Hue Cultural Tour
Hue has been recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its ancient relics, historical monuments and fine examples of local culture. Many of these are surprisingly well preserved and intact and journeys to this historical city. As the nation’s capital from 1802 to 1945 there are many sites that reflect Hue’s rich history, and many others that allow relaxation while absorbing the area’s natural beauty.
Old Saigon Tour
The Old Saigon tour is the perfect introduction to the city and the country’s colourfull past. Visit the major sights of colonial Ho Chi Minh City including the Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street , Continental Hotel, Opera House, City Hall and the Notre Dame Cathedral.
A visit to My Son, a UNESCO world heritage of Humanity and the capital and religious centre of the Champa Kingdom. Here, students will explore the rich cultural and historical heritage of the Champa ruins and artifacts.
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is a museum in Hanoi,which focuses on the 54 officially recognised ethnic groups in Vietnam. The museum contains more than 10,000 objects, 15,000 black and white photos and hundreds of video tapes and cassettes which depict all aspects of life, activities, customs, and habits of the various ethnic groups of Vietnam.
Water Puppet Show Thang Long Theatre
Visit the Thang Long Water Puppet Theater and discovery the beauty of this unique Vietnam traditional art. Water puppetry is a tradition that dates back as far as the 11th century CE when it originated in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam. Today’s Vietnamese water puppetry is a unique variation on the ancient Asian puppet tradition.
Lang Toi My Village Culture Show
Enjoy an evening of traditional and contemporary Vietnamese culture at Lang Toi (My Village) at the historic Hanoi Opera House. Lang Toi is a delicate merge of tradition and innovation, where poetic beauty of Northern Vietnam’s village life. Farming, building activities, traditional games, lifestyle of villagers are recreated by ancestral bamboo props, breath-taking cirque and acrobatics, rhythmic dance, to distinct folk music from more than 20 musical instruments.
Vietnam Women’s Museum
The Vietnam Women’s museum explores Vietnam’s cultural diversity and women’s significant contributions to the nation’s development, culture and society. The museum features displays across five floors delivered over three sections – women in family, women in history and women’s fashions. There are more than 1,000 artefacts on display depicting the many faces and changing roles of Vietnamese women. The museum is run by the Women’s Union of Vietnam.
Temple of Literature
The Temple of Literature dedicated to Confucius, was founded in 1070 by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong. The Imperial Academy, Vietnam’s first university was established here to educate Vietnam’s administrative and scholar’s. The temple is divided into five court yards, each with its own significance and history.
Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts
The museum showcases Vietnam’s fine arts and culture from a range of historical periods. The museum building itself is an artistic work of architecture. A former French girls boarding school, it is a combination of old French style architecture with traditional architectural elements of Vietnamese communal houses.The museum has a varied and interesting selection of Vietnam’s artifacts, architecture, paintings, sculpture, and many other works of art.
Saigon Cooking Class
Enjoy a Saigon cooking class. Follow our chef through the vibrant Ben Thanh market to purchase necessary ingredients for your cooking lesson. In a warm atmosphere, students will cook all together following a step by step with a local chef while having their own materials and ingredients for a better understanding of cooking techniques. You will use Vietnamese kitchenware to realize and enjoy a tasty 4 course meal.
Bat Trang Ceramic Village
Visit the ancient town of Bat Trang to witness the art of making ceramics which dates back to over a thousand years. Bat Trang has been famous for its ceramics products from vases, bowls and dishes being exported worldwide. Student will visit a local cottage industry and will be making there own ceramic product under the guidance of artisans.