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Ho Van - Van Mieu

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Ho Van - Van Mieu

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58 Quoc Tu Giam Van Mieu, Dong Da, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam
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Escape the bustling confines of Hanoi city, and breath the fresh air on this full-day rural Vietnam tour. With a local lunch of goat meat, fried rice and local fruits onboard, you’ll be fueled for an afternoon of action, taking in the scenery by both bamboo boat and mountain bike. See local villagers going about their daily lives as you come to appreciate a quieter slice of Vietnamese culture.
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skyisblu wrote a review Apr 2020
Montreal, Canada2,538 contributions299 helpful votes
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Across the street from the temple of Literature, we spotted rows upon rows of paper lanterns floating on the breeze, and were drawn in to the Cultural and Artisanal Village surrounding Ho Van(Van Lake). Seemingly set up for kids, and needing a LOT more animation(maybe because it's Monday?), the ring of bamboo houses offered glimpses into the culture of Vietnamese life, teaching the symbolism behind much of the things we have been seeing on our travels thus far. Some of the things explained included the importance of food and sharing a meal with ancestors, fishing, the traps used and some techniques involved, lanterns and incense, conical hats and dragonflies. I can only imagine how much fun, how animated this place would be with a guide in each of the bamboo houses, explaining the culture behind the displays. I was a little disappointed at the lack of animation, though I did find the posted information explained enough to understand. What I didn't like was paying the same entrance fee, and NOT being able to benefit from the added animation - I think there should have been a slight discount since the was a significant lack of service. There is a nice cafeteria on site, though I did not give it a try, and during our visit, a used book sale was set up just inside the entrance. Good place for the kiddos.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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baghdadlian wrote a review Dec 2019
Montreal, Canada3,280 contributions167 helpful votes
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Found this area as I finished with Temple of Literature it is across the street. What a cute little area with different artists displaying the Vietnamese culture and there is a nice lake on the side with large Lotus Flowers
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Date of experience: November 2019
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r0landbrunner wrote a review Nov 2019
Zurich, Switzerland1,585 contributions403 helpful votes
for a little entrance fee, you can walk around the little lake and look at the stalls with exhibits. the island in the middle can not be accessed, even if the map shows a bridge to get there.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Vignesh Srinivasan wrote a review Jul 2019
12 contributions15 helpful votes
A charming little art gallery designed around the Van lake - it has art of all types from traditional masks to furniture to idols. It's a great place to learn more about the art in the country. The art gallery is fairly secluded relative to the other attractions in Vietnam - this was a real plus for us. We could really enjoy the exhibits a lot more. In addition, the gallery is naturally cooler as its next to a lake. Its definitely one of the hidden gems in Hanoi.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Janka K wrote a review Feb 2019
Brno, Czech Republic3,645 contributions204 helpful votes
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I bumped to the place randomly when walking out of Temple of Literature. Nice to just see and enjoy. What I especially liked were paper lantherns hanged at the entrance. At the left side of the place coming through entrance was a small café/restaurant. I'm glad for that, as I was very hungry.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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