- Tour code: T88HNF12
- Tour duration: full day (09.00 – 17.00)
- Group size: from 01 pax
- Tour type: free & easy private tour
- Availabe language: English
- Destinations: Vietnam museum of Ethnology, Hoa Lo Prison, National Museum of Vietnamese History, Museum of the Vietnamese Revolution
09.00AM Our tour guide will welcome you at the hotel then take you the Vietnam museum of Ethnology.
The museum focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam. It is widely considered to be the finest modern museum in Vietnam and a tourist attraction in Hanoi. The museum is packed full of information detailing traditional Vietnamese ways of life, from religious events to the symbolic rituals of all the Vietnamese ethnic groups, providing a rich tapestry of the culture melting pot existing in Vietnam. The exhibition hall features everyday objects representing each group, a research centre, library and auditorium. The outdoor exhibition area is also a great place to see. The most popular architectural styles of ethnic minorities were represented including Ede long house, the Tay stilt house, the Yao house half on stilts, half on earth, the Hmong house whose roof is made of pomu wood, the Viet house with tile roof, the Gia Rai tomb, the Ba Na communal house, the Cham traditional house and the Ha Nhi house made with beaten walls… Let’s check it out!
You will have 2 hours free for lunch before visit Hoa Lo Prison. Nicknamed the “Hanoi Hilton”, the prison was used to house Vietnamese political prisoners, as well as French and American prisoners of war, and offers a fascinating and chilling glimpse of prison life. The prison displays focus on the sufferings of Vietnamese revolutionaries who were confined (and sometimes executed) here, when the French were the masters of Vietnam in the early part of the 20th century.
After that, continue your trip to visit 2 museums next to each other is National Museum of Vietnamese History, and Museum of the Vietnamese Revolution to learn more about the history and politic of Vietnam. Walk back to your hotel to visit the French Quarter on the way.
Tour ends around 17.00.
- Tour guide (available with English speaking local)
- Transfer fees (if any)
- Entrance fees (if any)
- Personal expenses (foods, drinks, tips).