Vietnam Famous Architectures

VIETNAM FAMOUS ARCHITECTURES ‐ 15 DAYS

Vietnam is the country of thousands years civilization have its strong national identities and culture influence from China, India and the West, even passing long time of the wars, it still left many valuable architecture heritages in all different Vietnam regions. This Vietnam tour specialized in Architecture theme with:

Main features of Vietnam Architecture:

  • Wood, brick, stone architecture of thousand year of Viet Kingdom with strong influence of Buddism, Taoism and Confusism. So it go under the rule of geomancy or “Fengshuie”
  • Brick, sand stone architecture and sculpture of Cham Kingdom with strong influence of Hinduism and Buddism.
  • Wooden, bamboo, earthen architecture of many hill tribe and traditional building.
  • Strong French influence over 100 year of colonism passing many architecture periods and two ways interaction with local architecture.

Main building:

  • Royal citadel, King’ Tomb.
  • Temple, pagoda, communal house, church.
  • Tower sanctuary complex.
  • Public buildings, opera house, French mansion and township design.
  • Interesting country architecture.
  • Some contemporary architecture building.

Itinerary

Day 1: fly in
Overnight: Hanoi. Transportation: Car.

Day 2: Hanoi City tour
Morning: Political area: Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Temple of literature, Fine Art Museum. West lake area: Quan Thanh Temple, Kim Lien pagoda. Break for lunch in a restaurant.
Afternoon: The Center: Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son temple, Old quarter, walking in French quarter visit Historical museum.Evening: Water puppet show.
Overnight: Hanoi. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car, cyclo. Performing: Water puppet.

Day 3: Hanoi – Tay Phuong pagoda – Duong Lam – Ninh Binh
Morning drive to Duong Lam ancient village. Visit the village, local families, Mong Phu communal house, Mia Pagoda, Phu mother Queen temple, Phung Hung king temple, Ngo Quyen king temple and 1000 year old ‘Duoi’ tree road. Break for lunch. Drive to visit Tay Phuong Pagoda, a special architecture from XVIII century and the best collection of Buddha statues built on the bamboo hill. Drive to Ninh Binh stay overnight. Evening: Water puppet show.
Overnight: Ninh Binh. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car.

Day 4: Ninh Binh – Phat Diem – Pho Minh, Keo pagoda – Ha Long
Morning: Take the boat rowing trip for 2h on Ngo Dong River in Tam Coc, the land called “Ha Long on land”, short drive to visit Bich Dong mountain pagoda. Continue drive to Phat Diem cathedral, in Kim Son village the sanctuary of catholic region in Vietnam, the unique ancient stone, wooden churches complex. Lunch en rout. Leave Ninh Binh town, follow highway 10 visit Pho Minh famous stone tower pagoda from 14 century and Keo Pagoda, the masterpiece of architecture from 17 century with famous wooden bell tower, the biggest ancient pagoda in the North. Drive to Ha Long Bay.
Overnight: Ha Long. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car, boat.

Day 5: Ha Long Bay – But Thap – Hanoi
Morning: Boarding wooden junk and cruise for 4h on the Bay passing Dinh Huong, Litter Duck, Fighting Cocks Islands and some floating villages. Visit Thien Cung, Dau Go caves on an Island, seafood lunch on boat. Return the wharf and dive back. From Bac Ninh turn to But Thap pagoda built in the middle of rice paddy field, a gem of Vietnam ancient architecture, contemplating stone carving collection in the banisters, bridge, towers and admire the architecture space arrangement of the site. Pass by Dau pagoda, a center of Buddhism when it came to Vietnam. Back to Hanoi.Evening: Water puppet show.
Overnight: Hanoi. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car, boat.

Day 6: Hanoi to Hue by fly. Hue
Morning pick up to Noi Bai Airport fly to Hue Ancient Capital of Vietnam of Nguyen Dynasty. Check in the Hotel.
Afternoon: after lunch visit Great Enclosure of Royal Citadel, the complex of Noon Gate, Royal Palace, Temples build in 1802. Continue to Tu Duc King’s Tomb.
Overnight: Hue. Meals: B, L. Transportation: fly, car.

