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Which places to visit for educational tours in Hanoi?

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is not only famous for its long-standing historical and cultural relics but is also a great destination for those who want to combine travel and study. Below are educational tourist destinations highlights in Hanoi:

Historical and cultural relics

Quoc Tu Giam Temple – The Temple of Literature

The Temple of Literature

The Temple of Literature

Quoc Tu Giam Temple is one of the most important historical relics of Hanoi, built-in 1070 under the reign of King Ly Thanh Tong. This is the first university in Vietnam, a place to worship Confucius and Confucian sages. The Temple of Literature is not only a symbol of educational knowledge and wisdom but also a place that trained many talents for the country through feudal dynasties.

Architecture: The Temple of Literature was built according to traditional architecture with five main areas: Temple of Literature, Dai Trung Mon, Khue Van Cac, Thien Quang Tinh, and Quoc Tu Giam. The doctoral steles area with 82 stone steles engraved with the names of scholars who passed royal exams is a special highlight, showing the honor and encouragement of learning of Vietnam’s feudal dynasties.

Educational activities: The Temple of Literature regularly organizes educational activities, workshops, and exhibitions on history and culture. Visitors, especially students, can participate in learning programs and learn about the history and cultural values ​​of the Temple of Literature – Quoc Tu Giam.

Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is a world heritage site recognized by UNESCO, the political center of Vietnamese feudal dynasties from the Ly, Tran, Le to Nguyen dynasties. Located in the center of Hanoi, this relic includes many ancient architectural works such as the Hanoi Flagpole, Kinh Thien Palace, Hau Lau, and archaeological sites.

Explore history: Visitors to Thang Long Imperial Citadel can learn about Hanoi’s rich history, from the Dinh – Early Le period to the Nguyen Dynasty. Archaeological artifacts and architectural works here clearly demonstrate the development of the capital through historical periods.

Sightseeing activities: Thang Long Imperial Citadel regularly organizes tour programs to guide visitors to learn about the history and culture of the relic site. This is an ideal place for groups of students to visit and learn.

Hoa Lo Prison

Hoa Lo Prison

Hoa Lo Prison

Hoa Lo Prison (also known as “Hanoi Hilton" during the Vietnam War) is an important historical site where Vietnamese revolutionary soldiers were detained and tortured during the French colonial period and later by concubines. American attack during the Vietnam War.

History: Hoa Lo Prison was built in 1896 by the French colonialists to detain Vietnamese revolutionary activists. Later, the prison was used to detain American pilots shot down during the Vietnam War. The stories about patriotism, sacrifice and struggle of those detained here are valuable lessons about history and national spirit.

Display: Currently, Hoa Lo Prison has been converted into a museum, displaying many artifacts, documents and images about the lives, activities and struggles of prisoners. Visitors can learn about the history and important events that took place here.

Thang Long – Hanoi Heritage Conservation Center

Thang Long – Hanoi Heritage Conservation Center is a place to preserve and promote the cultural heritage value of the Thang Long Imperial Citadel area. The center organizes many educational activities and research on the history and culture of Hanoi.

Research activities: The Center regularly organizes research, archaeological and conservation activities of cultural heritage. Visitors can participate in study and research programs here to better understand the history and culture of the Thang Long – Hanoi area.

Exhibitions and seminars: The center organizes many exhibitions and seminars on history and culture, helping visitors have a deeper and more comprehensive view of Hanoi’s development through the ages.

Museums and libraries

Museums

Museums

National Historical Museum

National Historical Museum Located at No. 1 Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, it is a place to store and display thousands of precious artifacts from prehistoric to modern times. Built in 1958, this museum is an ideal destination for those who want to learn more about Vietnamese history.

Artifact collection: The museum displays many precious artifacts, including ceramics, weapons, costumes, and cultural artifacts of feudal dynasties. These artifacts help visitors better understand the development process and important historical periods of Vietnam.

Educational program: The National Museum of History hosts many educational programs, including presentations, workshops, and interactive activities to help students and visitors learn more about Vietnamese history and culture.

