While planning a trip, we always make a conscious effort to plan out of the box trips, vacations that create a mesmerizing impression on our minds. Hence Tours for U has brought you ‘Impressions of Vietnam’ which is a 6 Days-5 Nights trip that begins at the capital city of Hanoi.
As you land in this historical city, you are transported to a lavish multi star hotel. Get comfortable, rejuvenate yourselves and get ready for an afternoon of historical exploration. Hanoi reveals itself as a sleepy enclave of lakes, museums and temples, where western influence sits side by side with centuries of Vietnamese history. The best part about TFU tours is that you travel informed. You don’t just visit places but get to know them and feel its existence inside you. Enjoy exotic Vietnamese meal along with your expedition.
On the day 2 a pleasant sunlit morning unfolds at breakfast, and outside awaits Vietnam’s capital Hanoi to gift you some amazing memories.
It’s a stop at Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, located in the centre of Ba Dinh Square, which is the place where Chairman of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh was situated.
Next is the most visited temple in Hanoi, the Ngoc Son Temple, placed on a little island in Hoan Kiem Lake, one reaches it through a pretty red bridge. The temple is built in memory of General Tran Hung Dao, who defeated the Mongols in the 13th century. The temple exhibits articles like fine ceramics, gongs, some ancient bells and a glass case containing a stuffed lake turtle, which is believed to have weighed a hefty 250kg.
The One Pillar Pagoda echoes the architectural masterminds of Vietnamese history.
Built by Emperor Lý Thái Tông, who ruled during the 11th century; the story of this pagoda is that the king once dreamt that Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara handed him a baby son while seated on a lotus flower. Lý Thái Tông then married a peasant girl and had a son. The emperor was advised by monk Thiền Tuệ to build the temple with gratitude by erecting a pillar in the middle of a lotus pond, similar to the one he saw in the dream. In1049, a temple was built of wood on a single stone pillar 1.25 m in diameter, and it is designed to resemble a lotus blossom, which is also Buddhist symbol of purity, since a lotus blossoms in a muddy pond. In 1954, the French Union forces destroyed the pagoda before withdrawing from Vietnam after the First Indochina War; it was rebuilt and renovated later on.
Relax and enjoy a delicious lunch at local restaurant before we once again set out in the city \In the evening, the city takes a whole new avatar by the sunset. Learn the centuries old stories of Vietnam through Thong Long Water Puppet Theatre. One of its kinds; the colorful Asian dolls dance over water while enacting stories form history and mythology. It’s a sheer entertainer for grownups and children alike.
Nothing less than a fantasy adventure that is what Halong Bay is. It has topography of limestone islands which is apparently a gift of blue dragons and their mythology. Enjoy the sea food lunch as you cruise through the emerald waters and limestone cliffs. Entre the Fisherman’s villages and picturesque islands that take you to an unseen world. This fishermen live, work, trade and practically do everything afloat in their floating villages.
On the morning of the 4th day we jet to former capital of Hue. Explore the Historical perception of the Imperial complex, where it’s Citadel and Forbidden City expresses the times when feudal dynasties ruled and only those closest to royalty could gain access. Return
On day 5 visit Danang and revisit the story of Champa Dynasty in Cham museum, that dates back to 4th Century in Central Vietnam. After a scrumptious local lunch we continue south to the ancient port city of Hoi an and exploring its many landmarks where centuries of multicultural merchants have now been replaced by a vibrant Artist’s Colony and its well preserved ruins inspire culture and creativity. Don’t forget to pick a enchanting souvenir from this lane as an impression and inspiration of Vietnam.
- Temple of Literature, San Jose Theatre & Opera House
- Cycle tour in the Old Quarter village
- City tour of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ngoc Son Temple and One Pillar-Pagoda
- Local cuisine and Water Puppet Show
- Halong Bay – Cruise in a traditional junk – visit a cave – Seafood lunch on boat
- Hue – Local Lunch – Visit Citadel of Forbidden City
- Danang – Visit Cham museum
- Local lunch at Hoi An Old City
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