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The top 15 night tours worth experiencing when traveling to Hanoi

Content 23/02/2024 13

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is a vibrant and bustling city day and night. Hanoi night tours are a great way to explore the city from a different perspective. Let's take a look at 15 Hanoi night tours with HoaBinh Tourist that you can choose to experience!

1. Real-life show "The Essence of the North", Quoc Oai district

The real-life show "The Essence of the North" is one of the largest and most unique real-life shows in Vietnam. The show was held at Chua Thay tourist area, Quoc Oai district, Hanoi.

The show is about 90 minutes long, vividly and attractively recreating six quintessential aspects of Northern culture, including Buddhism, poetry, history, folk songs, performing arts, and cultural activities.

The show is elaborately choreographed, with a combination of music, lighting, stage, dance, water puppetry, etc., creating a lively and impressive artistic space. The show's cast includes talented artists from many famous Vietnamese art troupes.

2. Hoa Lo night tour with 3 different themes

A tour to Hoa Lo is an attractive historical and cultural experience for domestic and foreign tourists. Hoa Lo Prison is a symbol of the resilient fighting spirit of the Vietnamese people in the struggle for independence and freedom.

Below are three Hoa Lo night tour themes:

Topic 1: Sacred night

This theme recreates the struggle of revolutionary soldiers in Hoa Lo prison. Visitors will be able to visit the detention areas, where soldiers had to endure brutal torture by the French colonialists. At the same time, visitors will also be able to see scenes recreating the struggles of soldiers, such as the hunger strike in 1933, the last meeting of comrade Nguyen Duc Canh and his mother, or activities that "transformed prison into a revolutionary school.

Topic 2: Fire of youth

This theme focuses on honoring female revolutionary soldiers who steadfastly fought for the nation's independence and freedom. Visitors will hear touching stories of female soldiers, such as female martyr Nguyen Thi Quang Thai, who heroically sacrificed her life at the age of 29, or female martyr Nguyen Thi Minh. Khai, who was sentenced to death by the French colonialists when he was only 27 years old.

Topic 3: Echoes of Hoa Lo

This topic gives visitors a comprehensive view of the history of Hoa Lo prison. Visitors will be able to visit the detention areas, where political prisoners were held during the French colonial period and the resistance war against the US. At the same time, visitors will also hear an explanation of the history of Hoa Lo prison, from its construction to its liberation.

3. Walking space

This evening walk space includes:

  • Walking space in Hanoi's Old Quarter; Walking space in Hoan Kiem Lake area and surroundings;
  • Cultural spaces: Trinh Cong Son Walking Street, Tay Ho district; Son Tay Ancient Citadel Walking Street, Son Tay town;
  • Culinary and walking neighborhoods: Dao Ngoc-Ngu Xa, Ba Dinh district; Space of Tran Nhan Tong walking street and surrounding area, Hai Ba Trung district.

4. Thang Long Water Puppet, Hang Trong

The Thang Long Water Puppet Night Tour is an interesting and memorable experience for tourists coming to Hanoi. The tour not only gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy a unique traditional art form of Vietnam but also helps visitors understand more about the country's culture and history.

The tour begins with a visit to a water puppetry workshop, where visitors can learn about the history and art of Vietnamese water puppetry. After that, visitors will enjoy a majestic water puppet show with traditional folk stories told in a lively and attractive way.

The water puppet show is held on the outdoor stage of the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater, located in Hanoi's Old Quarter. The stage is gorgeously decorated with lights and music, creating an extremely sparkling and magical space.

5. Night tour "Decoding the Imperial Citadel" at Thang Long Imperial Citadel Relic Area

The night tour "Decoding the Imperial City" lasts about 1.5 hours, with the following itinerary:

  • Doan Mon: Visitors will experience the space of the ancient Imperial Citadel and enjoy royal dances right on unique archaeological vestiges.
  • Exhibition house "Thang Long Hanoi: Thousand Years of History from Underground": Visitors will admire precious artifacts and antiques found at Thang Long Imperial Citadel.
  • Kinh Thien Palace: Visitors will offer incense to commemorate the emperors at Kinh Thien Palace, which is considered the power center of the Dai Viet state.

During the night tour, visitors will hear explanations from the tour guide about the history and culture of Thang Long Imperial Citadel.

6. Night tour "Chu Tam Chu Tai" at the Vietnam Literature Museum

The "Chu Tam Chu Tai" night tour at the Vietnam Museum of Literature is a unique and interesting cultural experience for literature lovers. The tour takes place every Saturday and Sunday evening, with a duration of 90 minutes.

The tour begins with the activity "carrying words.". Each visitor will be carried lighted lanterns with the words "heart" and "talent" printed on them. This is a unique way for visitors to feel the spirit of the tour theme, which is the combination of "heart"—the artist's heart and ethics—and "talent"—their talent, creativity, and their creation.

After that, visitors will visit the museum's literary spaces. In each space, visitors will hear explanations about the lives, careers, and works of famous writers and poets. In particular, visitors will experience scenes recreating some famous literary works, such as Chi Pheo, Lao Hac, Lights Out,...

At the end of the tour, visitors will participate in a number of experiential activities, such as crossword puzzles, calligraphy, and tea ceremonies. These are activities that help visitors relax and create beautiful memories after the tour.

7. Tong Duy Tan, Ta Hien and Dong Xuan Night Market culinary tour

Tong Duy Tan, Ta Hien, and Dong Xuan Night Market Food Tour is one of the most attractive night tours in Hanoi. The tour lasts about 3–4 hours, taking visitors to explore Hanoi's most delicious dishes, from traditional dishes to modern dishes.

