Morning - Explore the Old Quarter and visit the Hoan Kiem Lake: Welcome to Hanoi, the bustling capital of Vietnam! Start your day by exploring the city's Old Quarter, a maze of narrow streets dating back to the 13th century. Each street was named after the specific goods that were sold there, such as Hang Bac (Silver Street) and Hang Ma (Paper Street). After wandering through the Old Quarter, make your way to the serene Hoan Kiem Lake, located in the heart of the city. This lake is a social hub for locals and a great place for visitors to watch people practicing Tai Chi in the morning or to simply enjoy the tranquil atmosphere. Did you know? The name Hoan Kiem means "Lake of the Returned Sword", which comes from a legend where a Vietnamese emperor returned a magical sword to a golden turtle in the lake, hence its name.