Hanoi City tour - Option 2
¤ Time : 1 day
¤ Start date : Daily
¤ Price : 30 $
HA NOI CITY TOUR & BAT TRANG CERAMICS VILLAGE
(OPTION 2: MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY)
Warmly welcome to Ha Noi, the 1000 year-old capital of Viet Nam, also the commercial, political, cultural heart and witnessing the grandiose activities of the country. If you visit Ha Noi the odd days are good that you'll visit the Viet Nam Ethnology Museum in Ha Noi and the evens are better choices to visit the nearby ceramics center of Bat Trang. The astounding range of ceramics produced in Bat Trang over the centuries is well illustrated. For centuries Bat Trang ceramics have been exported to Japan, China, Southeast Asia, and Europe and still are today.
7.30 – 8.30: Pick you up at your hotel. We start to visit Ho Chi Minh complex, including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum - the final resting place of Vietnamese great father or Uncle Ho, President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house - where Uncle Ho lived and worked from 1958 to 1969, then visit Ho Chi Minh Museum where tourists will learn about his devotion for Viet Nam. We continue our trip to Tran Quoc pagoda, Budhist relics and national heritage, lying on one side of West Lake. We drive to Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam, which is considered to be the first university in Viet Nam. It is an ancient architecture, built with fairly big scale that still exists until present time in Ha Noi capital. Van Mieu (Temple of Literature) had been built in October 1073 to worship Confucius, the founder of Confucianism and the Chu Van An - headmaster of Quoc Tu Giam (Imperial College) - representing for the high moral philosophy and ethics of Vietnamese education.
12.00: Have lunch at a local restaurant.
13.00: Continue our trip to the highlight of the day- Bat Trang ceramics village with a half-millenary historic development and about 13 kilometers south east of Ha Noi centre. As time went by, the village’s products have developed and become well known for the best quality, style and glaze, both inside and outside of the nation. Many of these are now customized for aristocratic families and religious needs. Its popular foreign markets are Japan (under the brand "Kochi (Giao Chi) ware"), the Netherlands, Britain, Portugal, Southeast Asia, etc.
We drive back to Hoan Kiem legend lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple which respects Van Xuong saint and Tran Hung Dao former general commander. We also know about the Vietnamese and French architecture around the lake. See you off at your hotel.
Price : 29 USD / person ( standard tour )
35 USD / person ( superior tour )
42 USD / person ( deluxe tour )
Vehicle (A/C): transport with 16 to 29 seats (model 2009)
Driver: proficient, enthusiastic, experienced
English speaking guide: enthusiastic and experienced
Vietnamese food and hygienic meal
Exclusion: Insurance, drinks, telephone, tips for guide and other not mentioned
Note: Please bring your cap because of sunshine in the afternoon