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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
From $46.00
 
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

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Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

One of the spectacles that is interesting to watch is the Changing of the Guards but when to see this ? We asked at the hotel and several travel/tour agencies and each time they either did not know or...
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Water Puppet Show

I highly recommend tourist to spend an hour watching this show because you weren't be able to see this play in other countries. It really represent vietnam. It really talk about skill. Try to book in...
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Old Quarter

In the Old Quarter you will find many ladies with their carrying yokes, especially near Dong Xuan Market. They will wander the streets usually selling vegetables and fruit, often sitting down at the...
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Hoan Kiem Lake

I am not sure if you will see this old man everyday exercising on the NW corner of Hoan Kiem Lake, but if you see him and feel like lifting a few weights take your chance. The TV cameras were there to...
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Temple of Literature

Built in 1070, this Confucious temple was built by Emperor Lý Thánh Tông of the Tran Dynasty to serve as Vietnam's first university to train civil servants for the civil exam that determined...
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Ha Long Bay

There are lots of places to read about the geography and geology of Ha Long Bay, and I'm not very good as an amateur historian, so I will leave that for other writers in this case. I'll limit myself...
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Museum of Ethnology

This is a tomb house where as many as thirty people can be buried here. It is from Chu Pa District . The sculptures are carved from tree trunks and the men and women show off their private parts to...
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One Pillar Pagoda

Built in the 11th Century by the Emperor Lý Thái Tông to resemble a lotus leaf. This temple is one of the 2 ( along with the perfume temple) most sacred temples in Vietnam. The pagoda sits behind...
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The Sinh Tourist

In 1993 i took two tours with Sinh Cafe as it was known back then, and since then the company has grown and has several offices throughout Vietnam. The company started out in '93 from a small cafe in...
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Crossing The Road

If we waited for traffic to stop for us to allow us to cross the road we would be standing at the side of the road all day. There are pedestrian crossings but the locals intend to ignore them so don't...
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KANGAROO CAFE

I searched various websites that offered trips to Halong Bay and decided on taking a tour with another company until i came across the Kangaroo Cafe website. I exchanged several emails with them and...
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TAXI FROM NOI BAI AIRPORT

There are so many taxi scams reported online so we arranged with our hotel for a driver to meet us on arrival. The driver was waiting in the arrivals area with our name clearly displayed and helped by...
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Food

Food can be quite dangerous in Vietnam. Bird flu was a problem when I was in Vietnam, so eating chicken or duck meat may be risky. But even other meats are not always in excellent condition. Stroll...
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road safety

While walking along Tran Nhat Duat, after visiting Long Bien Market we came across these rather gory photographs on a noticeboard outside an office which was either a small police station or something...
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"The Adventure Continues in Hanoi ! Hanoi !"
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"Good morning Hanoi !"
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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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