Enjoy a refreshing walk around Hoan Kiem lake and pass by Hanoi Church before meeting a local – who show many pictures & videos of Hanoi since 1900s, then witness local life on both sides of the train tracks. Then, enjoy a local commute by train from the suburbs to the city centre while observing the different faces of Hanoi.
Authentic Life of Hanoi - Half Day
Starting at 08:30 or 14:30 with strolling around the Old Quarter; pass by Hoan Kiem lake to admire the peace of city and typical representative of Colonist Architecture – St Josept Cathedral. Then escape from the bustle and hustle street and get to Nha Chung alley, step up on old wooden stair to reach second floor of old French house, where you meet local who has a strong attachment to this house. Engage with him to find out the change of people, life and the deposition in the heart of who has three generations live in this land through pictures & videos. Continue with a refreshing walk along Phung Hung street parallel to the railroad. Enjoy the beautiful mural paintings highlighting Hanoi life in the old days and the city living’s heritage, before heading to Gia Lam station.
Then, continue down the tracks towards the railway station at the other side of the Red River, and mingle with locals during a ten-minute train ride. Admire the beauty of Vietnam while heading back to the starting point of the day’s adventure.
- Local trains with very basic facilities. Two daily trains are scheduled at 11:15 and 17:15
- Check availability during Tet holidays
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