Discover Hanoi’s major sights and you will get a glimpse into the daily lives of local Hanoians as you breathe in the smells, tastes, and history of this vibrant city.



Throughout its thousand-year history, Hanoi has preserved many ancient architectural works, including the Old Quarter and over 600 pagodas and temples, as well as countless fascinating sites and attractions. 

The Hanoi City Tour will provide highlights, including The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple and Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. A walk through the buzzing Old Quarter or take one hour cyclo tour will transport you into the past with the narrow sidewalks and the chatter locals enjoying their humble lifestyle. To finish the day, we attend the performance of the special Vietnamese water puppetry.

Discover Hanoi’s major sights and you will get a glimpse into the daily lives of local Hanoians as you breathe in the smells, tastes, and history of this vibrant city.

So what you can see in one day to explore our beautiful Hanoi?

Morning atmosphere

As the day dawns, see a community come to life with a stroll around Hanoi's vibrant Old Quarter. Morning exercise is a popular pastime, and the shores of Hoan Kiem Lake provide a calm and almost spiritual place for people to run, practice mind and body exercises, and even dance.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex

This is one of the most historic tourist attractions in Vietnam. Being there, travelers can learn numerous things about Uncle Ho’s life, together with the Vietnamese liberation process under his lead. For the first time traveling to this complex, people are suggested to visit Ba Dinh Square (where Vietnamese First Independence Day was celebrated); Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (where still holds the embalmed remains of Uncle Ho); Ho Chi Minh Museum; Ho Chi Minh’s House on stilts; The Presidential Palace (White House of Vietnam) and One Pillar Pagoda. 

Temple of Literature

Originally built as a university in 1070 dedicated to Confucius, scholars and sages, the building is extremely well preserved and is a superb example of traditional-style Vietnamese architecture. This ancient site offers a lake of literature, the Well of Heavenly Clarity, turtle steles, pavilions, courtyards and passageways that were once used by royalty. Visiting the Temple of Literature you will discover historic buildings from the Ly and Tran dynasties in a revered place that has seen thousands of doctors’ graduate in what has now become a memorial to education and literature.

Ngoc Son Temple

This temple is surrounded by a peacefull lake named Hoan Kiem lake (Sword lake). Ngoc Son temple is an 18th century pagoda sitting on a small island that’s accessible via an ornate wooden bridge. There are altars dedicated to military leader Tran Hung Dao, large bronze bust, some ancient artefacts including ceramics, and a preserved specimen of a giant turtle found in the lake weighing 250kg. 

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi

Offering an insight into the 54 different ethnic groups of Vietnam in an effort to preserve cultural heritage and promote socio-cultural diversity within the country. Visitors are welcome to browse some of the vast research on offer at this public museum which is also a centre for ethnographic research.

Hanoi Old Quarter

One of Hanoi’s most common sights is that of streets packed with scooters, bicycles and cars swarming around pedestrians like a school of fish. Then there are the many sidewalk vendors and people simply out for a stroll and the popular Old Quarter is no exception so walking around this district is distinct from a leisurely stroll in the park. Visitors have no choice but to face the traffic in the local style but the experience of exploring the historical area is a must-do and truly well worth it. To explore the Hanoi Old Quarter, you can choose walking on food or take one our cyclo tour - one of the most typical vehicles in Hanoi, is a human-powered transport with a seat at the front for passengers and the driver at the back.

Water Puppet show

End your tour by visiting the local water puppet theater. Water puppets come to life in an amusing performance of traditional folklore, legend, and history that dates back to the 11th century.