Where to go in Hanoi

Where to go in Hanoi

Hanoi is one of the most attractive destinations in Vietnam which attracts numerous tourists every year. If you get the opportunity to take 1 day Hanoi city tour, don’t miss these places below.

Ba Dinh Square – Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ba Dinh Square are the destinations that you cannot miss when coming to Hanoi. This place is the political center of Vietnam with Government House and Ho Chi Minh Museum.

The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is surrounded by green bamboo. It opens every day except Monday and Friday.  When visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, you have to dress up, keep silence and don’t bring along recording electronic devices.

Ba Dinh Square is the largest square in Vietnam which is located on Hung Vuong Street and in front of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.  This square marked many important events in the history of Vietnam. On September 2nd, 1945, Ho Chi Minh president read the Declaration of Independence giving birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.  This is also the place where parades on important occasions take place and the tourist attraction for Hanoian and visitors.

Where to go in Hanoi

Hoan Kiem Lake

Located in the center, Hoan Kiem Lake is considered as the heart of the thousand year capital. The lake is like a large mirror shining old tree, ancient pagodas, old towers, and new buildings.

An interesting activity is to go around the lake to see an ancient Hanoi but modern. Beside the lake, there are architectural works such as Thap But, Dai Nghien, The Huc bridge leading to Ngoc Son temple, Le Thai To King temple and Hoa Phong tower.

Hanoi Old Quarter

Hanoi Old Quarter is an interesting place to learn about the culture and daily life of Trang An people. Located in the north and west of Hoan Kiem Lake, the Old Quarter gathers a lot of residents in 36 streets. Each street majors in one particular good. Wandering in the street to enjoy the cuisine such as Bat Dan noodles, Cha Ca La Vong, Manh street meatball noodle and Dinh Liet noodles will make your trip memorable.

Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam (The temple of literature)

The Temple of Literature is one of the most popular cultural architectural complex and the pride of Hanoians when talking about the tradition of thousand years Thang Long – Dong Do.

Where to go in Hanoi

The Temple of Literature is considered as the symbol of education in Vietnam. This is the place of worship of the holy, the teacher of Confucianism and Chu Van An - the typical teacher of high virtue.

Saint Joseph Cathedral (Hanoi Big Church)

Situated on No.40 Nha Chung street Hang Trong, the Hanoi Big Church is a popular place for not only the religious believers but also the young people and tourists in Hanoi tour 1 day. The church is designed in the ancient Gothic architecture with high walls, dome and a lot of windows.

Inside the church, the sanctuary area is carved wooden lacquer with gold paint combined with stained glass system, feeling like you’re standing in an ancient castle with classical music.

The West Lake

West Lake is one of the famous destinations in Hanoi considered as “the huge stage reflecting the city’s scenery. The view around the lake is very poetic with trees, flowers, and grass.

The thing that makes West Lake unique is its watercolor. The watercolor changes magically in each season and weather. The most sparkling time in West Lake is the sunset.

One Pillar Pagoda

One Pillar Pagoda built in 1049 by Ly dynasty is one of the symbol of Hanoi Capital along with the Turtle Tower and Khue Van Cac. Beside the spiritual significance, One Pillar Pagoda is a unique architectural work with a high aesthetic, represented by the art of sculpture on the water, sculpture, and paintings reflecting the ancient cultural values as well as the national character.

Hanoi Opera House

Situated in the No.1 Trang Tien Street, the Hanoi Opera House is one of the most popular destinations in Hanoi. It’s the place for many big cultural performances. Visitors can admire the great architecture of the house or watch a performance to see the magnificent interior of Hanoi Opera House.

Thang Long Imperial Citadel

Thang Long Imperial Citadel is a relic complex associated with the development of Thang Long - Hanoi, built in many historical periods. This is also the most important historical relics of Vietnam. Coming to Thang Long Citadel, visitors can visit the outstanding places such as 18 Hoang Dieu archaeological area, Doan Mon, Kinh Thien, Bac Mon (the North Gate).

Hanoi Flag Tower

Hanoi Flag Tower is situated on the campus of the Military History Museum Hanoi. Considered to be the most intact and magnificent building in the vestiges of Thang Long Imperial Citadel, the Flagpole is a tourist attraction in Hanoi that visitors cannot miss when traveling there.

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