Hanoi - Monks and Scholars

Monks and Scholars

Coming soon
(48 reviews)
The West Lake - Hanoi city, Hanoi, Vietnam
45 mins

About the tour

President Hồ Chí Minh said: "The Ancient Kings built the country. Now, it is our duty to protect it and make it stronger." Let's travel through space and time. Within 4000 years of history, you will be hooked with our stories. We will go back to the origin of our belief system, go back to our source of knowledge and wisdom. We will start from the oldest pagoda of Vietnam, Trấn Quốc Pagoda - a 15-century-old pagoda. Then we will visit the first University ever in Vietnam, The Temple of Literature, where our kings and queens obtained their wisdom in building and defending our country. Both destinations are within Hanoi city - the center of Culture and History. Let's take a walk into the history to learn more about Vietnamese people, to get into our heads, to see things the way we do. Every steps we take will take us deeper into our history, to appreciate the people who built the nation.

Meet your local guide


Over the last 5 years, Hoàng has been a local guide in Hanoi and welcomed thousands of guests to his tours all over the country, and received countless compliments for his hospitality and service. Now Hoàng is bringing his service and Vietnam's coffee to you with this online experience. Hoàng was born and raised in Hanoi City, the heart of Coffee Culture in Vietnam. So he loves coffee by default. Hoàng's father taught him how to brew coffee when he was 6 and since then, he never stopped brewing. Becoming a guide helped Hoàng a lot in improving his coffee brewing skills. He got to know more about the culture and got tips everywhere in Vietnam, from other coffee lovers. And now, he's ready to share his passion with his viewers, fellow travellers and coffee lovers.

Hoàng has been guiding since Sep 2014

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Hanoi with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Hanoi. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the guide’s hard work, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

See a tour in action

How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

pat m.

06 May 2021


Ann L.

05 May 2021

Good tour around, was too bad the areas he wanted to take us were closed but he did his best to make the most of it.

Linda Julie T.

04 May 2021

So much fun,going around in the city. thanks

Connie M.

04 May 2021

Komal is not only personable, but her lesson is also thorough. I hope she will leave her recipes on Facebook. Thank you. I couldn't have asked for a better experience.

Dunia K.

04 May 2021

Though the temple, university and sacred grounds were inaccessible for public viewing, great introduction of the significance of education for buddhism and the importance of religion brought to Vietnam. A ride across the city with unexpected skill to a most well preserved street with trains passing through, for a coffeehouse stop or two.

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