Hanoi welcomes second double-decker bus tour

16:35 | 03/12/2018
The second bus route around the city, Thang Long-Hanoi City Tour, was officially launched on November 30 under the operation of travel agent Vietnamtourism-Hanoi JSC.

From November 30 to December 2, residents and tourists have the opportunity to visit famous attractions around the capital on these modern double-decker buses for free.

hanoi welcomes second double decker bus tour
The second double-decker bus is officially lauched in Hanoi

Three new double-decker buses, named Vietnam Sightseeing and painted yellow and blue, are going to hit the streets from 9:15 AM to 6:15 PM every day, with a 30-minute interval between departures. Each bus has a capacity of 80 passengers and costs VND6-7 billion ($261,000-304,300).

The new route takes passengers through 10 popular attractions in the city, departing from Dien Hong Square (Square Chavassieux), passing through Vietnam Military History Museum, Thang Long Imperial Citadel, Quan Thanh Temple, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi Temple of Literature, Hoa Lo Prison, St. Joseph's Cathedral, and Vietnamese Women’s Museum, to stop at the Hanoi Opera House. The trip takes about 90 minutes and runs through 13 bus stops for passengers to hop on and hop off.

hanoi welcomes second double decker bus tour
Hundreds of people line up to wait for experiecing the new double decker buses
hanoi welcomes second double decker bus tour
Hanoi capital's Flag Tower from the new double-decker

All buses are equipped with LED screens, brochures, and headphones for passengers to listen to multi-language introductions about each capital’s attractions as they pass through them.

Ticket prices cost VND219,000 ($9.5), VND329,000 ($14.3), and VND479,000 ($20.8) for four-hour, 24-hour, and 48-hour tickets.

hanoi welcomes second double decker bus tour
The buses are equipped with LCD panels introducing the sights
hanoi welcomes second double decker bus tour
Passengers can listen to multi-lingual introductions of Hanoi through headphones

As the first city bus route has been posting insufficient results with barely any passengers due to high ticket prices, long waiting time, and the small number of buses. Thang Long-Hanoi city bus line aims to provide more dynamic, friendly, yet professional and adequate services, hoping to make a breakthrough in tourism in Hanoi.

By Thanh Mai

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