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

Vietnam Art Museum Located at 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh District, is a place to store and display typical Vietnamese works of art. The museum has a rich collection of paintings, statues, ceramics and other art objects from different historical periods.

Exhibition: The museum regularly organizes thematic exhibitions, displaying works of art by famous artists and talented artisans. Visitors can learn about the history of Vietnamese art, from folk art to modern art.

Educational activities: The Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts offers many educational programs, guided tours and art discussions. This is the ideal place for those who love and want to learn about art.

Vietnam Museum of Nature

Vietnam Museum of Nature Located at 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay District, is a place to display and introduce Vietnam’s biodiversity and geology. The museum has many displays of animals, plants, minerals and rare biological specimens.

Exhibition: The museum displays many rare specimens of animals, plants and minerals of Vietnam. The display areas are vividly designed, helping visitors better understand the country’s biodiversity and geology.

Educational activities: The Vietnam Museum of Nature regularly organizes educational programs, guided tours and discussions on natural sciences. This is the ideal place for pupils, students and those who love science and nature.

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is located at Nguyen Van Huyen Street, Cau Giay district, Hanoi. This is a place to display and introduce the 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam, demonstrating the cultural diversity and customs of the ethnic groups.

Indoor exhibition area: The museum has an indoor display area with artifacts, costumes, working tools, and handicraft products of different ethnic groups. These artifacts help visitors better understand the life, culture and traditions of each ethnic group.

Outdoor display area: The museum also has an outdoor display area with traditional housing models of ethnic groups such as stilt houses of the Thai people, long houses of the Ede people, and communal houses of the Bana people. Visitors can visit and experience the lives of ethnic groups through these models.

Vietnamese Women’s Museum

Vietnamese Women’s Museum is located at 36 Ly Thuong Kiet, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. This is a place to honor and introduce the role and contributions of Vietnamese women in history and society.

Collection: The museum displays many artifacts, documents and images about the life, work and social activities of women from ancient to modern times. Display topics include women’s roles in the family, economics, politics, culture and social activities.

Educational activities: The museum regularly organizes educational programs, workshops, and exhibitions aimed at raising awareness of the role and contributions of women in society. This is an ideal place for students and tourists to learn about the history and culture of Vietnamese women.

Ho Chi Minh Museum

Ho Chi Minh Museum Located at Ba Dinh Square, is a place to store and display artifacts related to the life and career of President Ho Chi Minh. This is an important destination to learn about modern history and Uncle Ho’s contributions to the Vietnamese people.

Showrooms: The museum includes many galleries with different themes such as “Childhood and Youth", “Journey to find a way to save the country", “Revolutionary struggle period", and “President Ho Chi Minh’s Legacy". Visitors can learn deeply about Uncle Ho’s life and career through artifacts, documents and images.

Educational activities: The museum regularly organizes educational programs, tours and presentations to help students and visitors better understand the ideology and ethics of President Ho Chi Minh.

Vietnam National Library

Library

Library

Vietnam National Library is Vietnam’s largest documentation, information and research center, located at 31 Trang Thi, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. Established in 1917, the library stores millions of valuable books, newspapers, documents and publications.

Rich resources: The National Library of Vietnam owns a rich collection of documents, including documents on history, culture, science, technology and many other fields. This is the ideal place for researchers, pupils, students and those who love to learn knowledge.

Educational program: The library regularly organizes educational programs, guidance and research support for pupils, students and readers. Activities such as workshops, presentations, and thematic classes help improve participants’ knowledge and research skills.

Conclusion

Characteristic educational tourist destinations in Hanoi not only help visitors expand their knowledge but also bring interesting and meaningful experiences. Each destination offers a unique glimpse into the rich tapestry of Vietnamese history, culture, and science. The educational value of these sites is immense, providing not only a window into the past but also inspiring a deeper understanding of the present and future.

