Cannot-miss tourist attractions when traveling in Hanoi

Vietnam is one of the countries that have history span of more than 2,000 years, together with racial and cultural diversity, which has in it a treasure of invaluable lessons from all aspects of life.

Another important reason is that Vietnam is the tourist-friendly destination because while hostilities and terrorism are happening in many nations in the world, Vietnam seems to be out of that fear. Everywhere you go, you will be welcomed by friendly smiles and kindness from the hospitable and friendly locals.

More than that, Vietnam is a worthy stop with breath taking and stunning landscapes, magnificent beaches stretching form the North to the South. Vietnamese cuisine is something you must try as it offers the chance to enjoy the traditional foods with different tastes and spices.

You can experience all these things at the affordable price. Low cost for the trip to Vietnam is also a good point!
Among the popular tourist sites in Vietnam, Hanoi is the must-visit one.

If you already have plan, we will accompany you to make it come true. If you just have an idea, we will develop it into the itinerary to enable you to do it, as what we will make below for a tour around Hanoi city:

1. Temple of Literature

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As the first university of Vietnam, it is a shrine to Confucius and put doctorate stones. It was built in 1076 by King Ly Nhan Tong. More than just a monument of cultural meaning and history, it is the work of Vietnam ancient architecture and worthy preserved forever. Temple of Literature is diverse relics complex attracting a lot of tourists to come to Hanoi.

2. One Pillar Pagoda

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It is very unfortunate if you’re traveling in Hanoi but do not pay a visit to the pagoda. Used to be the center of Buddhism and Taoism in Vietnam over the centuries, the One Pillar Pagoda is located in the heart of the capital with the leading lotus shaped architecture style in Vietnam.

3. Tran Quoc Pagoda

Equally alluring tourists other well-known places in Hanoi, Tran Quoc Pagoda with over 1500 years of history is one of the most scenic site of Thang Long ancient capital city under Le Dynasty (currently in Ba Dinh). The pagoda is considered as meaningful work as well as religious history. Tran Quoc Pagoda is recognized as the 10th historical buildings in the whole Indochina. This is one of the oldest temples in Vietnam, in the position next to West Lake, at the end of Thanh Nien Street, Ba Dinh District.

4. Hanoi Cathedral

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Starting from the 19th century, many churches were built in Hanoi, in which St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Hanoi’s biggest architecture work of typical French style. Airy and pleasant view is the point making this a destination attractive to young people in Hanoi as well as those traveling to the capital. In the morning, drinking coffee on the sidewalk to feel the chilly weather in Hanoi is very interesting. In the evening, you will spend time gathering on the street stalls to drink iced lemon tea.

5. Old quarter

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Old Quarter of Hanoi is a very unique point of the capital, with small houses, streets and corner with the image of architecture style of the late 19th century. Most tourists traveling to Hanoi usually choose the Old Quarter the first stop to feel the soul of Hanoi. It is here to make visitors feel the beauty of the soul of Hanoi people.

6. Sword Lake

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Turtle Tower in the middle of the lake

When it comes to Hanoi tour, we have to refer to Sword Lake. The feature of Hanoi geography is there are many lakes and the largest rivers surrounding the city. Hoan Kiem Lake located in the Hanoi center is a few minutes walking from Hanoi Old Quarter. Here there is a complex of Ngoc Son Temple, The Huc Bridge, Pen Tower in the surroundings and this lake is related to the legend story about the sword when Duc Long Quan lent the King the precious sword to defeat Chinese enemy and then Duc Long Quan sent the turtle to reclaim the sword. After this incident happened while the King was relaxing on the boat at this lake, then he named this lake “Lake of the Restored Sword”.

7. Ba Dinh Square – Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

When traveling to Hanoi, you can’t miss the political center of Vietnam with the Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, Ba Dinh Square, where Ho Chi Minh president read the Declaration of Independence of Republic Socialist of Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is place for honoring the national hero. Here you can come to express your admiration and respect to the leader of Vietnam. And the opening hours is open all days each week except on Mondays and Fridays.

Visitors must comply with the requirements as dressing up or no electrical equipment. Why is the Mausoleum an indispensable choice of the visitors in Hanoi? Since tourists want to not only see beautiful scenery but also show the respect to the beloved leader of Vietnamese people.

8. West Lake

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This is the biggest lake in Hanoi and tourists can easily come here to enjoy the peaceful and fresh atmosphere because it is not far from the Old Quarter. You can get here by motorbike or bicycles and the most stunning scenery to enjoy you should come here at sunset.

By your motorbike ride or bicycle ride, you can take a look around West lake scenery by passing the old village Nghi Tam, where it is also called the flower village because in every spring, village will be filled in the colors of blooming flowers. Besides, Ngu Xa is also famous for Hanoi cuisine such as fresh rice rolls or sea noodle soup.
There are also tourist attractions in Hanoi such as Museum of Vietnam Ethnology, Hoa Lo Prison, etc. waiting for you to discover.

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