Discover Vietnam's mythology, traditions, and customs on this private tour. Visit the National Museum of Vietnamese History, explore Ngoc Son Temple, tour around the heart of Hanoi—the Hoan Kiem Lake—and watch a traditional water puppet show.
Begin your journey with a visit to the National Museum of Vietnamese History, which showcases Vietnam's different historical periods and a collection of antiques, relics, and replicas. Continue to the picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake, also known as "Lake of the Returned Sword." This is a favorite spot for locals to find peace and admire the serene beauty of the lake.
Then walk across the Huc Bridge—a wooden, red-lacquered piece of olden Vietnamese architecture that provides a spectacular view of the lake and its surroundings. Arrive at Jade Mountain Temple and see the lake's endangered giant tortoise.
End your tour by visiting the local water puppet theater. Water puppets come to life in an amusing performance of traditional folklore, legend, and history that dates back to the 11th century.