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Amazing Hanoi - Halong Bay - Ninh Binh: 5 days

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We will explore the most amazing places in the north of Vietnam. First, North Vietnam Hanoi Tour will bring you to explore Hanoi charming city, with a half-day city tour, you will visit the most iconic attractions in Hanoi such as President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake and the old quarter of Hanoi. After Hanoi, we are going to Tam Coc, Ninh Binh where we visit the Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, enjoy the boat trip in Tam Coc and to discover the countryside. For ending two days of Inspirational Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Halong Tour, we will spend one night stay on a cruise to explore the seven natural wonder of the world. Let’s explore the Magnificent North of Vietnam with Impress Travel.

 Email:northvietnamtour@impresstravel.com or contact the hotline (Whatsapp, Zalo, Viber, Skype) at +84.912 379 189 – Mr. Alex.

Tours Itinerary

Day 01

HANOI ARRIVAL – GREETING – HANOI CITY TOUR– Private Tour (L)

  • Good morning, pick you up at Noi Bai International
  • Airport and transfer to Hanoi Capital city.
  • Check-in the hotel then have lunch at the restaurant.
  • Afternoon sightseeing tour begins with a visit to President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ( closed on Monday and Friday, every afternoon, and whole from 15 June – 15 August, view the outside the building). Inside the mausoleum, there are sightseeing of the Presidential Palace (view from outside), President’s Fishpond, House On Stilts, and One Pillar Pagoda.
  • Next, we will pay a visit to the Temple of Literature. It is where Confucius – The founder of Confucianism was worshiped. This place as known as the first National University of Vietnam. It is where kings, mandarins, talented people of Vietnam training to the functionary.
  • Our tour continues with an exciting visit. We will visit one of the most beautiful lakes in Hanoi is Hoan Kiem Lake. Then, we will go to the Ngoc Son Temple, which is in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake.
  • Continue a short walking tour around the old quarter with a tour guide.

Day Inclusions: Private A/C transfer, English-speaking tour guide in Hanoi, lunch, entrance fee, hotel in Hanoi

Day 02

HANOI – NINH BINH (TAM COC, HOA LU) TOUR (B/L)

  • Good morning, have breakfast at the hotel.
  • 7.30 – 8.00 AM: Pick you up at your hotel in the Old Quarter and transfer to Tam Coc.
  • 8.00 – 10.00 AM: After two hours of transferring, our tour guide will introduce you to Vietnam as the history, culture, lifestyle of local people. On the conical hat, we will have a mini-game show to teach you how to say and write some Vietnamese simple words such as Xin Chào, Tạm Biệt, Tôi yêu Ninh Bình, etc. We will give you a little souvenir and you can wear it during the trip.
  • 10 AM: We will prepare for a boat trip to visit the beautiful Tam Coc. It takes 1.30 hours rowing along the Ngo Dong river through the three mysterious caves. You can enjoy spectacular scenery surrounded by rice paddies and towering limestone mountain peaks.
  • 11.30 AM: We will get on Thanh pier for a short walk to visit Thai Vi Temple, which is one of the well-known temples in Ninh Binh, Vietnam. We will continue 10 minutes walking along majestic valley with rice fields, rivers and lotus ponds for Tam Coc Nature Lodge where we will relaxing
  • Enjoy your lunch in here – Vietnamese food.
  • 1.30 PM: you have a chance to be a fisherman and learn how to catch the fish in the pond or river.
  • 2:00 – 3:00 PM: We ride a bike to Thung Nang, along the river among the rice field, lotus ponds, and limestone Mountains. We will continue to through a peaceful Dan Khe Trong village. This area is a real picture of the rural countryside in the north of Vietnam.
  • 15: 00: Return the van, drive to visit Hoa Lu Ancient citadel which was built in the 10th century, and the temple dedicated to King Dinh and King Le
  • 4:00 PM: Back to Hanoi Capital.
  • 18:30: Arrive in Hanoi & we will drop you at your hotel in the Old Quarter.
  • Have dinner is available on your request.
  • Overnight at the Hanoi Hotel.

