1. Vietnam
  2. Quang Ninh
  3. Hạ Long

Ha Long: City of Culture and Landscape Tour

Product ID: 41199
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Feel and experience the mystical characteristic of Ha Long City; the soulful people, luscious seafood, and the strong connections with its history and culture
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Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
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Pickup included

Full hotel address incl. room number or house address details are required. Pick-up: Any hotels/private houses in Ha Long City. The time will be a bit different between each pick-up point. Please contact us to provide your location; we will confirm the exact pick-up time.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Get into the Vietnamese Culture - the Ha Long Way
  • Learn the rich history of how the dynasties lived in the city
  • See the spectacular view of the scattered islets in Ha Long
Full description
Pick up at the hotel. (Optional early wake-up 5:00 AM for early view and early return) Visit the vibrant seafood market where you can find and smell all kinds of fresh seafood as the fishing boats dock. Continue to visit the Bai Tho Mountain at 186 meters high.

The Mountain offers a magnificent view that includes the shimmering water, the endless sky and the amazing islands that are scattered across the Ha Long Bay. At the base of the mountain lies Long Tien Pagoda, the largest pagoda in Ha Long City. It was built in 1941 as a place to worship Buddha, but it also has altars that are dedicated to the warriors of the Tran Dynasty and to the Holy Mother of Three Palaces. Next, visit the Temple of Tran Quoc Nghien, which is situated in an elevation at the foot of Bai Tho Mountain, in the area of Ben Doan - Hon Gai, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province, looking to the sea.

The temple is dedicated to Tran Quoc Nghien, one of Tran Hung Dao's sons, a brave and talented general in the resistance against the Yuan-Mongol invaders. Continue further is a visit to Hon Gai Church, built at the beginning of the 20th century. Located on a high hill, it overlooks the whole city of Ha Long. In 1972, it was destroyed by the war, but in 1998, was spaciously re-built and is now the largest church in Quang Ninh Province. Lunch at local restaurant.

 

Afternoon, visit Quang Ninh Provincial Museum(closed on weekend) -exhibiting the early cultures of Ha Long, Ly and Tran Dynasties, Quang Ninh's ethnic groups, times of wars, history of the region's coal industry, revolutionary tradition of working class in mining area, and more. Over the last 40 years, the museum has found and preserved over 10,000 artifacts.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in a minivan
  • English-speaking tour guide (other languages available upon request)
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Travel insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
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