Recently in Hanoi, many free
walking tours of the city are organized by
organizations and agencies to provide visitors
with interesting experience about the capital
city. This is considered a special tourism
product of the city, this is really meaningful
in the condition that Hanoi hasn't got many
typical tourist products -
tours to Vietnam
Experience walking tours
On an afternoon at the Tourist Information
Center 28 Hang Dau street, Hoan Kiem District,
three Irish tourists chose a walking tour of
Hanoi including: Cau Go, Dinh Liet, Hang Bac,
Hang Ngang, Dong Xuan streets in with 1.5 hours.
Hanoi walking tour is one of two free tours built
by Tourism Information Center to serve tourists.
Gemma, a tourist who participated in the tour,
said that since her time in Hanoi was limited,
her group wanted to visit the old quarter,
because she saw the old town with many
Along the streets, guide Pham Thi Ngoc, 4th year
student from Open University in Hanoi
enthusiastically introduced to visitors
historical values, traditional culture of the
streets of Hanoi as well as the habit of the
people living in the old town.
Stopping at a shop on Hang Bac street, Ngoc
shows visitors traditional handicrafts that have
been preserved for hundreds of years.
At a house with French architecture on Hang
Ngang Street, Ngoc also explained the reason for
the appearance of French architecture in the Old
Quarter, the interference between the ancient
architecture here. The visitors are delighted to
be fully aware of the hidden values behind the
On the journey to
discover the old town of
Hanoi, one of the attractions that draw many
tourists is the house at 48 Hang Ngang street
where Ho Chi Minh wrote the Declaration of
Independence. The whole second floor of the
house, where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked, is
kept intact of the objects related to him.
After the historical house, the journey to
discover the old town of Hanoi continues with
many streets and features typical of the old
Spread the joy
Hanoi Tourist Information Center is a joint
venture between the Hanoi Tourism Department and
Vietnam Tourism company to organize a free
walking tour to discover the old town and the
area around Hoan Kiem Lake. The tour guide team
is students of Hanoi Open University.
In operation since the beginning of October,
2016, over a year, free walking tours are
popular, especially for foreigners. Although
only working from Wednesday to Sunday, but on
average every day two or three groups registered
to participate in the tour.
Also from October, 1917, Vietravel Hanoi Company
launched five free walking tours to Hanoi,
operating on Friday, Saturday, Sunday every week
for tourists to Hanoi.
Free walking tours
of Hanoi last 2 to 3 hours, with 2
tours for foreigners, including: "Early morning
with the people of Hanoi", "Romantic West lake
on an Autumn afternoon" and 3 tours for domestic
visitors such as "Kinh Bac folk art", "Weekend
with the people of Hanoi", "Weekend experience
for the youth in Hanoi".
In addition, many organizations, groups, clubs
also provide free walking tours for foreign
visitors to Hanoi such as: Hanoi Free Walking
Tour, Hanoi Free Tour Guides, Backpacker
With many foreign tourists, free walking tours
to Hanoi are interesting travel products that
give them the opportunity to experience the
destination, so many visitors to this tour.
Amy, the Irish tourist participating in the
tour of the Tourist Information Center said that
her group easily learned about Hanoi. Moreover,
the guides are very enthusiastic, friendly and
makes you feel very comfortable.
And Mai Van Dung, a tourist from Hai Phong,
participates in the free walking tour of
Vietravel expressed that, when the company
organized a free walking tour, he registered and
felt very happy to be guided to the attractions,
the introduction of culture, the history of
With travel agencies, the creation of free
walking tours have enriched Hanoi's tourism
products, creating a good impression for
visitors at home and abroad.
For organizations, volunteer groups, the
organization of this tour provides opportunities
for people to exchange and improve their ability
to speak foreign languages. Visitors will also
enjoy interesting tours with the friendliness of
Because of that, free tours in Hanoi are
becoming more and more popular.