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Hanoi Explorer Private Photo Tour
"Hotel pick-up.  We start the tour on historic Long Bien Bridge Yen Phu Street.  After introductions and a brief look at the story behind the bridge there is an overview of camera settings.  We then head up to Long Bien Bridge to shoot the Establishing picture.  Time now to move into Long Bien market Hanoi's biggest wet market to learn how to shoot Relationship pictures.  Our focus is on how to take naturalistic photos of people at work and play.  In Dong Xuan market we continue with Relationship pictures.  The market was originally built by the French in 1889
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Private Tour: Hanoi City Tour Including Water Puppet Show and Cyclo Ride
"Start your full-day private tour of Hanoi with early pickup from your hotel. Then hop in a cyclo to the undisputed heart of the city with your friendly and informative guide. Observe people practicing tai chi playing badminton and doing other popular activities as you receive an overview of daily life and witness how locals occupy their mornings.Weave through Hanoi’s Old Quarter in the historical center of the capital known for its 36 old streets and artisan guilds that date back to the 13th century. You’ll end up at St Joseph’s Cathedral (Nha Tho Lon) whose structure has changed little since it was built in 1886.Stop for a quintessential Vietnamese breakfast of pho bo (beef noodle soup) and enjoy a relaxing conversation with the locals over a cup of delicious coffee — a great way to immerse in usually with sugar) or ca phe sua nong (hot coffee with sweetened condensed milk).Afterward continue sightseeing in the comfort of an air-conditioned private vehicle with a visit to Ba Dinh Square
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Cycling in Hanoi
"8am - Your tour guide will come to your hotel to meet you and your one-day cycling tour will begin with a short walk through the Old Quarter of Hanoi. You will walk through the Dong Xuan market the ancient gate of the citadel of Hanoi and the Long Bien Bridge before arriving at the departure point.8:30am - After a brief introduction on how to use the bicycles and the biking road you will begin your adventure by cycling along the Red River. Visit the market of ceramics located by the riverside and then continue cycling until you reach the village of Nghi Tam. Then you cross the street which is also the dam to reach the West Lake. You will cycle a little more along West Lake shores which lead you to a restaurant for our you will have the opportunity to taste the fried shrimp cake a specialty of Hanoi. You will then cycle a very short distance to a local coffee shop by the shore of West lake for a good cup of Vietnamese traditional coffee or a fresh coconut juice.1:30pm – After lunch you continue to ride along the shores of West Lake. You will stop at the Tran Quoc Pagoda to visit the pagoda which is located on an islet connected to the eastern shore of West Lake. Ho Tay
From $90.00

Arround the City Tips (34)

Don't come during APEC convention

A friend just recently returned from Hanoi. Couldn't get a hotel within 10 miles of Old Quarters because of the APEC convention. He said air quality and traffic were horrible. Had to start wearing one...
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KhanhLy
Nov 26, 2006

Life goes on...

Despite the intrusion of tourists into their neighbourhood, life seems to go on for the people of Old Hanoi. In the narrow, busy streets, locals bustle about. It all adds to the colour and gives the...
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worldkiwi
Jul 21, 2005

Parking Mafia

The small lady in the yellow/green top in the centre of the picture obviously supplemented her income by renting out the space in front of her shop as a parking lot for mopeds.People would bring up...
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pmarshuk
Sep 29, 2004

Ride a cyclo!!

It takes some skill in getting in and out in order not to make life difficult for the cycler. It was a lot of fun except in the Hanoi traffic circles which were scary places !!
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shrimp56
Jan 22, 2004

Martyrs' Monument

Martyrs' Monument is dedicated to all the soldiers who gave their lives fighting for independence. It's located at the northeast corner of Hoan Kiem Lake.
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34N118W
Jul 12, 2003

Relaxing in a cafe

I read an article almost 2 years ago about cafe culture in Hanoi. It's the first time I ever thought of visiting an asian country, and now I live here.
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pez
Jun 18, 2003

Breathe deeply in Herb Street

As you walk down Herb Street (Lan Ong Street) in the Old Quarter, inhale deeply to appreciate the aroma of the herbs and spices on sale along the street side.
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worldkiwi
Jun 02, 2005

A Haircut?

You say:Please enter the single most important activity or site you would take someone, if they had never been to Hanoi before.I say:Taking that someone to have a haircut....outdoors.
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Arjaree
Oct 11, 2004

The French influence is visible ...

Everyone talks about the old quarter downtown, but this house was in "my" neighborhood behind the Sofitel Plaza:)
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shrimp56
Jan 22, 2004

Old Quarter

All around the old quarter you see (mainly women) carrying almost anything hanging from pole carried across their shoulder.
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pmarshuk
Dec 04, 2003
 
 
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"Hanoi - City of the Soaring Dragon"
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"Hanoi - City of Absorbing Sights and Sounds"
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Ancient House

The Hanoi Ancient House or Heritage House as the sign states above the door can be found at 87 Ma May Street in the Old Quarter. It was constructed in the late 20th century and is typical of the type...
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Indochina Junk

Indochina Junk ran our tour to and of Ha Long Bay. We took the Dragon Legend tour, which is one night. It began with pick up from our hotel (also arranged by IJ) in a luxury van at 7.30am - we were...
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Hang Quat Street

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To Tich Street

To Tich Street is less than 100 m long and the name means fibre mat street but there appears to be no record of fibre mats being sold here. Nowadays it is a popular street for young people to frequent...
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City View Cafe

Having visited Hanoi 5 times,i generally like to visit City view Cafe on the 5th floor over looking Hoan Kiem Lake with a nice Bia Hoi. Sadly over the years i feel the standard of service has gone...
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Nhan Noi Linh Tu

We stumbled across this little temple (Nahn Noi Linh Tu) where Hang Ga meets Bat Dan Street, but unfortunately we could not gain access. I believe it contains a Shinto shrine, but outside there were...
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