Day 7: Hue Unesco World Heritage
Morning: boat trip on the Perfume River go up stream visit Thien Mu Pagoda, further boat cruise and walking through a village to Gia Long King’s Tomb. Back to the city for lunch. Afternoon: Drive to visit Royal Arena, Thanh Toan covered Bridge, Royal antique museum (or War museum).
Overnight: Hue. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car, boat.

Day 8: Hue – Da Nang, Hoi An
Drive along the sea coast southward, climb up on the Cloudy Pass, some stops on the way for taking pictures, pass Da Nang City and visit Champa Sculpture Museum. Arrived in Hoi An, check in Hotel and Lunch break.
Afternoon: Walking in the Unesco World Heritage of Hoi An ancient Street, visit Japanese Bridge, Old house, Chinese Congress Hall, Museum. Free for night walk in the street of thousands lanterns reflecting on the water of Hoai River.
Overnight: Hoi An. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car.

Day 9: Hoi An – My Son
Morning: drive 1h to My Son, Unesco World Heritage, and the Hinduism Sanctuary of Champa kingdom built from VII to XIII centuries. The complex of brick towers, decorated with statues, sculptures divided in many groups and located in the mysterious forest look up to Cat Tooth Holly Mountain. Lunch break. Drive back to Hoi An.
Overnight: Hoi An. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car.

Day 10: Da Nang – Nha Trang by fly
Morning: Pick up to Da Nang Air port for fly to Nha Trang.
Afternoon visit Ponaga tower, the sanctuary of southern Champa kingdom, and Long Son Pagoda.
Overnight: Nha Trang. Meals: B, L. Transportation: fly, car.

Day 11: Nha Trang – Poklongarai Tower – Da Lat
Depart from Nha Trang, drive 200km passing a long mountain pass named Spectacular, on the way visit Poklongarai Tower, a brilliant Cham architect in original condition. Arrived in Da Lat.
Overnight: Da Lat. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car.

Day 12: Dalat City
City tour in French mountain architecture city, sightseeing of Bao Dai King’s mansions, churches, French villas, Dalat University, railway station. Free to walk in the Center market, Ho Xuan Huong lake in the lat afternoon.
Overnight: Da Lat. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car.

Day 13: Dalat fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Cu Chi
Morning: drive to Lien Khuong airport for fly to Ho Chi Minh City.Afternoon visit Cu Chi tunnel, a famous underground guerilla base during Vietnam War in the suburban district of Ho Chi Minh City. Back to the City.
Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: B, L. Transportation: fly, car.

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City tour
Morning: Tours in district 1, visit War Remnant Museum, Reunification Palace, Post office, Notre dam Cathedral, then pass by People Committee Hall and walk around Ben Thanh market. Lunch break.
Afternoon: Visit Giac Lam Pagoda, China Town in district 5 and Binh Tay market.
Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: B, L. Transportation: car.

Day 15: Fly out
Transportation: car.

Prices:

  • USD 1820 net per person for minimum 2 persons, 10% discount for from our normal selling price of 2022 USD net per person for minimum 2 persons.
  • Supplement for 4 stars hotel accommodation: USD 350 p/p
  • Supplement for 5 stars hotel accommodation: USD 650 p/p

Price Includes:

  • Double/Twin share accommodation in 3 stars hotel.
  • English speaking guide during the trip
  • Air-condition Car during the trip
  • One way air-ticket from Hanoi to Hue, from Da Nang to Nha Trang and from Da Lat to Saigon
  • Boat Trip in Ha Long Bay, Huong River in Hue,
  • Half Board: breakfast, lunch
  • Ticket
  • Insurance during the trip in Vietnam.

Price Excludes:

  • International Flight to and from Vietnam
  • Visa to Vietnam
  • Personal Expense
  • Services not include in the Tour Itinerary.