This half day tour will take tourists around Hanoi’s Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi’s French Quarter. Please feel free when take a tour with us!
- Tour duration: Half day
- Group size: Less than 08 pax
- Tour type: Free & group tour
- Availabe language: English
- Destinations: Hanoi’s Old Quarter and French Quarter
- Pickup address: no 79 Lý Nam Đế st.
09.00AM or 02.00PM: Our tour guide will welcome you at Asia Group Tour’s office (no 79 Lý Nam Đế st) and brief the tour, then start the walking tour to discover Hanoi’s Old Quarter which is usually called “36 guild streets” by the local and French Quarter.
Wandering along the old streets in the Old Quarter can give you wonderful experiences with many fine examples of colonial architecture packed along narrow streets. Its heart and soul is exposed in the ancient commercial streets which are named after their original businesses dating back about 1,000 years. Most of the specialties namely cotton, jewelry, herbs, and silk have changed over time and have been replaced with a variety of modern-day commodities and services, you, howerver, can still appreciate some of the original goods as well as get the feeling of rich and unique Vietnamese culture in here.
This quarter is also a shopper’s delight and houses artistic products from around the country, fashioned by many top artists and craftsmen with popular items are lacquer ware, silk products, conical hats, coffee beans and paintings. Just take you time and you can easily find those products on the street and catch sight of endless flow of motorbikes, bicycles, cyclos and cars weave around traders selling fruit and souvenirs.
After walking around and enjoy some local specialties (exclued), you will be guided to Hoan Kiem Lake area where you can pay a visit Ngoc Son temple and start to explore French Quarter. Although the French colonial period ended a long time ago, much of French arts and Deco style are still imprinted in this quarter creating a unique, magnetic and charming Hanoi with its elegence and nobility.
Tour will end around 12.00 or 5.00 PM.
Tip for you: On the weekend, from Friday evening to Sunday night, walking streets around the Hoan Kiem Lake area and Hang Dao – Hang Ngang – Hang Duong – Dong Xuan streets which formed “Night market” in the evening are also nice places to explore and enjoy local activities.
Inclusions & Exclusions
This tours is free for tourists.
Note: Student guide requires no charges! Guests should be nice to cover all fees for guide!
- Tour guide (available with English speaking local student)
- Transfer fees (if any)
- Entrance fees (if any)
- Personal expenses (foods, drinks, tips).\
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