Day Inclusions: Car/Mini-Van, Outstanding English speaking guide, Lunch – Vietnamese Cuisine at Tam Coc Nature Eco Lodge, All sightseeing tickets, Good bike with gears, 02 bottles of Mineral water, Services charges and government tax, Rowing boat to visit Tam Coc, One conical hat as souvenir, Demonstration of teaching to learn how to write, speak Vietnamese, and catch fish

Day 03

HANOI – HALONG CRUISE (B/L/D)

  • Good morning! Enjoy your with have breakfast at your hotel, then check-out the hotel.
  • 07:30 am – 08:00: Pick up from your hotel to travel to Halong Bay (notice: pickup time can be a bit flexible depending on each different Cruise, distance Hanoi – Halong bay is 160km, a stop for break time on halfway for a refreshment).
  • You enjoy the drive and sightseeing the peaceful countryside scenery during the bus trip (4 hours), we arrive at the Ha Long bay seaport at around noontime.
  • 12h 30: You will aboard the cruise, check-in & enjoy a welcome drink while your cabin will be assigned.
  • Check-in your cabin and put your luggage in, relax and may do a short inspection tour by moving around the cruise to discover about the cruise’s architecture & design
  • Enjoy the sumptuous lunch with fresh seafood meal while cruise slowly gliding out into the Halong bay.
  • 15h00 – 16h00: Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.
  • 16h00 – 17h00: Cruising to Titop Island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titop or climb up to the top of the island for a view panorama of Halong Bay.
  • 17h00 – 17h30: Return to the boat, enjoying beautiful seascape on the way.
  • 17h30 – 19h00: Enjoy Sunset Party on the sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set.

Day Inclusions: Hotel breakfast, shuttle bus A/C transfer, English speaking tour guide on CRUISE only, entrance fee, full board, joint Cruise in Halong bay with private cabin (2 persons share 1 cabin)

Day 04

HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/L)

  • Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
  • 07h00 – 07h30 Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.
  • 08h30 – 09h30 Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Drum Cave.
  • 09h45 Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
  • 10h00 – 10h30 Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.
  • 10h30 – 11h30 while heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
  • 11h45 – 12h00 Disembark V’Spirit Classic.
  • 12h15 – 12h30 Transfer back to Hanoi.
  • About 16:00 – Arrival back to Hanoi central city, recheck in the hotel
  • Dinner is available on your request.
  • Free time & Overnight in Hanoi city

Day 05

HANOI CITY CENTER TO NOI BAI AIRPORT – DEPARTURE (B)

  • Good morning, enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Then, you have some free time to explore Hanoi city before going to Noi Bai airport for your scheduled flight.
  • The end of the tour, thank you and see you again!

What's included in this trip :

  • A/C accommodation with DOUBLE or TWIN ROOM (2 persons share 1 room; single room can be available on request) with daily breakfast
  • A/C transfer from Airports to the hotel and other tourist destinations according to the itinerary
  • Bus round trip to Hanoi – Ha Long Bay; (private land transfer available on request)
  • 2 days 1 night on Joint Cruise trip in Ha Long Bay, with DOUBLE or TWIN (2 persons share 1 cabin; single cabin can be available on request), full meals on board
  • Kayaking in Ha Long Bay
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary. (Breakfast = 04; Lunch = 04; Dinner = 01)
  • English- speaking guides as specified (Chinese/ Malaysian speaking guide can be available on request)
  • Entrance fees
  • Mineral water (2 bottles/ per day with sightseeing tour)
What's excluded in this trip:
  • All international and domestic flights
  • Specified as Chinese/ Malaysian/ Indonesian/Thai speaking guide can be available on request to pay for extra-fee.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals not mentioned
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, crew members in Ha Long Bay, other attendants if may have (3 USD/pax/day)
  • Other personal expenses not mentioned.

