Rising Dragon Grand Hotel
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I started Friday with a walk round the lake and read in the guidebook said to visit a temple on the lake because of a giant embalmed tortoise (and very little). I took a picture of the big ugly embalmed tortoise (I'm pretty sure it was actually a turtle) and then found a cat wandering round nearby and picked it up to artificially photobomb my …
... his second one. These men don't waste any time do they. It was then push and shove time onto the platform which was level with the railway tracks. I wondered how we would get our cases into the train. When it pulled into the station you could hardly see it for dust and dirt. Luckily the train guard lifted our cases on to the train and we heaved ourselves up. It was a squash with no where to put our cases and for a so called air con. train it ...
... name. In ancient Vietnamese, Halong literally means "descending dragon" and it is originated from a legend of this ancient land.
The legend says that during the time when the country was newly formed, Vietnamese had to fight against fierce invaders coming from the North through the sea. Feeling sorry for the country, The Jade Emperor sent the Mother Dragon and her children descending on earth to help defend the country.
While the ...
... in to the hotel and went for a walk. My mind was spinning so fast that I couldn't even keep track of the twists and turns of the streets in the old quarter which is hard enough to do when your concentrating. If it wasn't for Donna I wouldn't have even known which way to head back to the hotel after lunch. We laid down for a rest and I finally realized that being mad and ****** off at the world was not going to change anything. I ...
... asked us to line up 2x2 outside the gate. They meter folks into the grounds so none of the lines of folks filing though get to unruly or difficult to manage maybe? It wasn't really clear, but we lined up neatly into a line. When we got through the ticket gate the air got really formal, the guards were impressive in their all white military uniforms, very serious. Cameras were not allowed inside the tomb so Ang held them for us, as she didn't go into the tomb, instead ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
TravelPod Member ReviewsRising Dragon Grand Hotel Hanoi
The rooms are nice and include an in-room computer. The staff are friendly and very helpful.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.