Discover Hanoi’s French Quarter on a Vespa

4a4cdd1f-0940-4632-8277-56060603fae8Lying to the southeast of Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi’s French Quarter romances guests with grand boulevards and elegant French colonial buildings.  These include the stately Opera House based on the neo-Baroque Opera de Paris – complete with gray slate tiles imported from France  – and the National Museum of Vietnamese History.

The French Quarter is perhaps the most resplendent part of this animated, vibrant and bustling city.  Architects blessed the area with wide Parisian boulevards, leafy green parks and superb examples of French Colonial architecture.

Experience Hanoi from the back of a Vespa scooter with World Discovery for an adventure like no other. This is one of Hanoi’s famous ‘must do’ encounters – otherwise your visit to this amazing city is not complete.  Riding pillion on an antique Vespa, guests are treated to all the fantastic sights and resplendent architecture – even stopping at a famous ice-cream maker before concluding the tour at 1:30pm.

At World Discovery we can incorporate this thrilling excursion into any of our Vietnam tours, including the top-selling 10 days Vietnam Highlights itinerary.

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‘Dandaree’ captivates audiences in Bagan

d2f7b70e-3876-40d3-8c11-820a7cd3f6b3‘Dandaree’ is a new cultural show taking place in Burma that has caught the attention of many visitors and art critics for its flamboyant stage performances.  The show aims to uncover the intriguing cultural traditions, arts, and culture that have been passed down through generations for over 1,000 years.  Inspired by a rich history, the production utilises the very best of Burma’s dancers, musicians and actors to tell their story of this land’s proud past.  The first of its kind in Burma’s history, the performance features spectacular light and sound effects with international production company Index Creative Village running the show.

Daily evening performances take place from 7pm at Bagan Golden Palace and last 80 minutes.  Close to Tharabar Gate, the palace is a stunning backdrop and one of the most inspiring locations in all of Burma.  An evening at the theatre is the perfect way to finish a day perusing the ancient stupas and pagodas on Bagan’s treasure laden plains.

The fabulous Temples of Bagan are included in all of World Discovery’s Burma itineraries.  Take a look at our Classic Burma itinerary for a great introduction to the country.  We can arrange for you to attend one of the evening ‘Dandaree’ performances.