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Free Walking Tour from Tran Quoc Pagoda to Ho Chi Minh Square, Ending at Temple of Literature 

Duration: 2.5 – 3 Hours


Our FREE Hanoi City Tour offers a more informative version of our FREE Old Quarter Tour. Your Tour guide will show you the heart and soul of Hanoi on this engaging free walking tour that takes you from the tranquil Tran Quoc Pagoda to the historic Ho Chi Minh Square and culminates at the renowned Temple of Literature. This journey will immerse you in Vietnam’s rich culture, history, and spirituality, all while being guided by our passionate local experts

Tour Details

Begin your journey at Tran Quoc Pagoda, Hanoi’s oldest Buddhist temple, where you’ll immerse yourself in the serene gardens and elegant architecture while uncovering its deep historical and cultural importance in Vietnamese Buddhism.

Next, take a leisurely stroll along the picturesque West Lake, where your guide will weave tales of local legends and stories, offering you a glimpse into the vibrant local life.

As you arrive at Ho Chi Minh Square, the towering Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum awaits. Discover the life and significant contributions of Ho Chi Minh, an esteemed figure in Vietnamese history, and explore the surrounding gardens and monuments, including the Presidential Palace, National Assembly…

Your journey through Hanoi’s historic quarters will lead you through charming streets where the past and present harmoniously coexist. Your guide will unveil local landmarks and hidden gems along the way.

Finally, your adventure concludes at the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s inaugural national university and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here, explore well-preserved courtyards, pavilions, and ancient stone inscriptions. Visit the revered “Well of Heavenly Clarity” and the famed “Stelae of Doctors,” delving into the world of Confucian education and Vietnamese scholarship.

Things you will see

Meeting point and time

Meet your guide at 9 AM or 2 PM by the main gate of Tran Quoc pagoda.

Look for the green hat with our Free Walking Tours Logo at the meeting point. The tour last 2,5 -3 hours and ends at Temple of Literature.


   – Saying goodbye to your tour guide

   – If you’ve enjoyed the tour, feel free to show your appreciation to your guide through a voluntary gratuity.

Please Note That:

– While this is a free walking tour, please consider that entrance fees to certain sites, such as the Temple of Literature, may apply. It’s also a good practice to check the opening hours of each site beforehand. Our local guides are passionate about sharing their knowledge and love for Hanoi, and your participation helps support their efforts in promoting the city’s rich culture and history. Enjoy your journey through Hanoi’s treasures!

– “Sometimes, the Ba Dinh Square area is closed due to political events, so our walking tour program may have to change the route. Our guides will be responsible for providing you with detailed information when you book the tour.”

– Clearly determine the distance from your starting point to the Meeting Point to arrange transportation appropriately.

– It is advisable to carry a raincoat or umbrella in case of rain.

– Wear suitable and comfortable clothing for walking (if visiting temples or shrines, consider wearing attire that covers your shoulders and knees).

– Always stay in touch with your tour operator or guide on WhatsApp to ensure a smooth tour experience.

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