3 STAR HOTELS & CRUISES IN VIETNAM  SELECTED

 

Destination

Room Type

HOTEL NAME, ROOM TYPE & WEBSITE

Hanoi 3-star Hotels

Adamas Deluxe City 

ADAMAS HANOI HOTEL
Refer: http://swancruiseshalong.com/

3-star Halong  Bay Cruises

Swan Cruise Deluxe

SWAN CRUISE HALONG BAY

Refer: http://swancruiseshalong.com/


4 STAR HOTELS & CRUISE IN VIETNAM SELECTED

 

Destination

Room Type

HOTEL NAME, ROOM TYPE & WEBSITE

  Hanoi  4-star Hotels

The light deluxe with window

THE LIGHT HOTEL HANOI

Refer: thelighthotelhanoi.com/en/

4-star Halong Bay Cruises

Sealife Suite Canbin

HUONG HAI SEALIFE CRUISE HALONG BAY

Refer: www.sealifegroup.com

5 STAR HOTELS & CRUISE IN VIETNAM SELECTED

 

Destination

Hotel Category

HOTEL NAME, ROOM TYPE & WEBSITE

  Hanoi 5-star hotels

Deluxe Sketch Apricot Hotel

 APRICOT HOTEL HANOI

Refer: apricothotels.com/room/sketch

5-star Halong bay Cruises

Deluxe Room with Ocean View Margaret

MARGARET CRUISE HALONG BAY

Refer: https://margaretcruises.com

 

The hotels and cruise are subject to change to similar category in case of fully booked

Vietnam Travel Map: 15 Days

Ranana

You feel like organized tour, but you are in a privet tour. Impress Travel make the different.

We went on a private trip to Vietnam and Cambodia, the whole trip plan was organized for us by the Impress Travel Company from Vietnam, the company did an amazing job, the whole trip was organized in a wonderful way with an amazing match between the various parties, their choices were correct and the quality of the hotels chosen were very high quality and it is important to note that the price was low in comparison To other agencies, thanks to Impress Travel and especially to Daniel who was tolerant and open to changes and organized the route for us.

Ebrahim

Tour of Vietnam

Impress travel were amazing. Did my bookings with Daniel for our tour of Vietnam and I must say Daniel was very professional and prompt with his services. All the arrangement, plans, pick-up & drop-off services, hotels, vehicles, sightseeing tours and guides were spot on and excellent. Did 4 nights Hanoi, 1 night Hà Long Bay cruise, 3 nights Hoian, 4 nights Saigon and 1 night in Can Tho. It was totally awesome. Every part of the journey was superbly arranged and planned. I will highly recommend Impress Travel for anyone interested in visiting Vietnam. Very organized and reliable!

Solly Pochee

The tour was fantastic

I booked with Impress Travel in July. My contact person was Tommy Thang. He is an amazing person. He was very helpful. He changed my program twice for me. Very accommodating!
We started our holiday in the north (Sapa)of Vietnam and travelled down to HCMC.
The tour was fantastic, Tommy's arrangements were to the"T".
I will always use them if I have to visit the area again and recommend them to one and all.
Thank you once again Mr.Tommy and the Impress Team.
Sulaiman Pochee

Bernard Lim

Great value for money with 4 stars hotel

Great value for money with 4 stars hotel accommodation for 4 couples. The tour guide has been very helpful and brought us to amazing places in Sapa. We want to thanks Thuy the tour guide and especially Mark from Impress Travel for his great service and assurance throughout our trip. We’ll definitely use his service for other tour packages in other parts of Vietnam.

Derek.Schooling

We enjoyed our holiday with Impress travel

This is the second time we travel to Vietnam with IMPRESS Travel. First time, we booked our holiday to Hanoi, Halong Bay & Sapa during Dec 2018 with Impress.
Second time, we travel to Hoi An, Hue & Danang (Central Vietnam) during Jan 2019.

My friends & I are very glad & happy with all the hotels stay in Central Vietnam, the meals provided are delicious. We are greatly appreciated with all the tour arrangement by Tommy & his team (tour guide).
Especially, Mr. NHAT C.V. He is helpful, cheerful, knowledgeable and very professional. He always volunteer to take a nice pictures for six of us (group) .

We enjoyed our holiday with Impress travel. We will definitely come back to Vietnam again with Impress

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