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Private Evening Walking Tour - Cyclo & Water Puppet Show in Hanoi Old Quarter

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    Pass By: Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

    The tale goes that Le Loi King came across a shining metal bar when he visited his friend. It turned out that his friend caught the bar in one of his attempts for fish. The King asked for the bar, brought it home and moulded it into a sword. All of a sudden, there was two words printed on the sword “Thuan Thien” (harmonious with heaven).

    Le Loi then understood that the sword was a gift from heaven. He used it for the battle against the war with a neighbouring country. At the beginning of 1428, when peace prevailed, on one of his trip to the Thuy Quan (now Hoan Kiem) Lake, there was a tortoise rising above water and shouting: “Please return the sword to the Dragon King”. Without hesitation, the King threw the sword to the lake. The tortoise took the sword and dove down the water. From then on, Thuy Quan became Hoan Kiem lake.

    Stop At: Old Quarter, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

    Located in the middle of Ha Noi, a rapidly developing city where changes take place every hour, Ha Noi Old Quarter with its old-styled narrow streets full of antique brick houses seems to nostalgically resist the flow of time while still actively trying to adapt to the dynamic atmosphere of the modern city.

    Once a bustling area where merchants and artisans gathered to sell their products, Ha Noi Old Quarter consists of many small, meandering streets, each bears the name of the goods that was specifically traded there such as Hang Bac (Silver Product), Hang Ma (Paper Product), Hang Go (Wood Product), just to name a few.

    Visiting this unique historical vestige comfortably lying around Hoan Kiem Lake, tourists get lost in a totally different world from the rest of the city and have the chance to explore the modest but energetic life of the local a hundred years ago, where there were no high-rise buildings, too much traffic or fancy stores; things will get a little bit smaller, as visitors may have used to those skyscrapers and shopping centers in other parts of the city, but not at all less lively and vigorous.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Thang Long Water Puppet Theater, 57B Dinh Tien Hoang - Hoan Kiem - Ha Noi, Hanoi 10000 Vietnam

    Located at 57B, Dinh Tien Hoang street, nearby Hoan Kiem Lake, Thang Long Water Puppet Theater is a familiar address for both domestic tourists and foreign ones, who want to enjoy water puppet shows and discovery the beauty of this unique Vietnam traditional art.

    In 1969, the theater was established and since 1990; many water puppet shows have been performed by Thang Long theater artists.Every year, about 500 shows are offered to approximately 150,000 audiences. Moreover, the theater has brought water puppetry art to more then 40 foreign countries like Japan, France, America, Australia, Spain… through performance tours, or international cultural exchange program or puppetry festivals.

    Duration: 50 minutes
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    Departure Point
    1: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, 15 Phố Ngô Quyền, Street, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam
    2: Pan Real Estate, 2 Thanh Niên, Trúc Bạch, Ba Đình, Hà Nội, Vietnam
    3: Mai Charming Hotel & Spa, 29 Hàng Bông, Hàng Gai, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
    4: Hai Bay Hotel, 27 Hàng Bông, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam

    Traveler pickup is offered
    if you are at Hanoi Old Quarter , we will pick up at your hotels
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • English-speaking guide
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Cyclo tour
    • Water puppet show
    • Beef noodles
    • Entry/Admission - Old Quarter
    • Entry/Admission - Thang Long Water Puppet Theater
    • Drinks
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Optional activity costs
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children below 2 years old are free of charge.
    • Exact pick-up time to be advised upon reconfirmation.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Guide Jenny did such an amazing job giving us an insight to the Vietnamese culture and making us welcome in her country. The program was interesting, fun and compact but also flexible and variated. Highly reccomended as the first day in Vietnam/ Hanoi! Big hugs to Jenny that set
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    This was the first tour we did in Hanoi and it was a great way to explore it for the first time. Our tour was lovely and explained everything in detail but also really communicated the situation in Vietnam and how people live there. But the highlight of the tour was definitely
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    What an amazing evening, we thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Tom, we started out with a Cyclo tour of the city which was a wonderful way to take a sedate journey past some of the best sights of the Old Quarter whilst the hustle and bustle of the city is all around you, due to
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    My wife and I booked this tour in Hanoi. We started with a 30 minute tour of the old quarter in a cyclo which was great. As we had already experienced Pho, our guide took us to another restaurant to experiece another northern dish of Bun Cha with is a grilled pork soup and was
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