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Hanoi city walk (English) – the Ngọc Hà (former flower village) area
April 28 @ 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM100,000VND
This is a new walk for the English walks section around the former Ngọc Hà village
This area was famous for is floriculture and Ngoc Ha village has a long-standing history of planting flowers since the Tran dynasty and it became a well known area during French colonial time. Its flower growing industry has long gone, but as we explore its winding lanes we get a real sense of its old village feel. This is an eclectic walk visiting tranquil places of worship such as Ngoc Ha communal house, wandering the alleys and seeing some traditional food and ingredients, seeing glimpses of the village’s ancient past, ending at iconic Huu Tiep lake with the B52 plane and then back to Hoang Hoa Tham Street. (NB the lake is currently drained and is being cleaned up but this is a fascinating chance to see the plane close up while it is not hidden by the water and to see the work being undertaken in the area)
Please RSVP here
A welcome note with meeting point will be sent to those confirmed on the walk a few days before.
Maximum number 8 people. Once the walk is full we will have a waiting list
The walk is led by Ly
Please arrive at the Botanical Gardens gate at 8:45 AM, in order to start the walk 9am