- Duration: Half day
- Group size: Group 12
- Itinerary: Old Quarter – Museum of Ethnology – Handicraft villages – Ho Chi Minh complex – Temple of Literature – West lake area
Experience Hanoi like a local and tour the city’s attractions with the kids who live there. The Hanoi free walking tour includes a choice of options, including a stroll around the French Quarter, or a visit to a handicrafts village. Explore Hanoi on an intimate and fully immersive half-day tour, with the kids who live there. See the main city sights for free, with a choice of options that all provide a great way to get culturally connected.
Highlights of Free Half-Day Hanoi Walking Tour
- See the magnificent Temple of Literature
- Join tour the Old Quarter and French Concession of Hanoi
- Visit handicraft villages and learn about Vietnamese pottery
- Learn about Vietnam’s ethnic groups at the Museum of Ethnology
- Experience Hanoi from the perspective of the kids who live there
Most tours start at 09:00 and finish at approximately 14:00, making for a fun half-day adventure.
Option 1: Old Quarter and French Quarter
Located near Hoan Kiem lake, has the original street layout and architecture of old Hanoi. The city original consisted of only about 36 streets, most of which are now part of the old quarter. Each street then had merchants and households specialized in a particular trade, such as silk traders, jewellery, etc. The street names nowadays still reflect these specializations, although few of them remain exclusively in their original commerce. The area is famous for its small artisans and merchants, including many silk shops. Local cuisine specialties as well as several clubs and bars can be found here also. A night market (near Đong Xuan market) in the heart of the district opens for business every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening with a variety of clothing, souvenirs and food.
Option 2: Museum of Ethnology
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is both a research centre and a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam. The mission of the Museum is scientific research, collection, documentation, conservation, exhibition and preserving the cultural and historic patrimony of the nation’s different ethnic groups. The museum also serves to guide research, conservation, and technology that are specific to the work of an ethnographic museum.
Option 3: 1 out of 2 handicraft villages
We will show you how centuries of handicraft works of Vietnamese villages and more about the wet rice culture & Buddhism affect life. To make things more interesting, it provides you a short break out of Hanoi, fresh air, tranquil scenery of villages admit rice-paddy fields.
Option 4: Ho Chi Minh complex, Temple of Literature and West lake area
The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a large memorial in Hanoi, Vietnam. It is located in the centre of Ba Dinh Square, which is the place where Vietminh leader Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence on September 2, 1945, establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
The Temple of Literature is a temple of Confucius in Hanoi, northern Vietnam. The temple hosts the “Imperial Academy”, Vietnam’s first national university. The temple was built in 1070 at the time of King Ly Nhan Tong. It is one of several temples in Vietnam which are dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. The Temple is located to the south of Thang Long Citadel. The various pavilions, halls, statues and stelae of doctors are places where offering ceremonies, study sessions and the strict exams of the Dai Viet took place.
- Guide (travel mate)
What’s Not Included
- Food and drinks
- Entrance fees and visiting fees
- Tips and personal expenses