Spend the rest of the day exploring Hanoi on a rented bike or simply stroll through the popular markets in Old Quarter.
Evenings are going to be energetic as Hanoi is known for its bustling night life. Sip your favorite drink at the celebrated Bia Hoi U Phao and immerse in the typical Vietnamese ambiance of this restaurant. Overnight in Ha Noi.
500 stone statues of “La Han” (Arhats)
2 huge bronze bells, one weighs 27 tons, other weighs 36 tones
Three bronze statues of Tam The (50 tons each)
The visit ends with a walk-up the summit mountain to see the 100 tones statue of Buddha Sakyamuni made of bronze and enjoy the panoramic view of picturesque landscape dotted with limestone mountains. Have lunch at the local restaurant. Leave for the Trang An Grottoes, an out-standing natural beauty of majestic limestone massif at 20 square kilometer rise dramatically out from rice paddy fields.
Deep into the linked chains of towering mountain are pristine places of mystical valleys, numerous fresh water ponds, and jungle. Embark on a traditional sampan gently rowed down the exquisite river through numerous caves: Hang Toi ( Dack ) cave, 320 meter long, Sang (light) cave, 90 meter long, and Hang Nau Ruou (Cooking wine) cave, 250 meter long… Every passage bring new surprise of mystery hidden inside isolated valleys of tranquility that likely transformed to another world and time. The fauna and flora is rich and a scene of a goat jumping from one cliff to another is a common sight. Pick up and transfer back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Ba Na Hill Mountain Resort is a totally mesmerizing spot to check out. Go up on a cable car ride to enjoy breath-taking views from the top. You can also stroll through an ecological park and visit the marvelous replica of a French Village here. Walk through the amazing Golden Bridge to enjoy the striking beauty of mother nature. You can also opt for a ride at the Alpine Coaster – but remember, it is not for the faint heart! Keep the evening for a relaxed dinner at Waterfront Danang Restaurant & Bar at Bach Dang Street. Overnight in Da Nang.
Then you can walk down the streets of Ben Thanh Market to see the market chaos there. Yes, Ho Chi Minh is known for its traffic and crowd. You can rent a motorbike for ease of commuting.
Later in the day, catch up an opera show at the Saigon Opera House. You can also watch unique water puppetry at Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theatre.
After a long day, enjoy a relaxing evening at Xien Khe in Phu Nhuan District or tickle your taste buds at Noir – Dining in the Dark in Da Kao Ward.
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