Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy
Tour Comfort: Standard
This excursion will immerse you into the culture, fine arts and everyday life of the Vietnamese. Your first stop will be a visit to a lacquer workshop. Then you’ll either take a walk or drive to “Dang Thai Mai”, (about 3 km) – a street of colourful and often bustling suburban Vietnamese life with street stalls and cafés as well as market gardens renowned for growing Kumquat trees. You will first stop at a “working” pagoda. Next, proceed to Tay Ho Temple, one of the most sacred temples in Hanoi dedicated to the worship of St. Lieu Hanh, one of the four immortals in the Vietnamese pantheon and a former “cult” Goddess. At a nearby market, you may want to try some local delicacies, such as the famous Westlake shrimp cakes or a bowl of snail soup before returning back to central Hanoi.