Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy
Tour Comfort: Budget
You will first have a chat with the photographer over a cup of coffee with a beautiful panoramic view of Hoan Kiem Lake which is dubbed as the flower bouquet at the heart of Hanoi, then proceed with a walk to the city iconic places such as Ngoc Son Temple, Hanoi’s most visited temple sitting pretty on a delightful little island in the northern part of the lake, St. Joseph Cathedral, the oldest known Catholic church in the city whose design mimics the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Next, you will walk around on a craft street that offers interesting shots of artisans quietly and painstakingly carving wood blocks to make small stamps of different shapes. Ends the morning at Long Bien Bridge, the only one of the five bridges spanning the Red River which boasts unique historic, architectural, and cultural value.
After lunch at a selected restaurant, continue your photo venture with visit to the historic Ba Dinh Square and see Ho Chi Minh mausoleum which is a symbol of gratitude and respect of Vietnamese people for president Ho Chi Minh. Continue to visit the One-pillar pagoda constructed during the Ly Dynasty in the shape of lotus blossom and wrap up your tour with visit to the Temple of Literature, considered to be the ancient school of Hanoi and the first university in Vietnam.
Hanoi, one of the most beautiful colonial Indochinese cities, is quite remarkable with excellent four season scenery. Lovers of photography, especially those passionate for street life and landscape may find Hanoi an ideal place for some great shots.