Summary: Hanoi (Vietnamese: Hà Nội, pronunciation (help info)) is the capital of Vietnam and the country's second largest city. Its official name is Thủ đô Hà Nội ("Hanoi the Capital"). It has an estimated population nearly 6.5 million (2009), (but only 2.6 million (2009) in urban areas). From 1010 until 1802, it was the most important political centre of Vietnam. It was eclipsed by Huế during the Nguyễn dynasty as the capital of Vietnam, but Hanoi served as the capital of French Indochina from 1902 to 1954. From 1954 to 1976, it was the capital of North Vietnam.The city is located on the right bank of the Red River. Hanoi is located at 1,760 km (1,090 mi) north of Ho Chi Minh City. October 2010 officially marked 1000 years since the establishment of the city. On this occasion, Hanoi was named by Frommer's travel guide as one of the world's "Top Destinations 2010".
Morning: Meet and transfer to visit Hochiminh mausoleum and his Former residence (close on Monday, Friday. Annual close for maintance in November), One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature - the first national university of Vietnam built in 1070, West lake and Tran Quoc Pagoda. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon: continue with Hoan Kiem lake and Ngoc Son temple, Historical museum-one of the finest museums in the whole countries. End the trip with shopping in the Old Quarter area.
Note: You will be collected from your hotel. Pick up time will be advised upon confirmation of booking.
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- Hotel pick-up and drop-off, luch at local restaurant
- Private air-conditioning transportation throughout the program
- English/French/Chinese speaking guide serving throughout the program
- Entrance tickets for all sightseeing as mentioned in the program
- Drinks, tips, other meals and personal expenses not mentioned in the program