Ha Noi History through Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple 1 day


If you love to know some details about history of Ha Noi, visit Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple a day. It is said that Hoan Kiem Lake is a typical symbol of Ha Noi. This symbol is impressed by many sites that are located around it such as Ngoc Son Temple, The Huc Bridge, But Tower, Dac Nguyet Lau etc. These places will tell you a lot of things relating to Hanoi people’s life through the time.

Itinerary in Summary

8:00am: Pick up and visit Hoan Kiem Lake
9:00am: Visit Dac Nguyet Lau, the Huc Bridge, Ngoc Son Temple
10:00am: Visit But Tower and Hoa Phong Tower
At noon: Have lunch
14:00: Cyclo tour around Hoan Kiem Lake
16:00: End the trip

Tour in detail

8:00am: Pick up you at your hotel and start the trip to visit Hoan Kiem Lake. The lake is one of the symbols of Ha Noi Capital. It is located in the city’s center. It is the only lake of Hoan Kiem district and widen more than 10ha. The lake is attached with many stories of the Ha Noi through the time. Especially, the lake has its own famous legend that relating to the returning sword in 15th century. Hoan Kiem Lake owns not only the great overview but also with some historical works and the trees around the lake.

9:00am: After having your overview of Hoan Kiem Lake and some nice pictures here, you visit Dac Nguyet Lau in the north of Hoan Kiem Lake. This is a nice work that is located closely The Huc Bridge where leads you to Ngoc Son Temple. The Huc Bridge was built in 1865. The bridge impresses you by the red color and interesting story about its name that means the place receives the sun shine in the morning. The work will help you to understand a little bit about the Hanoi people’s life many centuries ago.

10:00am: Continue the trip, you visit But Tower. The tower is located in the north of the Lake also. It was built in 1865. The tower has 5 floors and considered a pen to contribute to the great view of Hoan Kiem Lake. And then, you go to the east of Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Hoa Phong Tower. The tower is the relic of Bao An Pagoda that was built in 18th century. It is located opposite with Ha Noi Post Office. The tower has 3 floors. It is tall 6m and empresses by wonderful architecture with building materials from Bat Trang ceramics. After visiting Hoa Phong Tower, you have lunch and some minutes for relax.

14:00: Hoan Kiem Lake is very beautiful in the early morning and in the afternoon. So you will have a cyclo tour around the lake to have the memorable moment of this lake when the sunshine is going down.  Hoan Kiem Lake is especially nice in the autumn afternoon with the shadow of the old aged trees around the lake. It is becomes the main topic for many famous and romantic poems.

16:00: End the trip


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