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Go Back In Time - Vietnam War

  • Hanoi
  • Available in: English

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Vietnam Fee Tours is one of the "Vietnam Travel Free Of Charge" projects sponsored by GoAsiaDayTrip with the aim to bring the beauty of a long-lasting culture, bravery history and friendly citizens of Vietnam to visitors from all over the world. At the same time, GoAsiaDayTrip also wants to promote communication and culture exchange between travelers and Vietnamese students,... More »

Vietnam Fee Tours is one of the "Vietnam Travel Free Of Charge" projects sponsored by GoAsiaDayTrip with the aim to bring the beauty of a long-lasting culture, bravery history and friendly citizens of Vietnam to visitors from all over the world. At the same time, GoAsiaDayTrip also wants to promote communication and culture exchange between travelers and Vietnamese students, making basis for the development of tourism as well as the development of Vietnamese youth. With Vietnam Free Tours, tourists have chance to experience special service with customized itinerary. Particularly, the guides are free and local. They are college students who are trained professionally by GoAsiaDayTrip. By sponsoring this project, GoAsiaDayTrip hopes to support them with a little money after each tour to invest in their study to gain better results. For the time being, Vietnam Free Tours is available in Hanoi (Hanoi Free Tours). Hopefully, in near future, with the valuable support and feedback from our beloved guests, we will be able to expand our free service to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon Free Tours), Da Nang - Hoi An (Da Nang - Hoi An Free Tours) and even in all destinations of Vietnam. Apart from free tours, in this "Vietnam Travel Free Of Charge" project, it is our honor to offer you other free service in Vietnam like Free Visa On Arrival or Free Guide Book, etc. “We wish to bring tourists the most memorable experience during your time in Vietnam. If you haven’t come to Vietnam yet, hurry up or you will miss out on on an amazing experience. Vietnam & Southeast Asia - The missing piece of your trip” (Mr. Andy Nguyen – CEO of GoAsiaDayTrip)

About the tour

This tour is specially designed for anyone interested in Vietnam history in general and Vietnam War in specific.

HIGHLIGHTS

- Vietnam National Museum of History

- Vietnam Military History Museum

- Hoa Lo Prison

ITINERARY

08:00 - Our tour guide will meet and pick you up at your hotel lobby.

08:30 - After a short talk, we'll head to Vietnam National Museum of History. The main exhibition system is the vivid historical book of Vietnamese nation from the prehistory (about 300,000-400,000 years) to the August 1945 Revolution. With an exhibition area of over 2,200 square meters and nearly 7,000 original artifacts, the main exhibition system is arranged chronologically.

10:00 - Next, we will walk to the nearby Vietnam Military History Museum. The ticket is the same one with the Vietnam National Museum of History so you don't have to buy one more. This museum currently keeps 4 of the national precious belongings, including the jet fighter aircrafts MIG 21 (800 4324) and MIG 21 (5121), the map of Ho Chi Minh revolution strategy and the tank T54B numbered 843.

12:00 - Two museums maybe enough for your morning. Now, a full lunch with traditional Vietnamese cuisine will re-boost your energy for the afternoon.

13:00 - Our next stop after lunch is Hoa Lo Prison, considered as "the hell on earth" during Vietnamese war. Constructed by the French in 1896 to keep Vietnam political prisoners, this is largest prison in Indochina that time. The condition as well as the torture and everything make it compared to hell. Let's go and see what happened during that day. Before ending the tour, you may want to sit down somewhere and have a small talk with our guide. Hopefully he or she can help you get a deeper understanding about Vietnam, and especially its war.

15:00 - End tour, come back hotel!

TICKET INFORMATION

- Vietnam National Museum of History

& Vietnam Military History Museum: 40,000 VND (~ 2 USD)

- Hoa Lo Prison: 30,000 VND (~ 1.5 USD)

PLEASE NOTE

- Vietnam National Museum of History is closed on Monday. Vietnam Military History Museum is closed on both Monday and Friday.

- Tourists should dress properly (cover your shoulder and your knees) for religious sites like temples or pagodas.

- The above itinerary is just our suggestions. It's your choice to plan your own one or ask us for more recommendations.

- The GUIDING SERVICES are totally FREE of charge but tourists are responsible for the following expenses during the tour: admission fees, meals and drink, as well as transportation fees both for you (tourist) and the guide.

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How to find me: Our tour-guide will come and pick you up at your hotel lobby.
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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Ratings (3)

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William

14 days ago

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Adeline

3 months ago

We took a grab taxi to the National Museum of History and briefly learnt about the pre-historic facts of Vietnam and about the old dynasties and the influence of the Chinese on Vietnam’s history. We then took a 5 min walk to the other section of the museum detailing modern Vietnam’s history and the struggles of the nation during the oppressive rule under the French, Chinese and Japanese right through to its liberation. This was the area that interested us more but as there was so much to see and read, and we were short of time, we had to rush through the exhibits. Our next stop was Hao Lo prison. We took a grab car from the museum to the prison. This was a very interesting place albeit grim, sad and disheartening to read of man’s abuse to his fellow men, how political prisoners were treated and how they died or survived, as the case may be.

Our “Guru” guide was enthusiastic and helpful. She tried very hard to convey the historical facts of the places we visited. She took her job seriously. However, her command of the English language is still much to be desired and it was a challenge to understand her most of the time. We got more out of reading the explanatory notes and boards of the exhibits. We took this tour because we believe in helping non-profit organisations such as GoAsia and giving university students more experience in speaking the English language, but we feel that the standard is far too low, and it was very frustrating trying to understand what the guide was trying to communicate to us. I apologise for the negative feedback but I’m trying to be honest. I would like her to succeed but she needs to practise in conversing in proper, complete sentences.

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Catalina

4 months ago

Laura was very nice!! We learnt a lot from the Vietnamese culture, good coffee talking about the war and also a beautiful lunch with the typical dishes!!

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