The food tour to Tong Duy Tan, Ta Hien and Dong Xuan Night Market will end at around 12 p.m. Guests will be taken back to the hotel or their original pick-up point.

8. City Tour double-decker bus at night

The City Tour double-decker bus in Hanoi in the evening is a great experience to see the city from a different perspective. When night falls, Hanoi puts on a shimmering, magical beauty. Street lights, the lights of high-rise buildings, and the lights of shopping centers create an extremely vivid picture.

The City Tour double-decker bus route in Hanoi in the evening departs from Hanoi Opera House at 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. daily. The car will pass through famous landmarks of Hanoi such as Hoan Kiem Lake, the Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature, Dong Xuan Market,...

During the journey, visitors will listen to explanations in Vietnamese and English about the history and culture of these places. In addition, visitors can also freely admire the city and take souvenir photos.

9. Dong Xuan tram line

The Dong Xuan tram route is operated by Dong Xuan Joint Stock Company, departing from the double-track station on Dinh Tien Hoang Street, next to Hoan Kiem Lake, and passing through famous streets of Hanoi's old quarter such as Hang Gai, Bong, Cua Nam, Le Duan, Tran Hung Dao, Quan Thanh,...

The Dong Xuan tram route has a total length of 11 km, and the travel time is about 45 minutes. The bus is designed in a classic style, with a capacity of 25–30 passengers per trip. The bus has an interpretation system in Vietnamese and English, helping visitors learn about the history, culture, and architecture of Hanoi's Old Quarter.

10. Cyclos (Hoan Kiem District)

Cyclo is a popular means of transportation in Hanoi, especially in the Old Quarter area. At night, when the streets are lit up, the cyclone becomes even more sparkling and magical.

This is also an interesting way to learn about the culture and history of Hanoi. Cyclo drivers are often local people; they can tell you stories and legends about the old town.

11. Flag-lowering ceremony at 9 p.m. at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

The flag-lowering ceremony of Uncle Ho's Mausoleum is an important Vietnamese ceremony, held every day at 9 p.m. at Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi. This ceremony is an opportunity for people and tourists to remember and express gratitude for President Ho Chi Minh's contributions to the country.

The flag-lowering ceremony began with a parade of 104 people, including 64 soldiers, 36 young people, and 4 veterans. The parade team will parade through Ba Dinh Square, in front of Uncle Ho's Mausoleum.

12. Hanoi Book Street

Hanoi Book Street at night has a shimmering, magical beauty. The warm yellow lights from bookstores and the lights of cafes, restaurants, etc. blend together to create a colorful picture.

Under the night lights, the books displayed in stores become more prominent than ever. Book covers with many different colors and designs attract everyone's attention. Not only that, Hanoi Book Street is also a place where many interesting cultural and artistic activities take place, such as exchanges, discussions, exhibitions, etc. This is an opportunity for people to exchange and learn. ask questions, and improve knowledge.

13. Art program Legend of Youth: Live a life worth living at the Vietnamese Women's Museum

The art program Legend of Youth: Living a Life Worth Living is a special experience program organized by the Vietnamese Women's Museum to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Dong Loc Victory and commemorate 10 female martyrs. Youth volunteers (1968–2023). The show will be performed for the first time on October 20, 2023, on the occasion of Vietnamese Women's Day.

The show was choreographed by director Le Quy Duong with the participation of a young, talented cast. The program recreates the historical story of 10 female martyrs of youth volunteers, squad 4–15 of Company 552, Youth Volunteers, who sacrificed heroically in the American bomb shelling of Dong Loc Junction on June 24, 1968.

The program is implemented with careful investment in content, form, and technology. The stage space is elaborately staged, recreating the scene of the old Dong Loc Junction battlefield. Sound and lighting effects are used appropriately, creating a realistic and heroic atmosphere for the show.

14. Bicycle tour: Thang Long - Hanoi Night

The Thang Long-Hanoi night bicycle tour is an interesting and unique experience that helps visitors discover the beauty of the capital at night. The tour starts at the National History Museum, which preserves many vestiges of the capital city of Thang Long, Hanoi. From here, visitors will learn about the history and culture of Hanoi through the ages.

Next, visitors will cycle through famous places in Hanoi, such as the Opera House, Government Guest House, Hoan Kiem Lake, Temple of Literature Quoc Tu Giam,... At each location, visitors will be able to listen to explanations about the history, architecture, and culture of that location.

The Thang Long-Hanoi night bicycle tour will end in Hanoi's Old Quarter, where visitors can immerse themselves in the bustling, vibrant atmosphere of the Old Quarter at night.

15. Temple of Literature night tour: Essence of Taoism

The Quoc Tu Giam Temple of Literature night tour gives visitors unique experiences, different from the daytime tour program.

First, visitors will explore the relics in the mysterious, shimmering night with a multi-colored lighting system.

Next, visitors will admire 3D mapping technology showing vivid footage about the Vietnamese people's tradition of respecting teachers and respecting morality and about the history of the formation and development of the Quoc Tu Giam Temple of Literature.

In addition, visitors also have the opportunity to experience virtual reality technology products and enjoy traditional art performances.

The night tour itinerary is divided into many areas; each area has its own highlights to increase appeal and create memories for visitors.

Above are 15 night tours in Hanoi that you should experience when visiting the capital that HoaBinh Tourist has compiled. Try participating to see a different Hanoi from the hustle and bustle of the day. For any information you need advice on, please quickly contact our hotline at 0939.311.911 - 0913.311.911 for 24/7 support.


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