The colonial capital city Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples dating back more than a thousand years ago. This full day tour takes you around Hanoi’s most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Complex, his Mausoleum, and house on stilts, the Presidential Palace, the One Pillar Pagoda, and the Old Quarter (also known as the 36 streets and guilds). Also on the tour, you’ll see the Lake of the Restored Sword and Ngoc Son Temple, the Temple of Literature, peaceful West Lake (with lover’s street “Thanh Nien”), the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple and one of the city’s museums, either the History Museum or the Ethnology Museum. In the evening you will enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show and an overnight stay in Hanoi.