Hanoi is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Hanoi one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Hanoi is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Hanoi or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Hanoi. Explore the historical monuments of Hanoi with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Hanoi guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Hanoi page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Hanoi landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Hanoi.
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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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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...