Ho Chi Minh-Mitho-Nha Trang-Hanoi-Halong
We offer to explore the majesty and mystery of Vietnam with us. Travelers flock to this picturesque Southeast Asian country to mingle among its welcoming people, eat its incredible cuisine and experience its vibrant culture. Here you will find Halong Bay, which is a real miracle of the nature consisting of more than three thousand islands rising from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. You’ll have an opportunity to enter Don Thien Kung Cave which will impress you with its many sculptures, on which nature has worked for thousands of years.
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Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, meet and transfer to the city. A city tour with a visit to the Central Post Office and the Cathedral of Saigon Notre Dame. Excursion to the Reunification Palace, Cholon Chinatown and Thien Hau Pagoda. A visit to a lacquer factory or shopping at the central Benthan market.
There is a corner in Ho Chi Minh, dear to the hearts of Europeans. This is the Cathedral of Saigon Mother of God. The history of the cathedral dates back to the days of Indochina. Notre Dame, practically a counterpart of the Cathedral of the Mother of God of Paris, was erected in just six years (1877–83) by the French, who had colonized Vietnam in the second half of the 19th century. They sought to bring to Vietnam a piece of their culture, so that the Catholic Cathedral would overshadow the Buddhist temples with its majesty and strike directly into the hearts of the local Gentiles.
Thien Hau Pagoda is a classic Chinese temple. It’s located on one of the lively streets of Cholon, Ho Chi Minh City’s Chinese District. Pagoda is dedicated to goddess Thien Hau, patroness of navigators and travelers. It was built in the XVIII century in gratitude to the goddess who defended them while traveling to Vietnam.
Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion to the Mekong Delta. Moving to the city of Mytho, the first city of the Mekong Delta. Visit to the Vinh Chang Pagoda. Four-hour boat trip and junk trip on the Mekong River with a visit to the islands, fruit plantations, crafts workshops, lunch on the island. Visit the snake’s nursery and return to Ho Chi Minh.
In the Mekong Delta in Vietnam lies the city of Mitho, the metropolitan center of Tienziang province. Ho Chi Minh City is 70 kilometers away. The modern city has an ancient history. Its founders consider Chinese immigrants from Taiwan, who in the 60s were forced to leave their homes because of the coming to power of one of the representatives of the Qing dynasty - Shi Lon. In those days, the territory of the present city was part of the Khmer kingdom.
Pagoda as tourists see it today combines elements of Chinese, Cambodian and Vietnamese architectural styles. In total, the Vinh Chan pagodas complex includes five buildings, two small ornamental gardens and 178 majestic columns. Inside the temple you can see a large number of wooden, copper and terracotta statues, as well as a bell, made in the middle of the 19th century. Around the pagoda there are also many burials of local priests, who lived here in different years and took care of the Vinh Chan temple.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for departure to Nha Trang. Transfer to the hotel.
Rest in Nha Trang.
Nha Trang, perhaps the most popular Vietnamese resort, perched on the shores of the South China Sea. The city bay, closed by islands and a mountain range, is considered one of the most beautiful on the planet; coastal waters know neither storms nor hurricanes.
One of the outstanding sights of Nha Trang are the Tyama towers called Po Nagar, which were built from the seventh to the twelfth centuries. Initially, eight tower structures were erected, up to now only four remained. They were built to the glory of the divine maiden Yang Ino Po Nagar, who was considered the patroness of the city. Until now, the Chinese and Buddhists from Vietnam carry out sacred rituals here and worship this place as a shrine.
There is another religious shrine in the city, located near the mountain of Thraithu - the Lon Sean Pagoda. Throughout the province there is no more visited religious structure. The temple was built in the nineteenth century. Initially, the building was erected at the top of the mountain, but at the beginning of the twentieth century there was a strong landslide, as a result of which the shrine began to go down the slope. The city authorities decided to move the sight of Nha Trang to the foot to avoid sudden collapse and destruction.
Flight to Hanoi. Meeting with the guide and transfer to the city. A tour of Hanoi with a visit to the Temple of Literature - the first university in Vietnam, a visit to the Pagoda on the same column, Badin Square, Changvo Temple, West Lake, an hour rickshaw walk through the ancient quarters of Hanoi. In the evening, visit the puppet theater on the water.
The temple of literature is the Confucian temple in Hanoi, where the Imperial Academy is located, the first national university in Vietnam. The temple was built in 1070, it is one of the few Vietnamese temples dedicated to Confucius and his disciples and followers. Despite subsequent wars and other catastrophes, ancient architectural styles of many dynasties, as well as precious relics, are still preserved here.
West Lake is a huge natural reservoir in the western part of Hanoi. Its area is about 500 hectares. According to historical data, the lake was formed thousands of years ago as a result of a change in the bed of the Red River. The West Lake had different names, but they all explained the origin of this reservoir. The road around is considered one of the most romantic places in the city. From the height of bird flight, the lake looks like a claw of a crab and it is clearly seen how Thannien Street separates the West Lake from the lake Chukbat.
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the guide at the hotel, transfer to Halong Bay. Halong has more than 3,000 islands, is recognized by UNESCO as a natural world heritage site. Travel time is 3.5 hours with a stop at a ceramic factory. Boat trip with a visit to the cave "Heavenly Palace", a floating fishing village. Lunch with fresh seafood. You can admire the magnificent scenery of Halong. Swimming in the sea and return to Hanoi in the evening.
Majestic and mysterious, inspiring and astounding imagination: there are not enough words to describe the beauty of this miracle of nature - Halong Bay. Try to imagine more than three thousand islands rising from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin - and your imagination will not be as beautiful in half as the views of the bay, which is breathtaking. Halong is a perfect work of art, an invaluable collection of unfinished sculptures created by nature itself.
Don Thien Kung Cave, which translated from the local language means Heavenly Palace, in the mid-90s of the last century, was accidentally discovered by a local fisherman, after which its recent history began. Like the other caves of the bay, Don Thien Kung impresses with its many sculptures, on which nature has worked for thousands of years.
Transfer to the airport for departure.
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