Be picked up at your hotel from 8h00 then drive to following sites:
Tran Quoc Pagoda (means “Stabilizing the Nation”), the oldest pagoda constructed in the sixth century during the reign of Emperor Ly Nam De.
Ho Chi Minh Complex, where the body lies in a glass case with dim lights in the mausoleum, simple open wooden house on stilts surrounded by gardens with towering trees and a small lake, presidential palace built between 1900 and 1906 to house the French Governor-General of Indochina.
One pillar pagoda – a wooden pagoda on a single stone pillar, and it is designed to resemble a lotus blossom, which is a Buddhist symbol of purity, since a lotus blossoms in a muddy pond.
Temple of Literature (Van Mieu), which originally built as a Confucius Temple, then became Vietnam’s first university dating back to 1070. The temple highlights the importance influence that Vietnamese society has placed on education.
Lunch at a traditional Vietnamese restaurant. Our walking journey starts from a historic temple of the ancient Thang Long Kingdom (Den Bach Ma), it would be a bit noisy and hectic, but the walking route will show you all best thing the Old Quarter has to offer. You will explore a maze of hustle and bustle streets with a hotchpotch of architecture - traditional tube houses, religious buildings, artisans’ workshops, colonial houses and modern concrete edifices.
Finally, treat yourself a coffee at traditional house in 11 Hang Gai Street for a panoramic view of the famous Hoan Kiem Lake before walking back to your hotel.
The mausoleum (where the body is kept) is closed on Monday and Friday, in September and October for preservation.
Rules regarding dress and behavior are strictly enforced by guards, legs must be covered (no shorts or miniskirts), long shirt/blouse (cover shoulders). Visitors must be silent. Hands must not be in pockets, nor arms crossed. Smoking, photography, and videotaping are also not permetted.