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Step 27/82: Vietnam -
Price: 16 $
Traveling time: 8 hours3 hours to reach the Vietnamese border; 1 hour at the border; 4 hours to reach Hanoi. The bus won't drop you off in the old quarter (the area where you need to go);
Tips & Tricks
- Don't pay the taxi more than 150 000 Dongs to reach the Old Quarters
Things to see
If you have already seen the Mausoleum of Lenin in Moscow, and the Mausoleum of Mao in Beijing, you will have an impression of deja-vu. Paying a visit to uncle Ho is still a nice experience as you will witness the thousand of Vietnamese people who come everyday to pay their respect to their national hero.
This traditional Vietnamese art is a must see: there is a band playing traditional music while the puppets evolve on the water. You will most likely be bored after 20 minutes and happy to get out after spending one hour on the uncomfortable seats.
The lake is very close from the old quarter. The Ngoc Son Temple is on it and you can use a small bridge to reach it.