Vietnam. But some of tourists stays a few days in Viet Nam, some of them just plan a very short trip in the north. That’s why they are more concerned about day trip . Joining Tam Coc Mua Cave Tour to easily get your own experiences with local guide
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Old Town Art Installation
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LAUNCH OF TROLLEY ROUTE POSTPONED
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