HA NOI (VNS) — Friends of Vietnam Heritage will host two city walks next weekend.
The first one on Saturday, January 24 will be around Hoan Kiem Lake – the "centre of Ha Noi". Walkers will learn about the founding of the city, the French colonisation of the area, the history and legends of the lake, the old temples that stood and stand at the lake and the major French architecture of the area.
The next day, January 25, the walk will commence at St Joseph's Cathedral and travel through some of the streets of the Old Quarter including Ly Quoc Su, Yen Thai, Hang Quat and Hang Trong. It also includes visits to two important temples and two community houses.
The walks cost VND70,000 each. To join, contact Jura at firstname.lastname@example.org for the walk on January 24 and Loan at email@example.com for the one on January 24. Both tours will be conducted in English and take place from 9-11.30am. — VNS