Duration: Half day
Group size: 1-12 pax
You want to explore Hanoi in a different way other than a paid tours with arranged service? Join us with our free tour guide service. They are volunteer tour guides from English clubs, willing to show you the best of Hanoi in a very different way. This trip takes you to discover Ho Chi Minh complex and Temple of Literature.
- Free half day tour with volunteer guide
- Private tour, departure date upon request
- Discover Ho Chi Minh complex and Temple of Literature.
- Tour code: T88HNF07
- Tour duration: Half day
- Group size: From 01 pax
- Tour type: Free & easy private tour
- Available language: English
- Destinations: Ho Chi Minh Complex & Temple of Literature
09.00AM or 14.00PM: Our tour guide will welcome you at the hotel then take you to the Ho Chi Minh complex – the huge construction to express the pride of Vietnamese people to the very first president – Ho Chi Minh (or Uncle Ho), the National Liberation Hero, who founded the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. You can take the chance to visit:
1. Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum.
The Mausoleum, which was made of marble and granite, features a three-stored structure. In the second store places the famous President’s body, lying as if he were sleeping in the simple clothes worn when he was alive.
- Opening time: 5 days per week, except Monday and Friday.
- Cold seasons (from November to March) 8:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m
- Hot seasons (from April to October): 7:30 a.m – 10:30 a.m
- Closed once per year in October/ November/ or December for the body maintenance
- No camera, cell phone, bare-shoulder T-shirts, or mini skirts are allowed inside
2.Ba Dinh square
This is where Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum lies, is a historical site where President Ho Chi Minh read the Independence Declaration of Vietnam on September 2nd, 1945.
3. Ho Chi Minh’s Residence
Refusing to live in the Presidential palace, President Ho Chi Minh lived in a normal electrician’s house nearby. The house has two floors and the beloved President lived here from 1958 until he passed away.
4. One Pillar Pagoda
An ancient pagoda built in 1049 under the Ly Dynasty. There’s an interesting legend referring the construction of the pagoda, telling that King Ly Thanh Tong had this pagoda constructed in the shape of a lotus, based upon his fairy dream, thanks to which he was given a baby boy. Notes:
- Opening time: The pagoda is open daily from 8 a.m to 5 p.m.
- Entrance is free.
- Remember to wear full-length clothes when you visit any pagoda.
5. Ho Chi Minh Museum
The museum was built in the shape of a white lotus flower, which is nearly 20m high, including 3 floors. More than 2,000 documents and show-pieces are displayed, systematically reflecting President Ho Chi Minh’s life and revolution cause since late 19th century. Coming here, tourists can share a part of Ho Chi Minh’s tough life.
After that, you will have time to visit the Temple of Literature. Tourists, particularly the foreign ones, now flock to the site for taking a look into its profound traditional meanings of both a Confucion temple and the first university of Vietnam. A space of peace, green trees and solemnity covers the whole temple of historical and traditional love for study, making tourists feel like they were lost in a land of Confucion and traditional values. Take your time to learn more about this beautiful site and take nice photoshoots as well.
Tour ends around 12.00 or 17.00.
- Pickup at hotel
- English speaking tour guide
What’s Not Included
- Transfer fees (if any)
- Entrance fees (if any)
- personal expenses (foods, drinks, tips).