24 hours escape from Hanoi
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam, also the heart of economy, culture, science… Been through 1000 years developing, Hanoi nowaday is mixture of modern and traditional beauty. Today, Vietnam Amazing Tours is so glad to introduce you guys about some of the nearest destinations to get to when you have 24 hours.
1. Perfume Pagoda
Chua Huong - Perfume Pagoda is located in the northwest of Hanoi, this pagoda has a supernatural power to the locals. To get there, you need to go by different ways of transportations from walking, taking a boat to climbing the mountain. Because of those struggling to get to the pagoda, it made this pagoda even more powerful for people. Every years this pagoda welcome so many tourists from Vietnam and even from the whole world. So Tip for you guys, if you want to get here, do not go there when it’s holding a festival especially Lunar New Year Eve (known as Tet holiday in Vietnam) ,there’ll be too crowded and busy. And you should go there by getting a package trip from a trustworthy agent because if you go there on your own during its season it gonna hard to buy a ticket to get in.
2. Hoa Lu
Was the old capital of Vietnam, Hoa Lu is surrounded by lots of mountain and river, it is still keeping some of the 16th century temple which was built to honor King Dinh and King Le who had gorvernd Vietnam thousand years ago. Different from the other cities which have modernized, people in Hoa Lu still do farming for living, so that when you are here during the harvest season, you can enjoy those rice fields full of gold color while sitting on boat along the river.
Tips for you guys, combine Hoa Lu and Bai Dinh pagoda in a day trip you will have a full day of activities.
3. Bai Dinh pagoda
Bai Dinh pagoda is a group of religious buildings recorded as the biggest pagoda in Southest Asia. It was built from 2003 to 2010 with a huge scale, it contains so many small detail decoration such as wood or gold statues, wood stairs… Bai Dinh Pagoda is a simple of Vietnamese pagoda structure. You should come here to see how Vietnamese religious culture is.
Tip for you guys: Should do this one together with Trang An
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4. Trang An and Tam Coc Eco Tourism
Known as the second Halong Bay “on land” Trang An Tam Coc is famous for its caves tour on boat, aournd 2 hours you can see about 9 caves and a lot of vegetations surrounding. As I said you shoud do this one with Bai Dinh to have a full day of activities.
See more: 10 THINGS TO DO IN HA LONG BAY
5. Mai Chau Valley
Get away from the busy city, we can get to Mai Chau valley after 3,5 hours driving from Hanoi where you will have a peacful atmostphere, a simple local life, a pure natural beauty. With its unique culture, Mai Chau was highly recommended by travel community for years. If you don’t have so much time but you still want to see mountain valley and terrace field sight-seeing, Mai Chau will be the best option beside Sapa. Because some of the minorities are still living in Mai Chau, you can see their life style, try on their costume, do trekking around their villages… At night, you can also join their community with Can wine vaf dancing right beside the fire.
Tip: Depart as early as possible to enjoy full day trip to Mai Chau.
More about: Exploring Mai Chau for 2 days 1 night
6. Cuc Phuong national park
120km away from Hanoi, Cuc Phuong national park with its forest tropical climate, has a variety of animals and vegetables. Lots of rare animals and plants were preserve here. Cuc Phuong national park is a nature reserve, a special use forest which is located in a border of Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh, Thanh Hoa province. With its own nature,culture,history value, Cuc Phuong national park has became a really famous destination for tourists in Vietnam.
7. Bac Son Valley
Bac Son is becoming popular recently, it looks like a rice paddle balcony between a river and a lot of mountains. It quite similar to Ninh Binh but because tourism has been brought here so it still keeps its own pure beauty. When you take a boat trip here it will be more adventurous than Hoa Lu or Trang An.
Tip: it will take a long time to get here so be as early as possible.
8. Bat Trang Ceramic village
There is a special story about Hanoi, that it has 36 streets with each street will sell just only one stuff for example there is a street just selling clothes, or silver …. Also Hanoi has so many villages in which each village just produce only one stuff, and the most famouse village is Bat Trang ceramic village. Of course this village is famous for ceramic stuff such as bowl,plate,flower pot… Just 15km away from the city center, this village is the nearest and easiest to get to. You can get here by bus or motorbike or you can combine it with a fulll day city tour which organized by a trustworthy travel agent. In here you can see how they make the ceramic from a kind of powder or you can do it yourself also.
9. Van Phuc Silk village
Just 10km to the southwest of the city, Van Phuc is famous for producing silk. Locals here are so proud if their traditional product - SILK. You can get here by bus to see how they make the silk, how they dye it and also can buy a few roll of silk to make scarf for your own with a cheaper price than Hanoi city center.
Tip : Can combine with Duong Lam ancient village.
10. Duong Lam ancient village
50 km to the west , Duong Lam is a preserved ancient village. There are houses which was built 300 years ago around this village, you can walk around to see what is the real rural life in Vietnam. With the traditional structure such as stone yard, village gate, ceramic tent, locals temple. This village is one of some villages still keeping the ancient way of building house in the north of Vietnam.
We hope this one will have you to make a perfect plan to have an escape from Hanoi. To know more about our day tour,price and itinerary, feel free to log on our website: vietnamazingtours.com and email us via firstname.lastname@example.org