Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Hanoi is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Hanoi a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Hanoi.
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57b Dinh Tien Hoang, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi, Vietnam
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre is a familiar address for both domestic tourists and foreign ones, who want to enjoy water puppet shows and discover the beauty of this unique Vietnam traditional art. The show depicts traditional Vietnamese life and scenes from communal entertainment. It is a fascinating experience for both adults and kids.
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Van Mieu, Dong Da, Ha Noi, Vietnam
07:30 am - 05:30 pm
Also know as Van Mieu, The Temple of Literature is one of the oldest major monuments of Vietnam. It’s home to remnants of Vietnam's pre 19th and 20th century history..
Founded by King Ly Thanh Tong in 1070, it became the site of the country's first University, Quoc Tu Giam in 1076. The ambiance is serene and the beautifully landscaped grounds ooze spiritual calm.
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Hung Vuong, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam
09:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum holds the embalmed remains of Ho Chi Minh; this larger than life granite structure stands in over Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The Ba Dinh Square which is situated in front of the mausoleum is a landmark in it’s own right as the President Ho declared the independence of Vietnam on September 2, 1945 there. T...
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Hoa Lo, Tran Hung Dao, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi, Vietnam
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Hao Lo Prison was a prison used by the French colonists in Vietnam for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for prisoners of war during the Vietnam War when it was sarcastically known to American prisoners of war as the "Hanoi Hilton". The prison was demolishe...
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36 Ly Thuong Kiet, Hang Bai ward, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi, Vietnam
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Vietnamese women’s museum highlights the heroic struggles and contribution of Vietnamese women in the society and culture. It holds an incredible collection of posters, fabrics and tribal artefacts dating back to the wartime.
The museum is labelled in both English and French and is noteworthy to see the invaluable contribution of women during the war.
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Nguyen Van Huyen, Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Ha Noi, Vietnam
08:30 am - 05:30 pm
Vietnam Museum of Ethnology exhibits objects of interest and information from the indigenous ethnic groups in Vietnam. It’s a fascinating visit where one can learn about interesting facts related to Vietnam’s culture and ethnic groups.
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Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi, Vietnam
08:00 am - 04:30 pm
Ho's residence, the well-known house on stilts, is behind the Presidential Palace, a magnificent French colonial building built in 1901 for the resident French governor. Instead of the glorious structure nearby, Ho chose to live in this humble house from 1958 to 1969. Facing a beautifully landscaped lake, the structure does have its charm, and the ...
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40 Nha Chung, Hang Trong, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi, Vietnam
05:00 am - 07:30 pm
Entering this majestic church is like walking into 1886, as little has changed since it first opened its doors. The centre of Catholicism in Hanoi is the beautifully decrepit neo-Gothic, St Joseph’s Cathedral. Built in the early days of the colony at the expense of a revered pagoda that was demolished in the name of France's mission civilisat...
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66 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi, Vietnam
09:15 am - 05:00 pm
Housed in a recently renovated colonial building, this museum contains the finest display of artwork in all the country, and so is a must do for anyone interested in art. Its three floors contain examples from all periods up to the present, and the variety of media is particularly impressive. Wood carvings, ceramic statues, and lacquered furniture ...
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Chua Mot Cot, Doi Can, Ba Dinh, Ha Noi, Vietnam
08:00 am - 04:30 pm
The Ho Chi Minh Museum explains the life and times of Ho Cho Minh, perhaps the most celebrated human being in Vietnam. There are a number of interesting photos, manuscripts and translations of Ho’s writings that will educated the visitor about the Vietnam in Ho’s days. Check out the ‘8 Requirements of Society’ written by Ho that makes for an interesting read.